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Make your own Christmas Crackers!

Make your own Christmas Crackers!

Ever wondered how to make your own Christmas crackers?

Well wonder no more!

You need:

  • 3 x toilet rolls
  • paper perforators
  • cracker snaps (can be found at party and craft shops)
  • thick wrapping paper
  • ruler
  • glue stick
  • scissors


  1. Cut a rectangle, 30cm by 20cm of the thick wrapping paper.
  2. Use the perforator to make a tear line (where your cracker will be pulled). Draw a line 10cm in from the short edge (both ends) and perforate the paper.
  3. Place the cracker snap near the top of the paper with a touch of glue at each end.
  4. Roll up the cracker using the three cardboard rolls, the middle one is to stay inside and the two outer rolls will shape the cracker.
  5. Twist one end closed and in the other end put your gifts! As you are making your own, why not personalise them - a joke about your guest or their favourite sweets? Twist the other end closed.
  6. Now decorate - why not use ribbons, bows or tissue paper? You could decorate them with gift tags and write your guests name on them.

I'm going to give it a go!

Colleen x