English Christmas Crackers -- NOPE you don't eat them!
Christmas crackers can be bought at many stores these days, even here in the United States, but they can be pricey. And if you want to have a specific treat inside, or want to use a particular paper to go with your party theme, making your own is the way to go.
Materials for making English Christmas Crackers:--giftwrap paper
--toilet paper tube
--string or ribbon
--hot glue gun
--Cracker snaps (the thing that makes the loud sound)
--treats to go inside
Cut the wrapping paper to an 8"x12" rectangle. Wrapping paper is perfect for this purpose, because it comes in a huge array of designs and colors, but is delicate enough to rip apart when the time comes. Scrapbook paper is simply too durable for the job.