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!

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!

Paper Turkey craft

Paper Turkey craft

This cute paper turkey craft is so cute and easy to make! They are great for thanksgiving as cute handmade napkin holders – simply thread your rolled napkin through the center. They’re also super sweet as a fun farmyard themed craft too, we glue a little rock in the base of ours to help it stand and they look amazing sat on our windowsill!

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured paper/card
  • Sticker eyes
  • Scissors
  • glue

How to make this cute paper turkey craft

Cut out a strip of brown paper and glue the ends together to make a tube.

Add two eyes, a triangle beak and a red wattle (yes, that really is what it’s called!) to one side of the tube to make the turkeys face.

Next cut out several colourful leaves and stick them together in the shape of a fan, this will be the turkeys tail Feathers.

Glue the tail onto the back of the turkey. Finally, cut out two little feet and glue them onto the bottom and your cute little paper turkey craft is finished!

Paper roll Santa

Paper roll Santa

Paper roll father Christmas santa christmas craft for kids

After the success of our gorgeous little paper roll elves we wanted to follow up with another paper roll craft and who better than the big guy himself! Today marks the first day of opening the advent calendars and for my kids the countdown to Christmas has now officially began.

My little girl is too young to really understand, she just knows that something fun is happening with all the decorations and crafts. My son though is super excited. Every morning when he wakes up and every night before he goes to sleep he asks how many days it is until Christmas. Every day we make a new decoration to display around the house. Our house is pretty small so I image that by the time Christmas arrives it will look like Santa’s grotto! It’s a shame that we won’t be able to have our family around this Christmas but it’s a decision that we have made as a family and we will still do everything possible to ensure the kids have a great day. What are your plans this Christmas?

Here’s what we used

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Coloured crafting paper (red, white, black, yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eye stickers (optional)
  • Markers

How to make our paper roll Santa

First you’ll want to start by colouring the paper roll, you could use paints, pens or cut out and glue paper strips around the roll like we did – whatever is easiest for your little one! make 1/3 of the paper roll skin colour and the other 2/3rds Santa red!

Next it’s time to make the cone shaped Santa hat. Cut out a triangle with a rounded bottom edge, roll it around into a cone and glue. Cut off any excess.

Now we need to give the paper roll Santa a face! Cut out a u shaped beard and a moustache – this part can be a bit fiddly and might need a grown up to help. Once you have these pieces glue them down in place on the Santa’s face. Then add two eyes, a nose and a mouth.

Add some decoration bits to your Santa. We added a white Pom Pom to the top of the hat and a white rim around the bottom of the hat. We then added a long black strip for the belt and a hollow square for the belt buckle.

To make the Santa’s legs and arms you will need to make four paper springs. To make a spring take two thin strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding each paper strip over the other one, once you reach the end glue the loose ends down together. Repeat this process until you have four paper springs.

Nearly finished! Take some black card and cut out two boots and two mitten shapes. Glue a spring onto the back of each of the mittens and boots. Then glue the other ends of the spring in place as arms and legs on the paper roll.

Pop the hat in place on the top of the Santa’s head and the paper roll Santa is finished! I just love these!