- Folding the Paper
Now that you have gathered all the materials, it’s time to start folding the paper to create the popper. Follow these simple steps to create your very own paper popper:
Step 1: Take a rectangular piece of paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Make sure to create a sharp crease.
Step 2: Unfold the paper and fold the top and bottom edges towards the center crease. Fold them sharply and create a crease.
Step 3: Fold the paper in half lengthwise again. This time, the folded edges should be on the outside.
Step 4: Fold the paper in half widthwise. Again, create a sharp crease.
Step 5: Take one of the corners and fold it to the center crease. Repeat with the other corner.
Step 6: Fold the paper in half along the center crease, and your paper popper is ready!
- Adding the Pop
Now that you have folded the paper into a popper shape, it’s time to add the “pop” to it. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Take a small piece of paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Then, fold it in half again.
Step 2: Hold the folded paper between your thumb and index finger and place it inside the popper. Make sure that the folded end of the small paper is facing towards the open end of the popper.
Step 3: Hold the popper with one hand and use your other hand to press down on the folded paper inside the popper.
Step 4: Release the folded paper quickly, and you will hear a loud popping sound!
If you want to make the popper louder, you can add more folded pieces of paper inside. On the other hand, if you want to make it softer, you can use fewer pieces of paper. Experiment with different numbers of folded papers to find the perfect sound for your popper.
Adding the Pop
Once you have folded your paper into the popper shape, it’s time to add the pop. The pop is the part of the popper that creates the loud noise when you use it. To make the pop, you will need a small piece of tissue paper or a thin strip of paper. You can also use a small piece of plastic wrap or a thin piece of foil.
To add the pop, place the tissue paper or paper strip in the middle of the folded paper. Fold the paper over the pop, making sure that the pop is secure inside the paper. You can add more than one pop to your popper if you want a louder noise.
To use your popper, hold it at the bottom and pull the top part of the paper down quickly. This will create a burst of air that will pop the pop and create a loud noise. You can use your popper to celebrate a special occasion, surprise someone, or just have fun.
Decorating the Popper
Now that you have made your popper and added the pop, it’s time to decorate it. Decorating your popper is a fun way to personalize it and make it unique. You can use stickers, markers, glitter, or any other craft supplies you have on hand to decorate your popper.
One fun idea is to use washi tape to decorate your popper. Washi tape is a type of decorative tape that comes in many colors and patterns. You can use it to create stripes, polka dots, or any other design you can think of.
Another fun idea is to use stickers to decorate your popper. You can use stickers of your favorite characters, animals, or symbols to make your popper unique.
You can also use markers or glitter to add some sparkle to your popper. Just be careful not to add too much glitter, or you may end up with a mess!
Making a popper out of paper is a fun and easy craft that anyone can do. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to have some fun, a paper popper is a great way to create a loud noise and surprise your friends and family. By following these simple steps, you can make your own popper out of paper and decorate it to make it unique. So, grab some paper and craft supplies, and get ready to make some noise!