Have you ever wondered what gives the pretty star fireworks their colors? The colors depend on the chemicals added to the concoction.
- Red= Strontium for an intense red or Lithium for medium red
- Orange= Calcium
- Yellow= Sodium
- Apple Green= Barium
- Blue= Copper
- Azure= Cesium
- Violet= Potassium for a light pinkish violet or Rubidium for violet-red
- Gold= Charcoal, iron, or lampblack
- White= Titanium, aluminum, beryllium, or magnesium powders
For craft ideas check out this great post by Michelle at Sassy Deals: Patriotic 4th of July Crafts for Kids to Make. And if you have sensitive little ones, Heather has 6 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Kids And Fireworks! over at Golden Reflections Blog.
Have fun over the holiday!