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  • Writer's pictureXin Rong

Christmas Crafts

Holidays can be a stressful time for some, especially with children. If you are looking for crafts to engage your child in, these activities are perfect for kids from 1 to 92!! Not only are these activities amazing multi-sensory experiences, but it also serves as a time for you to bond with your child and have the house uniquely decorated!

We are going to try some of these ideas for our Christmas crafts day at Astor International School!


Paper Ornament

Materials:

  1. 10 circle papers or doilies

  2. Glue

  3. A piece of string

Steps:

  1. Firstly, fold all the circles in half and add glue to the inside of the circle as such.

  2. Then, add two lines of glue to all the outward-facing sides.

  3. Stick all the half circles together.

  4. Before folding outwards, add the piece of string to the middle.

  5. Glue the last flap together and you’ll have a beautiful ornament!


Christmas Stockings

Materials:

  1. Red felt

  2. Needle and thread

  3. Stickers

  4. Markers


Steps:


  1. Firstly, cut two pieces of red felt in the shape of a stocking.

  2. Align the red felt and stitch along the curved sides, leaving the top unstitched.

  3. Decorate the stocking with stickers and markers.



Christmas Magnets

Materials:

  1. Wood circles

  2. Magnets

  3. Paint

  4. Paintbrushes



Steps:

  1. Stick a magnet behind each wood circle.

  2. Paint on the wood circles.

*For young children, you can print their handprint or footprint onto the wood surface. It’ll be a perfect keepsake!


Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament

Materials:

  1. 4 ice cream sticks

  2. Paint

  3. Marker

  4. Glitter glue

  5. Glue


Steps:


  1. Paint the ice cream sticks using the paint. If you have coloured ice cream sticks, you can skip this step.

  2. Use a marker to decorate the (dried) ice cream sticks.

  3. Go over the lines with glitter glue.

  4. When the glitter glue has dried, glue two ice cream sticks together to form a cross. You should have two crosses.

  5. Glue the two crosses together, to form something that resembles a star, or a snowflake.


Snow Globe

Materials:

  1. Empty jar

  2. Figurines

  3. Hot glue gun

  4. Glitter

  5. Sequins

  6. Foam balls

  7. Water

  8. Spoon

  9. Glycerin (optional – to make glitter spread evenly in the water)


Steps:

  1. Open the jar, glue the figurines in the inner surface of the lid with a hot glue gun and let dry.

  2. Add glitter, sequins, and foam balls into the jar.

  3. Fill the jar up with water and glycerin, leaving about 5 cm of space.

  4. Add glue to the neck of the jar and screw the lid back on.

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