12 fun fillings for DIY Christmas crackers

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Christmas crackers look gorgeous on the outside, but it’s what’s inside that counts too. When it comes to homemade bon bons, the sky’s the limit for festive fillers. Actually, the size is the limit, but apart from that caveat, crackers can be stuffed with all goodies fab and small.

Here are 12 essentials to put in homemade Christmas bon bons. And remember to add the cracker snaps and December 25 will go off with a B-A-N-G.

1. Paper crowns

christmas cracker filler paper crown

To make Christmas Day a royal affair, it’s easy to DIY these paper crowns and roll them into the crackers for regal roleplay later on. (via Evite)

2. Chocolate Santas

christmas cracker filler chocolate

Any sweet will go down a treat, and when chocolate Santa makes an appearance the kids will think all their Christmases have come at once.

3. Balloons

christmas cracker filler balloons

Balloon football is a fun way to burn off Christmas lunch, so pop a balloon into each cracker for entertainment after the eighth course! (Image via Oh Happy Day)

4. Stationery

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Fun rubbers, mini-pencils, sharpeners and stickers are all great additions to a cracker. After all, stationery is the little gift that keeps on giving. (Image via Land of Nod)

5. Temporary tattoos

Tattly temporary kids tattoos

Temporary tattoos are small enough to fit in a cracker and temporary enough to be gone by NYE. And there are plenty of contemporary designer sets available at Tattly.

6. Cash or Scratchies

christmas cracker filler money

Money is a welcome addition to any bon bon, and for the chance to win BIG, some like to insert a Scratchie in each one. Fingers and toes crossed! (Image via Pictures of Money)

7. Jewellery

christmas bon bon filler cotton on kids

Throw in some cheap and cheerful accessories. Choose neutral colours and unisex designs, like these Cotton On Kids surfer-style bracelets that double as anklets.

8. Badges

bon bons diy gift

A joyful badge will bring smiles to dials on the 25th and well into the New Year. (Image via Poppies For Grace)

9. Collectible figurines

christmas bon bon filler figurines

LEGO minifigures and Shopkins characters are right at home inside a Christmas bon bon. Prepare for swapsies after their identities have been revealed!

11. Confetti

Paper confetti

Spread the Christmas cheer far and wide with confetti for a very merry and gorgeously messy bang.

11. Jokes

diy bon bons

Jokes are a stand-out bon bon filler – or should that be ‘stand up’ filler? Find inspiration here, then type or write out a joke for each cracker. (Image via Envato Tuts+)

12. And for adults only

christmas bon bon filler liquor

For an adults only filler, top up the bon bons with miniature spirit bottles. Cheers! (Image via Just A Glass)


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