Valentine’s Day Poppers

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This is our last minute Valentine’s Day gift for Connor to take to preschool tomorrow. Luckily we only had to make a few.

I actually got one of these as a Christmas gift from one of my students and decided to make them as Valentine’s Day gifts.

The best part was Connor enjoyed helping me make them and couldn’t wait to pop his own!

Materials Needed:
  • Paper towel rolls and/or toilet paper rolls
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Candy or small objects to put inside (I used a combination of stickers, candy and small toys from the dollar store).
  • Ribbon


  • I started by cutting a slit in the middle of each roll so it would be easier to twist open.
  • Then I cut the tissue paper so it was about 3 inches longer on each side of the roll.
  • Tape the tissue paper to the roll and roll so that the tissue paper covers the entire roll.  I actually rolled it twice but I don’t think it is necessary.
  • I covered each roll with a layer of red tissue paper and then a layer of hearts tissue paper.
  • Tie one end of the roll using the ribbon.
  • Place candy/prizes inside the tube.
  • Then, tie other end with ribbon and use scissors to curl ribbon.
They are a lot of fun to make especially with young children.  I think they would make fun party favors also.
Have you made these before?  I would love to hear what holiday you made them for.

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  1. What a fun idea, I am glad I found your blog on the blog hop, thanks for following my blog, I am excited to follow yours!

  2. I think this idea could work for so many holidays or events. Even party favors for a kid’s birthday party!

    I am visiting from the Mingle with Us Blog hop.

  3. I’ve made them with paper towel rolls for Christmas and as birthday party favors. They’re always a hit!


  4. I “follow” many crafters, I do not usually keep up with blogs but I have been flipping my way through yours for over an hour! I’m grateful to have found you and can’t wait to begin some of your craft ideas as well as hanging around to see what you come up with next!