Balloon cup shooters

balloon cup shooter

We had a couple of friends over when we tried this one out. It went down a treat. Very simple to make. It took no time at all. And lots of fun had with them after. Win win! Why not make your own balloon cup shooters for an instant boredom buster!

You will need:

  • plastic cups
  • balloons
  • tape
  • scissors

Just a note. We tried this with paper cups. It doesn’t work. The cups were not strong enough to hold their shape with the stretch of the balloon. The plastic cups we had were ok. They lasted better, but quickly lost their shape with a bit of play. A slightly thicker plastic cup would have stood up much better to both the balloon and the kids playing with it!

Start by cutting the bottom off of the cups. A sturdy pair of scissors was enough for the cups we used.

balloon cup shooter

Cover the cut edge with the tape. It can be quite sharp, and we don’t want any accidents.

Next, tie up your balloon without blowing it up. Cut the bottom end off and stretch it over the top of your cup.

Now all that’s left is to play with it!

Have a go at making your own balloon cup shooters. Let me know how you get on. Don’t forget to post your photos on my social media (facebook or instagram) with the hashtag #ihavecraftykids to enter our monthly competition.