I love it when I go to parties, especially at New Year, and I find a party popper waiting for me by my plate. The only problem I have with them is that they are only good for one go. Plus they can be hard for younger children to use, or the bangs frighten them. For this New Years Eve my charges and I have been making our own DIY party poppers.

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You will need:

diy party poppers

  • Loo roll
  • Balloon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paint (optional)
  • Paint brushes
  • Confetti/sequins

YC is always very good at bring me every single empty loo roll she finds. As a result I have boxes full of them.

diy party poppers

EC and YC both painted their loo rolls. I have covered them in paper before, as it was quicker. Either works, or you can simply leave them plain.

diy party poppers

Next tie the end of the balloon off and cut about half the top of the balloon off. Pull the part of the balloon with the knot in over one of the ends of the loo roll.

Secure it in place with some tape. We like to use washi tape as it quite pretty and comes in all sorts of different shades and patterns.

To use them simply put some confetti or sequins inside the loo roll, so that they are sitting on the balloon. Pull back the knot and let go. It should shoot the confetti into the air.

These are great to use with children as I can pretty much guarantee that they will be spending the next hour or so collecting up the confetti/sequins and firing them over and over again.

YC and EC used their particular DIY party poppers to wake their Dad up on his birthday (which was just before Christmas). But we have them ready to use again to welcome in 2018.

If you enjoyed these DIY party poppers be sure to check out my pom pom shooters.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Pin for later:

DIY party poppers.  Perfect for any New year's eve party.  They're especially great to use with children who will use them over and over again.