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Decorate your table and entertain your guests with these easy-to-make Snowman Christmas crackers. Why buy the expensive ones, when you can make these adorable crackers for a just a few dollars?
Save Money and Spread Cheer with DIY Snowman Christmas Crackers
TOOLS & SUPPLIES
- Toilet paper tubes
- White craft paper cut to 6″ x 8″ (or just cut a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half)
- Red tissue paper cut to 6″ x 5″
- Double-stick tape
- Black and orange markers
- Small branched sticks
- Poppers from the dollar store
- Trivia questions
If you haven’t planned far enough ahead to save up your empty toilet paper tubes, you can ask your friends and family for theirs. 🙂 You can also roll your own tubes for this project from a thicker paper.
Otherwise, grab that toilet paper tube, and let’s get started!
1. Wrap the tube in white paper
Align the white paper so that there is about 2″ of paper past the bottom of the tube. (It will extend past the top of the tube as well.) Wrap the paper around the tube and secure the ends with a piece of double-stick tape.
2. Close the bottom
Twist the paper at the bottom end slightly, and then push it into the bottom of the tube. This will keep the treats from falling out the end. You don’t need to secure it. It should stay in place on its own.
3. Add the hat
Fold up one long edge of the red tissue paper a couple times. This makes the bottom edge of the hat. Line up the short edge of the red paper with the seam of the white paper, and wrap the paper around the tube. This keeps both seams at the back.
4. Fill and seal the cracker
Pick up some treats at the dollar store to put into your cracker. It’s small, so you don’t need much. We used a popper, a few pieces of candy, and some print-at-home Christmas trivia.
Close the top of the cracker by tying a piece of string into a bow around the top of the red tissue paper.
5. Draw on the face and buttons
Use black and orange markers to draw on the snowman face and buttons. Feel free to get as creative as you want, giving each of your crackers a personality of its own.
6. Add arms
Poke a small hole in each side of the tube. (Be gentle, so you don’t squash it.) We used a seam ripper to make the hole, but you could use a sharp nail, or the tip of a small pair of scissors.
Cut pieces from a small stick. Insert a stick into each hole to create the arms.
7. Decorate your table
Put one cracker at each place setting, or incorporate the snowmen into your table decorations. Guests will be thrilled to realize there is a surprise inside!
Enjoy the party!
They may not be quite as fancy as the store-bought Christmas crackers. But they’re just as much fun! (Maybe more.) And they’re a lot more unique.
For just a few bucks, you can make these little snowmen to delight your Christmas party guests.