Christmas is the perfect excuse to get messy and do some fun crafts with the kids. You can make some really special cards and gifts for loved ones that will be treasured forever. I especially love ones with the kids hand or footprints on them. Here are some fab ideas from my fellow bloggers of Christmas crafts for babies and toddlers.
Hand and Foot Print Santa Scene
I absolutely love this scene of Santa and his reindeer flying across the sky using the baby’s hand and foot prints. It looks so cute and is a lovely keepsake to remember how little they were.
I love these cute little fingerprint elves. They would look great on gift tags, baubles or all over some brown packaging paper to make your own gift wrap! Thanks to The Gingerbread House for this fab idea.
Clay Hanging Decorations
Another fab idea from The Gingerbread House. Make your Christmas tree shaped hanging decoration out of clay or salt dough. Once dry, use your fingerprints to make baubles on the tree! Don’t forget to write the year on them so you remember when they were made in years to come. Find out how to make the clay in the post here: https://the-gingerbread-house.co.uk/clay-fingerprint-christmas-tree-decorations-for-kids-to-make
Thimble and Twig have taken these hanging tree decorations one step further by using letter stamps to add people’s names to them. What a lovely gift! They be great for using as tags on gifts too! You can see how they made them here: https://thimbleandtwig.com/handmade-clay-fingerprint-christmas-decorations-christmaslittlemakes
Emma from Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs makes a special yule log with her children on Christmas Eve. They cover it in glitter and all sorts from the craft box. When it’s placed on the fire Father Christmas sees the sparkly smoke and knows it is safe to visit as they are going off to bed. I LOVE this idea, it’s so cute!
Nature Table Centrepiece
Leyla from Motherhood Diaries has come up with a great idea for all those sticks and leaves they bring back from their walks. Glue them all together and spray paint gold to make a lovely centre piece for the dining table.
For more Christmas activity ideas check out our Special Occasions page.