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Fun and Easy Christmas Crafts for the Kids

With the holidays fast approaching, check out these fun activities to get the kids in the Christmas spirit!

Wool Wreath Ornaments (Credit: Project Kid)


  • Cardboard

  • Glue Gun

  • Scissors

  • Wool

  • Twine

  • Star Template (the size and shape of your choice personalises this tutorial)


  1. Cut 7cm stars or 5cm squares from cardboard.

  2. Stick glue dots to both sides of the points and corners, and begin wrapping the wool, making sure to cross the glue dots when turning corners.

  3. Wrap until the shape is fully covered and knot the end of the yarn when finished.

  4. Tie a wool bow around the square to make a present.

  5. Make a hanger by tying on a piece of string to the back.

  6. Play around with other shapes and fill up that tree!

Ombre Pine Cones (Credit: Whimzeecal)


  • Pinecones

  • Acrylic paint in three or four different shade of the same colour

  • Angled paint brush

  • An old toothbrush


  1. Take the toothbrush and clean off any dirt or bugs (recommend doing this step outdoors).

  2. Take your paint brush and apply the first shade on to 1/4 of the pinecone (recommend starting with the darkest shade at the bottom of the pinecone and working your way up).

  3. Continue painting the next shade to the next 1/4 of the pinecone.

  4. Repeat step 3 with the rest of the shades until you reach the top!

Fingerprint Christmas Lights


  • A4 Paper

  • Black Permanent Marker

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Glue (optional)

  • Glitter and Sequins (optional)


  1. First take a black sharpie and draw a line with swirls in it.

  2. Draw little squares along the line spaced out to be the bottom of the bulb part.

  3. Have the child dip their pointer finger in different color paints (we used the paint caps to make it easier) and push them right above the black squares. You can do the colors in patterns or have the kids do it randomly!

  4. Clean off excess paint from fingers with the baby wipes & a quick trip to the sink.

  5. Finish off your artwork by adding other embellishments you see fit (like glitter and sequins) with glue.

  6. Display and gift proudly for all to see!

Be sure to try out these fun activities with the kids!

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