My Little Masterpiece

Christmas Themed Crafts and Activities to Entertain Little Ones

Christmas is the most magical time of the year. It’s also one of the busiest for you. Between everything you must do, and everywhere you need to go, it can be hard to find the time to find crafts for your little one. This is why we’ve put together this list of Christmas themed crafts and activities to entertain little ones.

 

christmas themed activities

 

Melted Snowman Bag

 

This Christmas craft is super easy, so it’s perfect for younger children as well.

 

You’ll need:

 

A Ziploc bag

Orange paper

Black paper

Large googly eyes

Shaving foam or white slime

A hot glue gun (optional)

 

Steps:

 

  1. Cut out a triangle from the orange paper, and circles from the black paper.
  2. Stick them on the outside of the bag. The triangle is the nose, and the black circles can be arranged however your child wants them. If you have other coloured paper, you could make cheeks, and scarves for your snowman.
  3. Fill the inside of the bag with the shaving foam or white slime.
  4. You might want to hot glue the ziploc bag closed, especially if you have younger children.

 

Sock Snowman

These sock snowmen are so cute, and they can even be made by small hands. You can sew them if you want, but it’s not essential.

 

Per snowman, you’ll need:

 

1 white sock

1 coloured sock (any colour)

Rice

Elastic bands

Buttons

Ribbons, yarn or fabric

Glue gun

Fabric paint, or fabric markers

 

Steps:

 

  1. Cut the white socks just above the heel.
  2. Turn the sock inside out and close the top with an elastic band.
  3. Turn it the right way, and fill it using the rice until you’re happy with the size of your snowman.
  4. Tie off the snowman with an elastic band. Tie another band around the middle, but a little closer to the top of the snowman to make the body and the head.
  5. Choose a coloured sock and cut the toe off for your snowman’s hat. Roll up the ends and create a rim. You can secure the hat to the head using a hot glue gun.
  6. Choose a piece of ribbon, yarn or fabric to create a scarf.
  7. You can sew or glue the buttons onto the body.
  8. Use the fabric markers or fabric paints to paint a face on the snowman.

 

 

Yoghurt Pot Rudolph

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Rudolph! Your little ones can be entertained for hours making these adorable yoghurt pot Rudolphs.

 

You’ll Need:

Yoghurt pot

Brown acrylic paint

Large googly eyes

Large red pom-pom

Brown card

2 pipe cleaners (Gold or brown)

Hole punch

Hot glue gun

 

Steps:

 

  1. Wash the empty yoghurt pots and let them dry.
  2. Once completely dry, paint the whole pot with brown acrylic paint. You may need to paint more than one coat.
  3. Cut a circle out of the brown card. Make it the same size as the bottom of the pot. Use the hole punch to punch two holes on either side of the circle.
  4. Cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Cut the other pipe cleaner into four equal pieces. Wrap the smaller pieces around the larger pieces to make the antlers.
  5. Attach the card to the bottom of the pot and use the smaller holes as a guideline to make a hole in the pot for the antlers.
  6. Put the antlers in the holes, and if necessary, glue or tape them to the inside of the pot.
  7. Cut out some small ear shapes from the brown card.
  8. Glue on the ears, googly eyes and the red pom-pom nose.