Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 8 2003
Satisfyingly loud and sparkly, these confetti-filled balloons are a fun alternative to fireworks. And unlike the real ones, these can be set off by kids -- indoors! To make, pull a balloon over a funnel. Pour in confetti until balloon is a quarter full; inflate with a hand pump. Use a sharpened pencil for popping.
Safety note: Be sure to supervise; kids under 8 should never handle un-inflated balloons or broken balloon pieces.