HOW TO: Make Christmas Crackers From Toilet Paper Rolls

by , 12/17/12

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1. Gather your materials.

  • Toilet paper roll tubes
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon, string, twine, or other material for tying
  • Trinkets, candy, or any stuffer you choose

Some other popular items to stuff crackers have included folded paper crowns, jokes, and love notes or holiday wishes.

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2. Fold the wrapping paper.

Fold a standard piece of wrapping paper in half with the folded end closest to you. Place a toilet paper roll tube at that same end in the bottom center of the wrapping paper.

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3. Stuff your cracker.

I think it’s easiest to stuff your cracker at this point. You can also stuff it after you have rolled up the toilet paper roll tube and have tied one side. If you have small pieces (like coins or candy), you can also stuff a few pieces of tissue paper into the ends of the tube to keep everything from flying out when the crackers are opened.

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2 Responses to “HOW TO: Make Christmas Crackers From Toilet Paper Rolls”

  1. Anona says:

    Snaps, if you choose to use them, are available at some Michael’s stores. Also, check out the dollar stores for ideas on little trinkets. I have reusable crackers made from embroidered cloth Christmas placemats rolled lengthwise around toilet paper rolls with crocheted yarn ties.

  2. Lucille P Robinson says:

    Thanks for sharing this idea. I plan on doing a lot of them not only for the family by putting a bunch in a bowl in the center of the table for family, friends, and guests to have a little fun, but also to send a bunch to my church so the church people can have some fun too. thanks again.

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