Easy DIY: Lunar New Year M&M Minis Firecracker

Here’s a cute way to celebrate the Lunar New Year.


You’ll need:

*a red tube of M&M Minis with the label removed
*yellow or gold paper
*red round label
*scissors and glue

First, cut out whatever design you’d like to use. I cut up an old red envelope. You could make a paper cutting using the templates at Tong’s Paper Cutting or print out dragons or lucky symbols to use. Glue this on to the tube.

Take a small rectangle of your yellow paper and cut some fringe. Then roll the paper and glue to make the fuse.

20130128-123944.jpgPunch a hole in the middle of your circle label. If you don’t have red, you can use white and color it with a red Sharpie. Insert the fuse into the hole. Make small cuts at the base so you can flip out the tabs.
20130128-124111.jpgAttach to the lid (you may need a little glue) and you’re done. Happy Year of the Snake!