Why not adapt a Christmas tradition for St. Pat’s Day?! These crackers would be so sweet to leave on the breakfast table for your kids. Just make sure they are wearing green before they leave for school!
Materials needed: green crepe paper and/or wrapping paper, ribbon, scissors, cardboard tubes, tape, hot glue gun, cracker snaps, assorted candies/treats.
Step 1: Cut out a 5” piece of cardboard tube.
Step 2: Cut a piece of crepe or wrapping paper about 5” x 10” (enough to wrap around the tube).
Step 3: Center a cracker snap strip on the paper and trim the ends to just inside the edges of the paper.
Step 4: Glue the cracker snap strip to the tube.
Step 5: Wrap and glue the paper around the tube.
Step 6: Gently pinch and gather one side of the paper around the end of the tube, being careful not to rip the paper. You don’t need to close it air-tight, just enough so that your treats don’t fall out. Secure with ribbon.
Step 7: With a tiny dab of glue, attach the cracker snap to the inside edge of the paper. This will ensure that the snap will get pulled apart when being opened.
Step 8: Fill the tube with candy and/or treats from the open end.
Step 9: Gently pinch and gather the other end of the paper, glue the snap to the inside edge, and tie with ribbon.
Photography by Tim Gibson