Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day


DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We’ve had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We’ve had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes.

It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of those cute homemade ideas, when they were little, but they still had so much fun choosing each one for a certain classmate.

Then, all of a sudden you turn around and they are too grown up for cute little Valentines, yet it’s still fun to take something special to classmates!  My kids have always loved poppers for New Years eve, and I thought making diy poppers for Valentines Day would be a fun way to share Valentines with the “middle school” crowd.  Filled with cute erasers and some candy, they should be popular with both the boys and girls alike!  And as always, on Take Five Friday, each one took less than FIVE MINUTES to make!

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supplies for DIY valentine's day poppers


Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Wrapping Paper
Curly Ribbon
Small toys, erasers and candy
Scissors and Tape


DIY Valentine's Day Poppers step 1
Cut toilet paper rolls in half

DIY Valentine's Day Poppers filler

Fill halves with toys, candy and confetti.

DIY Valentine's Day Poppers step 2

Fit halves back together and tape edge of paper to each half. Cut paper to overlap and tape.
Trim off ends leaving about 2 inches over length on each side.

DIY Valentine's Day Poppers step 3

Tie curling ribbon around each end

diy valentine's day poppers

Cracker popper in middle at seam to reveal treats!

5 minute valentine's day poppers

Did you have a favorite Valentines from your school days?  Mine were Smurf and Strawberry Shortcake! I think I just revealed my age. 😉 We’ll see you back here tomorrow for our first Picket Fence Parade of Homes of the new year…you won’t be disappointed! Come back and join us then…at the picket fence!



  1. says

    Thanks for sharing this Heather! This is the cutest Valentine idea ever and they look really fun and easy to make! THANKS for that☺ Now my older kids will have something fun to take for their classes!
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  2. Grandmom says

    Great idea & something even I can do! Just one thing…How do the Poppers come apart at the center? Use thin paper that will pull/twist apart? Thanks for this extra help for “DIY Poppers For Dummies.”


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