As families begin preparations for the 4th of July, parents should be cautious and supervise children who are allowed to use fireworks closely. Traditional sparklers used by many children can reach temperatures of 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and burn as hot as a blow torch! According to the CSPS, parents should be aware of the risks to avoid unnecessary injuries associated with the use of sparklers on the 4th of July. Instead of taking traditional sparklers to fireworks displays, invite kids to create Wikki Stix sparkler crafts for a safe and FUN holiday!
WIKKI STIX PATRIOTIC SPARKLER CRAFT FOR KIDS
- Red and Blue Wikki Stix (approx. 5 of each color per craft)
- Seasonal Paper Straws or Large Cake Pop Sticks
- One Button per craft (red, white or blue button for the center of the sparkler)
Have the kids arrange all of the red and blue Wikki Stix in a sunburst arrangement as in the photo as shown.
After making the sunburst arrangement with the Wikki Stix, have the kids cut a small piece of Wikki Stix and place it on the backside of the button (see lower left of the photo).
Place the button in the center of the sunburst and firmly press the entire craft onto a paper straw or a cake pop stick to create the sparkler. If desired, ribbons or paper streamers can be tied to the straw or cake pop stick.
The Wikki Stix sparkler crafts not only make a FUN holiday craft for kids to create, but they are a great alternative to traditional sparklers over the 4th of July!