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July 3, 2015 AT 12:30 am

Make Your Own Sparklers For 4th Of July #4thOfJuly


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Fireworks were invented by the chinese but fully embraced by Americans. Huge firework displays are a patriotic staple on the Fourth of July throughout the United States.

Here’s a cool how-to on making your own sparklers via food52

for this Independence Day, I made my own sparklers. Yes, there are some scary-sounding chemicals involved; yes, it’s more expensive than buying a pack at your neighborhood fireworks stand (unless you live in NYC, where even those are hard to come by). But it turned out to be fun and empowering to make something that I’d never imagined I could do myself, and I learned a few things about chemistry along the way.

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