Easy Christmas crafts for kids

Try these fun festive crafts to keep little ones occupied in the lead-up to Christmas

Christmas bunting

A great activity for kids and parents to do together.

Cut out large letters from scraps of wrapping paper that spell out ‘Christmas’. Stick the letters onto cardboard then use small pegs to attach them to a length of string, before hanging it up in their bedroom.

If you don’t want to use wrapping paper, let the kids draw and colour in their own festive designs on plain paper instead.

Make your own advent calendar

This is a fun project for kids to do before 1 December.

1. Collect 12 cardboard loo rolls and cut each one in half so you end up with 24 tubes.

2. Fill each tube with a sweet, chocolate coin or toy and wrap each one in wrapping paper – the thinner the paper, the better.

3. Glue the tubes together side-by-side in 6 rows of 4 and stack them up, adding a folded cardboard roof on top to turn the calendar into a cute Christmas cottage.

4. Cut out 24 circles of paper and write or print numbers 1-24 on them before sticking them onto the end of each tube.

DIY festive fabric garland

Use up scraps of old fabric or ribbon and get the kids to make you a vintage-style garland to hang around the tree or across the mantelpiece.

Simply trim the fabric into strips and let the kids have a go at tying each one to a long length of ribbon.

Make sure you use fabric with different patterns, textures and lengths for some variation and throw in some glitter and sequins for a bit of Christmas sparkle.

Make a Christmas penguin

If the kids adore penguins, they'll love this simple craft activity.

Just cut out a penguin shape from black card and let the kids paint it, then punch a few holes in the centre to thread white wool through.

Cupcake case angel decorations

Easy for little fingers to make, these mini angels will sit happily on a Christmas tree. To create them, all you need are wooden clothes pegs and cupcake cases.

Flatten the cupcake cases into circles, then cut away a quarter of each circle. Attach a peg to the middle, so the case becomes the angel’s wings, then decorate with glitter before finishing off with an angelic face drawn on the front tip of the peg.

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