Arts and crafts are great fun all year round, but there are some particularly fantastic ideas to get creative with around Christmas time. We’ve rounded up six wonderful choices that the children will just love experimenting with, and that are easy and low-cost for parents too. Have a look and plan your festive activities…
Felt and Pom-Pom Christmas Trees
For this activity, all you’ll need to do is get some green felt, some colourful pom-poms and a little glue to hold the creation together. Cut out the shape of your tree and let your little one decorate it to their heart’s content. You could even add some sequins or glitter – and don’t forget a little star to put on top!
Plastic Cup Angels
You won’t need much to make these lovely decorations. In fact, all you’ll need is a plastic cup, some colouring pens and some white paper to cut out your angel’s wings and face. The kids can draw the angel’s face on a round piece of paper and decorate the rest of the cup as if it were her dress. If you want to add something a little extra to your angel, pop an electric tea light inside so she lights up!
Gingerbread Man Decorating
This one can be made as simple or as complicated as you like. You can either find a recipe and bake your own gingerbread men with the children, or you can visit a bakery or supermarket that sells gingerbread men ready to decorate. Often, these come in kits that have tubes of icing and chocolate drops included. However, if you do it yourself, you can be as experimental as you want!
This traditional Christmas craft just doesn’t get old. A few small snips into some folded paper can create intricate and pretty patterns that look great hung around the house. All you’ll need is paper and scissors, so the children can happily create a few each. If you want, you could add some blue and silver glitter before hanging them up. Just make sure to always supervise when using scissors.
Candy Cane Hunt
We all love a hunt for eggs at Easter, so why not reflect this fun tradition at Christmas time too? Hide a few candy canes around the house and see how many the little ones can find. Once they’ve collected them all, you can enjoy decorating the tree with them together.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
Making Christmas trees from pipe cleaners is simple yet effective. Grab yourself some pipe cleaners in different shades of green, and chop a kitchen or toilet roll tube so that it makes a cone shape. Put a little bit of glue on your tube before winding the pipe cleaners around it. You can then glue on small pom-poms or sequins for decoration. A fun and easy festive activity!
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