Gone are the days where I used to squeeze with tons of peeps, and stay out late till the wee hours during the eve of a new year. Nowadays, the best thing to do for countdowns, is to stay in the comfort of my house with the company of my family.
But it wasn’t all just sitting around idling and doing nothing at all! Yesterday I decided to DIY some party poppers for the kids to celebrate the start of a new year!
You’ll need a few things:
- Paper toilet roll – I always kept a few just in case I need it
- Colour paper
- A4 Coloured paper – for the confetti
- Scotch tape
This step is absolutely optional for it is only to decorate the popper a little. To reduce the mess, I decided to use a nicer colour paper to simply wrap around it. Alternatively, you can draw or paint on the toilet roll instead. Or else simply cut the colour paper to the width of the toilet roll, and stick around it using scotch tape.
Next, tie a knot at the end of a balloon, without inflating it. Cut the balloon at about 1/3 of the length. Following that, stretch the balloon and cover one end of the toilet roll. Using a scotch tape, stick around to secure it tightly. Make sure that the balloon is stretch across and not just pasted around loosely. Once secure, it’s almost done! Cut out pieces of paper for confetti and you are ready to pop!
Oh! Almost forgotten to mention. Put the confetti into the toilet roll. Next, pull the knot and stretch, and then release to POP!
It’s a mess, definitely, but the kids really had lots of fun popping it over and over again!
They are so willing to pick it up, and put it back on their own. We popped at least 10 rounds of it!
And after that, of course, the free play came and it was simply just throwing and throwing, and more throwing. Nevertheless, it was really fun and a really cheap way to have poppers for parties for children. Despite having slight fever, Milo was happily enjoying himself too, which I am really glad. POP! POP! Time to clean up!
First post for a new year, here’s wishing everyone a GREAT & prosperous year ahead, and healthily too! Happy New Year!