crepe paper, for hats
sharp scissors, pinking shears
double-sided sticky tape and plain sticky tape
8 toilet-paper tubes or other cardboard tubes cut to size
6 cracker snaps
3–4 sheets different decorative papers
ribbon or cord, about 3 m
gifts for inside crackers
seals, tassels, coloured pens
2 colours of tissue paper
box to fit crackers
1 Cut 6 pieces of crepe paper 58 cm x 15 cm. Make 6 party hats, using the pattern and instructions on page 282. Decorate the hats with sticker stars.
2 With sticky tape, secure a cracker snap in the centre of each of 6 cardboard tubes.
3 Insert a gift, surprises and rolled-up hat.
4 Cut 6 pieces of decorative paper 37 cm x 17 cm. Use pinking shears to trim the short edges. Place one tube in the centre along the long edge of a piece of the decorative paper. Secure the paper to the tube with sticky tape. Place one of the extra tubes on each side to keep the cracker in shape. Roll the paper tightly around and secure with double-sided sticky tape.
5 Carefully tie a 50 cm piece of ribbon or cord around the cracker on either side of the centre tube, drawing in the paper evenly. Make a neat bow or fancy knot. Remove the two extra end tubes.
6 Repeat to make the other crackers then decorate as you wish with tassels, seals, sticker stars, ribbon or coloured pens.
7 To line the box, place two sheets of tissue paper on top of one another and trace the bottom of the box in the centre. Measure out the height of the box and add 5 cm to that measurement to all 4 sides of the tracing of box bottom. Cut a square out of each corner so the tissue paper will fit the corners neatly. Cut the top edge of the paper in a zigzag pattern. Place the tissue in the box and fold the zigzag edge down over the rim.
|Christine on 15 November 2011 ,02:43 |
Rachael, I found some at a "Michael's "shop once.
|Britny on 20 October 2011 ,00:59 |
These are so fun to make. They are also a great candy alternative to give away at Halloween to trick-or-treaters! Just swap the wrapping paper for something Halloween themed. To see all 10 trick-or-treat candy alternatives visit http://www.creativeplume.com/2011/10/06/10-alternatives-trick-or-treat-giveaways/
|Rachael on 12 December 2010 ,23:32 |
Where do you buy cracker snaps? Someone please help Tahnks
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