Creative crafts are fun at Christmas, especially for kids with creative energy and ideas. Creativity at Christmas is also a nice way to bond with your family and create lasting memories that you will cherish. If you don’t know where to start with Christmas crafting, then read on.
Advent has begun, but it’s never too late to create a calendar and count down the days until Christmas. Of course, you can buy an advent calendar in the shops, but it doesn’t have the same personality as the ones you craft at home with the family after a tasty evening meal.
Making an advent calendar can be as simple or complicated as you like, but for an idea that’s easy, ask the kids to draw their favorite Christmas picture (Santa, Reindeer, Elves) and stick paper with dates on it to the bottom. Days are marked off with a cotton ball stuck to the number.
Christmas cards are a simple seasonal favorite for kids to make. Not only can you have fun making Christmas cards with the kids, but you can send these personalized cards to friends and family for an extra surprise at Christmas. It’s these little things that make the best seasonal gifts.
To make Christmas cards with your kids this year, you will need some card – different colored card is better – some drawing and painting supplies; some texturing elements like cotton balls, buttons, and felt; and an afternoon or evening that you can dedicate to the Christmas crafting.
Winter is a lonely time to be outdoors; the trees might be bare, but that only allows you to see more of the landscape, and the weather might be cold, but that lets you dress up in your favorite winter-warming clothes, like hats and scarves. Take the family on a walk for some inspiration.
When you return from your winter nature walk, you can start creating winter scenes using art supplies from The Sydney Canvas Company. This art supplies company has everything you need to get creative with the kids over the festive season, creating memories that you cherish.
One of the simplest and most practical Christmas craft ideas is Christmas tree decorations. A Christmas tree is usually the centerpiece of the home at Christmas, so it’s nice when the children’s decorations are on display on the tree when extended family and friends come over.
Again, Christmas tree decorations are super simple to make and allow the children to get creative with their imaginations. Create a time for some family fun, and give your children all the art supplies they need to make Christmas trees, Santas, Reindeer, or a favorite character.
Candy pots are cool! If you don’t know what they are, you’re about to find out. Decorate mini terracotta flower pots with Christmas characters and fill them up with tasty sweets like M&Ms or something similar. These can be used as tasty treats throughout the house on Christmas Day.