As much as we love Pinterest, it can be a source of endless hours of procrastination. We lose hours to the wonderful ideas board. If you’ve got to plan anything crafty or beautiful, you’ll find so much inspiration on Pinterest. So when we were thinking about Christmas craft with the little ones, we automatically turned to Pinterest. We wanted to share some of the really clever, fun and simple kids Christmas crafts that you can do with your kids this December.
Christmas tree pots
Pine cones, mini plant pots, paint, glue and some stars made out of tin foil. That’s all you need to make these super cute little decorations. Paint the plant pots a festive colour, ditto the pine cones (green would work best if you want to make them look like trees). In this example the person has used glitter to make the pine cone trees look like they have a light dusting of snow/frost.
Hand Print Bauble
Especially great for memorialising those precious first Christmases – plonk your baby/toddlers hand in paint, get them to hold the bauble without smudging the paint (easier said than done) and then decorate the fingers as snowmen. So cute. Would make a heart-meltingly lovely gift for grandparents!
DIY Snow Covered Pinecones
- Fake snow
- 2 paper plates
First, pour a generous amount of glue onto one paper plate. Then pour the snow on the other paper plate. Dip the pinecone in the glue where you would like the snow to stick. Roll the glued pinecone around in the snow. Place the pinecones on a protected surface to dry. And it really is as easy as that. Once they are dry, you can shake or tap them to let the excess snow fall off, and then use them around your home as needed.
Festive String Art
This would be a great craft project for older kids. Grab a piece of wood, paint roughly and then pin out the outline of a something seasonal with some tacks and wind the string around them in lots of layers to create a stunning piece of art.
Grab yourself some lollipop sticks, paint in some icy colours (white, blues etc), glue on buttons in similar colours. Add some thread and you have yourself some lovely snowflake decorations. Get 300 sticks for just £5 here.