I don’t know what it is about New Year’s Eve that gets my kids so excited. Maybe it’s the fact they get to stay up past midnight, or invite a friend over to spend the night? Maybe it is partly due to the massive amount of fireworks our neighborhood seems to store all year until 12am on 1/1 to decide to set off (it seriously sounds like Armageddon around here!). Could be the joy that the school year is half over. I think it also might be the fact I let them make a total mess of the place with some fun party poppers. Here is what you need to get started:
- Wrapping paper
- Paper towel or toilet paper roll (I used the roll from the wrapping paper)
- Tissue paper
- Curling Ribbon
Cut the cardboard roll down to 5 inch sections. With a standard wrapping paper tube, you should get 6 “poppers” out of one tube.
Next, cut the tissue paper into an 10 inch x 6 inch piece and do the same with the wrapping paper.
Cut your 5 inch tube in half and place both pieces in the middle of the tissue paper.
Roll the tissue around the tube and tape in place, then repeat with the wrapping paper.
Fill the tube with your candy, confetti, etc. then gently tie the ends closed with curling ribbon. (Be careful not to tie the ribbon too tight or you could rip the paper and have to start all over like I did!)
Last, have your kids grab both ends of your popper and POP the night away!
*I got this idea from surfing pintrest and looking at the blog make-stuff.com