It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means Santa is soon to make a visit to your home! With the festive spirit in the air it’s time to start decorating your home and making the most of the Christmas magic. There’s nothing more exciting that getting your little ones creating some fun Christmas crafts, so here are a few fun and easy Christmas crafts for you and your little ones to do over the festive period!
Create some beautiful Christmas tree decorations with some festive filled baubles. Find yourself some plastic, clear baubles from your nearest craft store and fill them with fun, colourful materials such as pompoms, ribbon, glitter, tinsel and so on. This is a really simple yet effective decoration to make and will look beautiful dangling from the tree in between the fairy lights.
One of the most popular Christmas decorations, the garland can make any room look instantly Christmassy and festive. Purchase some coloured card and string, then decide what kind of garland you want to make. Choose a festive theme such as candy canes, Christmas trees, snowflakes and reindeer and cut them neatly from the card. Then you can draw nice patterns on the designs, or add glitter to them for some additional Christmas magic. Attach your cardboard cut-outs to the string and you have your garland! There are so many fun places you can hang your Christmas garland, from the kitchen cupboard doors to the fireplace, wherever you choose to hang your garland you’ll be adding instant Christmas magic to your interiors.
Personalised Gift Tags
Once the present buying has been done, it’s time to wrap the gifts and make them look beautiful to put under the tree. Creating your own personalised gift tags is the perfect way to make your Christmas gifts that little bit more personal. Select some coloured card and cut out some simple designs that you can use to attach to your gifts. Having handmade gift tags gives your gifts a personal touch that will make your gift that extra bit special. The great thing about these fun gift tags is that they’re also really fun and simple for you and your little ones to make.
What better way to get your little ones into the Christmas spirit than to have them make their very own Christmas countdown boxes. Advent calendars are a great way to countdown to the big day, and making your own calendar with small boxes gives you the chance to put your own little treats into each box, as well as create personalised designs that your little ones can feel proud of. Wrap small boxes with some festive paper or colour them in with your own designs to make them stand out and look good. This fun advent idea will certainly get you into the festive spirit!
Another great idea for some Christmas DIY fun is to make your very own Christmas cards. There’s nothing sweeter than receiving a handmade Christmas card from your loved ones, especially if they’re children! Creating Christmas cards is also a really fun activity, as you can design the cards however you like with personal messages and finish them off with sprinklings of glitter and so on.