*Family Fun Flameless Fireworks*
Present your Patriotic Pride with a “POP”
The whole family can get in on the action with these flame-less DIY fireworks.
A fun recycled project for star spangled crafters of all ages.
Supplies: Empty toilet tissue or paper towel roll
An 11 inch balloon
Scrap paper, junk mail, gift wrap
Heavy duty tape
Double sided tape for decorating
Paper punch (I used a star punch) or Confetti (if you prefer not to make your own)
Instructions: Building your “Popper”
Tie a knot towards the neck of your balloon.
Cut about 1/3 of the rounded end of the balloon off and discard.
Stretch the knotted end of the balloon over one end of the cardboard roll and tape to secure.
Confetti: Punch shapes out of scrap paper, junk mail or gift wrap...any paper product will work.
I used junk mail envelopes and pieces of left over paper from other craft projects including a gift bag.
Feel free to skip this step and buy confetti if you wish.
Decorate: We used pieces of scrap paper including some of the strips we punched the confetti out of.
Double sided tape was the easiest adhesive to use as you do not have to wait for dry time.
Decorate as desired, we used stamps and confetti pieces to decorate ours with a patriotic theme.
Hold roll up-right with balloon end down.
Drop confetti loosely into the roll.
Do not over-pack.
Firmly grasp roll and hold at about a 45 degree angle, aiming away from faces.
Draw back the knot and let it go!
Refill and Repeat!
Decorate differently for other occasions and make your party “POP”
Warning: Balloon pieces can be a choking hazard for small children and animals.
Discard any cut or broken pieces at once.
Do not let children put balloons in their mouths or leave children unattended with uninflated balloons..,