Home made balls of pastry are shared between the children and they make their own stock of mince pies to hand around.

These crackers are cheap, fun and easy for children to make.

You need 1 empty toilet roll tube inner, selection of prizes, jokes (let the children write them!), tissue paper, ribbon and stickers.

Lay out a piece of tissue paper that fits the roll in lengthways.  Put on the toilet roll inner, fill with gifts and a joke.

Roll up the tissue and toilet roll and tie ribbons on each end and decorate  with stickers.