christmas craft


Family Handprint Christmas Tree Canvas 12

This beautiful keepsake Family Handprint Christmas Tree is a wonderful piece of seasonal artwork that brings so much joy each year. There is something magical about a collaborative handprint art canvas that fills me with such happiness. Better still I bring it our each holiday season and it reminds me of happy times and when my kids were young. Plus it is great having artwork using their little hands. I mean who doesn’t love Christmas Traditions?


How to dry orange slices. Dry orange slices in your home oven. A perfect activity for the festive season.

How to dry orange slices 8

I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there are always loads at the Christmas markets, so I wanted to try making some myself. Making dried orange slices is so much easier than I thought it would be, it just takes a little time and they are really inexpensive too. Oh, and another plus is they make the house smell amazing when you bake them.


Free Christmas Bookmarks to Colour

How cute are these free Christmas Bookmarks to Colour? They make a super quiet time activity for children this festive season. Simply download, print them off, cut them out and colour. They are a great classroom, group activity for kids or for library use and even better the children get some beautiful Christmas theme bookmarks to take home.


Simply Clay House Christmas Tree Decoration 1

This Simply Clay House Christmas Tree Decoration is the perfect way to memorialise a year – the year we stayed home. It is a super simple way to use air dry clay to make a permanent reminder to bring our year after year and place it on our family Christmas tree.


Colour In Nativity Scene Free Printable

This beautiful colour in Nativity scene is perfect for you to print and cut out and use as puppets or to instigate play. It is a great way to talk about the Christmas Story with your children. We have designed it so that it is double-sided and you print it cut it out and fold it so that each character stands up making this free printable easy coloring nativity scene a perfect Christmas play activity for kids of all ages.


The best DIY Christmas Keepsake Decorations 1

I am a massive fan of Christmas keepsake decorations We have loads we have made over the years graduating from salt dough, to homemade clay and then to air dry clay and even microwave clay. I love having something which we bring out each year to remind us of christmases past, plus they make the best gifts for grandparents and godparents.


Tree decorations inspired by The Fir Tree 24

We love making decorations as a family for our Christmas tree and this year we are joining in again with 10 days of kid made ornaments and this year they are inspired by a book.  So ours are tree decorations inspired by The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson. Each year we buy new christmas books for our Advent basket.  This year I bought a book for me.  It is a beautifully illustrated edition of The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson.


Secret Santa ideas

The Telegraph recently reported that the average British household will spend nearly £3,300 on Christmas this year! I couldn’t believe this figure at first, but once you tot up the costs of the presents, food, wrapping paper and decorations, you’re well on the way to hitting that amount. My friends and I always look to save money wherever possible. Instead of spending a fortune on the same-old beauty gift sets for one other, we’ve started doing a secret Santa. All of our names get put into a hat, and we each select one person to buy for. This is a much more cost-effective way of doing gifts, without completely stopping buying […]


Add personal touches to your Christmas tree

There is nothing quite like putting up a Christmas tree in your home to get the kids excited for the festive season. Instead of just decorating a tree with baubles and tinsel this year though, why not get the children really enthusiastic for Santa Claus by dressing the centrepiece of your winter wonderland with decorations made from their own hands? Here’s how: 1.       Creating…a colourful garland decoration What you need A collection of beads Wire A small bauble How to create it Measure out the wire and twist it into a small circle, making sure it is a nice enough size to stand out on a Christmas tree. Next, thread the […]


Make your own Christmas cards

  While it is very easy to just head down to the high street and purchase a bulk of Christmas cards to send out to all your friends and family, you are losing out on a quick-fire way to get into the festive spirit. Creating your own Christmas cards will not take much time – you can create a huge pile in the space of an afternoon – and is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. So free up some time when the whole family is available and follow this guide to create cards that recipients will surely be proud to display on their mantelpiece. 1.       Work out your […]