These are the tissue wrapped paper tubes stuffed with treats and little random prizes and always a paper crown. In several of the Harry Potter movies where there is a Christmas celebration–you’ll see a “Christmas Cracker” sitting by each dinner plate. You can buy them if you like, but they are simple to make so don’t be afraid.
Empty paper towel or tissue rolls
Small prizes like puzzles, stickers, tiny toys
Small treats like suckers, taffy or gum
Tissue paper crown–rolled and folded up
Wrap the prizes and treats if you want. Stuff them carefully in the cardboard tube.
Roll the tube in colored wrapping tissue. I used two different colors and left 3 or 4 inches on both ends. When you get to the end of the rolling, use a streak from a glue stick to keep it in place.
Tie each end with curly ribbon. Decorate the tube with more ribbon or stickers–or strips of tissue.