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These were popular in France before the middle of the 1800s. The idea is to
loosely wrap gold or silver paper around small candies and tie at each end with
ribbon. Two children tug at the ends until the cracker bursts, scattering the
candies on the floor, where the children scramble to pick them up.
Gift wrapping paper, gold or silver
Small candies, individually wrapped
Self-sticking tape, gold, silver or clear
Brightly colored ribbon, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide
Start with about 12 candies and a sheet of paper 10 x 6 inches. Overlap 1/2 inch
on the two 10-inch edges, and hold the edges together with either matching tape
or clear tape. Slip the candies through one end so they are in the middle. Twist
each end of the paper, 3 inches in from each end. Tie at each twist with ribbon,
knotting before tying a bow. Open each end so it flares outward, and push inward
on the twisted part so the center puffs up. Candies should rattle inside the
puffed center section.
To break the paper crackers, each child holds a twisted end, then tugs and
shakes the cracker until the paper breaks, spilling the candies.
NOTE: You can adapt these for any occasion during the year - birthday parties,
Easter, Valentine's day, etc.