As the Christmas break heads our way I thought I’d share some Christmas craft ideas to keep the kids entertained as they wait in anticipation to see if Father Christmas will be stopping at their house to deliver some gifts.
No Cook Cinnamon Ornaments from Growing a Jewelled Rice – this simple recipe uses ingredients you will probably already have and will fill your home with a festive aroma.
Thumbprint Christmas Cards – the simplest of Christmas crafts. Simply draw an outline of the robin and then have your little one press their thumbprint to create the robin’s red breast.
Christmas Tree Biscuits – if intricate biscuit decorating is just too much to cope with during this manic season, then this biscuit option is perfect. Simply cut your biscuit mixture in triangles and then ice with green icing and go crazy with sprinkles or Smarties! (We’re going to try and biscuit recipe from the Fortnum and Mason Christmas Cook Book available here…a really beautiful book).
Cardboard Christmas Tree Decoration by Hello, Wonderful – you will probably have a plentiful supply of cardboard boxes with which to do this activity. If cutting out the ornaments is a bit much, you can always buy some foam shapes for the kids to use.
Star Garland – this gorgeous decoration will get the kids outside. Have them go and collect some sticks and then (with your help), glue the twigs together using a glue gun or other strong glue and then use seam twine to finish the ends.
Christmas Colouring Pages by Mr. Printables – I featured the Halloween version of this giant colouring sheet and it proved a real hit with the boys. This festive version is sure to be just as well received.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree by Creative Family Fun – a simple idea yet the kids can make a cute little Christmas decoration with not too much hassle.
Pipe cleaner Candy Cane Ornament by Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Harry made these at school last year. You could always get some white beads with letters on them so the kids can spell out their and other family members names (which would make great gift tags).
Find and Colour Printable by Picklebums – this may just provide a moment of calm and focus…
Colouring page by Mein Lila Park – get the kids to colour this in and it can be used as wrapping paper to add a personalised touch.
Cut-out snowflakes by Apartment Therapy – showing how the simple paper-cut snowflake can be transformed to make beautiful Christmas decorations.
Frosty Pinecones by Kids Craft Room – a messy activity but these would look so pretty hung on branches in the house.