The 4th of July holiday is a fantastic time to flex your innovation muscles and celebrate with themed activities you can do at home.
One of our favorite projects is making a 4th of July-themed confetti popper. These reusable “fireworks” are a great way to upcycle materials found around your home, plus your kid will enjoy putting a creative twist to their popper.
Fourth of July Confetti Popper
What You’ll Need:
• A pair of scissors
• A ruler
• A clean plastic bottle
• A roll of adhesive tape
• A balloon (not inflated)
• Colored paper
- Make sure an adult is supervising the entire process.
- Use scissors to cut the top 2 — 3 inches from a clean plastic bottle and recycle the rest.
- Use adhesive tape to cover the edge opposite the bottle opening. Be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp edge.
- Stretch the mouth of your party balloon over the bottle's opening. Making sure to completely cover the bottle’s opening with the neck of the balloon.
- Cut your colored paper into small, confetti-sized pieces, then fill the bottle portion of your popper with the cut pieces.
- Hold onto the bottleneck with one hand, and pull down on the bottom of the balloon with the other. Make sure to grip tightly.
- Let the balloon snap back and enjoy the confetti shower!
- Reflect on your design and add decorative flair to your popper.