DIY Straw Sparklers

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I can’t tell you how cute these little 4th of July straw sparklers are! They are so little and fun and a perfect alternative to real sparklers. Plus they last longer! If your kiddos aren’t too destructive anyway! ;) But even if they are, these are so fast, easy, and affordable, that you can whip up plenty of extras! They would make great party favors too!  DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulyI wanted to dream up some safe and cute “sparklers” that my toddler could play with. I’ve heard the horror stories of sparkler burns. Not to mention that fireworks aren’t exactly legal here in these parts. ;) So I started trying to come up with an idea of something she would enjoy. Just like all my other ideas, I thought about it most while I was trying to sleep late at night. That’s when I do my best thinking. And worst sleeping. And once I had a plan, I went to get my supplies. That’s when I got distracted and ended up making a straw wand too. Oopsie.DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulySo let’s make some cute little sparklers!

You will need:

  • Paper straws
  • Tinsel with stars {mine is from Party City}
  • Hot glue
  • Embellishments

DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulySilver sparklers:

1. Cut a little strip of tinsel {I only cut enough to wrap around about 3 times}. You can find patriotic colored tinsel with stars in a party store. You don’t need much so you can make a ton of sparkles with one little bunch.

2. Put a ring of hot glue around the outside of one end of a straw and carefully wrap your tinsel strip around it. When I came back around to the start, I lined it up right underneath and kept wrapping until I got to the end. Then put a little bead of hot glue at your end spot to secure the end of the tinsel. Cut off any excess.

3. Repeat until you make enough to put huge smiles on your kids’ faces!

**If you think you might need to make these a little more sturdy, try gluing a skewer {sharp ends removed} or lollipop stick inside the straw to keep it from bending.**

And done!DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulyGlitter Star Sparklers:

1. Follow steps 1-2 above.

2. Hot glue on embellishments of your choosing. I used the glitter stars I found for these straw wands {there is a picture of them before I cut them up and details on where I found them}. So I just cut a single star away from the others while leaving the wire intact. I then stuck the wire inside the straw and put a little hot glue at the bottom of the star as I lowered it into the tinsel.

3. Repeat until you make enough to put huge smiles on your kids’ faces!

**If you think you might need to make these a little more sturdy, try gluing a skewer {sharp ends removed} or lollipop stick inside the straw to keep it from bending.**

And done again!DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulySee! Cute, right! And each one only takes like 15 seconds to make! These are definitely my favorite 4th of July project I’ve made so far!DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of JulyStick them in a little bucket or mason jar to use as 4th of July décor until you pass them out to the kids! I love them so much I’m considering making more just to use as decoration! :)

DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of July

I hope you enjoy this little project and have fun making them! And I hope your little ones enjoy them even more!

Happy 4th of July!

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Comments

  1. These are so fun!! I love sparkly things!!!

  2. So fun, Britni! And your pictures are AH MAZING! Love them!!

  3. How cute is this!!! Love. And your photo's are outstanding!!

  4. fariba says:

    Dear Britni ,I love your idea, these are great,thank you sooooooooo much ;) :)

  5. Crystal says:

    Super cute!! These are so adorable!! Pinning it!!

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