Updated: Jul 16, 2020
I've made these fun little shooters with my kids multiple times and they are always a hit. So easy to make and you can use them to shoot all kinds of objects! We usually make them for New Year's Eve and shoot marshmallows at each other, but this time we are taking it outdoors and blasting some celebratory 4th of July confetti!
🔲 1 toilet paper tube per child
🔲 1 balloon per child
🔲 paper (in 4th of July colors or patterns)
🔲 paper or pre-made confetti
🔲 mini marshmallows (instead of or in addition to confetti)
Begin by making some confetti out of paper scraps. You can use a hole punch or just use scissors to cut paper into little bits.
My kids wanted to use marshmallows, too, and since we had a bunch left over from the s’mores cones, I said why not?
Next, wrap the toilet paper tube with a piece of paper, trimmed to fit. Secure it with tape.
We used our leftover paper from the pinwheel project, which meant each each shooter looked completely different!
Cut a balloon in half with scissors and tie the end of the balloon.
Stretch the balloon over one end of the toilet paper tube and secure it with duct tape.
Now your shooters are ready to use! Set up a confetti/marshmallow refilling station outside.
Load some confetti in the open end of the tube and pull back on the balloon.
Then let it fly!
Happy 4th of July!
We hope you have a happy fourth! Let us know how your confetti shooters worked by sharing photos/videos @little.sunshine.mom! ☀️