Saturday, December 4, 2010

Make Your Own Christmas Crackers !

I made Christmas crackers for Jack to give to all his friends in his class room !
Another recycled project ! I cut out pages from an old magazine cut all the ends with special zig zag scissors. I also used cardboard cereal packets to make into tubes that I stuck together with sticky tape and then I filled them with a wrapped lolly and a joke. I looked up a website for children's jokes and picked the best ones and then I printed them out on white paper .Then I also printed out a label for each one with Merry Christmas from Jack CW & Family and glued them on each cracker where the paper join was ,to help keep them secure.Then I scrunched the ends and pushed them in to the tube end . I made 24 of them. Cost was 8cents each for the lollies. Jack will take them the last week of school to give out to all his class friends !


  1. Great idea. I'm sure the kids will like them better than a card.
    I always make ours and use recycled toilet rolls but the cereal box sound much easier to handle.
    Thanks for the idea.

  2. These look lovely. I might make some at next years celebrations when Joshua will be a bit older and may be able to help me fill them up!

  3. what a cute idea! thx for sharing