8.03.2011

party poppers

Just a tiny bit of summer left for us - hooray for school and more peace and quiet, but boo for homework and the return of running around after school! Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with summer vacation? :)

Our last(-ish) summer project is my daughter's birthday party this week. We made invitations inspired by these festive party poppers...

...out of toilet paper rolls, tissue paper, wrapping paper, glue, and string. These are pretty simply constructed and you probably don't need me to show you how we did ours but just in case, I will.
Cover one end with a little square of tissue paper glued down around the edges of the tube (I used hot glue)...


and then fill the tube with confetti and a skinny little invitation.


Before you glue tissue paper on the other end of the tube to seal it up, poke a little hole through the tissue, thread your string through, and tie a big knot (this will be the pull string, to open the popper).

Glue the tissue paper on the other end of the tube, with the string hanging down outside of the tube (I'm writing that because I totally glued one of the strings inside a tube by accident).
Once both ends are covered with glued-down tissue paper, cover the body of the tube with wrapping paper (or any interesting paper you may have laying around). Voila! This could also be a fun idea for Valentine's Day*

*if your little one had a very small class.

16 comments:

Jess said...

Inspired! I love these.

Liz R. said...

i've been thinking about how they contents could have spilled out on anna's head, as was intended... i don't know if the other ones had better results or not, but i wonder if you poked a hole through the tissue and a piece of something more firm that is the diameter of the t.p. roll (hidden on the inside of the roll). then, when the tissue tears from being pulled, it tears the entire diameter of the roll and not just the point where the knot was tied. make sense??

lynne said...

yes! that is a great idea, liz. i wonder what the best thing to use would be for that?

JMW said...

What a fun idea!

tammy said...

So cute...I have so many different ideas of what to use those for....So fun!!!!

melissa said...

Lynne: you are the most amazing party planner. You've got very lucky kids!

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xl pharmacy said...

I feel like to find something to do, because I'm about to start my week vacation, thanks for the suggestion.

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charmingdate said...

So creative!

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