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How to Make Pom Pom Poppers at Home
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Ready, set, pop! This fun and easy game is perfect for an e-learning recess break. Play with a friend or parent to see who can put the most pom-poms into the tin bucket. It’s a win-win!

Remember, a change of pace throughout the school day can help improve classroom behavior. Give the little ones a break with this awesome activity. Creative living expert Lynn Lilly walks us through each step of the way. Follow along with the instructions below!


  • Liquid Glue
  • Scissors
  • Foam Self-Adhesive Letters
  • Two Balloons
  • Craft Roll
  • Blue, Orange, and Green Construction Paper
  • Pom-poms
  • Tin bucket

Time to Craft: 20 minutes

How to Make Pom Pom Poppers at Home materials

Step 1: Carefully cut the craft roll into two equal pieces.

cutting craft roll into two pieces

Step 2: Apply glue to the craft rolls. Wrap one half in blue construction paper and the other in orange construction paper.

rolling craft roll in orange construction paper

Step 3: Stick and paste the foam self-adhesive letters to the craft rolls. We used our friends’ Amy and Sam’s names, but you can add your name! Set aside.

cover one end of craft roll with a balloon

Step 4:  Tie a knot in the open end of the balloon. Carefully cut off the tip of a balloon and cover one end of the craft roll with the balloon. Complete for the other craft roll. Set aside.

How to Make Pom Pom Poppers at Home

Step 5:  Wrap the widest part of the tin bucket with green construction paper and secure with glue.

Step 6: Attach foam self-adhesive letter stickers onto the green construction paper.

How to Make Pom Pom Poppers at Home

Step 7: Fill the craft roll with pom-poms and then pull and release the balloon so that the pom-poms fly out of the craft roll.

Finished pom pom poppers game

Step 8: You’re now ready to pull and pop your way to a fun time!


We hope you had a blast making your very own pom-pom popper game! Visit us again soon for more ideas on how to have fun at home with the family during your eLearning recess break. If you’re curious about visiting Great Wolf Lodge, be sure to read our Paw Pledge. We’re committed to keeping your family safe while you play!


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