This week I have found myself thinking about Christmas crafts to make with the children. There are some things we do every single year, and I would also like to introduce some new ideas.
One of our favourites is salt dough decorations. Salt dough is super easy to make, and the children can decorate them in any way they please.
- Half a cup of water
- Half a cup of salt
- One cup flour
You simply add the water slowly to the dry ingredients, then knead together and roll out. We use cookie cutters to make festive shapes, making sure to pop a hole in the top so we can hang them on the tree! Pop in the oven for about 3 hours on a low heat, or microwave for 3 minutes until dry. Then you can decorate! I just arm the children with old clothes and a load of paints and let them go wild.
I think this year we might also have a go at making some Christmas stockings. I have some green and red felt which I will attempt to cut into the right shape, and then Gemma and Jacob can decorate with stick on felt shapes, sequins, pom poms and whatever else they fancy.
We would also love to have a go at making our own Christmas wreath. I don’t know about you, but I can never find the ‘perfect’ one for my front door. So this year, I am going to buy a plain rattan wreath and decorate in my own colour scheme (this year, I am going blue and silver). It may not look like the ones in the shop, but we will have fun getting busy with the ribbon, the berries and the glitter spray, and it will be all the more special if we have made it ourselves, right?
What are your favourite Christmas crafty ideas to get the children involved with? Would love some more ideas that we could have a go at!
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