Homemade Christmas Crackers are really fun to make and so much cheaper than bought one.
Time: 30 minutes
What you Need.....
Tissue or crepe paper.
Cardboard tubes eg toilet roll
PVA glue and brush
Cracker snaps (optional)
Old Christmas cards
Making your Christmas Crackers.....
Cut the tissue (or craft) paper so that it is 20cm (8 inches) longer than the cardboard roll and wide enough to roll round it with a small overlap.
Lay the cardboard roll in the center of the paper, place a thin line of glue along one of the long edges of the paper and then roll it up so that it is well secured around the cardboard roll.
Insert a cracker snap through the middle of the cardboard roll making sure that both ends of the crracker snap are poking out of the cardboard roll. Then feel where one the end of the cardboard roll is and pinch in the paper like you would round a sweet. Tie it with a ribbon.
Now pop a small toy/candy/gift of your choice into the open end of the cracker and then secure the other end as you did above.
Decorate the outside of your cracker with glitter, tinsel and small images cut out from old Christmas cards.
Place your crackers on the tree or round the dinner table.