Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Crackers

My children have all loved the Harry Potter movies. Each time they watch Harry and his friends opening crackers at the dining table, my children want us to have crackers at Christmas dinner. I've made them several times using tissue paper, but the mess becomes a problem. This year I decided to make crackers using Christmas printed material scraps.


Fabric scraps from Christmas prints
empty toilet paper rolls

Cut a square from fabric about 4 inches wider than the width of the empty toilet paper roll. It doesn't need to be exact. I eyeballed all the measurements for this project.

Cut two pieces of ribbon approximately 12 inches long. Set aside.

Roll the toilet paper roll tightly in the fabric, making sure that the "right" side of the fabric is facing outside.

Use the two pieces of ribbon to tie one side of the cracker. Place surprise treat inside the toilet paper roll. I use holiday candy, small dollar store toys, special pencils, junk jewelry and of course silly hats.

Tie the other side of the cracker. This fabric cracker will not work for using the popping noisemakers.

Tie the other side of the cracker.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

No, no Not Christmas already. It is too early. :) Just kidding it's a cute idea. Can you get a whoopie cushion in it? Can you just imagine your whole family with whoopie cushions together on Christmas. Oh the fun. LOL