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    14 Safe Alternatives To Fireworks

    Fun, flame-free, kid-friendly ideas to celebrate the Fourth.

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    1. Make these poppers with recycled bottles, balloons and confetti.

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    They still make fun sounds! See the directions here.

    2. Glowsticks are a great (and cheap) alternative for night-time fun.

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    Buy them in bulk here.

    3. Firecracker piñatas are a much quieter alternative for sensitive ears.

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    This one is available from Party City. Or, learn how to make your own here.

    4. Red and blue bubbles are perfect for some clean outdoor fun.

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    Available here. Or, learn to make your own soap bubbles and just add food coloring! Watch the video tutorial here.

    5. Silly string is a safe way to have a lot of fun.

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    Available here.

    6. Sprinkle fireworks are super easy to make.

    All you need is paper, sprinkles and a little water. Get the directions here.

    7. Make this easy Fireworks In A Jar project.

    8. Shoot off these harmless rockets.

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    Learn how to make them here.

    9. This easy wand is made from a straw and an applesauce lid.

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    Get the full directions here.

    10. Make these awesome confetti eggs.

    11. Throw your own color fight.

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    Get tips for how to do it here.

    12. Use cellphones or LED ropes to make light graffitti.

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    You don't need sparklers to write with light. Learn the technique here.

    13. Diet Coke and Mentos rockets are a classic.

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    Somehow it never gets old. Learn how to make one that will go sky-high here.

    14. Balloon fireworks are satisfyingly loud and sparkly.

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    Get the directions here.

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