How to make fake cigars

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How to make fake cigars
You can use a novelty cigar as a costume accessory. (Cigar image by Mat Hayward from

If you are putting together a theatrical production, it is helpful to have costumes and costume accessories that will add to the development of the characters in the play. For example, you can have a businessman or a mafia leader in a play carry a prop cigar to make him look more authentic. You can make your own prop cigars using basic craft materials that can be found at an art-supply store.

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Things you need

  • Toilet-paper tube
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Craft glue
  • Brown crepe paper
  • Gold foil

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  1. 1

    Cut a toilet-paper tube down its length.

  2. 2

    Roll the tube back up tightly, starting at one of the longest sides, and working your way to the opposite side.

  3. 3

    Tape the roll lengthwise with masking tape to secure it.

  4. 4

    Cut the ends of the roll into points using scissors.

  5. 5

    Snip the very tips to round them out slightly.

  6. 6

    Apply craft glue to the outside of the roll.

  7. 7

    Wrap brown crepe paper around the roll in a spiral, starting at one end and wrapping it around the roll until you reach the other end.

  8. 8

    Cut out a 2-inch-long, 1/2-inch-wide rectangle from gold foil, which can be found at a craft store.

  9. 9

    Wrap the rectangle around the middle of the cigar form, and glue the ends to secure it. This will make it look like a real cigar.

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