As a kid, I remember playing with sparklers on the fourth of July; but I also remember being deathly afraid of them, too. Although, having a dad who was a firefighter growing up, I felt much safer around fireworks. Now that I have kids of my own, I’m not a big fan of fire in my kids hands, but these DIY dried flower poppers are perfect for them.
I thought I would put to use some of my push pop containers that I used for my first daughter’s first birthday party years ago. Some of you might remember my pool party push-up cake pops from my DIY Pool Party blog post, which were a huge hit at the party. Since the containers are washable and reusable, I’ve been hanging onto them for a special project.
Eco-Friendly Dried Flower Confetti Poppers for Kids
- Push Pop Containers with Lids (link on Amazon)
- Dried flower petals (any colors)
- Glue Stick
- Themed stickers or paper cutouts (see below)
- First, you will need to make sure your flower petals are dry. Dried flower petals fly better than fresh ones. I happen to have white Agapanthus plants and red canna lilies in my backyard, so I just used those petals for my fourth of July poppers.
- Remove the lid from your confetti popper and stuff with a mixture of dried petals.
- Replace your lid.
- Decorate with stickers or paper cutouts.
- Hold confetti popper base in one hand.
- Using the palm of your hand, hit the push-up stick like you are serving a volleyball. The point is to push it out as quickly as possible.
- Kids might like slamming the push-up stick on the ground or on a table, rather than their hand.