Kids love a craft project, which is entirely fair because they’re only human. Cutting up paper, making Christmas pompoms, seasonal glitter slime, and so much more are great for keeping little minds active and little hands occupied on more than tearing up selection boxes. Crafts are a great way of getting the family involved in creating something with their kids, too!
Wikipedia helpfully says that paper snowflakes ae technically a take on origami, which makes them sound like way more complex a craft than it actually is. Fold paper, cut paper, snowflake. You can hang them on windows, on the Christmas tree – anywhere that stuff can be hung. It’s not a complicated artform, but it is very pretty. If you’re looking to jazz them up, add glitter or make them out of fancy paper!
Making slime is a really fun craft activity for kids, and at the end of it, you’ve got your own homemade sensory toy for your children to enjoy! Slime is great because it can be customised in any way you or your kids like; you can add glitter, colours, even scents (if you can trust your household not to eat the slime. Please don’t eat the slime) to personalise it as you see fit.
Pompoms were one of the staple crafts in primary schools in the late 90s, likely because they’re incredibly easy and make a great base for loads of other crafts. From a humble pompom, you can pop it on a hat, hang it on a wall, or turn it into one of these cute little figures with some card and a little imagination. Use colourful wool to take it up a Christmasy notch.
Crafting your own Christmas baubles makes for both a lovely memory and a great keepsake for Christmas with your children. This is a great thing to craft as it has a very real scale of difficulty, and it’s really easy to decide where you’re going to sit on that scale before you start. For a simple craft, grab clear plastic baubles from a craft shop and fill them yourself with glitter and snow, or craft them by hand out of paper – you could even try knitting them!
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