Pool noodle pompom poppers? Yes! With just a few supplies from your local dollar store and a couple of things from around the house, you can turn pool noodles into pompom poppers providing hours of fun! What could be better than a craft that is fun to make AND fun to play with?
This is the perfect time of year to make these, not only because it’s a great way to have some summer fun, but because this is when you’ll easily find pool noodles in the stores. Hint: I stock up on several pool noodles because there are so many amazing crafts you can make from them!
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DOLLAR STORE POOL NOODLE POMPOM POPPERS
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- Dollar Store Pool Noodles – assorted colors
- Dollar Store Balloons – 9” assorted
- Dollar Store Pompoms – assorted package
- Dollar Store Decorative Duct Tape – assorted colors and designs
- Serrated Kitchen Knife
Have an adult measure and cut the pool noodles into 3” sections with a ruler and serrated kitchen knife.
Trim the very top off a standard 9” balloon with scissors. Knot the end of the balloon.
Gather the cut balloon and stretch it over one end of the section of pool noodle. Center the knot over the opening in the pool noodle.
Secure balloon on to pool noodle with decorative duct tape. (Washi style or masking tape will only work short term because they are low tack tapes. You need a really sticky tape like duct tape.)
How to play with your pompom popper:
Load the open end of the popper with pompoms. Pull back on the knotted end of the balloon and let it go. Who can launch their pompoms the farthest?