Christmas Crafts Ideas

Construction Paper Wreath
Materials required: :

  • one 9''x18'' sheet of green construction paper
  • scrap paper of any color you'd like for bows, berries, etc

Instructions

  • Fold the green paper into half in the hot-dog style(Through the vertical length)
  • Draw a line along the length of the paper on the side that open, NOT on the side that has the crease.
  • Draw the line about 1-2 inches away from the edge (This marks the NO-CUTTING zone for later)
  • Draw tick marks on the line after every half inch along the top and bottom. On the side of the crease you need not leave a gap unlike the open side while making marks. You can increase this gap for easier cutting, but the narrower they are, lacier will be your wreath.
  • Connect these ticks on the top and bottom using a ruler to make straight cutting lines.
  • Cut along each line very carefully.
  • Now open it up and roll it in the opposite direction that the crease was to give it a shape like a tube.
  • Staple the ends and middle from either sides to keep the tube-shape intact.
  • Now join both ends of the "tube" to give it the shape of a wreath, which is, circular shape, and staple the ends together.
  • You can now cut out bows and berries from the other coloured scarp papers and decorate the wreath.
Paper Plate Flower
Material required:

  • A paper plate
  • Red, green and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (or a stapler)

Instructions

  • Place your hand and draw an outline of your hand on red and green construction papers respectively.
  • Make 8-10 cuttings of both the colours. Cut out the traces.
  • Glue or staple the hand-cuttings on the edge of the plate, with the fingers pointing towards the outside.
  • Use the green colour prints on the edge making the first circle. Then fill the remaining inside with the red hand cuttings, making the second circle (inside the plate, in the same fashion as the green hand cuttings- fingers pointing outside).
  • Make another circle of red hand cuttings filling the remaining space at the center of the plate.
  • The last remaining white craft stick should be laid horizontally across the top of the other white craft sticks.
  • Glue a small paper circle in the center of the flower, and colour it yellow to make it prominent.
Craft Stick Santa
Material required:

  • 8 mini craft sticks
  • Acrylic paint: red, white, flesh colored paint (we used peach), pink, black
  • 3" x 3" piece of white cardboard or cardstock
  • 6" piece of green yarn
  • White craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Paint six of the craft sticks white and the remaining two red.
  • Set aside to dry.
  • Place the craft sticks onto the white cardboard and arrange them.
  • Take a white craft stick and place it in the center.
  • Then stagger other four in a stair formation with two on the left and two on the right.
  • The last remaining white craft stick should be laid horizontally across the top of the other white craft sticks.
  • The two red sticks should be positioned in a triangle to make a hat.
  • Use a pencil to lightly mark the outer edges of the triangular opening of the hat and the face opening.
  • Remove the craft sticks and paint those two areas, the hat area red, and the facial area with the flesh colored paint.
  • Let dry.
  • Cut out around the painted areas, though keep it all in one piece so you can glue your craft sticks to it.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on two pick cheeks and two black eyes.
  • Mix a small amount of pink and peach and dot on for nose.
  • Loop the green yarn and tie in a knot.
  • Glue the knotted end to the back of the ornament.
Tree Ornament
Things needed :

  • 1 jumbo craft stick
  • 5 regular craft sticks
  • Green and brown craft paint
  • 12" yarn or ribbon
  • 1 gold glittery chenille stem
  • silver glittery chenille stem
  • 25-30 colored sequins
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue

Instructions

  • Cut one of the regular craft sticks in half.
  • Put aside.
  • Cut half an inch off of each end of two of the regular craft sticks, discard cut ends.
  • Paint the jumbo craft stick brown.
  • Paint the uncut craft sticks, the half craft stick pieces, and the trimmed craft sticks the color green.
  • Allow all craft sticks to dry.
  • Glue the green craft sticks horizontally onto the brown craft stick (trunk), starting with the longest sticks at the bottom and working your way upward.
  • Try to space them out evenly.
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Bend silver chenille stem into the shape of a star.
  • Trim excess if needed.
  • Cut the gold chenille stem into four pieces, each one smaller than the other (4.5", 3.5", 2.5", 1.5").
  • Curve each of the gold chenille stems and glue them onto the tree as garland.
  • Start at the bottom, gluing the longest piece in place.
  • Next, move up and glue the second longest piece, and so on.
  • Glue the silver chenille star to the top of the tree.
  • Use the white craft glue bottle tip to dot on glue in various spots on the green craft sticks. Place sequins onto the glue dots and set aside to dry.
  • Turn the ornament over and glue a looped piece of yarn onto the back for the hanger.



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