How to Make Confetti Poppers for Kids

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Things You'll Need

  • Toilet paper roll

  • Wrapping paper

  • Confetti

  • Ribbon

  • Paper gift or candy bags

  • Rubber band

Let kids make their own confetti poppers for celebrations.

Whether it is New Year's Eve or a birthday party, confetti makes any celebration more festive. Although you can purchase confetti poppers, which make the confetti explode all over the place, at party stores, you can just as easily help your kids create their own confetti poppers using basic items you likely have around your house. You can turn making the confetti poppers into an activity during the party or special event to keep kids occupied and entertained.


Cardboard Roll Poppers

Step 1

Take an empty toilet paper roll and remove any clinging tissue on it.

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Step 2

Cut a piece of wrapping paper, long enough to wrap the toilet paper roll, with an inch or so extra on each end.


Step 3

Cover the roll with the wrapping paper, twisting one end closed. Secure with a ribbon.

Step 4

Fill the toilet paper roll on the open end with confetti.

Step 5

Twist-close the wrapping paper around the toilet paper roll in the same manner as the other end. Secure with a ribbon.


Step 6

Grip the twisted ends and firmly pull both ends apart at the same time when you are ready to release the confetti. The toilet roll should pop open in the center and release confetti.

Paper Bag Poppers

Step 1

Fill a paper gift or candy bag with confetti.


Step 2

Blow air into the bag, as much as it will take.

Step 3

Twist the open end shut quickly to prevent as much air as possible from coming out. Secure with a rubber band.

Step 4

Hold the bag away from you in one hand and hit the bottom of the bag with your other hand to pop the bag and release the confetti.


Have your kids decorate the outside of the paper bags before filling them with confetti to make things more festive.

If you don't have store-bought confetti, you can use scraps of paper, hole-punch paper, feathers, glitter, and even small, foil-wrapped candy instead.



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