Holiday crackers are a nice way of adding something special and festive to the holiday season. Rarely do we enjoy the simple party favor with just a token and a bit of fun. The Christmas Cracker dates back to England in the 1800’s and is an inspiring story about innovation, as a baker finds a niche market that ends up thriving into an amazing business. This look back into the history of the inventor, Tom Smith and his widely successful party cracker business, is the true entrepreneur’s story.
In the spirit of making and crafting, these crackers are easy to do and require nothing more than a template, scissors, tape, twine and a little trinket to place inside. They can be decorated as you like with any adornment you choose. With stickers, printed images, markers, crayons or paint each cracker is its own small bit of art. Be creative! Fill them with little surprises, confetti, candies, confetti, fortunes, small gifts set as a place setting or give as a simple gift.
Spoiler alert!!! Hopefully you got our holiday card in the mail and enjoyed making your cracker! But if you are still stumped on how to make it or want to create more of them, here is the place to download the template.
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There are so many wonderful paper artists out there that offer kid friendly crafts and ideas. A few that stand out that we love, love, love are Minieco, Paperchase and Mr. P. We enjoy sharing all things creative so you can lead more enriched lives. So enjoy making theses holiday crackers for yourself or with your little one.