Add a BANG to your next party with easy DIY Confetti Party Poppers. These simple homemade party poppers are made with a toilet paper tube, tissue paper, and confetti. They’re quick to make and sure to be a hit at your next 4th of July or New Year’s Eve party.
Kids and adults will have a blast breaking open the homemade confetti popper and shooting the confetti out. The best part is they are not loud like traditional poppers which helps when you’re entertaining a crowd.
Follow along and learn how the party poppers work, how to make party poppers, and how & where to use them. You can have these made in only a couple of quick steps.
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How to Make DIY Confetti Party Poppers
It really is pretty simple to make Homemade party poppers and so much fun to shoot off. It’s a great way to get everyone excited at your party. And don’t worry the clean-up is not bad just sweep up the confetti and your set.
Both kids and adults will have fun with these easy confetti poppers. This would even be a great project to do with the kids before the party too.
How Does It Work?
It is pretty simple to make a party popper work. You’ll create it out of paper tubes and fill it with paper confetti.
When the time comes you’ll simply break the cardboard tubes open and out pops the confetti.
Supplies You Will Need
You only need 4 items to create your confetti party poppers.
- Paper tubes like Toilet Paper Rolls or paper towel rolls (1 roll for each guest)
- Tissue Paper or Crepe Paper
- Confetti (You can buy it or cut it up yourself from tissue paper or crepe paper)
How to Make Party Poppers
There are a few easy steps to make your DIY confetti poppers.
1. Make Your Confetti
If you plan to make your own confetti cut up small squares from tissue paper. I did this quickly by piling several layers of tissue paper together and cutting long strips. Then I cut the strips into a small square of tissue paper.
You don’t need perfect cuts just tiny squares because you’ll get a better burst of confetti. I would advise not using construction paper due to the weight of the paper.
Another idea is to use a hole punch to make lots of really tiny confetti but this is more time-consuming.
Make more colorful confetti by using different colors of tissue paper. If you’re using these poppers for a special occasion or holiday adjust the confetti color to match.
New Year’s Eve Party – Gold & Silver confetti or get New Year’s Eve Confetti
Fourth of July – Red, White & Blue Confetti
Baby Showers – Blue or Pink confetti
Bridal Showers – The wedding colors
Party Favors – Color to match the theme of your party
Christmas Eve – Red & Green Confetti
Anniversary parties – match the color to the # of years of marriage.
2. Create Your Toliet Paper Tube
Take your toilet paper roll and cut it in half.
Start collecting toilet paper rolls a couple of weeks before the party so you have enough to use for the DIY project.
Tip: You could also use paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls you cut into the size of a toilet paper roll. About 4 inches long.
3. Cut Out Tissue Paper
Now you need to create the outside tissue paper layer for your party poppers. Cut out 9×9 squares from tissue paper. These will be your outside layer.
4. Add the Toilet Paper Rolls
Lay the two pieces of your toilet paper roll onto a 9×9 square of tissue paper. Then roll up the tissue paper around the toilet paper rolls.
5. Tie with Ribbon
Tie one end of the roll with your ribbon to seal it closed.
6. Add Your Confetti
On the open end, you can stuff confetti. Doing it this way helps to make sure the confetti does not fall out the other end.
7. Tie off the Other End
Finish your confetti party poppers by tieing off the other end with your ribbon.
Now your poppers are ready for the kids & adults to play. Can you believe how easy these are to make?
How to Use Your Party Poppers
To use your confetti party poppers just crack them open by pulling each end of the popper at the same time. It will break open pretty easily because the toilet paper roll is already cut in half.
Then just watch the confetti fall and enjoy the festive atmosphere it brings.
Tip: The bigger size confetti is easier to clean up so don’t cut your tissue paper confetti pieces too small.
Where to Use Your Party Poppers
There are tons of special occasions and holidays for you to use your DIY confetti party poppers.
We made ours for a New Year’s Eve Party and it was amazing to see how excited everyone got.
Holidays & Occasions to Use Your Poppers
4th of July
Let the kids pop these like fireworks.
New Year’s Eve Parties
When the clock strikes Midnight let everyone pop their popper. It adds even more excitement to the countdown.
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When the birthday person blows out the candles have everyone pop their poppers. Make it a new Birthday Tradition.
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Let your friends and family know if you’re having a girl or boy with the party poppers.
Add in pink or blue confetti depending on what you are having. Then have everyone pop their poppers at one time to reveal your baby’s gender.
Place a popper on everyone’s plate at dinner to start out a festive night. Or let your kids shoot them off on Christmas Eve to welcome Santa.
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Celebrate this huge moment in your kid’s life with poppers before dessert or after a congratulations speech from the parents.
Let guests set off the poppers after a congratulations toast at the wedding or the start of the couple’s first dance.
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Create more cool DIY projects with toilet paper rolls by making cardboard Marble Runs. Kids will love figuring out how to arrange the toilet paper rolls to allow a marble to run through it. Then see who can make the fastest Marble Run.
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Are you ready to try making the DIY confetti party poppers? I think everyone at your party will have a blast with these homemade party poppers.
The best part is they are easy and cheap party activities for your guests or at home with your family.
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