We are on a roll with our confetti crafts this week. We are getting prepared for oir New Years’ Celebration here with these toilet roll confetti poppers, but they are also perfect for weddings, 4th July or any other kind of party. They are super simple to make and the kids love them plus they make any party go with a bang!
How to make Toilet Roll Confetti Poppers
- Cardboard tubes or toilet paper rolls
- Duck Tape or other strong tape
- Washi tape for decorating
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How to Make DIY Confetti Poppers
I really do not have an issue using toilet roll tubes for crafting, but if you are you can buy cardboard tubes or reuse the ones from inside kitchen rolls or wrapping paper. The UK government states that as long as toilet rolls look clean then they are fine to use for crafting.
So let’s get making our party poppers! Knot the open end of each balloon like you would if you had blown it up with air and then cut each balloon in half using a pair of scissors. Place the cut end of the balloon over the end of the toilet roll,
Secure the balloon top of the toilet roll with strong tape, we used duck tape.
Next, decorate the tube with washi tape. I am a big fan of washi tape for children as it is perfect for small hands and being a type of paper masking tape it is very simple for kids to tear.
As you can see the boys decided to use a selection of the tapes we have but mostly gold. I keep my tapes on ribbon storage racks so that they are easy for the boys to pick and use. You could also cover them with scrapbook paper or even paint them or colour them with markers and stickers.
We filled our poppers with metallic confetti, but if you want to make less mess then you can use small pompoms, and tissue paper balls, or if you want to add some sparkles then you could add glitter! The fact is you can never have too much confetti and these are for a new years party.
These would also be a really great craft to do at a birthday party with the guests and each of them can have their own confetti popper.
I loved making these easy confetti poppers with the kids, it was so much fun. You could do something similar for a gender reveal at a baby shower, use them with paper confetti or rose petals at a wedding celebration or even fill them with year sprinkles for a graduation party. If you are using then at outdoor events then I recommend using biodegradable confetti or edible glitter and oats – they would make a really fun way to distribute the reindeer food on Christmas Eve.
Why not take a look at our other New Years’ Eve Activities here:
- 2023 New Years Eve Party Booth Printables
- New years intentions for families
- New year wish crackers
- New years countdown clock
- Balloon Confetti Popper
- 50 New Year Crafts and Activities for families
These are absolutely wonderful.
I love them
These sound great – it would be fab to make them on New Year’s Eve for use just a few hours later, wouldn’t it?
Happy new year to you all!
They look like great fun to make, and great fun to use! So pretty too with the washi tape! (:
These look ace and easy to make, perfect craft for celebrating the New Year! x
I love this idea. Easy to do, lots of colour and texture for the kids.
I love these – much better than the party poppers you can buy x
Might have to give this a go for tonight
Oh I wish I has seen these yesterday!! Naughty me for not catching up before!!! Will make them for the kids birthdays instead x
These look like great fun, and really simple to make too.