If you have been super organised and all your presents are bought and wrapped, and your gravy is in the freezer, then you’ll have lots of time this month for trying out some of the stunning Christmas craft ideas from Tots100 bloggers. If, like me, you are slightly less organised, then we have some fabulous present ideas for you!
These tin can lanterns from Thinly Spread look so pretty in a row on a mantelpiece and making them requires proper tools with sharp edges, which will appeal to older kids who might think crafting is a bit babyish.
Red Ted Art’s cute Christmas stars are perfect to make with really little kids. If you can wield a glue stick, you can make these! Also for littlies, Red Peffer has a great, easy, painting resist idea, particularly as you get two pictures from one art session!
It’s always pleasing to be able to combine crafting with a bracing walk to collect materials, and these woven pinecones on Rainy Day Mum tick both boxes.
It would not be a Christmas craft post without a liberal sprinkling of glitter, that you’ll find in odd corners of your house well into the New Year (or maybe that’s just my lackadaisical approach to cleaning). Domestic Goddesque has used a hot glue gun to make some really clever sparkly snowflakes.
Pink Oddy’s snowman is possibly the best use I’ve ever seen for those stray socks that always end up at the bottom of the wash basket. And the result would grace any mantlepiece!
My favourite Christmas cards are always the homemade ones. These simple tree cards could be made by even the youngest toddler and if you’ve got a willing baby with squidy feet, then these footprint Christmas trees from Mrs Shilts would make fab cards. Hama Bead Christmas cards are a great idea, and a good way to keep the children busy while you’re getting on with something else.
The Crafty Cow has made a stunning paper Christmas tree, with colourful little paper decorations, a good one for older kids with lots of patience.
Shell Louise has ideas for 24 days of crafting. I’m particularly fond of the snowmen made from bottle tops and I know my kids would love the ones made from marshmallows!
And when everything is getting a bit frantic and your toddler is overwrought, break out this lovely, fragrant orange and clove dough from Nurturestore and have a calming knead together.
Happy Christmas Crafting and don’t forget to show us your results!