On this page, you find Holiday Themes Christmas and Easter. Most of the time you collect applause with a homemade Christmas decoration.
When you putter with kids there are a few things indispensable. thin wire, scotch packaging tape, glue gun, ribbon and thread, double-sided tape, a stapler, of course, paper and cardboard, and I use my inkjet printer a lot, quite a lot.
Theme Taped Christmas
Taped Christmas trees on the windows, taped Christmas cards and tapes light jars.
Obvious, our Christmas decorations this year is focussed on TAPE
Christmas cards from gift wrap paper
White cardboard, glue the trees on cardboard, cut them out, glue the background and the trees.
Christmas Pieces of Hedera Ivy Plant
Chicken Wire Christmas Tree
It is attached to the window with suckers and iron wire on top
Christmas Ornaments on a budget
Take the block box of your children and start wrapping, a little lace and ready! Or go to the second-hand sales and buy for a quarter a piece all kind of awful necklaces. Rip them apart and create the most lovely ornaments.
Christmas CD Candle Lights
You need old CD’s, bling-bling stones, stars or beads and glass paint.
Glue the tea lights on the CD with a hot glue pistol.
Used material: Paper cardboard with Christmas design, beads, doubled sided tape, stapler, lace, iron wire
Christmas Tree Branches
Stipped branches and iron wire, paper ornaments and chocolate hangers, a string of 50 lights.
DIY Christmas Tree
Cardboard, tin foil, colored square paper
Scissors, glue, tape
Wooden stick (1.80cm), staple gun, screwdriver (to put holes for the lights)
Homemade Christmas Cards
Homemade Christmas Cards, you need some cards, stickers, Christmas ribbon, colored cardboard and a gold or silver liner.
We used also a “stans” I don’t know how to call this device in English
Christmas Window Stars
Cutting Christmas stars for on the window. When you fold every paper differently and cut different, you get amazing results!
Paper Christmas Tree
We have searched on Google images (http://tinyurl.com/o384zyc) for patterns of Christmas Stars. And we fold a whole lot of different sized stars of which we build a… paper
For the Christmas ornaments in the tree we used the aluminum wraps from the chocolate coins the children got from St. Nicolas
A Christmas tree
In this case, I did some preparatory work, using a Cordless Drill
afterwards, the kids could start stringing, and that wasn’t easy!
On the table a pile of wooden sticks in several sizes.
A real lesson for the children, to build the tree from large to small
we did it with thin wire, so they don’t have to use needles
Tip: when you have lots of time to fill up,
you can paint the tree as well.
A Christmas theme for the birds
We went into the woods to find acorns and Christmas branches.
afterwards we melt some grease in a pan, mixed the seeds and put them in the acorns.
We filed up a flowerpot and a coconut husk and put it all together with tin wire.
Buddha looked at it with a satisfied smile.
Christmas tree ornament
For this, we used cupcake tins, some colored cardboard, a ribbon and a bead. Just put holes at the upper and downside and then baste the ribbon. You can adjust the colors to your taste.
Christmas piece for the side table
You can use your old ornaments, or whatever dove/necklace/ornament you got for a gift by post advertisement,
or the things your kid made at school.
A string of lights and some Christmas branches.
And, of course, again indispensable, WIRE
The Stars are made from tetra packs and red and green carton board.
Make & Paint a paper Butterfly
During the Easter egg hunt, you have lots of empty egg trays. Here is an idea what to do with it. Some paint, an egg tray, a hanger (not necessary but gives directly a hook) and some ribbon. You can add some beads and buttons too.
When you make a lot of paper butterflies you can use them as a homemade decoration for a birthday party
Photoframe from eggshells
Obvious an Easter theme. Of course, at first, we are going to eat the boiled eggs. After this delicious meal, we are going to glue the eggshells on the cardboard. For the painting, we used silver spray paint.
Put a picture in the middle and on top a passe-partout from glitter paper.
And it’s better to let the kids spray outside (watch where the wind comes from)
Making your photo frames with children is fun of course, but sometimes you don’t get the results you expected, in that case, you can decide to buy one online.
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