December 15th 2020

Five Christmas Crafts at Home

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than with some Christmas crafts with the family. From homemade baubles to cute characters, here at Coquet Cottages, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite crafts to enjoy this December.

1.) Paper Snowflakes

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Paper snowflakes are simple to create, and are great for decorating the house to look more wintery. Cut your paper into a square, then fold diagonally in half to make a triangle. Fold in half again to create a smaller triangle, then create a design using your pencil before cutting around the lines. If you prefer, you can simply start cutting without creating a design, and see what you come up with! You can hang your snowflakes up with string if you like.

 

2.) Salt Dough

Materials Needed:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • Acrylic paint
  • Clear glaze spray
  • String

Salt dough ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft at home activity to do with your kids.  Here’s how you make them:

Mix together the flour, salt and water and knead for 10 minutes until smooth. If your dough is too dry, add a little bit more water. If it’s too sticky, add a little bit of flour. Once you’re dough is smooth, roll out to about 1/2 cm thickness and cut out shapes with your cookie cutters. Make a hole at the top for you to add your string later.

Bake for 1-2 hours at 200 degrees Farentheit, flipping them half way through to ensure both sides are dry. If the ornaments are not completely dried through, pop them back in for another hour. Once cool and completely dried, paint with non-toxic acrylic paint.  To seal your ornaments,use a clear glaze spray.

3.) Fake Snow

Materials Needed:

  • Baking soda
  • White hair conditioner

Want to build a snowman, but don’t have any snow? Make your own with just two ingredients. Take a 1/2 cup of conditioner and 3 cups of baking soda and mix together using a fork. And you have fake snow, it’s that easy!

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4.) Santa Paper Plates

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plates
  • Red card
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton wool balls

These Santa paper plates are a great Christmas craft activity for the little ones. To make, cut a triangle out of the red card to create a hat. Stick onto the top of your plate, and then add cotton wool balls around the bottom and end of your hat. Next, add your google eyes and cut a circle from your red card to create a nose. Once you’ve added your eyes and nose, add lots of cotton wool balls to the bottom of the face to create Santa’s beard!

5.) Christmas Reindeer Cards

Materials Needed:

  • White card
  • Brown and red paint
  • Black marker pen

Family and friends will love receiving these cute Christmas cards. To make, fold your card in half. Paint over your child’s hand with brown paint, then turn over and press into the centre of the Christmas Card. Then, use red paint to create a reindeer nose – add red glitter if you like, too! One the paint is dry, use a Black marker pen to draw eyes and a mouth. You can add more detail to the front such as a ‘Merry Christmas’ message.

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Do you have any photos from your Christmas crafts at home? Head to our Facebook Page to share your experiences. Why not try out some of these crafts while you’re on holiday with us?

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