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Eco-Friendly Party Poppers

Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Messiness: Low

Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Jen Hansard
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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!

How We Did It

Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Cut 3"x7" rectangles from construction paper (this is the size that will fit perfectly around the toilet paper roll).
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Next cut newspaper into 8"x11" sheets. You can also use tissue paper instead of newspaper if you want brighter colors.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers

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.

Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
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.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Next glue the construction paper so that it creates a tub (make sure it's loose enough to slide over the toilet paper tube. )
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Slide the decorated construction roll cylinder over the newspaper-covered paper roll.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Twist one end of the newspaper and tie it.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
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.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
Once full, tie both end with string.
Eco-Friendly Party Poppers
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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We used to make these and other items with toilet paper rolls when I was a kid in Brownies and Guides, but we ran into a lot of problems with people being upset or offended because we gave them something that came from the bathroom, covered in "poop germs" ... We switched to paper towel and wrapping paper rolls cut down to size, but eventually stopped doing these crafts at all in these organizations. I guess the leaders found it too much of a hassle :-/

posted by: Rosa on 12.28.2012

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My child and I completed Eco-Friendly Party Poppers. Take a look!

posted by: Lars on 10.11.2012

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