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Hanukkah Craft: Festive Party Poppers

Hanukkah is not only the festival of lights, but a holiday of small gifts — candy, toys and trinkets, and what better way to present tiny treasures to your loved ones than in a handmade party poppers? These paper poppers deliver each and every gift with a festive bang, making opening them just as fun as the loot hidden inside.

Party poppers are a fun and inexpensive way to wrap small gifts and candy, these Hanukkah poppers cost next to nothing to make yet add a bit of extra fun to the holiday season. Made from recycled cardboard tubes and a few odds and ends, chances are you already have the supplies needed to make this clever and festive gift wrap.


Cardboard rolls (we used toilet paper, but you can cut a paper towel roll in half)

Double-sided tape

White and blue crepe paper



Confetti (optional)

Candy or small toys


Step 1: Cut a length of crepe paper long enough to cover the entire cardboard roll with an extra bit of paper on either end for decoration. Roll your paper tube in the crepe paper and place a piece of double-sided tape just before the end to seal.

Step 2: Next, twist the excess paper at one side and secure with a small length of ribbon tied into a bow. 

Step 3: Load candy and gifts into tube on the open end and once filled, close by repeating step 2 on the other side of the tube.

Step 4: To open your Hanukkah party popper, have two guests stand opposite from one another, each holding an end of the popper, and on the count of three have them pull as hard as they can until the popper breaks, revealing the treasures inside!

Give these a try this year to really have eight crazy nights!

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