Celebrate good times and make your own party popper from an old loo roll tube, leftover gift wrap and a balloon. This confetti launcher is so easy for kids to make and will really liven up any celebration. With it you can send confetti flying all over the place at your New Year’s Eve party, birthdays, weddings and any other event you can think of.
This confetti launcher really works, just fill it up with confetti, pull the end of the balloon, let it go and watch hundreds of sparkly confetti pieces blast high up into the air and land everywhere.
Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make a confetti launcher.
Age group: Kids as young as 3 can get involved in making this confetti launcher – they will just need help cutting out the gift wrap.
What you will need
- 1 toilet roll tube
- Leftover gift wrap
- 1 balloon
- 1 silver tinsel pipe cleaner
- Confetti (we used gold and silver stars)
- Glue stick
Gather together all of the confetti launcher craft equipment...
Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you need to make a confetti launcher.
How to make a confetti launcher...
- Take a loo roll tube and some leftover gift wrap.
- Using scissors, carefully cut out a rectangle shape from the gift wrap, measuring approx 110mm x 185mm.
Spread one side of the gift wrap rectangle entirely with some glue stick and wrap it around the loo roll tube. It should fit perfectly.
Take a balloon and tie it up without blowing it up. Then using scissors, cut the top of the balloon off.
Pull the balloon over the end of the decorated toilet roll tube, leaving the knot hanging down.
How to put the finishing touches to the confetti launcher...
Decorate your confetti launcher. We tied a silver tinsel pipe cleaner around it to hide the edge of the balloon and give it a bit of sparkle. But you could use some sparkly tape, stickers or even glitter. And that's it! Your confetti launcher is ready to use. Just fill it with confetti or gold and silver stars, hold the confetti launcher upwards, into the air and away from your face, pull the end of the balloon and let it go again to send the confetti flying all over the place.
Design created by Jennifer Shepherd for goodtoknow.co.uk.
For craft materials such as confetti and pipe cleaners etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London.