DIY Kid-Friendly Confetti Poppers for New Year's

Add Some Popping Fun to Your Family's New Year's Eve Celebration

By Valarie Fisher, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln, CA December 28, 2023

Looking to elevate the excitement at your family's New Year's celebration? Get ready for a blast of fun with our easy and kid-friendly DIY confetti poppers! Perfect for your Noon Year's / New Year's Eve festivities, these simple poppers are a fantastic project for kids to tackle. Elevate your New Year's celebration with our DIY kid-friendly confetti poppers – a simple and fun crafting project perfect for New Year's Eve! Join us in creating these easy and kid-friendly confetti poppers to make your New Year's Eve celebration unforgettable! Perfect for little hands, these DIY confetti poppers are a simple yet delightful addition to your New Year's festivities, ensuring a memorable celebration for the whole family! Let's dive into the joy of crafting together! Gather your supplies and join us in making these playful poppers for a New Year's celebration filled with laughter and excitement!

This is a simple confetti popper the kids can make! You probably already have the supplies on hand.

Supplies Needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls or paper towel roll cut into 3-4 pieces
  • Tissue paper
  • Decorative paper:  gift wrap, tissue paper, scrapbook paper, or any kind of paper you have
  • Balloon
  • Confetti or curly ribbon


  1. Stand the tube on its end, on top of the tissue paper. Draw a circle a little larger than the roll and cut it out. Tape it over the end of the roll.
  2. Cut a piece of decorative paper the length of the roll, and wide enough to wrap around it. Tape it in place.
  3. Fill the toilet paper roll with confetti. Any kind will do. You can even make your own by cutting tiny squares out of tissue paper.
  4. Tie a knot at the end of the balloon, then cut a strip off of the tip of the balloon. Stretch this open end over the open end of the toilet paper roll.
  5. When ready to use, poke a hole in the tissue paper end of the tube. Pull back on the knotted end of the balloon, and let go. The confetti will pop out!

Macaroni Tips:

Do not overstuff the tissue tube with too much confetti. It works best when lightly filled.

Do not use too big of a balloon. You want to be sure it stretches to go over the end of the tube and that it has a tight fit.

Happy New Year!