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These alternative Christmas crackers are a modern twist on traditional crackers, sharing many of the same attributes but also offering something new and unique.
With their angular shape, textured card and pretty red knot, each cracker will help to decorate the Christmas dinner table perfectly. However, open one up and two cubes will pop out and surprise the guest! How will your guests react to the surprise? Will they jump, scream or act as cool as a cucumber?
The crackers should encourage lots of interaction between guests as each one contains a party game (suitable for all ages) that is played using the popping cubes. The instructions for each one is printed inside the cracker, and there are 8 different games in total.
The party games involve things such as talking, giving clues, drawing, miming, writing, matching, keeping scores, etc. Some of the games are shown in the photos above. The guests will enjoy putting the cubes back inside the cracker and popping them out again and again.
These contemporary crackers also have the benefit of having less wastage than a tradional cracker (where most of the packaging gets thrown in the bin). The crackers can be taken home as a small momento, and the games can be played after Christmas Day.
These crackers really do appeal to everyone, young and old alike. However, remember that they are not toys, and therefore should not be given to children under three. Please also think carefully about whether or not any guests have a health condition for which this type of surprise might not be a good idea!
Each of these Scandinavian coloured Christmas crackers is handmade from white card that is lightly textured on one side. The red ribbon is grosgrain ribbon, which has a lovely ribbed texture.
Each cracker comes ready loaded with the cubes. The jumping cubes are powered by elastic bands. The best way to store the crackers is to take the cubes out of the card and store them popped up so that the elastic bands do not begin to lose their elasticity.
Each Contemporary Christmas Cracker is approx. 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.8cm, and each cube is 4cm x 4cm x 4cm.