You Will Need ...
  1. T.P Tube

  2. Leftover wrapping paper or duct tape

  3. Clear Packing Tape and/or Scotch tape

  4. 11" ballons

  5. Scissors

  6. Confetti

  7. Optional: Rubber band and Tissue Paper

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Step 1: 

First, tie your balloon as if you had just blown it up.

Step 2: 

Using your scissors, snip off the top end.

Step 3: 

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)

Step 4: 

Use your clear packing tape to secure the ballon to the T.P. tube.

Step 5: 

You want the end of your ballon pretty tight, so if necessary come back and re-tie the end.

Step 6: 

Now  - decorate! I am using some recycled christmas gift wrapping, but you can use duct tape, colored paper, stickers....whatever you like.

Step 7: 

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.

Step 8: 

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.

Step 9: 

Fold the paper into fours, forming a smaller square.

Step 10: 

Using your scissors cut a quarter moon shape in the tissue paper.

Step 11: 

You should end up with a circle. You will also need a rubber band to seal.

Step 12: 

Put about two tablespoons of confetti into your cannon. I used some heavier and lighter weight confetti to mix it up.

Step 13: 

Shake up the confetti in the tube and place your tissue paper circle over the top. Seal with a rubber band.

Step 14: 

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! 

Age: 
All Ages
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Christmas
Other
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Paper
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

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.

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