How to Make Four Christmas Crackers

I’m crackers about crackers! I don’t know about you but I think crackers are one of the best things about a Christmas dinner table especially if they have been made to compliment your chosen theme, you can even add a whole lot of fun with animal designs too!

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Choose a plain or patterned paper sheet then use the template to draw and cut out the cracker base taking extra care on the diamond shapes.

2. Use a bone folder and ruler to score where indicated then fold along the score line as shown in the photo below.

3. Glue along the tabs then roll the cracker into a tube shape and hold for a minute until the cracker holds its shape. Tie a piece of ribbon at each end of the cracker with a double knot.

4. Decorate each of the crackers with an assortment of embellishments.

How to Make a Reindeer Cracker

1. Once you have a brown cracker base use the templates to draw and cut out the tux and bow tie along with the antlers.

2. First attach both the antlers to the top then cut a strip of patterned paper to fit around the top, fussy cut a triangular shape along the edge then fix in place around the top.

3. Punch two small circles from black cardstock and draw a curved line on both using a white gel pen, attach these under the hat.

4. Fussy-cut a rounded triangular shape from cream cardstock then a slightly smaller one form black cardstock, attach the two together then from a small black line at the bottom before attaching below the eyes.

5. Fold up the bow by bending each end over and fixing in the middle with glue, adhere the tux then glue the bow on top before adding a glitter button, use the anywhere hole punch to make the three tiny black buttons and fix them to the tux front to finish.

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