It is the season for some easy Christmas crafts for children. Are you ready to get creative this holiday season? What do you think of when you think Christmas? Santa? The Christmas tree? Decorations?
These are all things that come to my mind… and I’m positive that’s what children are thinking about (beyond presents!) when they think of Christmas. So what’s the best way to get them excited about Christmas (as if that’s needed….)?!
Do some Christmas crafts to get them in the mood!
Children can make a Christmas window silhouette using these printable Christmas templates for a stunning Christmas window display. Wouldn’t we all love to be able to look out the window to see Santa and his reindeers silhouetted against the moon like this? Or you could try the Christmas tree silhouette idea – possibly better for younger children but just as pretty.
Why not try out these Penguin Footprints from last years Christmas blog, they really went down well? Or try an alternative such as Reindeer, Elves, Snowmen or even Father Christmas himself! All it takes is a little imagination (and a foot or two).
Winter scene jars, I love these; help your children glue cotton or wadding to a jar lid, adding little trees, pine cones or any Christmas decorations you like, including little polar bears or penguin figurines.
Fudge. The smooth texture, the creamy taste – it’s a winner all round! So why not try making some festive fudge? Here’s a recipe I have found for Eggnog Fudge.
Homemade Christmas decorations are a great way to add festive cheer and make memories at the same time. Children will love creating their own homemade Christmas ornaments, garlands, and wreaths.
Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls look delicious – however, you may think twice about eating them once you see their faces! I think this is a great idea to make with the children and send home for those family Christmas parties.
I am sure you will have a great time trying out some of these ideas and that they will definitely get you in the festive mood (whether you like it or not!).
About the author: Zoë Tolley