Homemade crackers are the best because you can make each one personal. Plus, you can put two bangs in each one for an extra surprise!
You will need:
A toilet roll per cracker + 2 extra
Wrapping paper - nothing to thick, as it has to rip easily.
Christmas hats and jokes (the worse the better)
Various presents - games, posh chocolates, mini liqueur bottles, homemade gifts etc
Name tags if they are personalised
Step 1: Measure out the wrapping paper so that it is as wide as 3 toilet rolls and wraps all the way around them.
Step 2: Stick the bang to the inside of the middle toilet roll. Fill with hats/jokes/presents.
Step 3: Using the string, carefully tighten each end of the cracker.
Step 4: Remove the string. You may want to make small cuts in the paper at the joins, as this makes them easier to break. Tie each end with ribbon.
Step 5: Remove the 2 extra toilet rolls. Decorate the crackers with place names, ribbons, holly etc.