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How to Make a Christmas Cracker

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Mahalo expert Keltie Colleen shows you how to construct a Christmas cracker. If you are looking for a creative way to wrap small gifts such as toys or treats, you can learn how to make a Christmas cracker. When it is ready to be opened, you simply rip it apart or "crack" it and you can retrieve the treats inside. Surprising someone for Christmas means wrapping their presents. When giving a gift that is small or odd-shaped, you may want to find creative ways to wrap it. This may mean using another box or container to place the gift in. You can do this and save money by using items that are found around your home. When the Christmas season approaches, take a second look at items that would normally be discarded and consider saving them to help you when preparing gifts for the holidays. Step 1: What You Will Need --------------------------------------------------------------------- There are several items that you will need to make a Christmas cracker. Before you begin, gather the following supplies. * Wrapping paper * Three cardboard rolls (empty toilet paper rolls or wrapping paper rolls cut into three identical size pieces) * Ribbon * Glue stick * Scissors * Double sided tape * Colored tissue paper * Small toys or treats Step 2: Wrap the Cracker --------------------------------------------------------------------- You will first need to construct the cracker. Roll out wrapping paper and line up the three rolls on the paper. Cut the paper so that you can cover all three adequately. If you want to be creative, you can use craft scissors to trim the edges and create a decorative pattern. Roll up the cardboard pieces in the paper and use double sided tape to secure it. Only place tape on the middle roll, as you will be removing both of the end rolls. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the roll and tie. Place this at the point where the rolls meet. Remove the end roll and tie the ribbon securely. Step 3: Fill and Finish the Cracker --------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that you have one end that is left open, you can fill the cracker with any variety of candy or small toys that will fit inside one roll. Once you have filled the cracker, you can repeat the ribbon technique on the open end to remove the end roll and seal up the cracker. When you have finished you should have one roll tied on both ends and filled with treats. You can decorate the cracker with tissue paper wrapped around the center and topped with additional ribbon or a bow. Read more by visiting our page at:
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