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Guide To: Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas crafting is a great way to kill two festive birds with one stone – not only does it keep your children occupied for longer than five minutes (we hope) but the adorable crafts they create can then be given as a gift to friends and family alike, saving you pennies and many hours trawling the shops for toy boxes.

Here are a few of our top Christmas crafts to get you started on your crafting adventure:

Button Christmas Tree Ornament

What You Will Need

  • Green Felt
  • Plain Paper
  • Foam Sheet
  • Ribbon
  • Different coloured and sized buttons
  • Glue

Instructions:

Draw a Christmas tree shape on a piece of paper. Trace this shape around your foam and felt, and cut out. Glue the foam to the green felt, making a small hole in the top of the tree. Thread a ribbon through the hole and tie into a loop.

Get your children to sort through the buttons, choosing their favourite to decorate their tree with. To add a bit of sparkle to the decoration, you might want to glue some tinsel to the tree too, or even a small star on the top.

Clothes Peg Reindeer

What You Will Need

  • Clothes Peg
  • Brown Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Black Marker
  • Brown Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small Red Pom Poms
  • Wool

Instructions

Paint each clothes peg brown, waiting for them to dry before adding the reindeer touch! Using the black marker, draw on two eyes at the top of the peg, and draw a line for the legs and hooves. Glue one small red pom pom on for the reindeer nose. Using the brown paper, cut out two antlers, sticking them to the inside top of the peg. Finally, you want to keep your reindeer toasty warm, so add a wool scarf around his neck.

And there you have it, the perfect gift for either Christmas decorations or to help with Christmas laundry!

Father Christmas Handprint Cards

What You Will Need:

  • White Card
  • Peach Paint (for Father Christmas’s face)
  • Red and White Felt
  • Googly Eyes
  • Small Red Pom Poms
  • Cotton Balls

Instructions:

Fold the card in two, getting your children to trace their hand on one side. Cut out the shape, making sure to keep the two hands connected by the wrist section of the paper, to create a greeting card style.

Paint the middle of the handprint in peach paint, sticking on two googly eyes and a small red pom pom for the nose. To make the hat, draw a Father Christmas hat on a piece of red felt, tracing around the top of the palm and thumb of the cut out for the shape and size of the hat. A cotton ball can then be added to the end of the hat and a piece of white felt for the brim of the hat.

For his beard, stretch out 4 cotton balls and glue to each finger. Open the card up and write a Christmas message.

Marshmallow Snowman Bauble

What You Will Need:

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Glue (a glue gun is the best option)
  • Clear Fillable Bauble
  • Small Black Buttons
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Tinsel
  • Orange Paper

Instructions

Using the small black buttons, glue them to the bauble to make the snowman’s eyes and mouth, then cut out a carrot nose in the orange paper and glue that to the ornament too.

Fill the bauble with as many mini marshmallows that will fit. To hang the bauble, glue the pipe cleaner to either side of the snowman. Using the tinsel, make 2 small balls and glue to either side of the bauble, onto top of the pipe cleaner, to create sparkly ear muffs.

This delicious Christmas ornament can be hung on your tree (until the lure of the marshmallows gets too much and you and your kids tuck into them for an afternoon treat!)

Enjoy creating these Christmas crafts with your kids, and please share your festive creations with us on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to see how you get on!

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