Make your own Christmas Crackers - template included

Make your holiday even more special this year with some unique homemade Christmas crackers! We'll show you how to make your own Christmas crackers using our Christmas cracker template so that you can add that magical homemade touch to your Christmas.

Make your own Christmas crackers

If you've struggled with paper crafts in the past, this homemade Christmas crackers step-by-step tutorial will be a total lifesaver. 

We've included an incredibly easy tutorial that includes a printable Christmas cracker template. There's no need to stress over drawings, measurements, rules, or anything time-consuming.

All you need is the Christmas cracker printable, pencils or markers in different colours, scissors and glue and you'll have your very own DIY Christmas crackers in no time.

Get more Christmas inspiration with some more Christmas paper craft printables! Check out our Christmas Paper ChainChristmas Paper Bunting, and these adorable Christmas Activity Placemats.

You might also want to check out our New Year's Eve Party Crackers. (Some of these have the year 2021 on them but there is also a design with no date)

Scroll down to get your Christmas crackers template. (use code - cracker to get it for free)

DIY Christmas crackers

Make your own Christmas Crackers

Homemade Christmas crackers - Supplies:

  • Christmas crackers template 
  • Coloured pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

DIY Christmas crackers - Directions:

Homemade Christmas crackers

STEP 1: Print your Christmas cracker templates.

First things first, you will need to scroll down to get your copy of the Christmas cracker templates. (Use code - cracker - to get the cracker templates for free)

Print the Christmas cracker templates out onto white paper of thin white cardstock. 

There are 6 designs to choose from as well as a blank Christmas cracker template for you to design your own. You can make them all or choose your favourite, the choice is yours! 

Christmas crackers templates

STEP 2: Colour your Christmas cracker templates

Now it is time to add a little colour to your homemade crackers. Grab a selection of coloured pencils or markers and get creative!

Make your own Christmas crackers

STEP 3: Make your own Christmas crackers

Now it is time to cut out your Christmas cracker templates, you will need to cut along the solid lines on the template. 

Once you have cut out your Christmas crackers fold along the dotted lines until your Christmas cracker starts to take shape.  Then glue the Christmas cracker into place using the tabs on the template. 

Wait for the glue to dry and then close the crackers by tying a piece of ribbon around both ends. Before tying the ends up you might want to add a little treat inside the cracker. This could be an edible treat like a small sweet or chocolate, a funny joke to cracker a few smiles, a little gift or anything else you fancy!

The best thing about making your own Christmas crackers along with having fun making them is that you can decide what is inside them.

Homemade Christmas crackers

These homemade crackers would look great as part of your decor on the table for Christmas day. 

DIY Christmas crackers


To get these Christmas crackers templates for free to make your own Christmas crackers click on the link below to be taken to the Messy Little Monster shop and use the discount code - cracker. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Christmas crackers printable

We hope you have tons of fun learning how to make your own Christmas crackers using our Christmas crackers template. Enjoy!

Make your own Christmas crackers with our Christmas crackers template

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