Its nearing the end of the year again, and the Christmas festivities are just beginning. The trees and tinsel are coming out, the Christmas lights are as magical as ever, and the long hunt for presents has just begun.
And what better than some Christmas-piration to get the creative juices flowing, and entertain the kiddies these school holidays? To give you a hand, we have put together a list of cool craft ideas to try out this Christmas, including some cute home decorations, and budget gift ideas. And the best bit? Everything is available at spotlight in Ballina!
Spotlight Christmas Craft Ideas
Project 1: Handmade Cards & Decor
Firstly, nothing quite beats the thoughtfulness of a handmade card. They don’t take long to make, and are great for recycling the cute decorations of old Christmas cards. This is also a great activity to do with the kids. Nothing adds a personal and honest touch like cards handmade by children.
Patterned paper can be used as a base to start with, and inspire you to build and layer patterns to create new and unique designs. Why not finish it off with a bow?
You can also get really creative and use these techniques as well as paints, stencils and fabric markers to create beautiful napkins, placemats, coasters and glasses. Find more ideas and instructions here.
Project 2: The Pompom Wreath
This is also a great activity for kids in that pompom making is fun, easy, and not too messy.
It can be done with a pompom making kit available at spotlight, or you can just make your own with cardboard and wool (also available at spotlight). Even if you don’t decide to put them on a wreath, pompoms are a lot of fun to play with, and make cute additions to your trees and Christmas outfits. You can find instructions here.
Project 3: Pure Wool Entwine Stars
This project is for all the knitters out there. Definitely for those who know their way around a pair of knitting needles these sweet little starts are the perfect decoration for a Christmas tree, as decoration in a room or even as a part of a table setting. For full instructions click here.
For more ideas for older children and more advanced, try these as well!
Advent Calendar: Create a beautiful Kaiserwood Advent Calendar which you can fill with your own little treats and surprises.
Tree Softies: Using felt, tread and fabric scraps you can create soft tree decorations.
See you in Spotlight!