Since discovering how to shoot the top off a water bottle, Kaleb can’t seem to get enough. We don’t use very many recyclable water bottles, so he is always scrounging for them any where he can. We were at a garage sale the other day and instead of purchasing something fun he asked the lady if he could have their empty water bottles out of their recycling bin. Love it! Go here for a simple tutorial to see how to make a water bottle popper.
We fashioned a simple water bottle firework. You will need…a hot glue gun, curling ribbon used to make gifts cute, and an empty water bottle. Simply place a dot of hot glue on the inside of the cap to hold the ribbon in place. The ribbon will create the “tail” of the firework. Insert the ribbon into the bottle, and screw the cap on. You will need to turn the bottle upside down and tap all the ribbon to the top of the bottle. When you twist the bottle, make sure all the ribbon is in the top “chamber”. When ready to shoot it off, simple aim the bottle and twist the cap. The addition of the ribbon makes these poppers very festive.
This “firework” flew high into a tree. Happy July 4th!