If you like crafts, Christmas time is a great chance to be creative and spend some quality time with your kids. Your imagination is enough to create Christmas handicraft using cheap items or even objects you already have at home. So you don’t need to buy expensive materials. You can recycle items like old bottles and bottle caps, use pine cones from your garden and even be creative with pencil shavings. It can be that simple!
Pine Cones With Pon Pon
Pine cones, which you can find in your area, and pon pon is what you need for the first creation.
If you don’t want to buy pon pon, you can use plasticine instead that your kids probably already have.
With these decorated pine cones you can enrich your Christmas tree.
Santa Claus With Plastic Bottle
To create Santa Claus you need an empty plastic bottle of cola.
As the photos show, you have to cut the plastic bottle in three pieces and remove the piece in the middle. Then you join the two other pieces. Of course you have to do the cutting yourself and then your kids can decorate it with cotton and draw Santa’s face with a marker.
You can use sweets to fill the bottle if you like.
Christmas Tree With Pencil Shavings
Can you believe you can be creative with pencil shavings? Keep the pencil shavings when your kids sharpen a few color pencils.
With a liquid glue stick the pencil shavings one over the other. Then you can paint Christmas balls with a marker or other paint. I have used nail polish. Glitter can give a shimmer effect and you can also use a little cotton to create snow at the top. I also enriched it with a silver bead.
Decorate Old Jars
Keep the empty jars of jam, mayonnaise, etc, as a material for your Christmas decorations.
After you have washed and dried them, stick a little object like a bell or a plastic tree on the inner side of the lid. You can also fill the jar with water and glitter and here is your new Christmas decoration.
You can also put paper décor inside if you don’t put water.
Christmas Trees With Paper Rolls
You can be very creative with the help of paper rolls, Christmas crafts are among the things you can make with them.
For this project you have to use ten pieces of paper rolls, cotton paper (or any other flexible paper) to wrap each roll and glue to stick the pieces together. At the end you fill each roll’s hole with a pon pon and here is a little Christmas tree to decorate your kids’ room.
Christmas Tree Ornaments With Glitter Foam Paper
If you like working with paper for your crafts, but you’re looking for more durability, foam paper is a very nice material for easy creations.
With a pair of scissors you can make Christmas tree ornaments with your family’s initials.
Or you can cut the foam paper into strips to make Christmas balls.
With a piece of wire or cord you can hang your ornaments.
And you can even create handmade decor for the gifts you are going to give at Christmas.