Whether you live in a place with a no-fireworks rule or just don't feel comfortable letting your lil ones near anything with imminent burn potential, it is possible to have a fun fireworks experience — minus the fire — this Fourth of July . Create imitation sparklers with silver pipe cleaners, make exploding confetti balloons, or use doilies to create firework art. Keep clicking for 14 great firework crafts  that will keep your kids safe and smiling!
Fourth of July Rockets
While these paper rockets  were designed as Fourth of July favor packages, they could also be filled with confetti or glitter to make for a fireworks-type explosion.
Let your child make themselves a little bit of bling with these metallic pipe-cleaner fireworks rings  (just watch out for the pointy ends!).
Make some (safe) noise with these DIY noisemakers  that look just like little firecrackers. Use Fourth of July decorative paper to wrap it in, or make it truly DIY  and have your littles color their own firecracker.
Rolls of candy like Rolos, Mentos, and Sweet Tarts are transformed into fun faux fireworks in 30 Minute Crafts' cute candy fireworks craft .
Porcupine Ball Fireworks
Porcupine balls, paint, and glitter turn a plain piece of paper into a crafty fireworks explosion , thanks to some imagination from Rust & Sunshine.
These paper flowers  might look like exploding fireworks, but they're actually made of watercolor-painted coffee filters!
All you need to create this sparkling firework art  are glitter or shimmer paint, doilies, and paper. Easy and awesome!
Make the most of drinking straws and tissue paper and craft up some paper sparklers  for your kids to run around with on the Fourth!
Glue and Sand Fireworks
Blow diluted crafts glue through a straw onto a sheet of black foam to create starburst shapes. Then sprinkle colored sand on the glue, and voilà, you have your very own fireworks display .
Confetti-filled balloons  allow a big explosion without any fire. Just use a funnel to pour confetti into a balloon until it's a quarter full, then inflate it with a hand pump. You can even pop them indoors!
Wind together red, blue, and silver pipe cleaners to create faux "sparklers"  — all the fun, without the fire.
Grab a white tee, Sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, a small dish or cup, an eye dropper, newspaper, and an iron, and you'll have everything you need to make a fireworks t-shirt with your lil one. It's surprisingly easy, and you can get step-by-step instructions here .
Gather black construction paper, cupcake liners, markers, glitter, scissors, and glue, and follow these instructions  to create these cute paper fireworks.
Glittered card stock, shish kebab sticks, and straws are all you need to make this cool fireworks centerpiece , which we're betting your kids will love to pull apart and play with!