Straw Sparklers

These little 4th of July straw sparklers are so cute! They are so little and fun and a perfect alternative to real sparklers. Plus they last longer! If the kiddos don’t get too wild anyway. ;) But even if they do, 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 safer “sparklers” that my toddler could play with. So thinking about this late at night while trying to sleep seemed fitting. That’s when I do my best thinking anyway. And the next day I was making these sweet little sparklers. The little stars in the garland make them that much better!DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of July

You will need:

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

Silver 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 sparklers 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 ending 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 July

Glitter Star Sparklers:

1. Follow steps 1-2 above.

2. Hot glue on embellishments of your choosing. I used glitter stars I found at Michael’s {they are on the ends of wire}. 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!

Stick them in a little bucket or mason jar to use as 4th of July décor until you pass them out to the kids!

DIY Straw Sparklers for 4th of July

Cute, right? And each one only takes like 15 seconds to make. I hope you enjoy making these “sparklers” and your little ones enjoy playing with them even more!

Happy 4th of July!

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5 Comments on Straw Sparklers

  1. Janel@NellieBellie
    June 29, 2013 at 10:51 am (10 months ago)

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

    Reply
  2. fariba
    June 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm (10 months ago)

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

    Reply
  3. Crystal
    June 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm (10 months ago)

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

    Reply

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