This festive craft combines two of kid-pleasing holiday activities — Gelt and Christmas crackers! Download our cracker template, and follow these simple how-tos with your little ones.
A version of this article ran in our December 2012 issue with the headline "A tale of two faiths: How multi-cultural families celebrate the holidays," pp. 84-89.
You will need:
ribbon, decorative paper
gelt or small present
Print out our template onto cardstock.
Cut around the outside of the template, and score carefully along the dotted lines.
Cut out all the diamond shapes.
Fold along the vertical and horizontal lines.
Insert a cracker snap and tape it into place at both ends.
Bring the ends together and join using double-sided tape, forming a roll.
Tie one end with a length of ribbon.
Wrap sweets or a small gift in some tissue paper. Place inside the cracker.
Tie the other end with ribbon and wrap the tube with decorative paper.