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Christmas Craft Ideas For Children Of All Ages

We’ve rounded up some Christmas craft ideas for children of all ages from the craft advent posts we did a couple of years ago.

KayCee and Ella had great fun making all these crafts and did an excellent job.

You can find links to all of the Countdown To Christmas 24 advent Crafts on my Pinterest board

Christmas Craft Ideas

Paper Plate Angel

Paper plate angel

Cinnamon Dough Tree Ornaments

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Scrabble Christmas Tree Ornaments

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Toilet Roll Christmas Trees

toilet roll Christmas trees

Embroidered Snowflake Card

embroidered snowflake card

Folded Book Art Christmas Tree

A Christmas carol folded book tutorial

Paper Star Chain

paper star chains - craft ideas

Candy Cane Reindeer

candy cane reindeer

Top 5 Craft Ideas For The Family

DIY craft ideas are a wonderful way for the families to bond well and enjoy some fun time together. Whether it is about making voguish decorations for celebrating Christmas, renovating your kid’s room or learning a new fix, craft projects pack in a lot of thrills and excitement for kids and parents alike. Use the following interesting project ideas to engage your spouse and young ones in a fantastic art session where you will enjoy unleashing your creative potential and aesthetic prowess.

Fun Snowman From Plastic Cups

Have fun building a snowman with only plastic cups. This DIY activity is even more fun than creating customized family photo albums through Mixbook.com/Photo-Books or planning a road trip to one of the exotic beaches in the Caribbean. You do not really need snow to make your own personalized artful snowman. It is an easy-to-do craft project, which only requires inexpensive plastic cups. You will need some glue, a stapler, coloured paper, and some clear plastic cups. Use these materials and a little bit of your creative prowess to create splendid snowman decor with your loved ones.

plstic cup snowman
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Peppermint Christmas Ornament Candies

Did you know that peppermint could actually be used for making your own customized peppermint candies? These candies will have just the perfect flavoring to spice up your noshing or binge eating sessions. Use some nice candy brand and peppermint for this amazing DIY activity to create sweets that you can use as birthday embellishments, Halloween giveaways, or party decor.

Peppermint candy Christmas ornaments - craft ideas
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Stylish Candy Sleighs

Your kids will absolutely adore this amazing DIY craft featuring vibrant candy sleighs, which you can easily use as Thanksgiving souvenirs or New Year decor accessories. While you might find these cute little candy sleighs with colourful ribbons tied around a bit hard to build, they are actually easy to design. Just use a handful of kit kat or Hershey’s chocolate bars and a few multicoloured decorative ribbons to create your own handy sleighs. Apt for a Christmas giveaway as well, these will need candy canes, some glue, and a few candies.

candy cane sleighs
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Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

Are you thinking of getting a bit creative this winter season? How about some cool handprint ornaments made right out of salt dough? You will need some flour, water, and salt. Put them together in a bowl, make cute shapes and decorate them using good quality acrylic paint. Think of nice colourful patterns to paint on your salt dough accessories. Do not forget to cover them up with a sealant. It will allow you to use these as decor items for a long term.

salt dough handprint Christmas ornaments from Olive Juice Mama
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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

You may like eating Cinnamon doughnuts but know that you can create marvellous decorative cinnamon accessories with only these four ingredients: flour, salt, cinnamon, and water. Your kids are sure to have a great time making these fancy ornaments that require no cooking. This kid-friendly craft project keeps you engaged for hours of creative play while you think of artistic patterns and shapes for these cinnamon embellishments. You will enjoy the fragrance once these ornaments are done. You can show this decorative artwork to your friends and relatives and I am sure they will definitely appreciate your creative flair.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments
Tutorial

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Christmas Crafts to Keep the Kids Occupied

Christmas is a magical time when you have kids. But, kids can also get excited and hyperactive way before Christmas Day is due to arrive, so it’s a good idea to have a few calming activities up your sleeve. Not only that, crafting is a great way to bond with the kids and create memories while you have the time. The crafts they make in their younger years may stand the test of time and hang around the house at every Christmas from that day forth. So, which crafts are easy for young children to make?

Christmas Crafts

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Make Your Own Stockings

Making your own felt stockings is easy and fun. Perhaps the kids will want to make a stocking for their parents or their pets and hide some small presents inside for Christmas Day. All you need to do is cut out two sock shapes from a large piece of felt. Sew the sides together with some colourful cotton (if your child is very young the sewing is best left to adults), being careful to leave the top open. Add a felt loop to the top of the stocking so it can be hung and then let your children decorate the stocking with felt shapes and buttons.

 

Mini Christmas Trees

For this craft, you’ll need to find a few polystyrene cones. Lay some newspapers or an old sheet on your dining room table to avoid causing any damage. Allow your children to paint the cones green and then sprinkle some clear or green glitter on top. Decorate each tree by glueing little pom poms around them and create a small paper star to glue to the top. If you’re really creative, you can even create your very own Santa by using white and red felt and cotton.

 

Merry Christmas Garland

There’s nothing quite like having a handmade Christmas garland hanging from the fireplace. One of the easiest ways to make your own garland is with upholstery foam sheets you can cut up into letters. Once your letters are cut, cover the front side in glue and sprinkle with glitter. Once the glitter and glue have dried, thread a needle through each letter with cotton or silk and tie at the ends. You can use pins to hang your garland as you wish.

snowglobe

 

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Make Your Own Snow Globe

This one usually goes down well with the kids. You’ll need a glass jar with a tight lip or lid. Ask your children to search through their toys and find a mini figure that will fit in the glass jar. Glue the figure to the bottom of the glass jar using waterproof glue. Let that dry for a while before filling the jar with silver glitter that covers the bottom. Add water (regular tap water is sufficient) and place the lid tightly on the jar. Shake the jar up and let your children see it snow on their chosen figure.

 

Making crafts at Christmas time can be such fun for kids (and adults too!)

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Let It Snow Scrabble Ornament #24XmasCrafts

Let It Snow Scrabble Ornament

 

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! For our final #24XmasCraft advent tutorial, we made a Let It Snow tree ornament using Scrabble tiles.

You will need:

  • Scrabble tiles
  • Card or stiff paper with a Christmas design printed on one side (not pictured)
  • Fake snow
  • Ribbon
  • Glue – I found a glue gun worked best

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Draw around the scrabble tiles as in the photo below.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Cut out the card.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Stick the Scrabble tiles onto the plain side. I found using a hot glue gun worked best.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Bend each row apart so you can glue in between the tiles.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Glue the ribbon to the back. If you want to cover the ribbon, cut another piece of card, the same size as before and glue it to the back, over the ribbon.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

Put glue on the top of each row and sprinkle the fake snow onto the glue. When the glue is dry, hang on the tree.

Let it snow Scrabble tree ornament

I hope you’ve enjoyed our #24XmasCraft advent tutorials. We had great fun making everything.

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year 🙂

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Paper Plate Angel #24XmasCrafts

Paper Plate Angel

 

Here’s our penultimate Christmas craft tutorial and we’re going to be making paper plate angels. It’s another easy craft for little hands 🙂

Paper plate angel

You will need:

  • A paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Card for the hair and face
  • A silver pipe cleaner
  • Glitter glue
  • Sticky tape

Paper plate angel

Cut a triangle piece out of the plate to make the angel’s body.

Paper plate angel

Cut a circle for the face and a piece of hair out of the card. Draw the features on the face.

Paper plate angel

Stick the face to the hair then stick the face and hair to the body.

Paper plate angel

Stick the body onto the other piece of the plate which will be the wings.

Paper plate angel

Make a halo using the silver pipe cleaner.

Paper plate angel

Stick the halo to the back of the angel using sticky tape.

Paper plate angel

Decorate the angel’s dress and wings with glitter glue and allow to dry.

Paper plate angel

 

Paper plate angel

 

It’s our last #24XmasCrafts tutorial tomorrow and we’ll be making another scrabble Christmas tree ornament.

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Paper Star Chain #24XmasCrafts

Paper Star Chain

We love all things glittery and this paper star chain is no exception. It’s very easy to make and looks pretty when hanging on the wall or door.

paper star chains

You will need:

  • Paper
  • String
  • A pencil
  • A mug
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Sticky tape

paper star chain

Draw around the mug on a piece of paper and cut out the circle. Fold it in half then fold it in half three more times. Draw a line at the top from corner, as in the photo and cut along this line.

paper star chain

Open up the paper and you will have a star. Now decorate the star with glue and glitter.

paper star chain

Stick the string to the back of each star using sticky tape.

paper star chain

Hang on the wall or a door or anywhere you like, really!

paper star chains

 

Only 2 more to go! Tomorrow we’ll be making paper plate angels.

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Candy Cane Reindeer #24XmasCrafts

Candy Cane Reindeer

Kaycee loved making these sweet candy cane reindeer. They don’t take very long and are another cheap and easy gift idea for school friends 🙂

candy cane reindeer

You will need:

  • A candy cane
  • 2 googly eyes
  • A pipe cleaner
  • A pencil
  • Glue
  • A sparkly pom pom

 

candy cane reindeer

Fold the pipe cleaner in half to find the middle then twist it around the top of the candy cane to secure it.

candy cane reindeer

Wrap each side of the pipe cleaner around the pencil to make the antlers.

candy cane reindeer

This is what you should have.

candy cane reindeer

Glue two googly eyes onto the candy cane.

candy cane reindeer

Glue the sparkly pom-pom onto the end of the candy cane to make the nose and you’re done 🙂

candy cane reindeer

Mix and match different coloured pipe cleaners and pom-poms to make different ones.

candy cane reindeer

Day 22 tomorrow and we’ll be making a paper star chain.

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Cinnamon Dough Tree Ornaments #24XmasCrafts

Cinnamon Dough Tree Ornaments

 

These no-bake cinnamon dough tree ornaments smell lovely and dry a nice light brown colour. You can leave them as they are or paint them.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

You will need:

  • 1 cups of plain flour
  • Half a cup of salt
  • Half a cup (approx 40g) of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Rolling pin
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • Ribbon
  • A straw

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Mix all the ingredients together until a dough forms. Knead the dough for around 5 minutes.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Roll out the dough to the desired thickness.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

 

 

We rolled it to about a centimetre thick.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Choose a selection of Christmas cookie cutters.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Cut out the shapes, re-rolling the dough to get as many decorations from the dough as possible.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Using the straw, make a hole in each decoration for the ribbon.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Let them dry for a few days. They’ll go quite light when they’re fully dry.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

Thread ribbon through the holes and hand on the Christmas tree.

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

 

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

 

cinnamon dough tree ornaments

We’ll be making candy cane reindeer tomorrow 🙂

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Salt Dough Photo Frame #24XmasCrafts

Salt Dough Photo Frame

These salt dough photo frames make lovely personalised gifts for grandparents. I’m keeping ours though because I love it too much to give away!

dough frame

 

For the dough, you will need:

  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • Half a cup salt
  • Half a cup water
  • A rolling pin
  • A knife

 

salt dough photo frame

Mix all the ingredients until a dough forms. Knead the dough for around 5 minutes to help with the elasticity.

salt dough photo frame

Roll out the dough then cut to size. It helps to use a photo to see how big your frame needs to be.

salt dough photo frame

Cut out the middle of the photo frame a little bigger than the photo you’re going to be framing.

salt dough photo frame

Squash each side in a bit to make the frame a nicer shape. Make 2 holes for the ribbon to go through when the frame has dried and been decorated. (Remember to put the holes in the right place. Ours are in the wrong place as I forgot I wanted to use a photo that is landscape, not portrait!)

salt dough photo frame

We left our frame to air dry; depending on the size and thickness, this can take 2-7 days. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can dry them in the oven.

For the decorations you will need:

  • Gold spray
  • Gems
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Ribbon (not pictured)

 

salt dough photo frame

Spray the frame gold and leave to dry.

salt dough photo frame

 

Using the gems, glue and glitter glue, decorate the frame. When the glue has dried, thread the ribbon through the holes and tie at the back.

salt dough photo frame

 

Glue the photo to the back of the frame.

dough frame

 

Day 20 tomorrow and I’m getting almost as excited as the girls! We’ll be making cinnamon dough tree ornaments.

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

Candy Cane Christmas Tree #24XmasCrafts

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

These are lovely for the kids to make for friends at school and they don’t cost much.

You will need:

  • Green felt
  • Glitter glue
  • Scissors
  • A candy cane
  • A pen or pencil

 

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Fold the piece of felt in half and draw half a Christmas tree, making sure to draw it on the folded side.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Cut out the tree and open it up. Lay the cane on the tree and mark where the cuts need to be.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Fold the tree in half make the small cuts where the cane will go.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Put the cane in the holes.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Decorate using the glitter glue and let it dry before giving it as a gift 🙂

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

 

Nearly there! Day 19 is a tutorial to make a salt dough photo frame gift.

To see all of the 24 tutorials, check out my Pinterest board

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