Christmas Craft Ideas

You will find lots of Christmas craft ideas including how to make your own homemade ornaments, snowflakes and paper chains. I have now added seasonal coloring pages for you to print too.

Keeping the kids occupied is a never ending task especially during the holidays. Little ones get over excited and the older ones want to help.

You will find easy crafts for kids and our homemade ornaments are fun to make and look great.

All our craft projects have easy to follow, step by step instructions and photo's. With my Christmas craft ideas there is something for everyone.

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Christmas Paper Chains

These Christmas paper chains are so easy that the little ones can manage on their own.

All you need to do is prepare the paper and work space.

Older children can help and keep an eye on the youngsters.

You will have some extra Christmas decorations to add to the festivities and the kids will love seeing their handiwork displayed.

Printable Advent Calendar

This printable advent calendar is easy to make and the kids will love the 24 colorful images behind each door.

Once you have opened all the doors I have included ideas for you to turn the calendar into a fun game too.

These printable templates and step by step tutorial make it fun and easy to make.

Printable Christmas Coloring Pages

These printable Christmas coloring pages will provide hours of fun for everyone.

There are easy coloring sheets for the young ones and more detailed pictures for older kids and adults.

We are all so busy in the run up to Christmas that we have very little time to relax.

Join the kids and color in a stocking or a tree and unwind for a while.

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Making Your Own Christmas Decorations

Learn how to make your own Christmas decorations these pretty ornaments will look great on any tree.

Start your own tradition of giving homemade Christmas ornaments as gifts every year.

They may seem fiddly to make at first but become easier once you have made a couple.

Snowflake Crafts

My Snowflake Crafts will show you how to make these pretty paper snowflakes.

There are templates for you to download to make the patterns shown.

If your kids are safe using scissors they will enjoy making these too.

Try the simpler shapes to start with then progress onto the more complex shapes. Once you have made a few you will be able to start creating your own designs.

These Christmas craft ideas are great for the whole family.

Making Christmas Ornaments

Mia's Christmas craft ideas will show you how making Christmas ornaments can be fun as well as save you money.

You can spend some quality time with your older children making these Christmas stars.

They will look great on the tree or give them as gifts for an unusual and unique present.

Mia's Christmas Facts

Did you know...........

  • Xmas is not a new text speak shortening of Christmas it has been around since the 16th Century. Christmas comes from the two words 'Christ's mass', in Greek the first letter of Christ is X 'chi'.

  • The twelve days of Christmas start on Christmas day and end on the 5th of January. The 6th of January is Epiphany, the day the three kings brought their gifts to the baby Jesus.

  • The tradition of having a Christmas tree in the house is believed to have started in Germany in the 18th Century
  • On Christmas day in 1914 the German soldiers and the Allies called a truce which lasted a few days. They shared food, sang carols and played a game of soccer before going back to the trenches.

  • Boxing day gets its name from the tradition of the churches putting out their collection boxes on this day to collect for the poor.

  • The Christmas colors are traditionally red and green. Red represents the blood of Christ and green the evergreen tree or eternal life.

  • Christmas decorations are usually taken down on the Twelth Night, January the 5th.

  • Tree ornaments are often given as gifts and can be passed on through generations of families.

Christmas Word Search

Try this Christmas word search for a little fun during the holidays.

The words can be found vertically, horizontally or diagonally. They can read from left to right or right to left.

All the words to be found are listed at the bottom of the puzzle.

You will need acrobat reader installed on your computer to view and print this word search. You can download it for free by clicking on the adobe reader button on the right.

Handmade Gift Tags

These handmade gift tags are easy and fun to make. 

There's a template of different shapes for you to download and lots of ideas on how to decorate them.

Make your gifts extra special this year by making your own gift tags.

Picture Frame Crafts

With my Picture Frame template and step by step instructions making a picture frame is easy.

These picture frames make great gifts, I have also included some suggestions so you can personalize your picture frame.

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