Fun Christmas crafts for kids

Keeping the kids busy during a long Christmas lunch requires some effort, but if you do a little forward-planning and preparation, it’s easy as Christmas pie. By Noeleen Foster


Creating a little kiddies’ table will give mom and dad a much-needed break, and can keep little hands busy while the adults socialise. Don’t worry about spillage or a stained tablecloth; simply cover their table with regular brown paper and create a checklist of fun activities for them to do.

Here are some of our favourite Christmas crafts for kids:

Popcorn wreath

What you’ll need:

  • A circular piece of polystrene
  • Pritt
  • Popcorn
  • Toothpicks

How to make it:

  1. Glue pieces of popcorn to the polystyrene with Pritt. You need to spread it on rather thickly for the popcorn to stick, so do small sections at a time.
  2. Snap your toothpicks in half and skewer the popcorn florets individually, by filling the gaps that you can see from above and from the side.
  3. Tie it with a beautiful ribbon and your popcorn wreath is complete.

Clay tree ornaments

What you’ll need:

  • DAS clay (available from craft shops and CNA)
  • Cookie cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Red, green and gold paint

How to make them:

  1. Roll out a small section of clay at a time.
  2. Using cookie cutters, cut your shapes – don’t forget to make a hole for the ribbon so you can hang them up.
  3. Leave them in the sun to dry for two hours.
  4. Get the kids to paint the ornaments.
  5. Hang them on the Christmas tree.

DIY Christmas decorations

The kids will love making these fun self-seeding Christmas decorations. Hang them in your Christmas tree as extra decorations. You can hang them outside for the birds when you take the Christmas tree down.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make them. 

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