by Sally Cameron, midwife, mother of 2 and co-owner of earthbabies . I am passionate, creative, trying to be Green unschooling single mom. It’s a journey
If there is one holiday that is all about being a kid it is Christmas. Father Christmas, magic sledge, reindeer, tinsel, Christmas carols, presents under the tree, lots of great food, what is not to love? One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids in this busy season and indeed our hectic lives, is our time. Kids love to make Christmas decorations and things for around the house. There are some lovely Christmas crafts that not only allow you to spend precious time with your kids but also how to make use of things that you find around the house which teaches them about recycling and reusing as well.
We made some angels for our table made from old toilet roll inners. We covered them with crepe paper, but you could use newspaper that you have coloured in or printed, old scrap paper, cardboard for the wings and face. Use wool for the hair. My kids loved making these.
We then made candle holders from old glass bottles, I sprayed them and then the put out stickers, glitter and paint for the kids to decorate their bottles.
There were some really lovely crafts using old Christmas cards but I paper recycled last years ones so this time I will hang onto a few and make some of these ideas next year but if you are interested here’s some ideas about using recycled Christmas ornaments https://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/card-ornaments.shtml
How to make a Christmas card basket from recycled Christmas cards. https://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/card-basket.shtml