If you’re a parent, you know just how much most kids love the Christmas holidays. So how about letting them help with the decorations this year? They’ll have fun helping to hang decorations around the house, and with a little help they can also make their own decorations.
These decorations don’t need to be complex. For instance, kids love making their own Christmas tree ornaments. You can look for crafty ornament ideas online or keep it simple by purchasing blank wooden or plaster ornaments at the local craft store for your kids to paint. You can also buy ornament kits online or at the craft shop to make simple crafts out of beads, felt or other objects (such as the mitten ornaments shown here). This type of Christmas decoration craft project is great for small children or those who may be making their own Christmas decorations for the first time.
You can also help your kids make Christmas plaques to hang on the wall. Simply pick up a blank wooden plaque at the craft store and let your children’s creativity run wild! Give them some paint or permanent markers and let them add images of Santa, reindeer, angels or whatever their imaginations dream up. Then add a greeting such as “Merry Christmas!” to complete the project. This type of Christmas decoration craft project is ideal for children of any age.
These are just two simple ideas for very easy Christmas decorations any children can make. But if your kids are a bit more advanced, you can find more complex Christmas craft projects for kids online or in craft books and magazines. Simply search for “kids Christmas decorations” and you’ll find plenty of ideas. And many will be fun and easy to make without requiring a lot of materials.
Just be sure to pick projects that are appropriate for your children’s skill level. And then have fun! No matter what type of Christmas decorations you help your children make, you’ll be creating treasured keepsakes and memories that will last a lifetime.