One of the great things about Christmas is being able to get your handmade craft on, something I have always enjoyed. I love discovering new ideas, and find Google and Pinterest great places to find them. Plus both my girls love to get crafty; whether it is with me, their grandparents or anyone who is willing to sit and do it with them.
Today I'm sharing some of my favourite crafts for handmade fun at Christmas time.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
These cute little trees are super simple to make; by creating a pipe cleaner spiral and gluing in little pom poms to look like baubles.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Different coloured pom poms
SAFETY NOTICE: Please be careful when using a hot glue gun with children around as the casing and glue can burn!
To get started roll your pipe cleaner into a spiral, then open up the spiral to create the tree shape. Next ask your children to choose the coloured pom poms. Next, using the hot glue gun, help them glue the pom poms onto the trees. If you want them to be hanging decorations, pop some embroidery thread in a loop through the top part of your tree.
Foot print or hand print painting
This is one of my favourite activities and there are so many ways you can make it Christmas-y. From penguins (my sister-in-law is obsessed with them!) to mistle-toe (pun intended!) to reindeer, Christmas trees and even hand print wreaths.
Tea Light Snowman Ornament
These snowmen are cute to make; and also relatively cheap. Especially as you can get pretty much everything you need to make these little friendly snowman faces in your local pound shop.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Battery operated tea lights
Black permanent marker
Red pipe cleaners
Red pom poms
Orange permanent marker
Lollipop stick crafts
These are fun and so easy to do, and they look great! There are a number of options, from Christmas trees to snowman hats. All you need is:
Green, red and black paint (or coloured sticks!)
Glitter (if you’re brave enough!)
Once you know which design you’re going to make, you simply glue the sticks in the shape you’re after and then decorate accordingly.
I absolutely love getting crafty and it’s a great way to give your children something to do instead of watching TV on a rainy, cold or snowy day! Plus they make fabulous, unique, personal Christmas gifts. If you have some favourite crafts that I haven’t mentioned but you think we should try out, let me know in the comments below!
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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from my family and me this year!