Here’s An Idea For Easy Christmas Crafting With Your Kids

November 16, 2016

If You Want An Idea For Easy Christmas Crafting, Here’s How To Make Easy Christmas Decorations With Your Kids

If you want to do some really easy Christmas crafting, here’s an idea for how to make easy Christmas decorations with your kids.

Last year, we went for the easy Christmas crafting option and we made some really easy Christmas decorations with children – so easy in fact that we all loved them and are making some again this year to give out as presents. They used one main ingrediant and were quick with only a minimal amount of mess (really!)

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Make easy Christmas decorations with children using one simple ingredient

Easy Christmas Decorations: What You’ll Need:

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  • Air drying clay (this is available in a lot of places, we found ours on Amazon)
  • Christmas-shaped cutters – above
  • Acrylic paint and glitter 
  • Mod Podge sealant to seal the decorations
  • Embroidery thread, although the striped twine we used in this post would work brilliantly too

Christmas Crafts: How To Make Easy Christmas Decorations:

  • Roll out the air drying clay (it’s quite stiff so you might need to roll it about to warm it up first)
  • Roll it into a flat pancake shape – you want it to be thick enough to make the decorations solid
  • Use the Christmas crafting cutters to create the shapes.
  • Pierce a hole in the top BEFORE they dry. Make sure it’s big enough, we used a knitting needle.
  • Leave them to dry for a few days.
  • If you’re in a hurry, you can dry them in the oven at a very low temperature. Keep an eye on them.

See, really simple! This is what our Christmas decorations looked like:

How to make really easy Christmas decorations with kids from air-drying clay

How To Decorate Your Easy Festive Crafting

Once the decorations were dry we got down to the fun part – decorating them!

  • We painted them using acrylic paint we have in the house, in vibrant colours.
  • We then sprinkled them with glitter.
  • Once they were dry, we painted a coat of Mod Lodge sealant on the top and let them dry.
  • Finally, we made loops to hang them on the tree using embroidering thread or mixed twice.

How to make quick and simple Christmas decorations with children

We are always pretty freestyle with our crafts but it doesn’t really matter if they’re not perfect I think; isn’t the the fun part of Christmas crafting with kids? And obviously the great thing about these is that you can paint them in any colours or designs you like. Clearly, you’ll be finding glitter EVERYWHERE for months so be warned.

Easy Christmas decorations with kids - one ingredient easy Christmas crafting

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  • Sarah Rooftops

    November 26, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    We’re planning to do this with salt dough tomorrow! Yours look lovely. 🙂

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