Whether your festive decorations are minimalist chic or more in tune with The Griswold’s family from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – now is the time to deck your halls!
Kids love getting creative, particularly at Christmas, and decorations, whether for the tree, as an ornament, or even doubling up as a gift, are a great way for the whole family to get festive, excited and have fun together. We have asked Red Ted Art to share some of their gorgeous and inspiring decoration ideas perfect for those little and big hands to enjoy –Fa la la la la la la la la….
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Nothing quite like some Christmas Crafting at this time of year. We REALLY love making ornaments – as they are a pretty little gift to give to grandparents or add to a present. We always make extra, so we can keep one too. We especially love Christmas crafts that DOUBLE UP as either a Christmas ornament or a gift to family.
Today, I would like to share 5 of our favourite ornaments with you (add them to a packed of homemade cookies and you have a great little gift in itself!)
First up our, dear Walnut Owls (Granny got some for her Birthday – and she can’t wait to hang them up). I love these as we LOVE crafting with walnuts. Walnuts have a very “traditional” feel to me and we love making little Walnut Babies for the tree or racing mice. Being super thrifty, I actually cracked open these nuts first and then glued them back together… hehehehe.
I love these Felt Hearts – they work for me on so many levels – use them as an ornament… or use them as a key ring or as a zipper pull on your book back. They are also a great way to introduce basic sewing to young children and make a great gift for both family and the kids’ friends!
Nothing quite like a little Snowflake Ornament at Christmas. We particularly liked this one as it upcycles old puzzles – you know, the ones that have pieces missing. Yes, what DO YOU do with old puzzles? Well, this ornament is one solution for sure!
I REALLY love these Keepsake Ornaments – I made them from the kids’ baby cardigans. The ones that were stained and couldn’t be passed on any more. Aaaaah. The green one is my daughter’s and the snowman is my son’s. I always smile when I get these out each year. How our babies grow!
These Cork Santas make me giggle. Clearly they look cute on the Christmas tree… but we also had a cheeky game of Santa bowling…
Hope you have been inspired to give our Christmas Ornaments a go! We have many more for you over at Red Ted Art if you need more ideas.
And why not Give The Gift of Creativity this year?
The idea is to create “Basic” and “Jazzed up” Craft Kits that you can put together yourself – and then, if you wish, add a copy of Red Ted Art the book and you will have a fabulously creative gift – both original and different! What do you think? You don’t need much in a basic craft kit, especially if you add recycled materials and finds from nature…. I love to add pinecones, stones and recycled fabric to our basic craft kit to get the kids think creatively about things they can find and reuse.
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About the Author: Maggy Woodley, is a mum of two and loves all things crafts! She loves nothing better than to recycle and forage for craft materials –making crafts economical, a bit more environmentally friendly and fun. Maggy also writes at Life at The Zoo about cooking with kids, sciency “stuff” and the odd bit of gardening, as well as at Theatre Books and Movies for well, theatre, book and movies! Red Ted Art, is also now being translated into German, Spanish and Russian for more people to enjoy! Do check them out!