Easy to Make Father's Day Gift: DIY Father’s Day Cracker

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
  • Scissors
  • Cracker Snaps
  • Twine
  • Stamps and ink (optional)

How to make Father’s Day Crackers

  1. Prepare messages on small strips of paper, roll up and secure with washi tape.
  2. Place cracker snap inside toilet roll and place on one sheet of tissue paper (see image).
  3. Secure cracker snap onto tissue paper with washi tape (see image).
  4. Roll Tissue paper around toilet roll and secure with washi tape (it should go all the way round).
  5. 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).
  6. Add messages into cracker from other side and tie bow around that side to secure and close up.
  7. 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.