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Eid Party Crackers

Want a sweet ending to your Eid al-Fitr feast? Children and adults alike will love breaking open these festive paper crackers -- each one is filled with tiny treats including candy coins, date balls, and nougat.

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Crepe paper in purple, gold, blue, yellow, and pink
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Gold twist ties
  • White paper
  • Small gold star stickers
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue

steps

  1. Cut 11 x 11-inch square of dark purple or gold crepe paper.

  2. Attach a piece of double-sided tape to a cardboard tube, place on one edge of crepe paper, and roll to cover tube.

  3. Secure a twist tie on one end of the cardboard tube. Fill tube with treats. Secure the other end with another twist tie. Fringe ends, if desired.

  4. Cut a strip of crepe paper in a contrasting color and glue to rolled party cracker.

  5. Draw small moons onto white paper, and cut. (Tip: To make a crescent shape, trace a circle from a small round object like a bottle cap or a coin, then a smaller circle within it.) Glue moons in the center of party cracker, affixing a small gold star sticker.

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