This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it’s never too early to start Christmas crafting, We’ve had a quiet couple of days at home to try and get over a cold and to keep ourselves busy we’ve been bust trying out our new pom pom makers! i just love how this reindeer turned out and were currently in the process of making each of Santa’s reindeer as part of a cute Christmas display that we have planned. If you and your kids have go at making one we’d love to see how it turned out, did you know we’re now on Facebook? you can share pictures with us there.
Here’s what we used
Pom pom maker (optional)
Red pom pom
Tacky glue/glue gun
How to make a pom pom reindeer ornament
Start by making a large brown pom pom. If you haven’t made one before you can find a quick guide here. You don’t need a pom pom maker to make a cute pom pom!
Tie a yarn loop and glue it down into place inside the top of the pom pom
Take a pipecleaner and fold it in half to create the top antler. Twist it secure about 2-4cm from the bend. Pinch a second antler on either side and twist them together at the base to secure. Part the yarn of the pom pom and glue the antlers into place either side of the loop at the top of the head
Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose and your pom pom reindeer ornament is finished!
This year we’re making it our mission to make sure all of our Christmas cards are handmade for that extra personal touch. These super cute handmade reindeer Christmas cards are perfect for my kids as they are so simple and easy to make but also look super cute too! I hope you and your little ones love them just as much as we do!
Here’s what we used
White and brown card
Gold and red glitter foam
How to make our Handmade reindeer Christmas cards
Start by taking your piece of card and folding it in half to make the card shape. Then optionally cut the card down into a square as we have.
Cut out and glue down a large circle near the bottom edge of the card to make the reindeer’s face.
Next it’s time to cut out two sparkly antlers before gluing one on either side of the reindeer’s heal. Cut out two ear shapes and glue one just below each antler.
Finish off the card by adding on two cute eyes and a big red circle as a nose! Aren’t these just the cutest?!
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)
Eye stickers (optional)
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!
Don’t you just love this little toilet roll Christmas elf craft? I know that we certainly love these little guys and so did our family when we sent them some pictures! Infact, they’ve even asked my little one if he’ll make some more to send to them. My son and i had so much fun making these together, my little girl had gone down for a nap and I think my son was really pleased to have some one on one time together. Our little elves are currently perched up in the top of our Christmas tree, my son says they’re watching us all for father Christmas – to make sure we’re all good so that we can go on the nice list!
My kids are starting to get really excited for Christmas now and tonight we’re settling down and watching home alone 2 together. We really love the first two movies! Whats your favorite Christmas movie?
Start by colouring your toilet roll, you’ll want to make the bottom 2/3rds of the toilet roll the body colour and the top 1/3rd skin colour. To make ours we cut out strips of green and skin tone paper and glued them around the toilet roll but you could always use paint or good markers!
Cut out a pie slice shape and roll it around to make a cone for the elf’s Christmas hat. Glue the hat onto the top of the cone.
Give the little tp roll elf a face by adding two eyes, a mouth and a nose.
Now its time to bring the little elf to life by giving him two pointy ears. Add any decorations, we gave this little guy a zig zag collar and a pom pom on his hat. You could also add some hair!
To make the arms and legs you will need to make four springs. To make a spring, cut out two thin paper strips, glue them together at a right angle and then take turns folding one strip over the other. Once you reach the end glue the two loose ends together. Once you have your four springs made, cut out two mitten shapes and two boot shapes.
Glue two springs at the bottom of the toilet roll to make two legs. Then glue the other two at collar level. Stick a mitten on the end of each arm and a boot at the end of each leg. Leave until dry and your adorable toilet roll Christmas elf is finished!
I know, a Christmas tree craft in may! What am I thinking?! Let’s be honest though this little embellished Christmas tree craft is pretty adorable. I came up with the idea whilst we were making our fingerprint apple trees. I had to get them written down as by December I know that I would’ve completely forgotten the idea. These little trees are perfect as a little handmade gift or for decorating your home. I’m definitely going to be popping ours into our Christmas keepsakes box.
Here’s what we used
Green and Yellow card
Embellishments (we used buttons and pom poms)
Cardboard Tube (you can use to rolls but your tree will need to be smaller than ours. We used the inside of a silver roll and just cut it to length)
How to make our embellished Christmas tree craft
Take your piece of card and fold it in half. Draw a curve starting in the bottom right corner going up to just past the halfway line of your fold. Your curve should look like a quarter of a circle.
Cut out your shape and fold it in half at the point trim off any excess card so that your curve is even all the way around.
Open your shape out to reveal four equal sections. Decorate three of your sections with your cute embellishments and leave one of the end sections clear. Put your tree aside to dry.
Whilst your tree is drying, take your cardboard tube and cover it in brown paint to make the trunk.
Once your tree is dry, cover your decorated triangle in glue. Pull the glued triangle around and stick it on the inside of your other end triangle to make a pyramid shaped cone.
Cut out a star, pop some glue on the back and then pinch it on to your tree until it sticks.
Finish off by balancing your Christmas tree on your cardboard tube! Don’t they just look so fun and festive, i love how each one is unique!