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DIY Patriotic Candy Poppers

A great activity for this patriotic week–everyone is sure to have a blast making these patriotic candy poppers.

What you’ll need:

  • toilet paper tubes
  • scrapbook or cardstock paper
  • tissue paper
  • ribbon/string
  • candy and confetti
  • adhesive-hot glue gun, glue sticks, double stick tap, glue dots or tape runner
  • scissors


1.Measure the length of your toilet paper tubes and cut a strip of scrapbook or cardstock paper to wrap around it. Use adhesive to secure.

2. Cut a piece of tissue paper that will fit inside the toilet paper tube–the circumference. Line the bottom inside edge of the tube with adhesive. Press the tissue paper on adhesive all around the inside circumference. This will the be the tail of your popper.

3. Gather the tissue paper together once adhered to tube and tie with ribbon or string. Cut off excess tissue paper. You only need a few inches of tissue paper below where the ribbon/string is tied.

4. Cut a large half circle out of scrapbook/cardstock paper and roll into a cone. Trim to desired length.

5. Fill tubes with candy and confetti. Line the top edge of toilet paper tube with adhesive and secure cone top onto the tube.

6. When you are ready to celebrate hold the toilet paper tube and pull the tied tissue paper section and POP to get your sweet surprise!

Celebrate Kong’s 4th Birthday!


Its Kong’s birthday, time to celebrate!!

Come celebrate Kong’s birthday at Macey’s from August 8 – 13. There will be fun activities daily, birthday cake samples and a Kong Kone eating contest.


Each Day August 8-12

  • Doughnut walks at 3:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Join the doughnut walks for a chance to win a free large Kong doughnut.
  • Pick up a coloring pages and stickers for your kids at checkout.

Saturday, August 13

  • Enjoy a piece of Kong’s birthday cake from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Kong Kone eating contest in the deli from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Ages 5 to adult are invited to participate for a chance to win free Kong Kones for a year and a free t-shirt.

We hope to see you there!