Friday, July 29, 2011

Sparkler Writing

During our family reunion, G&G brought sparklers for the kids to enjoy.  By what followed the next hour or so, I think the parents enjoyed them a little bit more. 

One person can make individual letters to spell out words. Like so…

These were made by my 9 year old daughter.  We are going to blow them up to 8 x10 and then frame them for her bedroom. 


Or you can get a group of people to form longer words or even pictures.  (I missed the picture phase of the evening, sorry)


I thought it would be cool to do our last name and blow it up to poster size and frame it really nicely for our den/office or something. (this isn’t quite our last name but you get the idea)



How did we do this? Well we used two different settings on our cameras.

Follow these simple steps

I used the fire work setting on my camera and the pictures were darker and you couldn’t see the people doing the writing as well.   Then everyone just makes the same letter, number or shape over and over again.  Super simple.


My brother and sister-in-law used a night setting on their individual cameras and you could see the people who were doing the writing. Like so


It was super fun, and really easy to follow. 

Who knew sparklers could be so cool.


Adrianne Surian said...

I love, love this idea! It just looks like summer!! Thank you for sharing the how-to!!

Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

Just Jaime said...

Fun! My sister does this every year with her friends on New Years. Great photos!

Delaney said...

These turned out great! I love doing this!

Danielle said...

I'm a new follower!
Love this idea! So cute.

Sharon@thisthriftyhouse said...

So I take it that you learned how to use your camera while you were away? Very fun!

Miss Kitty said...

There is such a thing as "firework" setting on a camera??!! Wow, I have never heard of that (so I guess my camera doesn't have it) but it's good to know it's out there. This just looks so cool...thanks for sharing how to capture the sparklers on camera.

Nike said...

Love this - so cool!

mombo880 said...

What a great idea! Now if I could just find those sparklers I stashed away :)
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Nicole @ Two and Two is 4 said...

That's awesome!!! I would have never thought to do that!!

Spunky Junky said...

So fun! I've always wanted to take family pictures using sparklers! I am featuring you today on SJ!