No matter what you are celebrating, everything is better with confetti! This homemade confetti cannon is simple to make, and easy to use. You can fill your confetti cannon with your own homemade confetti made from tissue paper or coloured paper, and use it to celebrate anything at all! A special birthday! The start of summer! A successful trip to the potty! You can also try filling your confetti cannon with different shapes of confetti, and explore shapes with your little one once all the confetti falls. Try filling it with square of confetti that have numbers or letter on them. Once the confetti is on the ground, try making some simple words, or putting the numbers in order for more learning and more fun with this activity. Learning through play is definitely something to celebrate!
Things you’ll need
- Paper tube roll
- Decorative paper or regular coloured paper
- Stickers or markers to decorate
- Coloured tissue or construction paper for confetti
- Small rubber band
- Tie a knot at the stem of a deflated balloon where the balloon starts to curve. Then, cut off a half inch sliver at the very top of the balloon.
- Stretch the balloon over the toilet paper roll with the knot at the bottom. You can also use a paper towel tube trimmed to size. Tape the balloon to the tube with packing tape, or another kind of strong tape.
- To decorate your confetti cannon, cut decorative paper or coloured paper to size so it will fit around your tube. Add stickers and colour with markers and crayons, and then wrap it around the tube and secure it with tape.
- Once decorated, fill the tube one quarter full of confetti. To make the confetti, cut tissue paper or coloured paper into little squares. You can also try experimenting with different shapes, or square with numbers or letters on them for more learning and fun with this activity.
- Cover the tube with a piece of tissue paper and secure with a rubber band to keep everything inside until you are ready to use. When you are ready to use your confetti cannon, remove the rubber band, and pull back on the knot of the balloon. Count to three, let go and celebrate with confetti!
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