I love making Christmas decorations for people at Christmas. It’s my go-to present for teachers and my osteopath and kids of friends. I also make one for each of my children each year – I like the idea that once they leave home they will have a box of decorations to take with them that will remind them of their childhood and Christmases past, as well as form the start of their own Christmas traditions.
Every year I make handmade Christmas Cards, and I’ve always found that the simple designs are not only quicker to churn out, they’re also much more impressive than a more cluttered look. Here are a few designs to help inspire you
We love making homemade gifts and what better than Christmas Tree Decorations. My kids had a ball making these and they look amazing. We are going to attach little gift tags and use them as teacher gifts, as well as for family and friends
This pencil pot is a great rainy day activity to do with the kids. They can make it as colourful as they like, or experiment with different patterns. Best thing is it holds lots of pencils and crayons for the next craft activity!
One of the wonderful things about toddlers is they are developing independence and becoming more self aware. They are able to use their bodies to accomplish an increasing number of skills such as running, jumping and feeding themselves. They are also beginning to label and classify objects so naming and recognising their body parts is a skill they are often keen to learn.
We recycle everything at our house for crafts, today we looked at all of our bits and pieces and decided milk bottles were the challenge today. My toddler and I thought that some shoes would be heaps of fun to make and to play with after.
It is fantastic talking about the seasons with my toddler, autumn is the best for craft! This is great for so many things – getting out in the garden to collect things and learning letters are just a couple of things that your child will get out of this super easy craft.
We’ve made some egg carton caterpillars before but today my toddler wanted a butterfly. We were pleased with the result and my toddler has been buzzing around with it heaps.
I’ve always got paper plates around the house, they are fantastic for craft. We’ve made lots of different animals and things out of paper plates before. Today we thought we’d do something a little Christmassy with them. These are really easy and the kids will love them.
Every time my toddler and I get all the craft stuff out (which is all the time) I ask him what he would like to make. For the past week he has been saying a chicken and I kept steering him in other directions, like a car or a boat, as I couldn’t think of a good way to make a chicken. I had a good think about it and looked through our recycled treasures and we came up with these cute little guys. He loves them and is still playing with them today