With school wrapping up and the holidays fast approaching that means the kiddies will have plenty of time on their hands. If you are anything like us you can probably already hear the echoes of “I’m Bored”, “What Are We Doing Today?” or “How Many Sleeps Until Santa Comes?”. Lucky for you we have 3 amazing craft ideas that will keep the little kids (and big kids) busy for hours on end.
PAPER HONEYCOMB TREES
- Cutting Machine or Craft Scissors
- Curling Tool
- Adhesive Dot Roller or Double Sided Tape
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the tree pattern here.
- Cut and score paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Fold all of your paper trees in half along the score line.
- Apply glue dots to sections on tree half indicated in the pdf template for step.
- Old Christmas ornaments
- Spray adhesive
- Red & green tissue paper
- Sponge brush
- Thin ribbon
- Cut your tissue paper into a few rectangles, and then cut those into small strips.
- Spray a layer of adhesive on one of your ornaments, and then place strips of tissue paper over the sprayed area, varying your placement and colors at random.
- The randomness is a big part of capturing the confetti effect, so you (or a kid you’re crafting with) can get as creative as you want!
- Spray another layer of adhesive as you go over the tissue paper to seal it in place. It is easiest to work on one side of each confetti ornament at a time so the ornament doesn’t get stuck to the work surface.
- Let them dry and finish them with a small ribbon bow at the top of each ornament to add to the festivity level.
- Rigid Cardboard
- Hot Glue
- Cut out your desired letters from cardboard.
- Place a dot of hot glue at the top of the letter and stick the yarn to the cardboard.
- Wrap the cardboard with yarn until the entire letter is covered.
- Put a dot of hot glue where you end the yarn to keep everything in place.
- Make a loop of yarn and hot glue it on the backside of the ornament to hang.
If you have powered through all of these and you are still stuck on ideas, check out our Christmas Colouring Competition here.