Ideas to Steal
Why not make some wonderful bookmarks for
Christmas presents for your loved ones.
Christmas Twig Tree
Collect some twigs and search for things around the house to make a wonderful Twiggy Christmas tree.
Sent in by Jojo Benson
You need to go pinecone hunting.. Warm them on a radiator for a few days to open them out. Smear peanut butter (or lard if a nut allergy) then roll in birdseed and hang in a tree outside with string. Then keep an eye out for birds and refill as necessary. We've done it as a create your own save the bird's secret mission, as presents for friends this year.
Sent in by Shellie Crossland Poulter
Decorative Gift Jars
250ml glass /plastic bottles. Decorate the outside with images, ribbons, and felt.
(put sweets or glass stones inside)
Give as a gift to someone special
Sent in by Vee Walsh
Decorative Mosaic Baubles
Here's one to try if you don't like glue and messy stuff. This felt kit is pre-backed with tape so that you can peel off and paste the mosaic as you would like.
If you don't mind a bit of mess - You can cut the bauble out of stiff card. Cut some small mosaic squares out of colourful paper (or felt) and glue them down.
Sent in by Georges
Paint and fill your own baubles
It's so nice to see handmade baubles on the Christmas tree. You can paint some of your own - or you can buy the empty baubles and fill them with lots of colourful bits and pieces
Sent in by Bella and Beau
Charlotte and Georges made these beautiful cookies. Why not try some yourself. There are plenty of recipes online.
Or why not try making some mini mince pies like Bella and Beau.
Yummy treats are always good.
Scraps of pretty fabric can make these wonderful fabric baubles. Check out the Youtube video for full instructions. They all had great fun making these.
Sent in by Jue Light
Mini parcels make this wonderful advent calendar. All filled with a sweet. Wonderful.
Sent in by Mary Haynes
Painted Pottery Christmas Decorations
These decorations have been painted beautifully and will look great on any tree.
Sent in by Jo Jo Spikes
Wonderful Stars, Reindeer and Snowmen to brighten up
By Daniel (7)
Lovely easy Christmas Card and calendar Ideas
These lovely cards were made by Finley (6) and Lily (5)
Jam Jar Lantern
Simple jam jar lantern, using squares of coloured cellophane
(tissue paper would work just as well )
Place a small battery light inside for
Sent in by Keith
Hand Print Wreath
Make a handprint wreath. You just need green card.
Draw around your hand and cut out the shape
Make you hand cut-outs into a circle and stick together.
Add pom-poms and glitter to decorate.
Sent in by Jessica (9)
Terrific Toilet Roll Craft
Just look at what you can do with toilet rolls for your Christmas art.
These were sent in by Faith (7) and Daniel (9)
Santa on a sleigh with Reindeer
Print a picture then draw it out on wood.
Then paint it .
Use felt, Glue, Paint and glitter to decorate.
By Jessica (9)
Today we made mobiles.
You could make a Christmas version by adding some Holly or evergreens, add some cloves etc
By Joseph age 12
Toilet Roll Stars and Salt Dough Ornaments
Today we made a toilet roll star. It was great fun. Just cut your toilet roll into eight and paint each piece. Wait till it dries, then arrange them into a star shape and apply lots of glue. Then add glitter.
For the salt dough you need 2 cups of flour to 1 cup of salt. Add up to 1 cup of water a bit at a time.
Make your shapes and then pop them in the oven on a very low heat for about two hours until dry.
By Tiny aged 8
Jessica age 9 has made a Christingle made from an orange,
wooden sticks, sweets, snowman candle and tinsel.
Sent in by Jessica (9)
Make some boxes out of nets and don't forget the roof. Draw doors and windows.
Make a backdrop and add some cotton wool for snow.
Sent in by Tiny
Today Nicky (8) is learning about world wide Christmas traditions. Here is his lantern.
6 meter lanterns are lit by electric bulbs the Saturday before Christmas Eve in the Philippines.
Daisy (8) and Grayson (5) did not want to forget the reindeer this Christmas.
Wonderful Reindeer Food made with oats, raisins and wild bird seeds,