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Jamie’s Christmas Crackers

Finished christmas crackers

Okay, I know Christmas is over but how about making Jamie’s Christmas crackers for next year!

Things you will need to make Jamie’s Christmas crackers

  • Wrapping paper cut to A4
  • Toilet-roll tubes
  • Sticky tape
  • Cracker snaps
  • Jokes, paper hats, toys or treats
  • String or ribbon
  • Name tags
Things you will need to make Jamie's Christmas crackers
Things you will need to make Jamie’s Christmas crackers

To make crackers

First step to make cracker
First step to make cracker
  • Lay an A4 sheet of paper flat with longer edge in front of you
  • Place a toilet-roll tube in the middle of the longer edge, and secure it in place with a bit of sticky tape
  • Poke through a cracker snap taping it to the toilet-roll tube
Next step to make Christmas crackers
Next step to make Christmas crackers
  • Make up and write out your joke
  • Pop it into the tube with a paper hat and the toy or treat of your choice
  • Add an extra toilet-roll tube on each side of your middle one, threading the cracker snap ends through them
  • Roll up the paper around the tubes
Step 3 to make Christmas crackers
Step 3 to make Christmas crackers
  • Pinch together at either side of the middle tube
  • Gently squeeze and twist
  • Then tie a piece of string or ribbon around to secure it in place
  • Remove tubes from either end
  • Add a name tag if you’ve personalised the contents
Finished cracker
Finished cracker
📸 Carolyn Hayter
Source: Get creative with crackers taken from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cook Book

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