DIY Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower

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April 28, 2020

Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - hand holding finished blowerWe are running low on bubble solution, so I thought this would be fun to make as an outdoor alternative, since my daughter loves blowing bubbles. This is easy and free to make (simple supplies I already had from home). When you blow, the tissue papers will fly!


If you don't have tissue paper, you could use streamers, crepe paper, etc.

Total Time: 20 minutes + drying time

Source: Inspired by Pinterest


  • paper towel roll or toilet paper roll
  • tissue paper
  • scrap paper
  • glue
  • tape
  • paint + paint brush
Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - supplies


  1. Cut a aper towel roll in half (or use toilet paper roll).
  2. Paint the cardboard tube roll in your choice of color. To make this a rainbow (sort of) theme, I used blue to resemble the sky. And my daughter helped paint the white clouds.
  3. Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - painting the paper tube
    Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - paper tube painted blue
    Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - blue painted tube with white clouds painted on
  4. Cut tissue paper into strips and glue onto a strip of scrap paper.
  5. Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - strip of paper with the streamers attached

  6. Roll the piece of paper and tape to secure inside the cardboard tube.
  7. Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - looking down into the taped circle of paper with the streamers attached
    Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blower - closeup of finished blower
  8. Allow the paint to dry before playing with it! Optional - this would make a cute room decor piece if you would like - hole punch 2 or 3 holes at the top and secure string to hang.
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