eBay asked me what Inspired me at this time of the year? Well I didn’t have to think all that long to know that it was doing art and crafts with the kids. The fact the evenings are darker, so they are not out playing gives us the opportunity to get creative together. Plus I love this time of year for all the inspiration to craft and make together.
We love to make homemade gifts, cards, art and food. It is part of who we are and I feel that it is important for boys to be exposed to creativity, which is why we have a six pm limit on screen time. One of our traditions is to make christmas cards for friends and family and we tend to start them pretty early. You can see some that we have made in previous years and they don’t have to be hard to make, but the boys love making them and gifting them. people have come to expect a homemade card.
So being and creating with kids is a huge inspiration for me. I want to inspire you, in fact I hope that Mum in The Mad House inspires you to do things with your kids.
We want to inspire you to get creative with your kids and along with eBay I have created a collection called Kids Christmas Crafting. This collection should give you some ideas of things to get to help you with your crafting at this time of the year and there is something for everyone from the novice crafter to the ones used to getting crafty with their kids.
Over the coming weeks you will see that we start to produce more christmas crafts and decorations and we will be sharing our how to’s on here. You will find activities and ideas to use all of the items on our collection.
To start you off, why not have a go at making our simple stencil kid made christmas cards.
For these you will need the following:
- Christmas stencils
- Ready mixed poster paint in green
- White blank cards and envelopes
- Christmas themes sequins
- PVA glue
You will also need some marking tape and a sponge. Take a look at our how to here.
We also have a fab Christmas board on Pinterest for you to follow, which is filled with inspirational ideas, activities, art and craft for kids.
Follow Jen Walshaw’s board Christmas on Pinterest.
To enable you to give a start on buying from my collection, then I have a fab giveaway for you in conjunction with eBay. Like this collection and my forthcoming one and you could be in with the chance to win £20 eBay voucher The winner will be chosen at random from their eBay ID and notified by the 5th January, co please like the collection and leave me a comment with your collection ID and your favorite crafting item for this time of year and what you would make with it.
Those cards are great! You are a lot more organised than we are! 🙂
Some good ones have to say this year gone overboard with crafts not sure how I am going to fit it all in oppss.x
Snap! I love this time of year too and try to make as many presents/cards as possible.
I remember making Christmas cards for friends and family when I was little 🙂 such a great way to keep kids busy during rainy days!
We love washi tape. It’s so versatile. Ebay ID is bell2411
Love eBay collections and browsing through them. At this time of year I love glitter – bought a tub of it today 🙂 Just like using it to do artwork with my 4yo.
eBay ID Jellycafe
Great post, I am looking for Christmas Craft inspiration for our advent calendar. Would love washi tape, but I’ve never used it before, so need some fun ideas! I am indigo-elephant on eBay 🙂
Lovely post, you seem to be quite well organised!
Your Commentsebay – monkeybananahammock love washi tape
Ebay ID: adam_dutfield
I love cotton wool for Christmas crafts! You can use it for so many things including festive pictures, cards and even model snowmen!
Man you have made cards already?
I have not even thought about it *buries head deeper*
ebay ID: farhana84
My fav item is DAS – AIR DRYING MODELLING CLAY.
We’re starting to get all our homemade heads on for Christmas x x
I’ve been sorting out my Christmas crafting stash this week. I forget how much stuff I have!
Lovely post. I’m looking forward to roping my kiddies into making some hand made Christmas cards this year
We LOVE arts and crafts here too. We are hoping to make hand made christmas cards for family this year with the kids doing all the artwork!
Ebay id is indiestar00 x
It is important to encourage kids to craft.
We always try to make hand crafted cards… at least.
Love the modelling clay.
Remember making a clay mask back in lower school, brought it home and Mum hung it on my bedroom wall. That night, woke up screaming and it had to be taken down because I was scared of it. Would perhaps try something less scary like a vase with the little ones. :’)
ebay id cluckyhen0 – I love glitter at this time of year for that extra sparkle on home made Xmas cards.
I really should be thinking about Christmas – my mind isn’t that far ahead yet though – oops!
1st year I’ve really had the time to make things like this for the kids and we are all really enjoying it
ebay id 1scottand2rennies
I love felt to craft with. Some great ideas. Ebay ID danaskins89
Great page, great ideas! sarahh2174
the craft buttons are cute. Lots of lovely ideas here.
please enter me, ebay id: katesb
This has inspired me for sure. I’m going to get my kids to make some cards this year
ebay id is TheBeesleyBuzz. I love the Trimming the tree craft buttons and I’d make cute personalised christmas crackers with them.
My ebay ID is Findingfame and I love making cupcakes so i love all the cute xmas decorations i can use on my cakes
My ID is virtualworldofhp. Our favourite item is GLITTER!! 🙂
Love the trimming the Tree Craft Buttons
Ebay ID: sparklezsparklez
Definitely sequins, I am a magpie and attracted to sparkly things. great for making cards and decorations. My ebay ID is ascamk
i’m not 100% sure i have entered correctly. i have followed your boards on pinterest, but when i treied to like your collections on ebay i got; This page may have moved or is no longer available. i will keep trying. my favourite items are the sequins. i hope you accept this as entry.
we love card making in our house