This Pikestreet.com inspired project was so easy to do and coloring was done using the eBrush and some Bic-Mark-its. Let's get started!
eBrush, SP adapter and foam cushion hack
Bic Mark it - Red and Blue were used in this project
Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Americana Background & Borders Set
1 cardboard roll (TP roll works great)Cardstock (I cut mine to 5 7/8" wide x 4 1/8" high)
double stick tape
Balloon (you'll be cutting it)
I dry embossed the paper using a couple of Tim Holtz holiday folders and the Cut n boss.
Run a strip for the double stick tape on the back of one of the 4 1/8" high sides. Add another strip to the other end. Remove the release tape and apply to the cardboard roll.
Cut the balloon. You're going to trim the bottom of the balloon leaving the stem intact. Tie a knot in the stem, just like you would normally if you were to blow the balloon up. This will be your pull.
Add another strip of tape to the bottom of the cardboard roll. Remove the release tape. Carefully pull the balloon's cut edge (the piece with the stem) over the bottom of the roll and secure on the tape. You'll want to add another piece of tape over the balloon to further secure especially if kids will be using the launchers.
Fill your launcher with a handful of confetti - you can cut your own using punches, a die cutting machine or use some holiday confetti from the party store.
Pull and launch!
So much fun! Have plenty on hand for the kids to fill and refill! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Be sure to check back. More creative fun coming!