Handmade Christmas crackers

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Duration:

25 minutes for two crackers

Estimated Cost:

£9

Focus

Get in the Christmas spirit whilst avoiding plastic packaging and toys.

Instructions

1.

Print the Christmas cracker template and cut it out.

2.

Draw around the cracker template on the back of wrapping paper and cut out.

3.

Put a thin line of glue down one of the long edges of the wrapping paper on the back (the white side).

4.

Wrap the wrapping paper around a toilet roll tube, overlapping the paper where the glue is. The toilet roll should be in the middle section of the cracker.

5.

Write your favourite jokes on slips of paper and put inside the toilet roll with some sweets or handmade gifts such as friendship bracelets or Christmas ornaments. You could also put snaps in at this point if you want.

6.

Tie some brown string or ribbon around each side of the toilet roll tube where the diamond shapes are in the wrapping paper to seal the crackers.

Resources

Wrapping paper
Cardboard toilet roll tubes
Scissors
Glue stick
Brown string or ribbon
Handmade gifts or sweets to put in the crackers
Plain paper and pens
Snaps (optional)

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