Looking for some fun ways to spruce up your home for Christmas and keep the kids entertained?
Making your own Christmas decorations with household items
is a great place to start – and one that’s easy on the wallet and better for
We’ve picked five craft ideas to make at home:
- Egg carton reindeer – Make use of your old
egg cartons and create your very own mini Rudolf! All you’ll need is an egg
carton, paper, brown paint, googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose. If you
don’t have the googly eyes or pom pom, replace these with paint or paper. Read the tutorial and get started.
- Alternative Christmas tree – Get
creative this Christmas and make your own alternative tree! There are many ideas to get you inspired
ranging from wall art and carefully arranged books through to fallen branches.
- Old light globe ornament – Got some old
light globes around the house? Spruce up your old globes with some glue,
string, sparkles, paint and diamantes. There are many clever and creative ways
to transform old light globes into beautiful decorations for your Christmas tree. Please note: This craft idea will need a bit of adult supervision.
- Birdseed ornament – A treat for the birds
in your neighbourhood and fun for the whole family, this Christmas ornament is
one that serves a few purposes. Using a few household pantry items, a cookie stencil
and bird seed, it’s a relatively quick and easy activity.
- Nature craft – Head outdoors and forage
for twigs, pinecones and fallen leafy branches to make some Christmas ornaments
that bring the outdoors in. With the right size twigs, you can easily make a star to hang on the Christmas tree, or by slicing and
drying pieces of orange you can create a citrus-scented garland for your home. There
are many more craft ideas using natural materials online.
Want more ideas? Visit our ‘Christmas activities for kids’
page for some more festive fun.