Well, we didn’t get to this one in time for New Years Eve, but there’s nothing wrong with having messy fun with leftover confetti just to fill a winter’s afternoon! Making the launcher will be a bit tough for the littlest hands, but Travis loved watching the assembly of it until it was time to make our confetti fly. Kids in elementary school on up can help with the entire process.
First, you’ll need two short cardboard tubes, such as toilet paper tubes. If they are the same size, cut one open and tape it so it is slightly narrower than the other.
Cover both tubes in pretty decorative paper and set aside.
Cut two slits along each side of the top of the wider tube, and thread through a rubber band. Stretch the ends of the rubber band around a jumbo craft stick.
Trace the bottom of the narrower tube onto construction paper, and cut out the circle. Glue the paper to cover one opening of the tube.
Now fit the narrow tube into the wider one, and glue the paper onto the craft stick. Let dry for at least one hour.
Time to launch! Travis helped sprinkle in leftover New Years confetti.
Little hands will likely need a grown-up’s help to pull the launcher back far enough, so I couldn’t capture a photo right in the middle of the action but…
We had to repeat over and over of course. We’ll definitely be making this for parties and celebrations to come!