4 Fun Christmas Projects For Kids | More4Momz

With the school holidays upon us, what better way to spend time with your kids than by making homemade Christmas decorations? They add a personal touch, they’re inexpensive and your kids will love making them.

Here are four of our favourite DIY Christmas projects for kids:

Hand printed Christmas baubles:

These baubles are the perfect way to keep a sentimental record of your children’s handprints through the years. They’re quick and easy to make and you can keep these decorations for years.

What you will need:

  • Paint brush
  • White paint
  • Coloured felt strips
  • Permanent marker
  • Large Christmas baubles

Here’s how:

Step 1:Paint your child’s palm with white paint. Make sure there is a thick enough layer to leave a solid hand print on the bauble. Step 2: Carefully place their hand onto the bauble. Once the hand print is done, hang it up and allow the paint to dry completely. Step 3:Cut the felt strips into small pieces. Step 4:Each finger becomes a snowman. Use the felt to make scarfs for the snowmen. Step 5:Glue the felt using super glue. Step 6:With a permanent marker, make eyes, a nose and a mouth for your snowmen.
Christmas baubles
Pinecone Christmas tree:

These work wonderfully as table decorations and centrepieces for your Christmas Day table. Plus, they’re cute and very easy to make.

All you need is:

  • Pinecones
  • Spray paint or paint
  • Little ribbon bows
  • Pearl beads

Here’s how:

Step 1: Spray paint or paint the pinecones. Be sure to do this outside or have lots of newspaper on your table. This will help you to avoid making a mess. Step 2: With super glue, attach the decorations of your choice. We have suggested little ribbon bows and pearl beads, but you can use whatever you like.
Christmas Pinecones
Paper bag advent calendar:

This is always a hit with kids! Advent calendars mean sweets and chocolates, and what child doesn’t love those?

Here’s what you need to make it:

  • 25 brown paper bags
  • Paint
  • Pegs or sticky labels
  • 25 treats of your kid’s choice

Here’s how:

Step 1: Paint numbers 1 – 25 on the brown paper bags and let your kids decorate them as they wish. Step 2: Place treats and goodies in each one. Step 3: Fold the top of the bags over and seal with stickers or pegs.
Christmas Advent Calendar
DIY wrapping paper:

Homemade wrapping paper is inexpensive and adds a personal touch to Christmas presents. Your kids can go wild on the brown paper - paint, draw, colour - whatever they like! The more creative, the better your wrapping paper will look.

What you need:

  • Brown paper
  • Paint
  • Crayons
  • Koki’s

Here’s how:

Step 1: Let your kids draw and paint to their hearts content. Step 2: Lay the paper out to dry if paint was used. Step 3: Wrap your present in beautifully, unique gift wrap!
Christmas Wrapping Paper

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