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Here’s a roundup of great Christmas craft ideas to keep excited kids on school break occupied in the run up to Christmas Day.
Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied
One of the biggest challenges busy mothers face with getting everything ready for Christmas is TIME!
There is never enough of it!
So what better way to buy yourself some more time for Christmas prep than by keeping the kids occupied with some Christmas crafting?
I’m talking primary / elementary school aged kids here by the way.
Before you shudder and think, “but that’s such a time suck”, I have put together a list of brilliant Christmas crafts for kids to make… that they can easily make on their own.
I repeat… ON THEIR OWN!!!
All you have to do is instil in them that clearing up after yourself when you’ve been crafting is almost as fun as the crafting itself.
Turn kids crafts into gifts!
You might even find that you can kill two birds with one stone and get them crafting homemade gifts or lovely festive decorations!
It could happen…
So here you go… here’s a list of some gorgeous Christmas crafts that kids can sit and do on their own….
Easy to make Christmas crafts
1. Super Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card
This mono print Christmas tree card from Blue Bear Wood is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished.
It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.
See the full step-by-step here: Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card
2. 3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft
How about this for a multitasking craft?
Christmas craft, Christmas decoration and STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) activity.
What’s not to love about this 3D Christmas Tree from Little Bins For Little Hands
See the full step-by-step here: Little Bins For Little Hands
3. Lolly Sticks Christmas Crafts
Now here’s a little craft idea that makes the most out of using up what’s left in the craft cupboard… lolly sticks, googly eyes, pompoms, you know the score!
As does the clever lady over at Thimble and Twig.
See the full step-by-step here: Lolly Stick Christmas Crafts
4. Easy Paper Snowman
Now easy paper snowman craft could be a piece of art or it could be a Christmas card, depends how you want to play it. It’s one of those simple but eye-catching craft ideas that I just love.
See the full step-by-step here: Not Toy Gifts
5. Easy Candy Cane Reindeer
This one is for those with a sweet tooth – well a sweet tooth they can keep under control, at least until the super cute candy can reindeer are made.
Talking of sweet tooths (teeth?), don’t forget to check out my Easy Kids Crafts with Marshmallows post, which is proving super popular at the moment!
See the full step-by-step here: The Search for Imperfection
6. Cupcake Liner Homemade Wrapping Paper
Ok I’m at it again… getting the kids to do my Christmas prep through their craft!!
But I love the simplicity of this upcycled wrapping paper and how beautiful to have handcrafted wrapping paper covering all the Christmas gifts.
See the step-by-step here: The Soccer Mom Blog
7. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
See how to make them here: Play Trains
8. Christmas Scented Salt Dough Garlands
Now these Christmas scented salt dough garlands are my very favourite of the Christmas crafts for kids to make in this roundup.
We will definitely be having these on our Christmas tree this year – just got to get the seven year old and her pals geared up to make some for me 🙂
See the step-by-step here: Rainy Day Mum
9. Play Dough Christmas Trees
These are perfect for kiddos of all ages – even pre-schoolers to get crafting.
See how to make them here: The Best Ideas For Kids
So which ones are you going to get your kids crafting?
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