It’s that time of year again and a great excuse for children to make their own simple Christmas decorations to take home to proud parents. It’s the best time of year to get crafty and also young children love doing this. It not only gets their creative minds going but also enables them to work with their little hands that helps with co-ordination skills. Below are some of my favourite.
Trace round green paper lots of little hands and also some adults. Trace around a child’s foot for the trunk on brown paper. glue the trunk onto a piece of card then place the hands overlapping so they look like tree branches, simply add a yellow star on top and it’s almost finished. Cut around the tree, poke a hole in the top with a hole punch and thread through some sparkly thread or ribbon to add it to a Christmas tree. All you need is the coloured paper, glue, scissors and the thread. So simple yet effective and cute.
These are easy for young pre-schoolers to do. Fold a piece of card in half. Glue on 2 round pieces of cotton wool pads to make to face and the body. The kids can draw on the eyes nose, mouth and a hat of their choice. To add a snowflake scene just add some glittery sequins or some sticky diamantes.
All kids in my class love my Santa beard. All I do is print off a santa beard template, I then stick it on some card for a bit more sturdiness and cut round the beard. Let the kids add lots of glue to the beard and stick on lots of cotton wool. Finally tape a lollipop stick to the back and there they have their Santa beard.
As this involves a lot of glue it’s a winner as all pre-schoolers love it. Do you have a favourite homemade Christmas Decoration to share with us at Early Learning Management?