All the presents are unwrapped and Christmas is over….whew!! That was fun! All those weeks of preparation and it’s over. It always comes and goes so quickly. Now it’s time to prepare for New Years! I wanted to make some fun DIY Poppers that were easy enough that my kids could make. I wanted to use stuff I already had on hand and it needed to be quick because c’mon I’m still exhausted from Christmas. I’m excited to share what I came up with!
(I’d like to thank my 5 year old for being my hand model haha!)
- Cut a wrapping paper (or toilet paper) roll into two 2 inch sections per popper.
- Lay both sections of cardboard roll on a long piece of tissue paper about an inch or 2 apart.
- Tape tissue paper on to the brown cardboard rolls pieces and roll the tissue paper about 2-3 times. Secure tissue with tape.
- Grab end of tissue paper and tie a ribbon around the end.
- Fill with Confetti and whatever else you have on hand.
- After you’ve filled the popper, secure the other end with a ribbon.
- Cut sections of paper wide and long enough to cover the cardboard sections and tape onto rolls.
- OPTIONAL: Use washi tape to add some decoration and color.
You’re finished! Set aside for New Years Eve, a wedding, party or whatever occasion you are making them for.
As you can see the supplies are things you have around your house!
TIP: To make your own confetti fringe up colored paper and cut little squares out of it.
I had pom poms around so I filled my poppers with not only confetti but pom poms too. You could use glitter (good for outside), candy like skittles (would make good noise makers), you could fill them with coins or dollars to make it more interesting for a party, the possibilities are endless! In lieu of colored paper you could use wrapping paper or just plain tissue paper. You just want to be sure to use something thin enough that it can pull apart and tear easily when the countdown begins!!
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Happy Popper making!
How he really feels about waiting until New Years to crack open his popper!