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Looking for some xmas craft and baking ideas to do with my son age 3 over the festive season. Anyone have any nice and uncomplicated craft or baking ideas that they do with there littleones? Nice litt… Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Looking for some xmas craft and baking ideas to do with my son age 3 over the festive season. Anyone have any nice and uncomplicated craft or baking ideas that they do with there littleones? Nice little homemade family gifts etc?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
The Sainsburys mag has some good baking ones in like home made coconut ice and cheese star biscuits.
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Gingerbread men? :D
#3
In asda they have xmas craft stuff for £1.50 each..we got the santa xmas decorations..you can also make angels and other things to keep them busy!
#4
nikkib123
The Sainsburys mag has some good baking ones in like home made coconut ice and cheese star biscuits.
Thanks nikki will get a mag next time im there

livingthelife07
Gingerbread men? :D
No one likes ginger :( so they may have to be shortbread men :D


mamamia7
In asda they have xmas craft stuff for £1.50 each..we got the santa xmas decorations..you can also make angels and other things to keep them busy!

Thanks hun , ive picked up a couple of those from homebargains :)
#5
i normally buy some white card and cut some circles out of them..fold them up so your left with a triangle shape and let my son 'carefully' snip bits off the triangle..open it up and you have a snowflake, then my son either paints them or has glitter glue pens or sprinkly glitter. its easy and keeps him occupied for ages snipping different shapes from the egdes of the card. :D
#6
katiekins
i normally buy some white card and cut some circles out of them..fold them up so your left with a triangle shape and let my son 'carefully' snip bits off the triangle..open it up and you have a snowflake, then my son either paints them or has glitter glue pens or sprinkly glitter. its easy and keeps him occupied for ages snipping different shapes from the egdes of the card. :D

Ooh thanks hun , that sounds a great idea - the only thing we did last year is make mince pies coz he wasnt interested at all - this year hes v excited - an it looks like ots going to be a messy dec for me haha
#7
My husband came up with the idea of doing gingerbread/shortbread people on xmas eve so out daughter can leave one of her own biscuits for santa!

Also Wilkinsons have kits for 98p. allsorts of stuff I've got the decoration set.
We've also been out and collected pinecones to paint and glitter...they are in airing cupboard drying out!
#8
I do reindeers using footprints for the face/head and then hand prints for the antlers. i do it every year with my 7yr and 3yr old. Each year the reindeers get bigger.

More details here
#9
what about making some salt dough decorations for the tree-can be kept for years......
#10
dmtuk
My husband came up with the idea of doing gingerbread/shortbread people on xmas eve so out daughter can leave one of her own biscuits for santa!Also Wilkinsons have kits for 98p. allsorts of stuff I've got the decoration set.We've also been out and collected pinecones to paint and glitter...they are in airing cupboard drying out!
I didnt think of pinecones, i remember doing them with my nan wen i was little - happy memories will deo be getting to the park weekend thankyou!!
Gem_whl
I do reindeers using footprints for the face/head and then hand prints for the antlers. i do it every year with my 7yr and 3yr old. Each year the reindeers get bigger.More details here
I've never seen these before there fab :)

kt21
what about making some salt dough decorations for the tree-can be kept for years......
Any ideas how to make he dough hun, that would be a great idea
#11
How about popping some corn & making popcorn garlands for the Christmas tree? just like they did many years ago! X)
#12
livingthelife07
How about popping some corn & making popcorn garlands for the Christmas tree? just like they did many years ago! X)

Haha - it wouldnt make it to the tree with my popcorn monster :p
#13
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/salt-dough-ornaments.shtml

there is a recipe on here for m/w + other xmas ideas, I have used the oven before for salt dough, just don't roll it too thin!. Once you have dried and painted it cover in watered down pva glue or Marvin to give it a gloss and protection.
#14
Have a look in your local craft shops and 'the works' there are often xmas packs and ideas there. other ideas can be found on the Hobbycraft website and http://www.docrafts.co.uk

Edited By: kt21 on Nov 24, 2010 21:46
#15
Im making cristmas wreaths, rag ones are very easy to do, or thi syear im doing a american hard gum one, i have an album on facebook full of ideas
#16
if you have any pine trees in your area you could collect some pine cones

leave them to dry out and open, spray some of them silver/gold etc etc the other roll around in a bowl of pva glue, then into a bowl of glitter....dry

then tie on some sparkly string for some decorations :D


we made of these today and they turned out really good, much better than i thought they would


Edited By: ilovepink on Nov 24, 2010 22:54
#17
Rymans have christmas card decoration bits for 49p each. We made loads of cards kept us busy for hours.

Cut out christmas tree shapes, get them to decorate. Also salt dough stars. (2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water) knead. Roll out. Cut out star shape. Make a hole in top for string. bake for 30 mins on v low heat as if not will crack. Then paint yellow and add glitter.
#18
great ideas
#19
Thanks for all the replies guys - some great ideas to keep the lil man busy there. Will defo be doing the salt decorations, might try that this weekend so he can put some on are tree when its up :)

Im going to go get some pinecones today to dry out ready to make those and pop to town 2moz to get loads of craft things for cards etc

Skellysgirl - you've intrigued me how are you making the american one? sounds very interesting :D
#20
Wilkinsons have lots of glue glitter and paints and things...cheap too..x
#21
We made saltdough decorations last year, year before it was paperchains.. Hes made an angel for the top of the tree and he normally makes his own cards. He likes decorating handkerchiefs with Puff fabric paint, glitter fabric paints etc etc, they make nice pressies for Grandpa. Homebargains sells mugs you can decorate yourself for about £2. Oh, and we got one of those Gingerbread houses in the Boots sale Jan this year (no way would I have paid full price for that!), but ASDA are selling them for £4 at the moment (£5 in Co-op).
I like making cupcakes.. I have a lovely little cake shop near me, they sell allsorts, fancy cutters, nice cases, toppers etc and edible glitter, it is £2.50 for a small pot (Check ebay, theyre about the same price) so its not cheap to throw around, but its nice for a treat :)
Maybe you have a window or two you could decorate with that spray snow stuff.. Never done that myself though, so cant comment on it really.

Have fun! x
#22
Nikki999
We made saltdough decorations last year, year before it was paperchains.. Hes made an angel for the top of the tree and he normally makes his own cards. He likes decorating handkerchiefs with Puff fabric paint, glitter fabric paints etc etc, they make nice pressies for Grandpa. Homebargains sells mugs you can decorate yourself for about £2. Oh, and we got one of those Gingerbread houses in the Boots sale Jan this year (no way would I have paid full price for that!), but ASDA are selling them for £4 at the moment (£5 in Co-op).I like making cupcakes.. I have a lovely little cake shop near me, they sell allsorts, fancy cutters, nice cases, toppers etc and edible glitter, it is £2.50 for a small pot (Check ebay, theyre about the same price) so its not cheap to throw around, but its nice for a treat :)Maybe you have a window or two you could decorate with that spray snow stuff.. Never done that myself though, so cant comment on it really.Have fun! x

All of them sound fab nikki :)

Edited By: rachel.jones88 on Nov 25, 2010 20:09
#23
Ive got loads of craft ideas now - anyone have any nice xmas recipes? chocolate log etc...

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