Washi tape Christmas cards

Washi tape Christmas cards

These washi tape Christmas cards are super simple to make yet still look amazing! They’re easy to adapt for children of all ages and preschoolers can enjoy making these as much as the older children. It’s a great little craft idea for schools, after school clubs and families and is very budget friendly too!

Here’s what we used

  • Green/yellow/white card
  • Various washi tapes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our washi tape Christmas cards

Start by taking a small length of tape that you will use as your tree trunk and stick it in place at the bottom of your card.

Snip off a length of coloured washi tape that stretches most of the way across the card. Stick it down in place just above the tree trunk.

Continue layering lines of washi tape decreasing the length of the strip each time to make a triangular Christmas tree shape.

Once you are happy with the size of your tree cut out a star and glue it down at the top of the tree

Add any optional decorations and then pop aside. Once dry, your card is finished and ready for a special message to be written inside. We just love these!

Paper snowman craft

Paper snowman craft

This cute and easy paper snowman craft is super simple to make and is an adorable winter or Christmas keepsake that can be kept for years to come! all you need are a few basic materials and our simple to follow guide to keep the kids entertained with this fun little craft on these cold winter days

Here’s what we used

  • Clean cardboard tp rolls (x2 or 3)
  • Paper (white, brown, black and orange)
  • Ribbon
  • Thick cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue/double sided tape

How to make our cute paper snowman craft

Start by taking your tp roll tubes and cutting them down to three different lengths. A small one for the head, a medium one for the centre of the body and a large one for the base of the body.

Next take one of your tp roll sections and cut out a strip of white paper the same height as the tube and wide enough to wrap around it. Add double sided tape to the edges of the paper and then secure it around the tube.

Repeat the previous step with the remaining two tp sections until your snowman is completely white. Use your double sided tape to attach the three tubes together as above.

Cut out two stick arms and glue them in place inside the middle tube.

Next cut out and glue on your facial features and some buttons. We cut ours from coloured paper and then used our acrylic paint markers to add the details.

Add any other additional decoration such as our foam hat or ribbon scarf. Then finish off your snowman by cutting out a circular shape from your thick card and sticking it to the bottom of the snowman to help it stand. Aren’t they just the sweetest?

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Beaded candy cane ornaments

Beaded candy cane ornaments

These beaded candy cane ornaments are so much fun for children and grown ups of all ages to make! They only require a few simple resources and are super easy to make which means they’re the perfect craft for families as well as groups such as schools and clubs. We love the way ours look hanging on our Willy wonka themed Christmas tree and the best part is if they’re done right they’re super durable which means they’ll last for years to come!

Here’s what we used

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Thread/ribbon

How to make our beaded candy cane ornaments

Take your first bead and thread it on to one end of your pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner around the bead and then twist the two section of pipe cleaners together to secure.

Now thread the remaining beads on to your pipe cleaner. My daughter has been learning all about patterns at school so for us this was a perfect opportunity to practise repeating patterns.

Take the loose end of pipe cleaner and tuck it back in through the beads and then twist it firmly to the main body of the pipe cleaner to secure.

Take a length of your thread or festive ribbon and thread it through two of the top beads. Tie it onto a secure loop and cut off any excess. Twist the loop so that the knot is hidden inside the beads and then your super cute beaded candy cane ornaments are ready to hang!

Wood slice snowman ornaments

Wood slice snowman ornaments

We gave these old wood slices a fun and festive makeover and don’t they just look adorable? These super cute wood slice snowman ornaments are small and lightweight and hang on the tree perfectly! They look super cute and effective and we can’t wait to make a whole snowman family for our own tree.

Here’s what we used

  • Wood slices
  • Acrylic paint pens
  • Foam
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun

How to make our wood slice snowman ornaments.

Take your white paint and cover the front of your wood slice and then pop it aside to dry

Use your paint markers to give the snowman a face. We added two coal eyes, a little point carrot nose and a wiggly smiley mouth.

Add any additional decoration such as our foam hat, a bow, a bobble hat or whatever takes your fancy! We love using foam instead of paper as it tends to last better year after year.

Cut off a length of ribbon and tie it into a loop, glue the loop onto the back of your snowman and once dry your adorable Wood slice snowman ornaments are ready to hang and display!

Christmas wreath tree ornaments.

Christmas wreath tree ornaments.

These super cute Christmas wreath tree ornaments look amazing hung on the Christmas tree and only require 3 basic materials to make too. They’re perfect for at home crafting and for group crafting too!

Here’s what we used

  • Pipe cleaner
  • Christmas beads
  • String or ribbon

How to make our Christmas tree wreath ornaments

Start by taking a selection of beads and threading them onto your pipe cleaner until they cover just over half the length. My daughter has been learning patterns at school so we threaded ours in a repeating pattern!

Once you’re happy with your design, pull the ends around into a circle and twist them together

Fold each length of pipe cleaner into a loop and then twist them together in the middle to make a bow.

Take a length of string, thread it through the first bead on either side of the twisted pipe cleaner and then tie it into a loop. Your super cute Christmas tree wreath ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!