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How to Make Flameless Party Crackers

Make festive party crackers filled with goodies for your Fourth of July party.

Kristin Guy, The Cuisinerd
DIY Flameless Party Crackers

Materials Needed:

  • 6 toilet paper tubes or English party cracker tubes (available online)
  • 6 cracker snaps (available online)
  • crepe paper fold
  • white ink pad
  • star-shaped stamp or wood cutout
  • red and white baker's twine
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • cracker fillings: confetti, candy, small toys, etc.

Cut and Stamp Crepe Paper

Cut one 30x20" piece of crepe paper fold and hand-stamp a star pattern using an ink pad and stamp. Once dry, cut the paper into six 10x10" squares.

Stamp Crepe Paper

Wrap Tubes

Secure one end of paper to the cardboard tube with craft glue, and then roll/wrap the entire tube securing the second end with additional craft glue (Images 1 and 2).

  • Apply Glue to Cardboard Tube
  • Wrap Cardboard Tube

Place Cracker Snap

Place cracker snap inside of tube, securing it in place by tying one end shut with baker's twine (Images 1 and 2).

  • Insert Party Cracker Snap
  • Secure Party Cracker Ends

Fill Crackers

Fill cracker with confetti, candy and small toys. Secure contents by tying the remaining open end with baker's twine.

  • Fill Party Cracker
  • Secure Party Cracker Ends

Pull Ends

When you're ready to use crackers, pull both ends. The loud pop and surprises spilling out will be fun for kids and adults alike.

Flameless Party Cracker Treats
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