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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Alternate Firework Activities

Okay, so we have a fire ban on right now.  

Even the firework sellers have closed down and moved to other areas that are allowing the sale of fireworks, because you can't even sell them in Smith Center. 

Needless to say, we didn't have any fireworks for the kids this 4th of July (on a side note though, we could buy them in Osborne County and light them in the city limits of Osborne, so we did stop off and get a few for the kids to enjoy at the Eakin's party).

So was trying to come up with alternative ideas to help the kids still feel like it was a day of celebration.  One idea I had came from Pinterest and Aunt K.  Baking Soda and Vinegar:

We had red and blue with white baking soda.
The kids took droppers and made designs or just a mess...either was fun!

Abi and Nate did it first as they were the first up from naps.

Loading up!

Trying to make purple...
it was all an experiment.
After this, I sent them outside to play with the exploding fizzy poppers we got from VBS Sky this year.  We again had to do some experimenting as the we were out of the actual fizzy tablets so we used the fizzy drink mix I had previously purchased.  It takes almost a whole packet to get the pop and it isn't as spectacular as the fizzy I think I'll be trying to find some more fizzy tablets!

Loading up the first go...water and a tablet.

Abi taking her turn on the launch pad.
See the orange bottle in the tree about half way up...
The kids LOVE the fizzy poppers and they are 'fire safe'.  A very good alternative to fireworks on a HOT, HOT 4th of July!

NOTE:  Jonny did get a chance to do the Baking Soda/Vinegar thing and made quite the volcano with it. But by that time I was busy making party food and didn't get the camera out.

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