Monday, December 23, 2013

6 Christmas Craft Ideas for Children

It has been raining the whole day today, but this did not stop us from being productive! We have made 6 types of Christmas cards and ornaments as Christmas presents for Pei Pei and Hao Hao's teachers!



Idea #1. Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Flower Ornament


Materials:
Toilet paper roll x 1 (make 2 flower ornaments)
Glitter glue
Scissors
UHU glue / hot glue
Silver thread

Method:
  1. Flatten the toilet paper roll, cut it into 10 stripes - each flower ornament needs 5 stripes.
  2. Paint the stripes with glitter glue.
  3. When dry, put a dab of UHU glue / hot glue at the top of a stripe, put another stripe and press them together. Secure 5 stripes together to form the flower.
  4. Attach a piece of silver thread.

Idea #2. Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer


Materials:
Toilet paper roll x 1
Red pom pom x 1
Brown coloured paper 
Black marker and brown marker
UHU glue / hot glue
Scissors

Method (adapted from Krokotak):


  1. Flatten the toilet paper roll, draw the lines as shown above, cut along the lines.
  2. Press as indicated by the arrow, press the other side.
  3. Fold the stripes backwards, and curl using finger or pencil.
  4. Cut a circle from the brown coloured paper, and paste it on the face of the reindeer.
  5. Use craft glue to secure the red pom pom as the nose.
  6. Use black marker to draw the eyes and mouth, and brown markers to draw the hooves.

The one that we made did not look really like a reindeer. Pei Pei was holding it and said, "Mooooooo!"


Idea #3. Toilet Paper Roll Snowman


Materials:
Toilet paper roll x 1
Pom pom x 2
Pipe cleaner (chenille stem)
Ribbon
Star stickers
White paper
Orange coloured paper
Black marker
UHU glue / hot glue
Glue stick
Scissors

Method:
  1. Wrap the toilet paper roll with white paper. Secure using glue stick.
  2. Tie the ribbon as the scarf.
  3. Cut a triangle from the orange coloured paper to make the nose. Alternatively, draw the nose using orange marker.
  4. Draw the eyes and mouth with black marker.
  5. Use UHU glue / hot glue to secure the pom poms and pipe cleaner to make the ear muff.
  6. Paste the star stickers as the buttons. Alternatively, draw the buttons using markers.

Idea #4. Finger Print Reindeer Christmas Card



Materials:
Brown ink pad / paint / water colour
Red marker, brown marker and black marker
Coloured paper (we used blue)
Washi tape / stickers

Method:
  1. Make thumb prints using brown ink pad / paint / water colour on paper.
  2. Use red marker to draw the nose,  brown marker to draw the horns and ears, and black marker to draw the eyes.
  3. Decorate the card using Washi tape and stickers.

Idea #5. Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree 


Materials:
Cupcake liners x 3
Star stickers
Coloured paper (we used pink)
Brown coloured paper
Glue stick
Pattern edged scissors

Method:


  1. Fold the cupcake liner into half.
  2. Flatten the cupcake liner.
  3. Fold again into quarter.
  4. Press.
  5. Cut the edges of coloured paper with pattern edged scissors.
  6. Use glue stick to paste 3 folded cupcake liners on coloured paper to make the Christmas tree.
  7. Cut a small rectangle from the brown coloured paper to make the trunk.
  8. Paste a star sticker.

Idea #6. Christmas Tree Shape Card



Materials:
Coloured paper (we used pink)
Star stickers
Pattern edged scissors

Method:
    1. Cut the coloured paper with pattern edged scissors to make a triangle.
    2. Decorate with Washi tape and star sticker.


    We completed all these in 2+ hours. Hope the teachers would like the presents!

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    6 comments :

    1. I love the toilet roll star. Your kids must have enjoyed making all the crafts :-)

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      1. Thank you Agy! Since it was raining and we couldn't go out, the children were occupied by doing so many craft works!

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    2. Those are some very unique ideas! and it looks like fun!

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      1. Thank you Kung Phoo. It was fun to make those crafts!

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    3. Love the snowman ! Nice crafts !

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