As the festive seasons draws near, it’s time to start thinking of how you’re going to keep the kiddies occupied over the festive period. No matter your budget, you can keep the children busy by getting them to help you create Christmas decorations for your home. Whether it’s as simple as creating paper chains or upcycling baubles, kids can enjoy hours of fun creating personal Christmas decorations to get them into the Christmas spirit. Below are some simple ideas to give your munchkins hours of fun.
Simple and effective, paper chains make for an easy and mess free activity that is a fun activity for children to do with their parents. Whether you want to make a classic paper chain with thin coloured paper or make a more innovative paper chain into a festive holiday decoration it will look great over Christmas and add a personal touch to your home. If you’re not sure how to make a paper chain, follow this step-by-step guide.
Perfect for creating thoughtful presents for a family member or friend at school, you can decorate a match box and add inside a small present or Christmas greeting. They say the best gifts come in small packages and this idea is great as a thoughtful gift over the festive period. It allows your little ones to use their imagination and decorate the boxes to their preference.
Upcycle a bauble
Let your kids transform your plain, boring looking baubles with this crafty idea. If you have any strips left from your Christmas present wrapping or paper chains you can use this to glam up your baubles. The children can use their imagination to create Christmas themed decorations for your tree, whether that be transforming the baubles it into a snowman, an angel or covering them with sparkles and glitter.
Doily paper angels
No angel for the top of the tree? No problem. Get your little ones to make one out of doily paper. These unique angels would look great as both an ornament and decoration on top or placed on the tree. They will need your help with this one but it won’t take long for you to make an angel with your own little angel or angels. You can find a step-by-step guide here.
Save money on Christmas cards this year and let the little ones make personalised ones instead. They could create a pop up reindeer, Christmas tree or Santa. The World Wide Web is full of creative ways to create personal Christmas cards. The sky is the limit with this one. Utilise the stuff you already have in your home such as old Christmas decorations, paint and glitters. The more materials they have the more imaginative the cards will be. If you don’t have enough materials in your home try sites such as http://www.artifolk.co.uk/paints/gouache-paints.htm that have endless art and craft supplies.