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These confetti rockets are so much fun to make with the little ones

What you need...
  • Duck Tape® (2-4 colours)
    Parchment paper
    Toilet paper tube
  1. Instructions - 1 Trace around the inside of Duck Tape® roll onto card making a 3.75 in. diameter circle and cut out with scissors. Cut a wedge out of the circle and discard.

    2 Cover card with 2 strips of tape and trim away excess, leaving a bit of tape overhanging on one side of the wedge (you’ll use this to secure the circle into a cone). Bend card into a cone and secure with overhanging tape.

    3 Knot the bottom of a balloon then fold in half and cut the top off as shown. Wrap the balloon over the end of a toilet paper roll securely, pulling it taut. Cover the toilet paper roll with tape colours of your choice starting at the bottom to secure the balloon in place. Set aside.

    4 Make the ‘wings’. Place a piece of Duck Tape about 5 in. long face down on a flat surface. Lay a piece of parchment paper along one edge, covering about 2/8 in. of the tape’s sticky side. Fold the tape in half, lengthwise so that it sticks to itself, leaving the edges still adhered to the parchment paper.

    5 Cut out wing shapes for your confetti rocket as shown. The side with parchment will be the side you adhere to your rocket. Make two of these for each rocket.

    6 Assemble the pieces. Fill the inside of the toilet paper tube with confetti, then temporarily secure the lid with small pieces of tape. Apply the wings by removing the parchment paper, fanning open the edges of tape and sticking to the rocket.

    7 Done! When ready to use, remove the lid, then pull down on the knotted balloon and release to fire confetti.

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