With just four supplies from the Dollar Store and a few household items, you can turn those leftover summer pool noodles into Pom Pom Poppers to create hours of fun play!
Frugal Dollar Store Craft
You know I love to find ways to repurpose items for thrifty second uses. So if you’ve already made a wreath with your pool noodles and want to try something new, here’s another idea to add to the list of pool noodle games. Make this fun (and educational) Pool Noodle Pom Pom Popper today!
How to Make Pool Noodle Pom Pom Poppers
- Pool Noodles – assorted colors
- Dollar Store Balloons – 9” assorted
- Dollar Store Pom Poms – assorted package
- Dollar Store Decorative Duct Tape – assorted colors and designs
- Serrated Kitchen Knife
Pool Noodle Pom Pom Poppers Instructions:
- Have an adult measure and cut the pool noodles into 3” sections with a ruler and serrated
kitchen knife. (I learned this pool noodle cutting trick on this project)
- 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 tape will only work
short term because it is not a sticky as the duct style tape).
- Load the Popper with pom poms, pull back on the knotted end and then let go to launch the
How fun is that?! Create this quick and easy project with the kiddos. Then use them for a great exercise in identifying colors, counting, beginner physics or just plain fun! I love that you can customize the poppers for a party or even back to school celebration (see how the one looks like a pencil!) And not to mention you could be recycling those worn out pool noodles too!
^ DON’T FORGET! PIN IT FOR LATER! ^
Don’t have a Dollar Store like the Dollar Tree nearby? Or off season and can’t find those noodles anywhere? I have also included a list of the Pool Noodle Pom Pom Poppers supplies from Amazon.
Want for pool noodle fun? Check out these pool noodle games– no water required!