Davina Here - With Father’s day less than a week away Hannah and I thought it would be nice to share with you the Father’s Day gifts we are making with our daughters in the hope that we might give you some ideas.
I have always loved Christmas Crackers and this year I made my own for the first time. I never knew how easy it was to make them and totally fell in love with the idea - its so nice being able to choose what you put inside them. It made me think that it would be nice to use crackers for other occasions so I thought I’d try making one for Father’s Day.
This cracker does not contain any jokes or little plastic gifts but instead little messages to Nick telling him all the things I appreciate about him as a father. I love the idea that on fathers day morning he'll be 'showered' with little love notes when he opens the cracker! I am also going to make one for my dad with all the things I love about him. If you have older children they could write the messages themselves.
- Children’s drawings or if you wanted to make one by yourself for your dad you could decorate some paper however you like.
- Tissue paper
- Toilet Rolls
- Strips of paper and pen to make messages
- Washi tape
- Cracker Snaps
- Stamps and ink (optional)
How to make Father’s Day Crackers
- Prepare messages on small strips of paper, roll up and secure with washi tape.
- Place cracker snap inside toilet roll and place on one sheet of tissue paper (see image).
- Secure cracker snap onto tissue paper with washi tape (see image).
- Roll Tissue paper around toilet roll and secure with washi tape (it should go all the way round).
- Tie a bow around one side of cracker neatly and gently but tightly in the end (if you do it too rough you will break the tissue paper).
- Add messages into cracker from other side and tie bow around that side to secure and close up.
- Attach drawing with washi tape (its nice to show a little tissue paper so make slightly less wide).
All photography by Kristy Noble. Hannah, Kristy and I got together a couple of weeks ago to shoot this and had a grand ol' time throwing flour around, crafting and cooking at the same time, eating, and making a REALLY big mess in Davina's house. Fun fun.