Performer shows a small cylinder or drum. This is completely empty, and the audience can see right through it.
Tissue paper squares are now placed on both ends of the drum, and rings clamped over this. You can hold the capped drum in front of a candle flame, or source of light, and the audience can see there is nothing in the sealed drum.
You now burst the tissue paper at one end, and proceed to make a large production from the drum.
Flowers, silks, beads, currency notes, and perhaps an enormous cascade of ribbon.
This plastic model in attractive colours is easy to use, and comes at a very low price. You use your own production items.