Celebrate New Year's with DIY Party Poppers: An Easy Craft for Kids

Ring in the New Year with this family-fun craft

By By Sara McGill, Macaroni Kid Brandon December 28, 2023

Are you searching for a delightful and easy way to kick off the New Year with your kids? Look no further! Dive into the joy of crafting with our DIY New Year's Poppers – a perfect activity for kids big and small that's both fun and hassle-free. Whether you're planning a surprise for the kiddos or want to involve them in the creative process, these poppers filled with treats are bound to add an extra layer of excitement to your celebration. Let's journey into this crafting adventure together, creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Make these fun New Year's Poppers filled with fun! I love making these in my house!

Supplies needed:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Festive wrapping / tissue paper
  • Curling ribbon
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • Candy, trinkets, Mardi Gras beads, crayons, anything small to fill up the poppers

How to:

  1. Start by measuring out enough wrapping paper to cover the roll but also leave extra on the ends to tie up with ribbon - see photo.
  2. Next, cut the roll in half almost completely, but leave a small area attached - as seen in photo. Cutting will make it easier to rip open the popper when it's covered.
  3. Cover the roll and tie up one end with ribbon.
  4. Fill the roll with candy, etc. - tie up the other end.
  5. Give them out as a party favor along with noise makers! If you want the filling to be a surprise, but also want your kids to do this craft, have them fill the other child's popper and open them later.

Happy New Year's!