Christmas crackers are a seasonal tradition that started in the late 19th century. When pulled open, crackers contain jokes, toys and paper crowns. The crackers available from supermarkets before the festive period are often expensive and poor quality. Fortunately, it's easy to make homemade Christmas crackers and the homemade paper crowns to go inside them.
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Things you need
- Tissue paper
- Glue stick
- Rubber band
Cut out a piece of tissue paper that is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and 60 cm (24 inches) long. Cut a zig-zag pattern along one of the 60 cm (24 inch) edges.
Overlap the two shorter edges and glue them together. Allow the glue to dry.
Lay the crown flat and fold it in half three times. Cut out a piece of cardboard that is 15 cm (6 inches) long and 5 cm (2 inches) wide.
Place the folded crown on top of the cardboard and wrap a rubber band around the crown and cardboard.
Place the crown inside the cracker.
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