This Valentine’s Day Crackers DIY video was so much fun to make!
Crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in England, but over the years they’ve been adapted for other holidays and special celebrations such as Valentine’s Day.
Short history lesson: They were first made in the 1840s by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith. His inspiration were the French ‘bon bon’ sweets, which are almonds wrapped in pretty paper. Smith initially only added small mottos or riddles with the sweets, but then thought it would be a fun idea if the candy and toys could be opened with a crack and that’s where the cracker snaps come into the picture.
It’s so much fun! A surprise with a pop. I definitely recommend making these as gifts for the kids. They will love the idea of not knowing what goodies are inside.
I stuffed these with candy, confetti and small toys, but you can definitely get even more creative and include little notes and messages for the little ones.
Wait until the end of the video to see a special cameo by my little actress 🙂
You can find the cracker snaps included in the video here.
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