Kids Crafts

DIY 4th of July Poppers

 

Hey, I have a quick and easy kids craft today. I will show how to make these DIY poppers. This is a super easy kids craft. They are great for a Fourth of July party or for fun anytime! I found this craft idea on Pinterest. I created a board with more toilet paper poppers and crafts. I hope you enjoy our version.

 

what-you-need

What you need:

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Washi tape (for decoration)
  • Balloon (will be launcher)
  • Ammunition (I used pipe cleaners and confetti)

Gather your supplies, and let’s get started.

 

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Decorate Toilet Paper Roll

Decorate the roll. I painted the rolls white because I wanted part of the surface to show through, but you could cover the entire surface with washi tape. You could also let them use markers or stickers to decorate the tubes however they like. My son Parker (age 6) is helping me with this tutorial. He was able to easily wrap the washi tape around the tube.

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We went with simple decoration. The metallic blue stars washi tape and solid red tape worked great to create a flag inspired, patriotic look.

 

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Next, carefully cut the top part of balloon off.

 

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Attach the bottom part of the balloon to the tube. We attached to the blue end with another strip of washi tape. This will become the launcher.

 

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Now it’s time to load it up and great ready to launch. Your ammunition needs to have a little bit of weight for best results. We tried our some pom-poms, but they were too light to be launched very far. Also, if you pack the tube too tightly it will not launch very well. Our heavier confetti and pipe cleaner spirals worked well. The boys had a blast!

 

Landon-launching-popper

Even Landon (age 3) was able to effectively launch these poppers!

Clean up was not very easy in the grass. So I would recommend using on a patio or indoors, so the confetti can be easily swept up to make clean up easier.

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3 Comments

  1. Terrie

    June 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Love the idea!!!

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