Child Safe Firecracker

June 10, 2010 at 7:03 AM Leave a comment

by: Jennifer Perez

BOOM!  CRACK!! FIZZ!!!!  Oh, how we love the sounds of fireworks on the 4th of July!  I don’t know about you all, but now that I’m a mommy, having my little one around those firecrackers makes me extremely apprehensive!  What’s that you say??  Give them a sparkler?  I say, give them a Child Safe Firecracker!

What you need:

  • An empty soda can
  • White construction paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Red and blue markers
  • Double sided tape or glue
  • A handful of pebbles/rocks from outside
  • Masking tape

What to do:

  1. Using the ruler, measure the length and width of the soda can and cut the construction paper to those dimensions.
  2. Using the red marker, create 13 red and white stripes.
  3. With the blue marker, draw 50 stars in the upper left hand corner.
  4. Wrap the construction paper flag around the soda can and use double sided tape/glue to keep the two sides together.
  5. Fill the soda can, about ¼ full, with the pebbles/rocks from outside.
  6. Seal the top of the soda can with masking tape.  This will keep the contents from spilling out!

Voila!  What you and your child now have is a Child Safe Firecracker!  SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE it up!! This is must safer than an actual firecracker…don’t you think?

Happy Learning!

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