Do you like Christmas Crackers? Do you want to put something special in one or more of them? They are pretty easy to make if you get the needed items.
Here’s what you need:
Double sided crepe paper in reds and greens (you can use other colors if you prefer)
Single color crepe paper for center outside strip
Two sided tape
Whatever gifts you want to put inside
Aluminum wrap (foil)
Cut two of the crepe papers to 10 by 8 inch. Join by overlapping the edges and make a rectangle.
Cut the white card into threes that are 4 by 9 inch pieces. Roll into a cylinder and put strips of double sided tape to attach the cardboard. Roll up and connect more double sided tape.
Put a strip of foil around the center and whatever color crepe paper strip around that using double sided tape. You can decorate it on top with whatever you wish. Bells or stars work nicely, but decorations are not a necessity.
Insert the snap (taping it down) and put gifts in the center. Tie each end with narrow ribbon and be sure to fold so snap pulls are sticking out.
It is that easy. If you have the ingredients, you can do it yourself. Recommended gifts include a hat, joke, whistles, chocolate coins, jewelry or whatever you choose. Only small tiny gifts work. If you want certain people to open certain crackers, be sure to put their names on it.