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!
~DIY POPPERS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY~
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Small toys, erasers and candy
Scissors and Tape
Cut toilet paper rolls in half
Fill halves with toys, candy and confetti.
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.
Tie curling ribbon around each end
Cracker popper in middle at seam to reveal treats!
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!
Thanks Chelsea! Super easy to make too. 🙂
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
What a cute and fun idea! I bet this would even work for a small gifts for lovers too! LOVE IT!
Thanks Yvonne! That’s a great idea and for parents to give kid’s too. 🙂
I miss those days too. This is a great idea and a wonderful tutorial. I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks
Thank you Willa! Let me know if you make them. 🙂
Lisa @ Creative Raisins says
How fun is that, My kids love the poppers.
My kid’s do too! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
What a cute idea! Love it!
This is the cutest idea ive seen in awhile. The kids would have a blast with this one 🙂 Thanks!!
Thank you Tanya! There are so many fun things you could fill them with too!
Angie Lawson 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!
Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for this great Idea for Valentine Day.
Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.
Amber S says
These are fantastic!
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Is there a cute saying or valentine to attach to the popper?
Chloe | Boxwood Avenue says
I feel like such an idiot right now because I’ve never thought to cut the TP roll in half…no wonder my poppers never really POP. I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time! These are so cute! I love them!
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Alicia@Eco Friendly Homemaking says
These are so ADORABLE!!
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.”