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DIY: Homemade Confetti Popper

The 4th of July holiday is a fantastic time to flex your innovation muscles and celebrate with themed activities you can do at home.

One of our favorite projects is making a 4th of July-themed confetti popper. These reusable “fireworks” are a great way to upcycle materials found around your home, plus your kid will enjoy putting a creative twist to their popper.

Fourth of July Confetti Popper

Confetti Popper MaterialsWhat You’ll Need:

• A pair of scissors
• A ruler
• A clean plastic bottle
• A roll of adhesive tape
• A balloon (not inflated)
• Colored paper



The Instructions:

  1. Bottle Neck & TapeMake sure an adult is supervising the entire process.
  2. Use scissors to cut the top 2 — 3 inches from a clean plastic bottle and recycle the rest.
  3. Use adhesive tape to cover the edge opposite the bottle opening. Be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp edge.
  4. Stretch the mouth of your party balloon over the bottle's opening. Making sure to completely cover the bottle’s opening with the neck of the balloon.
  5. Confetti popper with cut paperCut your colored paper into small, confetti-sized pieces, then fill the bottle portion of your popper with the cut pieces.
  6. Hold onto the bottleneck with one hand, and pull down on the bottom of the balloon with the other. Make sure to grip tightly.
  7. Let the balloon snap back and enjoy the confetti shower!
  8. Reflect on your design and add decorative flair to your popper.