Independence Day Confetti Cannons Tutorial

With 4th of July almost around the corner, moms all over America are on the hunt for some good Independence Day themed crafts and activities for their kids.   And if you’re one too, here’s something for you! 

With just a handful of basic supplies that you probably already have, you can get your kiddo to try and recreate these fun confetti cannons. 

These are perfect for your 4th of July celebrations and if he loved making them, you guys could also try and theme them around New Years or for Christmas or just whenever you’re in the mood for a little celebration. 

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started already! Perfect for when you need a bit of red, white and blue inspiration. Here’s how to! 

Supplies for Independence Day Crafts for kids : 

Independence Day Crafts for kids
  • Scrapbook paper, cut to approximately 4×6 to cover the cardboard tubes
  • Foil confetti (or use a hole punch to create confetti from construction paper)
  • Cardboard tubes (like clean toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes cut in half)
  • Scissors
  • Balloons
  • Washi tape or decorative duct tape
  • Clear tape


Cut scrapbook paper to fit around the cardboard tube.

Wrap a piece of scrapbook paper around each tube, lining the top of the printed wrap to the top of the cardboard tube, and attach with clear tape.

Independence Day Crafts for kids

Cut the top off each balloon. Tie a knot on the blowing end of the balloons. Stretch the cut end of each balloon over one end of each cardboard tube. 

Use washi tape to cover the seam where the printed wrap meets the balloon. (Washi tape quality varies. If washi tape is not strong enough, duct tape can be used.)

Fill each confetti cannon with confetti.

Independence Day Crafts for kids

To use, hold the confetti cannon firmly in one hand. With the other hand, pull the balloon tight and release.

These confetti cannons are so much fun to make and even more fun to use! They’re also perfect for younger kids as a safer, no-burn alternative to sparklers- great right?

Depending on your kid’s age, he may be able to do only certain parts of this project and you might need to be there to supervise and offer him a helping hand too, but even so, it can be a fun way to keep him busy with something that’s constructive. 

You can also team this up with a few 4th of July themed finger foods and other fun activities and projects to get him in the spirit of Independence Day. 

Plus, including your kid in such DIY crafts can also help boost his creativity and can help him learn some basic skills too. Your kiddo will absolutely love making these confetti cannons, and you might even find him trying them for the next party or get-together you’re hosting!

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