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Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Firecrackers for Diwali

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Firecrackers for Diwali
Celebrate Diwali the eco-friendly way by using eco-friendly firecrackers instead of the ones which create pollution. Have a quick look at the eco-friendly alternatives to firecrackers right away.
Fireworks and firecrackers are integral part of Diwali festival. Bursting firecrackers during Diwali is an old tradition to ward off evils. Firecracker shows during Diwali are worth watching but celebrating festival with firecrackers have some risk factors associated. Children and adults may get hurt while bursting firecrackers and in some cases the injuries are serious and can be fatal too.
Apart from causing injuries, firecrackers are one of the lead causes of environmental pollution. People across the world have become conscious about conservation of environment and lots of efforts are being taken for the same. Some creative ideas that can be used as alternatives to firecrackers are given below:

Balloon Firecrackers

Blow colourful balloons and fill them with colourful paper flakes. When the kids as well as adults get a chance to burst these balloons, the fun will be no less than enjoying bursting of firecrackers. Bursting the balloons will create sound which will never be as loud as the sound of fire crackers.

Paper Poppers

Using paper poppers instead of firecrackers is another great way to enjoy a special day. Paper popper is easy to make and can be made with a piece of paper by making few folds. The sound it will produce is similar to what a firecracker produces.

Inflated Paper Bags

Much before the actual event small paper bags can be collected and on the day of the festival, it could be distributed among the participants. These bags have to be inflated by blowing air into them and then closing the opening tightly with one hand, the other hand has to be used to burst the inflated bags. When done properly, it creates heavy sound and one could the simulation of firecrackers without any possibility of danger.

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks comes in bright colours and they are very good alternative to firecrackers. They give the effect of sparklers when they are waved but the chances of burning or any other injury are not there. Glow sticks come in vibrant colours and are visible from far off. At night, they create a charming effect and add more fun when they are put into a baby pool.

Wish Lanterns

Use wish lanterns made with colourful papers and let them fly in the air. The sight will be much more colourful than that of the one when fireworks are lit. Moreover such lanterns are 100% eco-friendly and harmless for the kids and the adults both. These lanterns can be the simplest ones or could be stylish ones with different types of patterns and motifs drawn on them.

Arrange LED Dance Show

If sparkling colours is what you are aiming at during your festival then you can safely switch over to a unique activity- LED Dance Show. This show will surely create a dazzling effect at night. Beautifully choreographed dances performed with LED wires of black clothes will definitely create enough sparkle.

Bubble Wraps

It is quite possible to enjoy a Diwali with bubble wraps instead of the actual one. Even the children can enjoy bursting bubble wraps without having the risk of burn or injury. Each child can keep a pile of small squares (i.e. 12x12 inches) of bubble wraps that they can stomp with their feet. The sound created due to stomping of bubble wrap will surely give the simulation fire crackers.

The Vuvuzela

Vuvuzela got popular during the Football World Cup organized in South Africa. It is a small plastic horn of 2-foot long that makes a loud sound. The sound of Vuvuzela is very loud so many do not prefer this to be a good alternative to fire crackers.
With the above safe alternatives, anyone would enjoy their special occasions and festivals to the fullest.

Why do people burst firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali? What are the alternatives to firecrackers? How celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali? Discuss here.

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Ishika.8 years ago
We must encourage our kids to use these safe alternatives instead of using harmful and risky fire crackers.
Sumit.8 years ago
Thanks for sharing these ideas for celebrating eco-friendly diwali
Sonia.8 years ago
These are the best alternatives to firecrackers that cause pollution
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