Send your birthday guests home from the party with these eco-friendly party poppers. Have your kids help make them, fill them and pass them out to friends as they leave. You can fill them with candy, stickers or any trinket really. And my favorite part is that you can decorate them however you want!
toilet paper tubes (toilet paper or paper towel tubes)
oil pastels (optional)
Cut 3"x7" (7.6x17.8 cm) rectangles from construction paper (this is the size that will fit perfectly around the toilet paper roll).
Next cut newspaper into 8"x11" (20.3x27.9 cm) sheets. You can also use tissue paper instead of newspaper if you want brighter colors.
Decorate the sheets of construction paper -- my son used stamps to make a butterfly and ballon pattern (he is all about patterns at four-years old). Yet you can really do whatever for this part -- let your child get creative and see their personality come out.
Take the newspaper and wrap it around the paper roll. This part is a little tricky for younger kids, so you might need to help. Twist one end to help it in place.
Next glue the construction paper so that it creates a tub (make sure it's loose enough to slide over the toilet paper tube. )
Slide the decorated construction roll cylinder over the newspaper-covered paper roll.
Twist one end of the newspaper and tie it.
Now is the time that your child has been waiting for! Take the candy and trinkets and stuff them into the open end of the party popper. We used lollipops, tattoos and smelly pencils in our party poppers.
Once full, tie both end with string.
Now your kids can proudly hand out the party favors to their guests. Having my kids create these gifts themselves made them much more excited about handing them out to their friends.
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