Ok, I admit that I MAY be missing being in the classroom for the festive season, getting glitter everywhere and generally crafting it up! So, I’ve put together some of the Christmas themed items I’ve made with classes in the past that are relatively easy and can be done with items from home or after a quick trip to the pound shop or Hobbycraft…
3. Paint your windows: Ok, so some people will be filled with dread and wonder why on earth I would suggest this, BUT you can paint on windows using Little Brian Paint sticks and it wipes off easily with a damp cloth or baby wipe.
Photo from Little Brian
4. Salt dough ornaments: A classic for making cheap and easy decorations or for making hand print presents.
7. Reindeer headwear: A personal favourite of mine. I always liked making these for the whole class so they had something to wear for the school Christmas dinner (and it meant I could spot my kiddies easily in the hall!) Make a band to go around your child’s head, draw around their hands for the antlers then pop on eyes and a red nose!
8. HANDPRINTS: I don’t think there’s anything you can’t turn your child’s handprint into; Christmas trees, reindeer, even Santa himself! (Grandparents eat this stuff up too, I don’t think a Christmas/birthday has gone by where the Grandmumblers haven’t received a handprint!!)