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Project

Halloween Crackers

Materials

  • Crepe and colored papers
  • Scissors
  • Stickers or rubber stamps
  • Toilet-paper rolls
  • Glue stick
  • Twine
  • Plastic spider or bat rings

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut an 11-inch square of crepe paper and a 4-by-7-inch piece of paper in another color; decorate with stickers or stamps.

  2. Step 2

    Roll crepe paper around a candy-filled toilet-paper roll; glue seams closed. Wrap paper rectangle around center; glue.

  3. Step 3

    Tie ends with twine; snip for fringe. Slip rings over twine. Pull ends to break open.

Source
Halloween 2004

Reviews (20)

  • jodyLeBlanc 7 Oct, 2013

    People you don't have to use toilet paper rolls. I use paper towel rolls. Since you put wrapped candy in there anyways.

  • craftincrazy 19 Oct, 2011

    i agree with Callyoz! Gross to think of using toilet paper tubes which are ..hmmm..right next to the toilet..eeek! Imagine the nasty germs, ecoli, etc. on them!

  • katgoehring 24 Nov, 2008

    I made these for Thanksgiving. I used tissue paper for the base color (4 tubes per sheet) and scrapbooking paper, 12x12 size, (8 tubes per sheet). They came out great and because I used materials I already had, they were inexpensive too.

  • Callyoz 7 Nov, 2008

    Please please please don't use empty toilet paper rolls for this project! It has always been a pet hate of mine since my children started school to have craft items brought home with used toilet rolls as part of the project. All through the school days I carefully saved the cardboard rolls from plastic wrap, aluminium foil and gift wrapping paper rolls to take along to school to be used. Imagine edible treats inside the Christmas Crackers made with used toilet paper rolls! No thanks.

  • geekygrandma 31 Oct, 2008

    This idea would be useful for any holdiay or special occasion - also a good use for TP rolls as well as paper towel rolls. I made some of the Halloween ones for the younger kids in our neighborhood as special treats and gave them out early so they would know who they came from.

  • carabau 30 Oct, 2008

    cps: Re:cracker "snaps" online for a truely authentic cracker. Go to your local Tuesday Morning store. ( There are over 800 locations!) The Christmas truly authentic cracker snaps just arrived this week.

  • katgoehring 30 Oct, 2008

    I thnk these would make great place cards, the colors and theme could reflect any occasion, just put the guests names on the cracker, and then you have a party favor and a placecard, 2 in 1.

  • cps 30 Oct, 2008

    I would like to know where you can get cracker snaps on line

  • Tkitty 29 Oct, 2008

    I know it wouldn't really be as nice, but in a pinch, I suppose, you could use tissue paper (rolled up, so that it is multilayered). It can be fringed in the same manner.

  • sassypsb 28 Oct, 2008

    Did you know you can buy cracker "snaps" online for a truely authentic cracker.

  • ljaneu 25 Oct, 2008

    I finally found crepe paper at Hobby Lobby. (Michael's, Jo-Ann's, Target, World Market and Wal-Mart don't carry it.) Who knew that something that used to be so ubiquitous would be so hard to find?

  • nsd722 22 Oct, 2008

    Has anyone been able to find the crepe paper? I've been unsuccessful.

  • nsd722 22 Oct, 2008

    Has anyone been able to find the crepe paper? I've been unsuccessful.

  • nsd722 22 Oct, 2008

    Has anyone been able to find the crepe paper? I've been unsuccessful.

  • nsd722 22 Oct, 2008

    Has anyone been able to find the crepe paper? I've been unsuccessful.

  • Degi 12 Oct, 2008

    I tink it is great .But it is hard to find the crepe paper.In Quebec Canada

  • Maricusa 22 Sep, 2008

    You can buy "cracker snaps" at the following website:
    http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com

  • javadiva 12 Sep, 2008

    I am guessing these don't make a popping sound? Is there a way to add that element to these?

  • javadiva 12 Sep, 2008

    I am guessing these don't make a popping sound? Is there a way to add that element to these?