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Helpful Sparklers Safety Tip For July 4th Fun

Learn how to make sparklers safe! Are you worried about letting your kids safely use sparklers? My husband is a big fan of DIY fireworks.

I do not care for fireworks, but do love sparklers. I stock up on them each fourth of July to have them for special occasions through out the year. 

Mom Hack: Sparklers Safety Tip

Safety is critical. When it comes to anything fire related, let’s just say this is not a toddler activity.

learn sparkler safety tips

I wouldn’t recommend letting any child under the age of 3 use sparklers. Our 3-year-old will have us holding his hand if we let him use them this year (strongly thing no, we will see how the night goes).

What you will need is a plastic solo cup (or any plastic cup, but the typical solo cup size is what you will need.)

  • 1 16 oz plastic cup
  • Scissors

Let’s learn how how to make the Sparkler Safety Cup

Use a standard 16 oz cup to make the safety sparklers holder

Cut a small hole in the bottom of the cup. I found it easiest to puncture a small hole using the tip of the scissors. Be careful!

Puncture cup with scissors

Slide the sparklers thru the hole with the part you light at the bottom of the cup.

Slide the sparklers into the cup.

Have your child place his hand in the cup to hold the sparkler. The plastic cup will shield your child’s hand and part of his arm from the sparks.

using a plastic cup is a great sparklers safety tip for kids

Again, use with precaution. I am safety fanatic when it comes to fireworks, but I feel totally comfortable with my kids using the cup with sparklers.

Make sure there is enough room at the end of the sparkler stick to not melt the end of the cup. Enjoy and be safe when using sparklers or any other type of fireworks!

Cooking out this July 4th? Check out our Instant Pot July 4th Recipes.

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