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“Safety first” should be the mantra for any Independence Day barbecue, but staying safe doesn’t mean you have to forgo a little glittery gratification. To keep hands safe from burns or injury while using sparklers, convert plastic cups into DIY sparkler shields. Push the sparkler through the bottom of a cup so that the wire "handle" sits inside the cup and the flammable portion sticks outside. Then, put your hand into the cup, grab the wire end of the sparkler, light it, and wave to your heart’s content!
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