Its been a hectic week or so here, there’s been so much on – both silly season and work related. Doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of crafting going on though (and crochet- more about that soon, promise)… I thought I’d share some of the Christmassy crafts we have been up to (suitable for a two and almost five year old).
Christmas tree cards made by painting a sheet green and then cutting out a triangle (for the tree) and a brown/black rectangle for the trunk then decorating…
Doesn’t matter that its decorated on the wrong side of the card does it?
Hands and Feet Rudolph Reindeer – trace around and cut out hands (antlers) and feet (head/body) then glue together… add a mouth, big red nose and jiggly eyes. Glue an ice block stick on the back if you want to use it as a puppet!
The kids had lots of fun with these…
Egg carton bells… cut out individual egg cartons, paint and decorate. Punch a hole in the top, thread through a piece of ribbon and attach a bell underneath; voila a fabulous Christmas bell decoration!
Christmas bauble gift tags… Cut out mini snowflakes and glue onto bauble shapes, add a loop of ribbon and use on your tree or a gift.
Of course a bit of glitter will fancy it up a bit…
Decorate some easy to make angels;
Add glitter, feathers, sequins… the options are endless!
Ive included a template here if you would like to make an angel or two for your tree. Simply print off the angel onto some card, cut it out and use it as a template draw around. When you have finished decorating it secure the wings together by fitting them together behind through the two half cuts.
Paper chains… I remember making these every Christmas as a child. So easy and lots of fun! Just cut strips of paper, about 15cm or so long and about 2cm wide. Staple or glue together to make a chain.
So does our tree look like it stepped straight out of a show home? No. Do we love it anyway? You betcha! Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here…
Now Ive just got to get some pressies wrapped and under that tree, quick smart. I hope your week has lots of Christmas cheer, and its beginning to feel like Christmas at your place too!! Lots of Love Janette xxxx