We love making the holidays extra special for the kids so why not make these 3 DIY Christmas decorations with your kids?! Getting them involved makes for some quality family time, helps you keep them occupied and excited during their Christmas break and you get some pretty cool decorations out of it too.
These 3 DIY projects can be adapted to any season and are also budget friendly, useful and above all, allows you to spend some quality time with your kids. So go make memories and crafts…here are the 3 DIY’s you can make with your kids today:
1 – DECORATE OLD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
If you have old ornaments that are scratched or a bit broken, then bring them out to your table and use some craft supplies to give them new life. Now I recommend you put an old table cloth down for crafts or newspaper or even use aluminium foil or that cling film stuff works well too. So once you prepare your surface then bring your craft supplies and the old ornaments.
The craft supplies can be markers, glue, scissors (depending on the age of your children) scrap of paper, material, string, wool, yarn, buttons, glitter (if you allow it) and the list can go on. Then its crafting time! You will end up with some amazing pieces for your tree and also a little mess to clean up, but you will have spent your time with your kids and most importantly created memories with them or even a new tradition.
Here are 2 articles to read for more inspiration:
2 – MAKE DIY ART TO HANG IN YOUR FRAMES FOR CHRISTMAS
Now this can be an all year round thing to do with your kids, you just adapt to the season. You can use the craft supplies mentioned in point 1 to make abstract art or even better to make Christmas images. You can draw an outline of Santa or a Tree and get the kids to glue down materials like buttons, yarn, wool, cotton balls, pompoms, tassels and anything else you may have. Don’t have any supplies then how about some finger painting on the paper? Another option is using water colours or shaving cream.
Here is a how to for the shaving cream artwork:
Here is a how to for the finger painting:
3 – MAKE PINE CONE PLACE SETTINGS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER TABLE
These can also add up to a favour for your guests. So go out and get some pine cones either store bought or from the ground outside if you have pine trees close by. If you don’t have pine cones, improvise with wood pieces or even toilet paper rolls.
So gather your craft supplies and your pine cones and start decoration. Add some glitter or pompoms and I like to add some yarn or wool to tie a loop at the top to turn them into tree ornaments. The next step is to make the card or piece of paper with the name for each guest. You can get creative and make their initials out of pipe cleaners or just write the names on a piece of paper and glue it onto the pine cone. This DIY art can be put in a big bowl on your dining table, kitchen counter or anywhere really, until its time to do the table settings. They also double up as favours as when each guest leaves they can take it home with them and use it as a tree ornament.
Here are 2 blog articles on how to make these and also some images:
As you can see these activities can keep your kids occupied for some time and also I would suggest you make a fund day of it and play Christmas music. Have a dance session and while you wait for the crafts to dry, bake some Christmas cookies too.
Let me know which of these 3 crafts you like most.