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Shake things up this 4th of July with patriotic pom poms filled with Dum Dum Pops!
Shake things up at your 4th of July picnic with pom poms filled with Dum Dum Pops! Yummy!

Here's what you need for your Patriotic Pom Poms:

Basket Coffee Filters(2 For Each Pom Pom)
Red and White Pipe Cleaners
Red and Blue Water Color Paint
Paper Plate
Paper Towels
Dum Dum Pops (Blue and/or Red)

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  • Step 1

    Flatten coffee filters on a paper plate, one at a time.

  • Step 2

    Use water paint to paint striped, dots, or patterns on the coffee filters in red and blue, leaving white areas.

  • Step 3

    Let each of these dry on a paper towel as you do the next. These should take 20 minutes to dry completely. Once each filter is dried, begin cutting strips towards the middle, but do not cut to the center.

  • Step 4

    Once you have gone around each filter and made strips, take two at a time and poke a pipe cleaner through the two and follow it with a Dum Dum Pop. Leave an inch at the top to wrap around the base of the lollipop.

  • Step 5

    Turn over the filters and wrap the rest of the pipe cleaner down the stick to create a handle for your firework pom pom.

  • Step 6

    Continue with the other coffee filters to create the desired number of patriotic pom poms you and the kids will need.

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