Christmas Crafts – D.I.Y

Christmas with Children
It is well known that children love Christmas! Santa coming down the chimney, lights, trees and most of all presents. Usually it is not until we are older that we realise the true meaning of Christmas is spending it with those we love.
But what if we could nurture that now? Why not instead of buying decorations and putting them up alone – you sit down as a family and make your own? Why not build a gingerbread house? Christmas can be a time to share and have fun instead of being a stressful dash around the shops and children will take pride in knowing their work is up around the house. So what if your house doesn’t look like a Harrod’s show room, each bauble and trinket will be a memory and you and your children will have some wonderful moments to treasure!
Why not try some of our fun D.I.Y Christmas ideas at home with your kids?

HOW TO CREATE CHRISTMAS CARDS 

Making cards is a simple, fun craft activity for children of all ages. Children will love creating their own patterns and ideas. Just try keep them to the Christmas theme!

MATERIALS NEEDED –

  • Coloured paper/cardHomemade-Cards-Reindeer-703x467
  • Plain card
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Black Marker
  • Glitter
  • Pencil
  • Decorations (foam stickers, stars etc)
  • Ribbon or String
  • Scissors

HOW TO CREATE PHOTO SNOW GLOBES

Making photo snow globes is a bit more time consuming than the cards but can also make great gifts for grandparents! Let children decorate the outside and pick out the photo for the inside.

MATERIALS NEEDED –

  • Printed photo – laminated
  • Mason Jar
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Decorations (foam stickers, stars etc)ad397d040cad01d4d9b38ed143b381ce
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

HOW TO

  • Laminate the photo
  • Put the photo in the jar upside down,
  • Put white glitter inside to look like snow
  • Cover the outside in glitter and decorations. Try not to obscure the photo.
  • Fill the jar with water
    Put the lid on tightly
  • Shake up and watch the snow

HOW TO MAKE REINDEER LOLLIPOPS

This a little edible DIY activity that can get a little bit messy! Although it’s well worth is afterwards! These are great stocking fillers, Christmas party treats or great to eat with a hot chocolate and a Christmassy film.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED –

  • Oreos
  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate drops
    Red or brown Smarties (Red makes Rudolph!)1060b99498ca06db64463f9562da4481
  • Small pretzels

MATERIALS –

  • A big flatish bowl to put the melted chocolate in
  • A flat baking tray
  • Greaseproof paper
  • A Cocktail Stick

HOW TO –

  • Line the baking tray with the grease proof paper
  • Cut the pretzels in half and put to one side
  • Put the lollipop sticks in the middle of the pretzels
  • Put the milk chocolate in a bowl and put in the microwave until completely melted
  • Dip the Oreos in the chocolate until fully covered
  • Lay them flat on the baking tray
  • Add a Smartie to the middle of the lower half of the Oreo
  • Add 2 white chocolate drops to the upper half of the Oreo
  • Add half a pretzel to each side of the Oreo
  • Dip the cocktail stick in the chocolate and put a small dot on each chocolate drop
  • Leave to cool
  • Eat
  • Enjoy

There are loads of brilliant ideas out there! Have a look and see what other fun things you and your family can make this festive period!

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