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New Year’s Eve: DIY Party Cracker

December 26, 2020

We’re counting down to our Virtual Countdown to Noon with new winter and holiday activities! Tune into our blog SPARK! for a new fun and educational blog everyday until New Year’s Eve.

Supplies for this party cracker is included in our Countdown to Noon Party Box! Celebrate Countdown with us from home with this box full of crafts for the family. All you have to provide is the glue, tape and scissors!

And don’t forget to enter our Countdown to Noon Contest. Your family could win the special privilege of being the ONLY in-person attendees at the Balloon Drop and get to release all the balloons! Raffle tickets and Party Boxes available at: https://Countdown2020.givesmart.com 🎈🎉

New Year’s Party Cracker


  • toilet paper roll tubes
  • colored tissue paper
  • ribbon, craft twine or pipecleaners
  • scissors
  • pompoms, confetti, or paper scraps
  • candy (optional)


    1. Lay your paper roll in the middle of your tissue paper. (We cut our tissue paper into 10″x20″ sheets.)
    2. Roll the tube until completely covered.
    3. Use ribbon, craft twine or pipecleaners to fasten  one of the ends.
    4. Stuff your party cracker with pompoms, confetti, or paper scraps. (We find pompoms make less of a mess!) You can even add candy, a fortune, or a joke for an extra surprise.
    5. Close up your open cracker end with more ribbon and you’re ready for our Virtual Countdown to Noon!

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