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Topic: Christmas Crackers/Bangers Tutorial  (Read 9674 times)
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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2011 05:49:12 PM »

I just finished a test run of making my first crackers. Using no tube and only heavier paper was a total bust. I couldn't get the ends to look nice (even after scoring the part where I tried to tie it with ribbon). I found a toilet paper tube and got some tissue paper and that worked quite nicely (except the snap part didn't snap... it came apart, but didn't "go off" as it should have... hopefully it's the only lame one in the bunch).

Like I said before, I've never had these things before, so I was pretty surprised at how it was actually quite difficult to pull the paper apart, even though I used tissue paper. I didn't get to the pulling stage of testing with the heavier paper, but I don't imagine that would have been very easy to tear.

I told my fiance that now I have to pester everyone for empty toilet paper tubes, but he pointed out that I have a wrapping paper tube that I just finished up, and I can cut it into pieces! Brilliant man!!! I also have a few paper towel rolls that are almost finished, so I can get two out of each of those, easily.

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