Christmas Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

In honour of our Crafty Kids competition we thought we would mix it up a little with some craft related blogs! This blog highlights some Christmas arts and crafts ideas for kids. Don’t forget to enter our Crafty Kids competition to win art prizes for your local school or nursery!

 

  • Water bottle penguins

Funny how a simple everyday object can suddenly take on a whole new personality with a little creative imagination, tinsel and black card… this little fella is made from a water bottle stuffed with a string of tinsel, which is left to hang out of the top to form his plume.
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He’s now at home under our studio tree – waiting for Santa to turn up with a little friend…

 

  • Strawberry & Cream Santas

Ok so not actually art – but we love to play with our food and we couldn’t resist having a go at these – so simple to make and totally yummy! Just make sure you use very thick whipped cream!
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Slice the top of a strawberry so it sits upside down –slice a small amount off the bottom to make a cap – then get squirty with the cream – we use vanilla seeds, Chocolate drops, and pomegranate seeds for our Santa faces

 

  • Hand made turkey:

Hand and feet prints have to be up there amongst our favourites – we love to get messy! So here are a couple of seasonal pics for inspiration:
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  • Hand made reindeer

Adding mixed colour to your hands before you print gives a great effect – and drawing, or sticking tactile bits like cotton wool balls or rolley eyes into the artwork really brings a picture to life.
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  • Let it snow… Edible Paper Snowflakes

Snowflakes are easy to make and a bit more interesting if you can eat them afterwards.

Start with a square of paper, fold in half and then half again, then fold the square into a triangle from the centre of the paper. The next bit is up to you – you can draw a pattern on and cut the bits out carefully – or use a bit of freehand creative and randomly snip sections…
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The best bit is opening it out to see the results!

So that’s the basics. You can make them small enough for tree hanging, or larger for a window collage. And even better – make some edible little ones and you can scatter your artwork over warm mince pies!
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  • Make your own Christmas globe

First of all you need a glass jar with a screw lid – we don’t want the water to leak out do we?

Then add clean water to the jar – to just short of the top. Put in glitter or gold and silver craft stars – if you don’t have any of those, chop up some tinsel into small pieces or scrunch up some polystyrene to make snow. Doesn’t matter which, they’re all very effective.

You can then either add a small Christmas ornament to the lid with glue or plasticine – If you glue it make sure you wait until it’s fully dry before popping the lid back on the jar. You could also make your own Christmas scene with plastic modelling clay or plasticine.

Once everything is in place, pop the lid back on and give it a shake…
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  • Paint a snowy landscape

My personal favourite – but only if it snows unfortunately!

You have a perfect blank canvas with a fresh fall of snow. How about filling some squirty bottles with food colouring and making your own snow street art?!

Fingers crossed for a multi-coloured Christmas
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And there you have it, some Christmas arts and crafts ideas for kids this winter.
What about you? Have you got any ideas of your own? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to see some pics!