Christmas crafts are an excellent way to keep your children busy during the holiday season. As a parent, it is likely to be one of the busiest times of the year. While the children are home during the holidays this may be compounded and you will have to juggle caring for the kids and getting the house ready for Christmas day. This is where Christmas crafts can help alleviate the stress. There are a massive variety of Christmas craft things that kids can do – and purchasing the materials is not something that will break the bank. Firstly, buy some paper, paints, cotton balls and glitter. This is enough to get your children started. Children can make winter wonderlands with Santa flying across the sky and decorations that you can place around the house.
Having your children make their own decorations for the Christmas season is a good idea. It might end up being cheaper having them make things like tree decorations, Christmas scenes, nativity scenes and table decorations. It is also fun and keeps your children occupied. In addition to the materials already mentioned, consider buying ice cream sticks, wood working glue and pretty much any item that is cheap and looks like it may be useful. It may also be worth your while to purchase a craft book with Christmas projects or checking online for projects for your children to undertake. As with all crafts, Christmas crafts are only limited by the creator’s imagination.
You might also have your children weave some baskets to hold gifts and food that is going to be served on Christmas day. Basket making kits are relatively cheap and they keep idle hands busy. If you want the baskets to be coloured, ensure that you are using a non-toxic paint so that you are able to serve food in them and so younger children can participate in the project. If you want a project and you are not a child during the Christmas season then consider making some decorations for the outside of your home. If you have a good collection of tools then you might attempt to make some Santa or religious inspired wooden cut outs to create a nativity scene in your front yard. If this seems a bit excessive then buy some clay and make a small nativity scene for the dinner table or to compliment your other decorations. Clay is a good thing for children to create some Christmas crafts with as well.