December is in full swing, and many us will start to decorate our homes making them fun and festive for the holidays! From decorating the Christmas tree with homemade ornaments to making little keepsakes that remind you of the holiday season, here are lots of beautiful ideas for homemade decorations that kids can help make.
We think it’s important to get the whole family involved when decorating the home, so these DIYs are perfect for the little ones to get stuck in…
With the success of the incredible animated film ‘Frozen’ still looming, if your kids love the film then this simple but stunning DIY is perfect for them. This DIY goes through the process of making an ‘Olaf’ sock snowman. With only a few materials needed, this is a great impromptu craft idea to keep the kids occupied.
Keeping with the Frozen theme, if you are due snow this Christmas, take a look at this free printable, to make a ‘Do you want to build a snowman’ kit! A wonderful idea if you want the kids to get outside and use up some of that energy and excitement.
Sometimes more complicated crafts are simply no good for the little kiddies. Not only can they become bored and frustrated, they can lose interest quickly. This is why these beaded candy cane ornaments are great! Quick and easy to complete with instant results!
If you have some dried pasta shapes, some glue and a bit of glitter, then you have all the materials needed to make these simple but sweet pasta snowflake ornaments! They are so cheap to make, but provide hours of fun and creativity!
This DIY craft not only entertains children it also helps attract beautiful birds into your garden this season. These festive bird seed ornaments will look stunning in your garden and help teach your children about wildlife!
Crystal over at Apumpkinandaprincess.com used to glitter the outside of her baubles, which you can imagine, turned the whole house into a glittery mess. Until she found this incredible glue which allows you to glue the inside of the glass ornaments instead…check out exactly how she does it here!
Kids fingerprint Christmas ornaments are a great crafting idea which involves the whole family. Not only do they look super cute, they can be keepsakes that you decorate your tree with every year – a great way to record milestones.
Christmas scented doodle paint sounds expensive and complicated right? Well it’s really not! With this simple recipe from Crystal, anyone can make this homemade paint for their children to use. The possibilities are endless when it comes to things to do with the stuff, how about Christmas window stickers to start?
Making a gingerbread house with your children can make any Christmas memorable. Not only is it a tradition in many households, it’s super fun to do and makes your home smell incredible. If you have never made one before and would like to look at what DIY options you have, head over to Ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com, where Ciara shares her 5 favorite gingerbread house DIYs.
If you have older kids, who are creative and love the magic of Christmas, then this DIY is a great project for them over the holidays. With only a few materials needed, this DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe tutorial is easy to follow and you end up with beautiful keepsakes you can get out every year!
This tutorial for the easiest paper snowflakes ever, is so simple and easy any child can have a go! The patterns don’t need to be perfect, making this a great craft for all ages! All you need is some cheap coffee filter papers, a pair of scissors and some imagination!
These super simple heart ornaments are made from only three ingredients – apple sauce, cinnamon and cloves. They are really simple to make and will give your tree a beautiful, Christmassy aroma!
These Christmas stick people would look great on your tree or as place settings on your table. Why not get the older kids involved to master the fiddly bits? It only takes around 1-2 hours to make these stick people, so is perfect for a cold, wintery afternoon by the fire!
Salt dough is an inexpensive way to help make lasting ornaments that can stand the test of time. These Santa inspired salt dough hands are actually made by children’s hand prints. Why not make a set for the tree as well as the grandparents?
Everyone dreams of having a white Christmas, but some of us are rarely blessed with a magical white covering of snow at Christmas. But do not fear, if you love the white stuff and would like to decorate your home with it, here’s the 101 guide on DIY snow! With tonnes of tips and advice as well as recipes an tutorials, you will find the perfect DIY snow for you and your kiddies to make!
If you are looking for that frugal craft idea that doesn’t cost the earth, why not make some of these footprint reindeer paintings, these can be made into pictures, holiday cards or even tree decorations. Grab your kids paint and some paper, along with some bare feet and you can create wonderful pictures easily and quickly!