Stella is not a huge fan of fireworks. The loud, sudden noises overwhelm her.  And while we have come up with ways that she can see fireworks without the noise (watch from the car with music on or wear headphones) – I wanted to find a couple of activities to make the day special without the loudness.

One important rule in picking the activities for us to do is not to have to buy anything special.  There are tons of activities that seem really cool to do – but we don’t live next door to a Walmart and Amazon Prime requires two days to deliver. So…. I needed to find activities using every day supplies we have in the house.

Fireworks Straw Rockets


Only five supplies needed:

  • Straws
  • Printer Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Tape

This was super fun! We took a white piece of paper and made fireworks designs.  We cut the paper into a smaller piece and then wrapped around the straw. We taped the paper to itself (not the straw). Then we folded and taped the tip.

You can shoot your “firework” by blowing into the straw.

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Fireworks in a Jar

20180703_143016-01Supplies needed:

  • Clear jar filled with warm water
  • A plate
  • Oil (we used canola oil)
  • Food coloring
  • Fork

On the plate pour some oil and then place drops of food coloring in the oil. Use a fork to break up the food coloring. Then we poured the plate of oil into the warm water.

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Magic Milk Fireworks

20180703_144302-01Supplies needed:

  • Milk (recommended full fat but we used 2%)
  • Dish soap
  • Plate(s)
  • Food Coloring
  • Cotton Swab

Pour enough milk to cover the bottom of the plate. Then we put a couple drops of food coloring in the milk, making sure they did not touch.  Dip the cotton swab into your dish soap.  It is fun to watch what happens when you touch the cotton swab to the food coloring!

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Skittles Fireworks

20180703_143826-01If you don’t have food coloring, you can easily use Skittles. Place them in a circle on white paper and then pour warm water into the center of the circle.

Inspired by Crafty Morning 

BONUS Activity

Stella was really excited to do our last activity! We made our own confetti drop!


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