How To Make Confetti Firecrackers

Yesterday Bobbi-Jo shared some awesome Craft & Project ideas we can all use to celebrate the 4th of July or adapt to fit a celebration for our own countries.  Like Bobbi, I’m Canadian, so we’ll be celebrating on the 1st!

Whatever country you’re from… It’s time to have fun with being patriotic!!

…the perfect time to share a super fun
Confetti Fire Cracker activity with you!

I’ve seen confetti poppers in stores before & I know there’s a way to make a spring loaded one on your own, but I wanted something a little more simple, so that my kids could help make it and we could make lots of them for company or for a party!

Today I want to show you what we came up with!

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
Here’s what you’ll need:
(everything on this list could be found at a dollar store!)
– scrapbook paper (any paper will work)
– a balloon pump
– clear tape
– scissors
– a funnel
– confetti
– tissue paper
– a pencil

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
Start out by cutting the scrapbook paper into 6×6″ pieces.  Then put a piece of tape along one side.  Roll it up (try to make the tube just big enough to fit the end of your funnel & pump into) so that the tape seals the tube.

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
Then cut a round piece of tissue paper (you can double or triple layer this if you want) and tape around the edge, to seal one end of the tube (tape along the side of the tube- not over the top)

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
Insert the funnel into the open end of the tube, poor some confetti into the funnel and let your kids stuff the confetti down with the pencil.  This worked really well (I actually tried doing this part by hand without a funnel first- it took forever!)

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
Seal the open end with tissue paper (just like you did the other end).  You can poke one end with a short piece of a pipe cleaner to make it look like a fire cracker (we didn’t have any pipe cleaner, so we improvised with small craft feathers).

They look cute now, to put on display at a party or to present to your kids!

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers
When it’s time to set them off, pull out the decorative feather or pipe cleaner, and open the hole.  Then puncture the other end with your balloon pump.  Give it a good pump & watch the confetti fly!  You can re-stuff them to try again, or just make lots of them ahead of time for more fun! :)

I hope you’ll try making these at home and have some fun celebrating the first week in July!

How To Make Confetti Firecrackers


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Heather Lynne

    1. June 23rd, 2011 at 7:07 am
      Alison says:
      Super cute idea!!! I want to do this with my kidos!
    2. June 23rd, 2011 at 7:50 am
      Darby says:
      This is right up my sons ally. Lets all hope that he makes it outside before he shoots these off though, shall we? :)
      • June 23rd, 2011 at 12:09 pm
        Heather says:
        Oh, seriously!! :) You should have seen my living room the day that we made these! Thank goodness for a vacuum cleaner!! :) haha It was worth it though... and I only had to vacuum 2.. ok, maybe 3 times! ;)
    3. June 23rd, 2011 at 8:30 am
      Hilary says:
      where do you come up with these ideas? so cute! i've never heard of a balloon pump before! the girls look so cute!
      • June 23rd, 2011 at 12:08 pm
        Heather says:
        I have to admit that Ken actually came up with this one :) We brainstormed together & experimented with it to come up with this! :)
    4. June 23rd, 2011 at 12:14 pm
      Danielle D. says:
      These are soo cute! They would be great for 4th of july, birthdays, or anytime!
    5. June 24th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
      Kelly says:
      These are so cute! Perfect for younger kids who aren't quite old enough for sparklers! Great idea!

    6. June 25th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
      LeeanneA says:
      Amazing - a must make!
    7. June 27th, 2011 at 11:00 pm
      Rachel says:
      I LOVE these! What a fun idea and they're super cute! Thanks a bunch, I'll be linking.
    8. June 28th, 2011 at 5:34 pm
      Kim R says:
      These would also be great for new years!
    9. July 4th, 2011 at 5:12 am
      Kath says:
      This is a brilliant idea! I love it, love it, love it!! My kids are going to go crazy over this idea. Thank you!!!! (I don't mind vacuuming up after something as fun as this!)
      • July 4th, 2011 at 6:41 am
        Heather says:
        Thank you Kathy! :)
        Have fun! :)
    10. July 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
      doolah says:
      amazing. i will try it for shore ^^
    11. August 2nd, 2011 at 11:18 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      I love your clever, inexpensive ideas!
    12. January 15th, 2012 at 7:53 pm
      Lindsi B says:
      What fun is that!!!! I love the look on your girls faces! Nice job capturing the confetti in the air too! I'd sure love you to share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.
    13. April 1st, 2014 at 3:11 am
      maya says:
      its superb heather, we kids love it .............................................. !
      thanks alot
      • June 7th, 2015 at 7:14 am
        Ali says:
        I want to try this but with birdseed instead of confetti. Thoughts?
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