How-to Create a Faux Firecracker

Cut a paper towel tube in half. Cut 3 to 4 layers of tissue paper into 10-in. x 10-in. squares. Fasten tissue paper around tube. Wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around tissue paper at bottom of twist tightly. Then push into tube to hide. Flip top end of tube with candy. Use thin ribbon to close top. Wrap tube with festive wrapping or craft paper. For a finishing touch, add a pipe cleaner "fuse" on top, shaping it to look like a star.