- Plastic Army Men //
- Smoke Balls //
- Patterned Paper (or these prints) //
- Tissue Paper //
- Glue Gun or Super Glue
First, attach your smoke balls by putting just a dab of hot glue on the army man’s head and pressing the smoke ball to it.
Because these balloons are so large compared to the men, they reminded me of Geronimo balloons and you certainly can’t have Geronimo balloons without tissue paper tassels, right?!
So let’s make some itty bitty ones!
Cut a rectangle of tissue paper about 1″ x 3″. Fold this in half three times hamburger style and then once the other direction. Cut a tiny fringe, unfold once, roll it up and then fold it back in half and twist it together. Use a dab of glue if yours are too tiny to twist tightly.
Now use hot glue or super glue to attach this tassel to your smoke ball.
Make tiny little party hats if you’d like. The following template is the right size:
Trace that onto patterned or colored paper (here’s the patterns I used), cut them out, roll and glue them into cones and attach tiny pieces of tissue paper to the tips. Then glue the hats to your army men!
These little guys are ready to party!
Just set them away from your house on a patch of concrete or asphalt that you don’t care greatly about what it looks like ;)
And have an adult light the fuse, step away and everyone can delight in the billowing colored smoke!
Whew, that was fun!
I hope you enjoy this craft as much as we did and remember to be safe with all fireworks and fire this holiday and always.