Going to see Fourth of July fireworks is a much-beloved tradition, but if you can't make it to the big show this year, these crafts, games, and snacks hit an equally explosive note -- with oohs and aahs to spare.
Dazzling visuals are part of the fun, but fireworks wouldn't be the same without that singular sonic boom. These confetti balloons explode with all the acoustic force of the real thing.
To make, pull a balloon over a funnel. Pour in confetti until balloon is a quarter full; inflate with a hand pump. Use a sharpened pencil for popping.
Safety note: Be sure to supervise; kids under 8 should never handle un-inflated balloons or broken balloon pieces.
If you plan to pop your balloons outdoors (or toss some celebratory confetti), choose an eco-friendly filler. Shreds of biodegradable paper melt in the rain, letting you impress without the mess.
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