Right, I’ve scoured the Interweb and Pinterest for you to bring you (in my opinion) 10 of the best Christmas crafts for young children. They are all different in style and difficulty level so hopefully you’ll find something you feel like attempting with your little ones! I’ve also included my attempt… I hope it compares OK (and it makes it 11 so a bonus one for you!).
Image courtesy of MarthaStewart.com, Candy Cane Felt Mice. Simple and really effective, also make great stocking fillers.
Image courtesy of craftulate.com. Fill and shake baubles – ridiculously easy so something for the younger pre-schooler, just add glue and glittery bits and shake away! Result – one self made bauble that looks pretty good
Image courtesy of ehow.com. Bird seed Christmas ornament – probably won’t last long if the birds are hungry, but it will give you and the children a warm glow knowing that you’ve helped the local birdlife.
This is by far the best hand/footprint Christmas wreath I’ve seen, if I get the time and inclination, I’m doing it this year! Image courtesy of LisalovesJohn.com.
Here’s my entry! We had fun creating our Christmas Tree Garlands, see my how to post here.
Just as it sounds – go forage and then weave sparkly things, threads or pipe cleaners in and around your pine cones. They look festive and keep little hands occupied. Image from My Little 3 and me via Rainy Day Mum.
This cute nativity wreath is a nice alternative to the traditional wreath and is a good way to educate them about the nativity story, whether you believe or not. I’m a non believer but I think we should all know about the nativity story and I’m a fan of it’s moral messages! Image courtesy of Rainy Day Mum. You can buy the kit here or you can get some foam sheets and get creative – make your own Christmassy themed wreaths.
It’s those pipe cleaners again! They’re really versatile, it’s well worth investing in a pack or two to keep on standby if you have a craft loving child. These will help fine motor skills plus they’re really simple to do and might even keep them occupied. Image courtesy of Teacher’s pet.
Paper plate craft – so many different options, I really like the effectiveness of this one, cut out shapes in tissue paper and stick to the plate, add a square of black paper or card and a ribbon or string to the top and you have an ornament for the wall or the tree to treasure for years to come! This comes from Crafty Morning.
Sticky back plastic, cellophane tree leaves and ornaments – what could go wrong? But it would look great in the window. See how to make it over on Crafts on Sea.
For the adventurous crafter and for people who know how to operate a sewing machine! There are easier ways but this one looks so good though, any volunteers to make it for me? Find out how from Cherie Bobbins.
I hope you enjoyed these Christmas crafts, let me know if you attempt any of them, if you do, post them to me on Facebook so I can see your efforts. Have you got any favourite crafts to do with your children?