Send guests home with these adorable candy-filled takeaways.

By Real Simple
Updated March 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard of a Christmas cracker, but have you ever heard of an Easter cracker? We didn’t think so. Since this cute craft couldn’t be easier to make, we’re about to make the Easter cracker a thing.

To get started, you’ll need some empty cardboard tubes—use the rolls found in aluminum foil, parchment paper, plastic wrap, or even toilet paper. (Finding those empty tubes is the hardest part, though if you’re a planner you can buy these items on Etsy in advance!) We’re willing to bet you already have the other items: paper napkins, tape, and dental floss.

Fill each “cracker” with jelly beans or other seasonal candy, then place them all in a clear bowl for guests to grab on their way out—or put one atop each place setting if you’re hosting a more formal brunch.

Craft developed by Blake Ramsey. 

What You Need

  • Long, skinny tube (you can find these tubes in rolls of parchment paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap)
  • Cocktail or dinner napkins
  • Double-sided tape
  • Dental floss
  • Candy

Follow These Steps

  1. Cut the long tube into smaller pieces, about four inches. (You can also use empty toilet paper rolls in a pinch!)
  2. Open the napkin and lay flat, with the decorative side down. Place cardboard tube in the center of the napkin and secure the edge with double-sided tape.
  3. Roll the napkin around the tube. Secure the end with double-sided tape.
  4. Bunch one end and tie with dental floss (or ribbon!). Fill with candy, then bunch and tie the other end shut.