Cute Christmas decorations you can make with the kids

Posted on November 29th, 2018

Making decorations for the tree should be a happy tradition. Kids love nothing better than creating something special that will hang with pride of place on the Christmas tree. By Kirsten Davids

Cute Christmas decorations

Ice-cream stick Christmas trees

You will need

  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Poster paint in various colours
  • Paint brush or sponge brush
  • Ribbon
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter glue, tinsel, bells, buttons and mini pom-poms
  • Cardboard
  • Glitter
  • Brown cardboard

Method

  1. Glue the sticks together at the corners to form a triangle.
  2. Paint the ice-cream sticks and allow to dry.
  3. Glue a short piece of ribbon to the top of the triangle at the back to form a hanging loop.
  4. Cut out a small star from the cardboard and cover with glue and glitter. Allow to dry and attach to the top of the triangle in front of the ribbon loop.
  5. Cut out a 4cm x 4cm square and glue to the bottom of the triangle to make the base of the Christmas tree.
  6. Let your child decorate the rest of the tree.

Ice-cream stick Christmas trees

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Reindeer baubels

You will need

  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Poster paint
  • Paint brush or sponge brush
  • Googly eyes
  • Red buttons
  • Red ribbon
  • Craft glue

Method

  1. Glue the sticks together at the corners to form a “V” shape. Now glue a third stick 3cm down from the open end of the “V” to give the reindeer horns.
  2. Paint the sticks with brown paint on both sides and allow to dry.
  3. Glue on the googly eyes and the red button to make the reindeer’s nose.
  4. Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue to the back of the horizontal stick to form a loop.

Reindeer baubles

Toilet-roll angels

These are easy for your littles ones to make and can be used to decorate the tree or placed on a shelf or the mantel above the Christmas stockings.

You will need

  • Toilet rolls
  • Paint brush or sponge brush
  • White poster paint
  • White cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Khokis
  • Glitter glue
  • Glittery pipe cleaner

Method

  1. Paint the toilet rolls white and allow to dry.
  2. Decorate the roll with glitter glue.
  3. Cut a small oval for the face from a piece of paper and draw on hair and facial features using the khokis before glueing it to the top of the toilet roll.
  4. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and make a loop at one end.
  5. Glue the pipe cleaner behind the face, on the inside of the toilet roll, with the loop over the head to form a halo.
  6. To make the wings, fold the cardboard in half and trace your little ones hand onto the cardboard with his wrist on the fold. Cut out the hand shape and open the card.
  7. Alternatively, fold the cardboard in half and draw angel wings before cutting out.
  8. Decorate with glitter glue and stick to the back of the toilet roll when dry.

Toilet-roll angels

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