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Make your own DIY New Year’s Eve party crackers and fill them with confetti, balloons, paper crowns, popping snaps, noisemakers, and more! TONS of fun for all ages! 

Make your own DIY New Year's Eve party crackers and fill them with confetti, balloons, paper crowns, noisemakers, and more! TONS of fun for all ages! this post is brought to by Elmer\'s all opinions are my own

Party crackers are a fun holiday tradition and a great favor for all of your New Year’s Eve party guests (psst…they’re also a great way to keep kids entertained until the ball drops at midnight…or 9:00 pm!). These DIY New Year’s Eve party crackers are quick and easy to make, and they’re full of fun goodies for kids of all ages!

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Supplies for DIY New Year’s Eve Party Crackers:

making confetti packets for poppers

To begin, I started by making the fun fillers that go inside of the party crackers. I cut pairs of circles from white tissue paper and filled them with a sparkly mix of shimmery confetti.

glueing pieces of confetti poppers together

Use the Elmer’s glue stick to adhere the edges of the tissue paper circles together to create a party “confetti packet.”

DIY confetti packets for new years eve party poppers

Easy peasy!

cut out paper crowns for confetti poppersNext, I used my glue stick to join together two sheets of legal-sized paper (along the short edge). Then, I folded the paper in half and used an X-acto knife to quickly and easily cut out a paper crown.

decorating new years eve confetti poppers with glitter glue

I embellished the crown with sparkly dots of Elmer’s glitter glue and set the crowns aside to dry.

paper crown for new years eve

When the glitter glue was dry, I used the glue stick to overlap the ends of the paper to form it into a circular party crown.

toilet paper tube with elmers glue on it on top of piece of paperTo make the party crackers, cut a sheet of foil tissue paper (or wrapping paper, glitter paper, etc.) approximately 7″ x 11″ and use the glue stick to adhere the paper to the cardboard tube.

foil folded around paper tube with ends tiedUse a ribbon to tie off one end of the party cracker.

filling new years eve party crackers

Fill the open end of the cracker with the paper crown, confetti packet, balloons, and anything else you wish. For older children, party poppers and snap pops are a fun addition to the party cracker, and younger children love whistles and other noisemakers!

DIY New years eve confetti poppers

adding embellishments to party crackers

Tie the other end closed with a piece of ribbon, and embellish the New Year’s Eve party cracker with ribbon, glitter, rhinestones, etc. and Elmer’s Glue-All.

DIY party crackers for new years

SO much fun!

Easy to make confetti poppers

I can’t wait to give these party crackers to my kids and their friends for New Year’s Eve – they’re going to love them!

new years eve party crackers anyone can make

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