Looking after children during the Christmas holidays can be time consuming, and if the weather is icy they may get bored staying indoors for long periods of time. Christmas craft ideas can be a good way to keep children occupied, and they can make themed decorations to hang on the tree, or even create personalised cards and gifts for friends and family.
If you are looking for simple Christmas craft ideas to amuse children for a morning or afternoon, then craft kits can be a good option. They can be found in hundreds of different styles, and will contain exactly the right products and tools to create one type of Christmas craft project. These can range from making angel peg dolls, to decorating gift boxes, to making festive characters out of pom poms! The range of craft ideas available in kit form should make it easy for you to find something that is both age and ability appropriate.
There are lots of craft ideas for Christmas gifts, and you may want to have a look online for new Christmas craft ideas or craft kits. Children may like to decorate gift boxes, and you can either buy a craft kit or purchase a range of craft materials and create your own designs. If you want to design your own boxes, then it may be a good idea to look for plain boxes in a range of festive colours, such as red, green, silver and gold. Alternatively, you may want to buy plain boxes made from card or wood, for the children to paint with their own themes and designs. Gift boxes could be decorated with any number of craft items such as sequins, feathers, foam shapes, felt, glitter, and many more! These are all available from good craft suppliers, and buying decorative items in a range of festive colours will help children to create a festive theme on their gift boxes. Large boxes can be given as gifts to friends and family, and could perhaps be filled with a special gift such as a new pair of gloves or a festive mug. Alternatively, smaller boxes may make great gifts for friends, and children could fill them with sweets before giving them.
There are lots of Christmas craft ideas which involve sewing, and this can be a more intricate task for older children who would like to be kept busy for an afternoon. From small decorations to hang from the tree, to personalised cushions which can be given as gifts, there are lots of sewing kits available for you to choose from. Kits will include the correct amount of fabric and thread needed, and some will even include material which has been prepared with holes around the edges, to make it easier for children to sew. This is often the case for simple patterns where a plastic needle is used for safety. Once they have finished sewing, children may want to decorate cushions and decorations with fabric pens, glitter glue and sequins; all available from any good craft supplier.