Homemade Christmas "Crackers"
Christmas crackers, or bon-bons, are a necessary component of Christmas dinners in England. A tradition dating back to the mid-19th century, these cardboard popping mechanisms house tiny toys, candy, or bits of trivia. Why buy these fun little "crackers" when you can make your own? Invite your child to help you create them as well as the contents inside for a fun party treat this holiday season!
What You Need:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Christmas wrapping paper (or red and green tissue paper)
- Red or green ribbon
- Clear tape
- Wrapped candies
- A small gift, craft, or toy (have your child draw a small picture or make another craft that would fit inside the roll, or the dollar store has mini-ornaments that usually come in packages of 6 or 8)
- Messages like “Have yourself a very Merry Christmas” or “You are going to have a wonderful new year!”