HOW TO: Make Christmas Crackers From Toilet Paper Rolls

by , 12/17/12

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4. Roll up your cracker.

Starting with the folded end closest to you, roll wrapping paper around the tube and continue rolling tube until you reach the end of the wrapping paper. You can add a piece of tape to secure the wrapping paper if you’d like, but it’s not necessary since you’ll be tying up the ends anyway.

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5. Twist and tie.

Gently twist the tissue paper close to the tube and, using string or ribbon or whatever you’d like, tie off one end of the cracker. Repeat with the other side. Tying close to the toilet paper roll tube keeps the tension better for pulling the cracker apart.

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6. Pull!

Enjoy and happy holidays!

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 7. Or make a Christmas cracker game.

Another quick and fun idea is to fill the crackers with part of a story. Around the dinner table or after opening presents, family members can take turns opening the crackers and using the prompts to create a holiday tale!

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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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