Give your kids creative new craft ideas to undertake this Christmas, and reap the benefits yourself!
Christmas is nearly here and with the silly season comes school holidays. That means your darling children will be nipping around your feet looking for activities. Why not keep them occupied with some Yuletide craft ideas
Christmas crafts not only keep kids entertained for hours, but they can double as decorations and gifts. Break out the glitter, glue, card and crayons and get cracking!
For an adorable gift for grandparents to treasure, let your little ones turn a plain handkerchief into a meaningful keepsake. All you need are fabric crayons or paint plus a white handkerchief. Your kids don't have to stick within the Christmas framework when it comes to designs, either - let them choose what they think Grandma or Grandad would like.
Let your kids help decorate the tree with homemade ornaments you'll treasure forever. A store-bought bauble can be turned into your child's very own decoration simply by adding their name and some stickers or designs to it. Make it extra special by allowing your son or daughter to write his or her name on it.
Alternatively, stock up on pipe cleaners, coloured card, bobbly eyes, pom poms and other craft essentials and let them create their own Christmas-themed ornaments from scratch.
Cards and wrapping paper
This is one of the easiest and best ways to include your kids in your Christmas gifting. Let them take care of the gift cards and wrapping paper while you worry about selecting the perfect present for your Great Uncle Doug. Give them plain parchment paper and paint for wrapping paper, along with brushes, sponges and vegetable stamps.
Handmade cards can be extra touching when they come from someone young, so give your kids the opportunity to design their own masterpiece for their friends and relatives. Just remember to help them out with their spelling when they write a message!