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Christmas Crackers are a big thing in England and several other European nations.... not so much here in the State. That may be in part due to the availability of the cracker snaps. I mean sure you can make them without the snaps but that's half the fun. I've only found snaps at couple of places on the net that sell out of the U.S. I have heard tell of them being in Micheal's but have yet to see them. After that you are left with ebay or amazon. Both of which will most likely be coming from another country. With me that brings up the legality of shipping them. The Royal Mail specifically states that cracker snaps are illegal to ship. The USPS just states explosives. I know these are shipped every day but I would like to avoid this quandary.

Having worked in the fireworks industry a number of years. I set out to create my own cracker snaps out of something readily available in most states. I know about booby traps but they had a bit more bang than I wanted. So after some trial and error testing, I finally settled on champagne poppers. That I know of these are only illegal in four states, (Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.)

Okay on to the instructable after stating that I am not responsible for your use of this guide.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Picture of Materials Needed

The materials needed are pretty simple


Hot glue gun

glue sticks

plastic straws

champagne poppers

ChrisB136 (author) 3 years ago

I'll try to make one at a later date.... But at the moment I have no voice so it will have to wait till I can speak again.

tomatoskins3 years ago

This is great! I'd love to see a video of it in action!