First, tie your balloon as if you had just blown it up.
Using your scissors, snip off the top end.
Take this ballon and place it over the end of your T.P. tube. (Tip: older ballons can get brittle and crack. If this happens, repeat with another balloon)
Use your clear packing tape to secure the ballon to the T.P. tube.
You want the end of your ballon pretty tight, so if necessary come back and re-tie the end.
Now - decorate! I am using some recycled christmas gift wrapping, but you can use duct tape, colored paper, stickers....whatever you like.
To attach my wrapping paper I cut it to size and attached it with clear Scotch tape. You can always come back and add extra embellishments at this point as well.
Now you can end at this point and simply use your new creation as a party popper, but if you intend to use it later or give away as a party favor, you'll want to create a cover so the confetti does not fall out while it is being stored. Begin with a 6" square of tissue paper.
Fold the paper into fours, forming a smaller square.
Using your scissors cut a quarter moon shape in the tissue paper.
You should end up with a circle. You will also need a rubber band to seal.
Put about two tablespoons of confetti into your cannon. I used some heavier and lighter weight confetti to mix it up.
Shake up the confetti in the tube and place your tissue paper circle over the top. Seal with a rubber band.
All done! You have an option of keeping the topper on or off, but whatever you choose here's to a very colorful and magical New Year!
15 - 30 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
No prep time needed!
1 adult per 10 children
What's great about this craft is the endless variations! Whether you use a paper towel roll instead or duct tape, you can get extra creative and extra party mode with these fun and simple confetti cannons.