Introduction: Toilet Paper Roll Easy Air Vortex Canon
I always wanted to make a vortex cannon! I mean, the word vortex canon just shouts awesomeness in every respect. But the time and will power to get down and make one always seemed to fly away, so I decided in my extended stay at home to think up a design that not only is easier than others, and super fast and easy to make.
So I designed the Toilet Paper Roll Vortex Canon, or T.P.V. canon for short. What makes this design different from others is that it only needs four tools/materials and takes less than five minutes to make. So this would be a great utensil to aid teaching at home, blow out unsuspecting candles, or just a fun family craft.
balloon (preferably smaller)
toilet paper roll
Cut a small sized balloon in half just above where the shape starts to get wider.
Stretch the bigger half of the balloon over the end of the toilet paper roll. If you think it is too tight and can not fit try cutting just a little bit more off the balloon.
Now duct tape the edges of the balloon so the balloon does not pop off or to avoid losing an air tight seal.
Now cut 8 or so tabs on the other side of the roll to roll inwards to create a smaller diameter at the nozzle with having to add any more cardboard pieces. If you want to then cover the tabs with duct tape for a more uniform look, that is perfectly fine.
That's it! No need to deal with rubber bands, big plastic jugs, or drills to make a small yet effective vortex canon. Your brand new renewable T.P.V. canon is ready for action!
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