Christmas craft ideas for kids
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Painting with kids
Make a colourful splash
Kids love painting. It's a messy and fun way to encourage imagination. Let your little artists express their creative side with paint sets and ideas.
Kids painting checklist
Hints and tips
- There are more ways to paint than just with brushes. Your little ones will love seeing the different shapes and styles they can create with old toothbrushes, sponges and combs. And if you're feeling extra messy, why not try finger painting or hand prints?
- It can be a good idea to start them off with only a few basic colours. This way they can start with a simple palette, without mixing too many colours.
- Painting can be messy! Make sure to paint-proof the floor and furniture with sheets or newspaper, or you might find your home has turned all colours of the rainbow.
- Use paints to create Christmas cards, gift tags or personalise baubles.
Paper and card crafts for kids
Paper and card crafts
If you're looking for something a little less messy than paint, paper craft is ideal for getting creative with colour. Break out the coloured pens, pencils, scissors, glue, paper and card and see what their imagination can conjure up.
Paper craft checklist
Hints and tips
- Make use of cardboard and other recyclables in your crafts. Egg cartons, cardboard boxes and kitchen roll tubes are all ideal items for creating animals, spaceships and whatever else they can think of.
- If they're colouring or drawing, use stencils and shapes to help them with their creations.
- Glitter, beads, buttons and stickers are a great way to add finishing touches to any paper and card crafts.
- Use festive colours to make some homemade Christmas decorations.
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A DIY Christmas
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Masterpieces in the making
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