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Top 5 Christmas Crafts for Children

It’s nearly Christmas and we have more time to spend with our children. Finally! However, do you sit there and think sometimes about interesting and different activities you could do with your child instead of going to the cinema or playground?

We have 5 crafting ideas ideal for Christmas season to do with your kids around the fireplace at home!

Here they are, top 5 Christmas Crafts for Children:

  1. Salt Dough Ornaments


  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of flour


Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl, and stir in the water adding it slowly.  You may not need all of the water. You want the dough to be dry. If it gets sticky add more flour. Knead the dough and then roll out and use as you want. Once you have made the shapes you want then you need to dry them so you can paint them. Traditionally salt dough is dried in the oven which takes about 3 hours at a low heat so they don’t burn

Tip: Use Christmas cookie cutters to get desired shapes!

2. Paper Snowflakes




snowflakes 4

3. Stained Glass Trees


  • Cut up pieces of colored tissue paper. Glue them onto a sheet of white paper.
  • Cut this sheet of paper into triangles to make the trees.
  • Paint another sheet of paper with three stripes of watercolor.
  • After the watercolor has dried, glue the trees onto this paper.
  • With marker draw branches and grass.
  • Use a paper punch to cut out white snow.Tip; Use the trees to decorate and make your own Christmas Cards

4. Paper plate Reindeer Craft



  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Brown and red paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Red glitter


  • Have the kids paint their paper plate with brown paint and let dry.


  • Cut the paper plate in half and a triangle piece from the leftovers. Trace your child’s hand on the brown paper and cut them out to be the antlers.


  • Tape or glue the pieces together and sprinkle glitter on a red circle for Rudolph’s shiny nose.

5. Melting Snowman BiscuitsMelting snowman biscuitsIngredients:

  • 200g fondant icing sugar
  • 6 white marshmallows
  • 6 large cookies
  • 24 mini chocolate beans
  • 6 pretzel sticks
  • tube black writing icing


  • Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture is runny but thick enough to coat a spoon.
  • Ask an adult to snip the marshmallows in half using wetted scissors.
  • Spoon a little icing onto each cookie and attach half a marshmallow. Using a little icing, stick the other half on top at an angle. Drizzle a little more icing onto the cookie to make melting snow.
  • Break the pretzel sticks in half and place on the cookie for arms. Stick orange chocolate beans on for the noses. Stick three chocolate beans on each cookie to represent buttons.
  • Using the writing icing, pipe small blobs for the eyes and mouth. Leave to set.

Article written by Elliot

As a trained CIMT therapist, I love seeing the amazing changes that people make throughout the programme. I enjoy the intensity of the programme and the bond you make with the patients and their families, but making the programme fun to me is very important to me as seeing the patients have fun whilst they improve is very rewarding.

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