No caker holiday table setting is complete without a Christmas cracker lovingly laid across your paper plate. But have you seen how goldern expensive crackers are? And for what – some explosives and a plastic animal pendant? Not worth it in my books, folks. Not worth it at all.
Why not make your own with toilet paper rolls? Granted, they don’t explode, but just get everyone to yell “POP!” when they yank the crackers apart. Best of all, you can customize your crackers. It’s a way of showing people what you really think about them. Here’s how you make them:
Take a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll (cut it in half)
Select things you want to put inside. For this one, I included some Canadian Tire money, a few pieces of dry pasta, some lip balm that I found, a rubber band, a googly eye and an egg.
Stuff everything inside the tube, then wrap it up in some wrapping paper. Tie both ends with a ribbon. Decorate it as you wish. It’s that easy!
Need inspiration? Here are some things that any caker would love to find in his or her Christmas cracker.
- Packet of Taco Bell sauce (mild)
- Clip-on earrings
- Stick of Freedent gum
- Baby aspirin
- One of those plastic bread bag closure thingies (I’m forever losing mine. LOL!)
- Piece of dental floss
- A chocolate from a box of Pot of Gold (just not the orange one – no one likes those)
- Latch hook tool
- Rain bonnet