How to Make Fake Cigars

eHow may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Learn more about our affiliate and product review process here.

Things You'll Need

  • Toilet-paper tube

  • Scissors

  • Masking tape

  • Craft glue

  • Brown crepe paper

  • Gold foil

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.


Step 1

Cut a toilet-paper tube down its length.


Video of the Day

Step 2

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


Step 3

Tape the roll lengthwise with masking tape to secure it.


Step 4

Cut the ends of the roll into points using scissors.


Step 5

Snip the very tips to round them out slightly.


Step 6

Apply craft glue to the outside of the roll.



Step 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.


Step 8

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

Step 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.


Video of the Day

Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...