3 Easy Christmas crafts for kids to do at home
Here are 3 quick and easy Christmas crafts for kids you can make in under 30 minutes! No special materials, tools or equipment required. You can make them with items that you already have around the house.
Forget shopping malls and running around town looking for Christmas activities to do with your kids in Hong Kong. Why not stay home and have fun with your kids doing hands-on activities together instead!
If you want to create memories that last long beyond this holiday season, make something that you can hang on the tree year after year.
Salt Dough Ornaments
Let’s make decorations to hang on our tree!
Click to download the 3 Easy Christmas crafts for kids Salt dough recipe and prepare the mixture. Roll out the salt dough to about 1 cm thick. If making a handprint, make a circle 3 cm wider than your child’s hand and press their hand in the middle. Or use cookie cutters to make shapes.
Place onto wax paper and use a straw to punch a hole near the edge of each ornament. Bake in a microwave on high for 2 minutes. Turn over and bake for 1 minute. If still soft, bake for 20 seconds at a time until dough becomes solid.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. When it has cooled, you can paint it and add sequins. Let dry.
Put thread through the hole and make a loop and knot. Now go hang your ornaments on your tree!
Egg Carton Egg Ornaments
Jingle bells ….
Cut out 2 egg cup cartons and poke a hole in the top of each cup with a pen or pencil. Take out your paint, paintbrushes, cotton buds, pipe cleaners and bells.
Paint the inside then outside of the egg cups and set aside to dry. While the cups are drying, choose a different colour paint for decorating. Dip a cotton bud into the paint and make dots around each cup. Let dry.
Thread the pipe cleaner through the hole of the bell. Pull it to the middle and twist a few times to keep the bell from slipping. Thread the two ends of the pipe cleaner through the hole at the top of the egg cup.
Pull through, so the bell hangs just above the edge of the cup. Twist a few times at the top to hold it secure. Finally, twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form a loop for a handle
Talk about an easy Christmas craft for kids! Have fun singing jingle bells and hang on your tree!
Candy Cane Bell
What is red and white and rings? A candy cane bell!
Take out your red and white pipe cleaners and bell. Twist the white and red pipe cleaners together to form a candy cane spiral.
Thread the bell onto the pipe cleaner stopping halfway. Now bend the pipe cleaner in half and twist them together. Bend the tip inward, so there is no sharp point at the end.
Finally, bend into a candy cane shape. Hold the candy cane stem and shake it, so the bell rings! Sing Jingle Bells and other Christmas songs while you shake the bell.
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Merry Christmas and Happy crafting!
~ Miss Julie