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These DIY confetti poppers are a fun quick and easy 4th of July craft for kids and adults alike (and they’re perfect for New Year’s Eve, too!). Launch confetti high up into the air with a satisfying “POP!”

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The weather is heating up, and 4th of July will be here before you know it! These easy DIY confetti poppers make a fun and safe alternative to sparklers – perfect for no-burn areas and younger kiddos! We made our confetti poppers for 4th of July, but they’re also great for New Year’s Eve, weddings, birthday parties, and more! DIY confetti poppers are an easy way to jazz up your next celebration!

Supplies to Make DIY Confetti Poppers

How to Make DIY Confetti Poppers

What You’ll Need:

Making Confetti Poppers for 4th of JulyKnot the balloon, and cut off the tip. Stretch the balloon tightly around the toilet paper tube, and secure in place with a strip of packing tape.

4th of July Confetti LaunchersUse patterned paper, stickers, markers, glitter, etc. to decorate the tubes. For these tubes, we simply wrapped them with 4th of July scrapbook paper, secured the paper with tape, and added a few star sticker embellishments.

Easily Make Your Own Confetti with Shredding ScissorsIf you prefer to make your own confetti, fringe scissors can quickly turn a bag of gift bag filler into shiny metallic confetti. You’ll want to make at least 3 tablespoons of confetti for each tube.

How to Make Confetti PoppersAdd the confetti to the tube – use a funnel or a rolled piece of paper to help guide the confetti into the tube if necessary.

4th of July Fun with DIY Confetti Popper LaunchersTo launch the confetti, pull down on the bottom knot of the balloon, and let go! The confetti will shoot high up into the air with a loud “Pop!”

DIY party crackers for 4th of JulyThey’re SO much fun!

4th of July confetti poppers

Make Your Own DIY Confetti LaunchersMake a whole bunch of these quick and easy confetti poppers to celebrate Independence Day, and share the fun with your friends and loved ones!

How do you celebrate 4th of July? If you have a favorite 4th of July kid’s craft, please share a link in the comments! We love to check out all of your favorites!

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How to Make Confetti Poppers for 4th of July

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  1. Hi Heidi , did you try to use pom poms for this popper? I am teaching a kids class this summer at our local Community college and the class is Crafts . I saw the one for pool noodle poppers but trying to save money and this looks less expensive with everyday items (except for a few)?
    Thank YOu,

  2. This looks like great fun – I’m wondering if it would work using popcorn, that way we could do it outside without any worries the confetti would harm the birds or turtles – thanks!

    1. I think I might try cake sprinkles and use them outside. That way they will just melt away without having to clean up the yard area of paper.

    1. If you’re not going to use them right away and want to keep the confetti from spilling, I suggest covering the end with a thin sheet of tissue paper (cut a square of tissue and use a gluestick to attach it to the end of the tube). When it’s time to use the poppers, simply break through the tissue layer and launch!

  3. I tried looking for the confetti but all I could find was confetti shapes when I want the confetti shown here. Can you please tell me where you purchased the confetti?

      1. Hi, I made these and they were very easy to make. My only critique is that if you are doing this outside, the metallic streamers for confetti are not biodegradable. I used construction paper and a hike puncher but it was definitely more manual labor. I’m sure you could find the right color gift bag paper instead of the metallic. Thanks for the project!

      2. That’s a great point, Jen! We have actually upgraded our methods in the past few years to be more environmentally conscious as well. A fun alternative that we have been using is crinkly paper gift bag filler – it works really great without even needing to cut anything up (though you CAN cut the pieces shorter if need be!). 🙂