I’m feeling a bit nostalgic as I think about the many blessings my family has had in 2014. But where has the time gone? My Mom was telling me yesterday that the time seems to fly by even quicker the older you get. I can’t imagine the days and months of the year passing by an faster than they already do. As I reflect on this past year, I am getting excited about all of the many wonderful things that are sure to come in 2015. On that note… It’s time to celebrate!
To celebrate New Year’s Eve, my nieces (who are growing up much too quickly) are cooking a special dinner for the whole family this evening. I’m looking forward to ushering in the new year with good food and the people I love.
If you are looking for a fun New Year’s Eve craft activity for the family, make these diy push up confetti poppers. This is a great craft to let you reuse old cardboard tubes from your wrapping paper.
DIY Push Up Confetti Poppers Tutorial
Wrapping Paper Tubes
Tape or glue
Cut wrapping paper tubes to size, about six inches. Wrap toilet paper tubes in colorful wrapping paper, cut to size and fastened with tape or glue.
Use the tube to trace out circles onto thin cardboard which will be the push up part of the popper. Cut out circles and make sure they are able to easily slide into the toilet paper tube. Use your Xacto knife to cut out a small X in the center, this is where your straw will slide through.
Slide the top portion of a straw through the X you created in circle pusher disc.
Use the scissors to cut down the top of the straw so that you can flatten each side back. Tape the straw portions to the disc. This will give you the pushup mechanism for your confetti popper.
Place the circle disc and straw into the bottom of your wrapped tube. Fill the tube with as much confetti as possible.
Trace out a large circle in matching or coordinating wrapping paper, and use the Xacto knife to create an X opening in the center for your confetti. Tape the circle of wrapping paper over the top of the tube, closing the push-up popper.
When the clock strikes midnight, push the straw into the tube and confetti will fly out of the X opening on the other end of the confetti push-up popper!
You might also enjoy making these Paper Fortune Cookies and New Year’s Eve Party Hats.
Happy New Year!
margaret franks duncan says
what a neat idea,these would be a good craft to make for kid’s.
My husband’s cousin brought us some of these from her vacay abroad. The kids thought they were so cool. How much fun to make them at home!
I am SO going to make these with my little ones! They would LOVE them!
Tammy S says
This is such a fun idea! I know my daughter would love to make them. This would be a great project for a birthday party. Thanks!
Omg how cool is this?!? Love the idea of making my own confetti poppers!!!
What a fun craft! Definitely one that can be used year-round for celebrations and just because moments.
Michelle Hwee says
AW man I wish I read this before New Years. It looks like such a fun craft to build and use with kids. Looks like so much fun too!! Happy New Year!!
As a child, I was COMPLETELY enamored with poppers, confetti launchers… anything that was festive and led to plenty of sparkly, colorful decorations erupting. 😀 This is such a wonderful DIY project!!! Love it, thanks for the idea and instructions!
Lisa Rios says
Sounds like fun and interesting idea. I love to do crafty works on my own. This idea rocks. I am going to try this for my daughter’s birthday party. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year 2015.
Cherri Megasko says
What a great idea! (As long as someone else cleans up the mess!) I’ll have to remember this for when my grandsons are old enough to help us celebrate New Year’s.