With the kids finished school for the holidays and less than 5 days to go until the big day, it is the best time to start with Christmas crafts for kids!
Need to vamp up your Christmas presents, add some homemade decorations to the tree, or want to avoid the festive Christmas crafts altogether? This article has got you covered.
From DIY crafts that can be made with household items, or last minute accessories to keep the little ones learning over the holiday season! We've got all the best Christmas craft ideas, to keep you all busy.
6 Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids For The Holidays
Fun Christmas Crafts for kids are a great way to keep them occupied over the school holidays and get them into the Christmas spirit!
These easy Christmas crafts are ideal for little ones wanting to make their own Christmas gifts for family members, friends, or even Santa Claus!
Salt dough Christmas ornaments are a fun and simple craft (if you have all the supplies), that can be used for jazzing up the Christmas tree, decorations for the
Christmas table, or simply for displaying around the home.
Wholefully recommend using these 3 simple ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- Table salt
- Warm water
With extra craft paint, or even felt tip markers and glitter you'll have the perfect Christmas decoration. Easy peasy!
Another simple and easy Christmas crafts for kids are Snowman art toys made from leftover toilet roll tubes! There's nothing better than a cute snowman
decoration, and using up all the empty cardboard toilet rolls.
These easy Christmas Snowmen can be created with:
- Empty cardboard rolls
- White, black and orange paint (or colouring pens)
- A strip of recycled paper & colourful pom poms for earmuffs!
Festive garlands are another fun Christmas craft for the little ones to get their hands dug into!
Using scrap pieces of coloured paper or card, we suggest cutting Christmas tree shapes and carefully gluing or cello taping along a line of brown twine or left over pieces of string from around the house!
A great alternative to using paper is paper plates! Cut up into triangles to make Christmas tree shapes, paint green, and use excess tinsel for added decoration and sparkle.
Up-Cycle Cardboard Boxes
All kids love a cardboard box! We have recently launched some products from the MakeDo brand, who can help bring your children's cardboard box imaginations to life!
The MakeDo kits are great to have in the house, and include a range of different tools and screws that can be used to hold multiple layers of cardboard together to create cars, castles, or anything you can possibly think of! Even better, the tools and screws provided can be used over and over again.
Make sure to not throw away all your cardboard rubbish this festive season and let the little ones get creative.
Homemade Xmas Cards
Still stuck on Christmas crafts for kids that they actually want to do? Homemade Christmas cards are the answer! Whether they are for friends or family
members, they always go down a treat.
A classic, but let's not forget how special homemade cards are especially when opening on Christmas morning!
To add extra sparkle to the DIY Christmas cards you could encourage the kids to get creative with some cotton balls for snowmen, pipe cleaners to make a star, or popsicle sticks to create a nativity scene.
Funky Christmas Presents
Spicing up your already wrapped festive gifts is definitely not on the top of any
parents' Christmas crafts wish list. But, it's definitely the perfect Christmas craft for the kids, so why not let them add their own special touch to some of your wrapped gifts before adding them under the tree?
We suggest cutting up pieces of coloured craft paper or card and creating little Santa or snowman characters on some of your rectangular presents!
We can't guarantee they'll be picture perfect, but it's the taking part that counts.
Want A Break From All The Christmas Activities?
Here at Little Nutkins we have a wide range of craft kits that make great entertainment if your kids don't love Christmas crafts, or they are perfect for car trips if you are planning on travelling this holiday season.
Tooky Toys Stamp Paint Art Set - Use the stamps to create your own fun pictures, or decorate the various paper scenes included in the set. Each stamp is different and depicts different shapes from love hearts to circles. The set includes 6 inks and 12 wooden stamping blocks.
Animal Party Fabric Mask Craft Kit - Dress up like the animals of the forest with this fun children's craft kit from Tooky Toy. The kit comes with pre-drawn felt sheets to help your child create 4 different designed masks; owl, fox, panda and penguin.
Rex London Rainbow Scratch Art Kit - Create wonderful rainbow art with this fun set from Rex London. Scratch away the black sheets to reveal colourful patterns underneath. Write messages or draw your favourite things. These 12 scratch cards are great for all ages.
Mini Games & Toys
Rex London Mini Pick Up Sticks - This fun wooden travel game is great for the whole family. To play, place all the sticks through the wooden loop and stand it up. Take it in turns to take out a stick - but try not to let it all collapse. Comes in a handy travel tin, making it perfect to take away or even as a distraction while waiting for Christmas dinner!
Rex London Mini 3D Puzzle Block In A Tin - Not just for children - the entire family will love this addictive wooden 3D cube puzzle from Rex London. Take the 9 colourful wooden blocks and see if you can recreate the cube shape. Give it a go by yourself, or get some help from the handy instructions.
Rex London Traditional Jacks Playground Game - Retro toys are all the rage at the moment! And you can certainly go back to a playground classic with this Jacks set from Rex London. This Jacks set comes with 10 metal jacks, two rubber balls and a cotton storage bag. Play alone or have fun against others. It's a game or skill, coordination and speed.
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