Paper Angel Christmas Ornament

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La La la the Angels have arrived at Arty Crafty Kids! Transform your little darling into a Paper Angel Christmas Ornament with our adorable  downloadable template. The angel can be coloured in, left as it is or even embellished with your child’s artistic design.

The simplicity of the craft allows for your Arty Crafty Kids imaginations to take over.

Personalised and unique, the Christmas Ornaments will look charming displayed on the Christmas Tree and will become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament: Materials

Download the Template
A4 White Paper
Felt Tips, Colouring Pencils
Glue Stick
Scissors
Ribbon/String
Sticky Tape
A Photo of your Arty Crafty Kid!

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament: Template

The Paper Angel Template be accessed the Arty Crafty Kids club – Join to access our complete library of art and craft templates!

We’re currently in full Christmas mode and have a very exciting collection of Christmas themed finger-puppets and movable paper puppets coming within the next few weeks!

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Paper Angel Christmas Ornament: Tutorial

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Step 1: To begin, download the template and gather your materials.

With our template, your Arty Crafty Kids have the choice of coloring in an Angel’s face or/and using their own photo!

Once you have downloaded the template, make sure you select ‘fit-to-page’ in the printing options!

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Step 2: Colour in the template with your Arty Crafty Kids choice of medium.

We used coloured felt tips and metallic pens.

With the blank wings and body, your Arty Crafty Kids have free reign to create their own designs – encourage them to get creative!

Perhaps add glitter or sequins for some extra sparkle.

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Step 3: Once the Angel is coloured in and decorated, cut out the individual parts.

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Step 4: Curl the body into a cone shape and secure with glue.

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Step 5: Add your Arty Crafty Kids choice of face (a photo or template) and wings.

Add a hanging hoop using ribbon or string to the back of the Angel Ornament.

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Our Paper Angel Christmas Ornament forms part of our growing ‘colour and create’ series, which also includes some gorgeous Paper Baubles.

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Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts

This year, there’s amazing array of new Kids Christmas Crafts about and when you think you’ve seen it all before, something fresh and inspired catches your eye. Well today, I have the pleasure of showing you more than 30 show-stopping Christmas Crafts for Kids.

You will see Santa crafts, as you’ve never seen Santa before.

Bright, colourful Christmas Trees created from unusual process-led painting techniques.

Ornaments of all different shapes and sizes, with reusing and repurposing common materials featured as a recurrent theme throughout the round-up.

So without further ado, let’s take a look! 

30+ Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts 

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Newspaper Santa Claus | I Heart Crafty Things

Handprint Christmas Tree | The Best Ideas for Kids

Unicorn Wood Slice Ornaments | I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Bauble Reindeer | Easy Peasy and Fun

Popsicle Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Angel Popsicle Photo Frame Ornament | The Keeper of Cheerios

Peace Salt Dough Handprint Ornament | The Imagination Tree

Scrape Painted Christmas Tree | Hello Wonderful

Footprint Keepsake Clay Bowl | Messy Little Monster

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Dancing Elf Newspaper Craft | Kids Crafts Room

Quilled Newspaper Paper Tree | Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Angel | Fireflies and Mudpies

Process-Led Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland | Arty Crafty Kids

Colour and Create Paper Bauble | Arty Crafty Kids

Button Cardboard Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Fork Painted Christmas Craft | The Pinterested Parent

Popsicle Stick Snowman Hat Ornament | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Christmas Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

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Glitter Handprint Ornament | Mama Papa Bubba

Doily Christmas Tree | Buggy & Buddy

Glitter Handprint Ornament | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Baubles | Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

DIY Advent Calendar | Art Campla

Assemblage Christmas Trees | Art Bar

Monochromatic Metallic Wreath | Make it Your Own

Yarn Christmas Trees | Babble Dabble Do

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Cardboard Button Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Nature Inspired Christmas Tree | Mother Natured

Bilingual Christmas Card with Colouring-in Printables | Box of Ideas

Yarn Wrapped Wreath | Paper and Glue

Paper Christmas Trees | Hattifant

3D Paper Christmas Tree | Twitchetts

Cardboard Tube Snowflakes | CookinwithMrsG

Rock and Cardboard Christmas Tree | Make it Your Own

 

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft

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If you’re looking for an easy, cute and fun Christmas Craft for your preschooler, then you’re in the right place! This Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is perfect for little hands and great for encouraging creativity. Using scrap paper and loose parts, kids will love cutting and sticking to create unique and colourful Christmas Trees.

Add a piece of thread and the Popsicle Trees are transformed into gorgeous ornaments.

Add a photo of your Arty Crafty Kids and you have a personalised keepsake.

While simple, this is a wonderfully open-ended activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic!

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Loose Parts including Buttons, Sequins etc
PVA Glue (or/and Hot Glue Gun)
Paper Clips ( used with PVA Glue)
Scrap Paper/Ribbon/Lace etc
Scissors
Paint (optional)

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft #christmastreecraft #kidschristmascraft #christmascraftsforkids #kidscraftsStep 1: Assemble the popsicle sticks into a triangular shape and secure.

If you are using PVA glue, add paper clips to the corners while the glue tries.

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Step 2: Cut up the ribbon and scrap paper, and glue each piece onto the frame, covering the gap.

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Step 3: Continue this process, mixing and matching the materials until the gap is completely filled and then leave the ‘Christmas Tree’ to dry.

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Step 4: Turn the popsicle frame over and trim the excess paper to the shape of the triangle. 

Decorate the frame with loose parts.

And complete by adding a star (either draw this onto a separate piece of paper and cut or use a sticker) and popsicle trunk.

The Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is now Complete! 

For more simple crafts for preschoolers, take a look at our variety of Christmas Paper Plate Crafts, Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland, and Toddler Christmas Trees

Happy Crafting!

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Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble

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Homemade is best-made at Christmas time and with three festive designs to choose from, this colour and create Christmas Paper Bauble will add some individual gorgeousness to the Christmas Tree!

Each template creates two baubles and can also be paired with beautiful and bold coloured, sparkly or/and patterned paper.

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Add glitter or sequins for some extra bling.

Ribbon and beads for some extra glam.

As well as easy, this Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble is wonderfully open-ended and can be enjoyed by adults and kids both big and small, making this a great family inclusive craft.

Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble: Materials

(optional extra) Construction Paper – Plain and Patterned
Split Pin
Glue Stick
Scissors
Cotton/String/Yarn
Decorative Beads – Pony Beads are perfect for little hands!

Colour and Create Bauble Templates: 

The bauble templates be accessed the Arty Crafty Kids club – Join to access our complete library of art and craft templates!

We’re currently in full Christmas mode and have a very exciting collection of Christmas themed finger-puppets and movable paper puppets coming within the next few weeks!

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Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble: Tutorial

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Step 1: Download the templates.

Print.

Colour.

And Cut!

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Step 2: For best results, use 4 strips of paper for each bauble.

Level the cut up strips of paper and fold in half to create a central crease.

This will be used as a marker for the next step!

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Step 3: Take a split pin and pierce it through each piece of paper via the crease made in Step 2.

Spread the pieces of paper to form an even ‘snowflake shape’ as shown above.

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Step 4: Starting from the bottom of the pile, join the two ends of the paper strip. 

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Step 5: Continue the process of adjoining the paper ends, layering the paper on top of the previous.

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TIP: A glue stick is perfect for this process. It will not leave the paper soggy or heavy and is plenty ‘sticky’ enough to hold the bauble together!

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Step 6: Secure a piece of thread to the head of the split pin and finish off with a few threaded beads!

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I hope you enjoy the Arty Crafty Kids Colour & Create experience!

For more Christmas inspiration, check out:

18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids 

Glitter Handprint Clay Ornament 

Easy Christmas Tree Garland

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Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts

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I’m a BIG fan of paper plate crafts, especially at Christmas time. Today I have the pleasure of showing you a gorgeous variety of 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts that will not only get you in the mood for some Christmas crafting, but will leave you wanting to dive straight in!

Within this inspired collection, you will find the usual favourites. However, there’s nothing ‘usual’ about these crafts…

These Christmas crafts offer a creative twist on the ‘usual’, with curly beards and hair added to Santa and Mrs Claus for maximum effect. Christmas Trees with a 3D perspective and characterised, with enhanced fine motor crafting. You will also find woven snowflakes, a personalised snowglobe and much much more…

Sound good?

Let’s take a closer look!

18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts 

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Super Cute Paper Plate Angels | Crafty Morning 

Practice basic sewing skills with these Snowflake Paper Plates | I Heart Crafty Things

Gorgeous Paper Plate Characterised Christmas Trees | Pink Stripey Socks

Christmas Tree Mobile | Red Ted Art

Easy Paper Plate Baubles with Scrap Paper | Arty Crafty Kids

Rocking Paper Plate Santa | Easy Peasy and Fun

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3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Trees with Scrap Paper | Non-Toy-Gifts

Paper Plate Snowman | Easy Peasy and Fun

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Elves | Arty Crafty Kids

Scrunched up Paper Plate Wreath | Happiness is Homemade

 

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Paper Plate Mrs Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Handprint Paper Plate Rudolf | Kids Activities Blog

Paper Plate Rudolph with Sticks | Arty Crafty Kids

Clear Paper Plate Snowglobe | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Plate Christmas Trees | I Heart Crafty Things

Woven Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Non-Toy-Gifts

Now that you have seen all 18 of these Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts do you have a favourite?

Perhaps you’ve already tried a few with the kiddies?

Pop over to the Arty Crafty Kids Club on Facebook to share your kids’ creative Christmas creations…

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

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“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree”  – T’is the season of joy and merriment, and of course Christmas crafting! Today I have the best 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft to show you. Not only is it 3D, with actual spikes and glitter, it’s also really easy and a great fine motor craft for preschoolers and beyond.

So let’s gather our supplies and get started!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Paper Plate
Green Paint
Green Construction Paper
Glitter (plate or glitter tray recommended)
Yarn or String
PVA Glue
Scissors
Stapler

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Step 1: Create a slit from the edge of the paper plate to the centre.

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Step 2: Curl the paper plate around to create a cone shape and secure with staples.

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Step 3: Paint the cone green and leave to dry.

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Step 4: While the paper plate is drying, cut a few pieces of construction paper into strips (as shown above).

The most observant of you will notice that the strips have been cut with different widths – this is deliberate and not a trick of the eye!

As you cut the strips into triangles, try to keep them in size order (this will help with the next step!).

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Step 5: Start with the largest set of triangles and create a small fold along the straight edge of the triangle. Attach the triangle via the fold with PVA Glue. The curve of the paper plate will force the paper to point away from the paper plate, creating a ‘spiky pine’ effect.

 

Start the process from the bottom of the paper plate and gradually work your way around, using the largest triangles at the bottom and smallest on top!

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Step 6: (Optional) Add a small amount of glue to the tips of the green paper and sprinkle with glitter.

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Step 7: Wrap a piece of yarn or string between the paper for some additional decor and finish off with a paper star.

Simply draw a star shape on the back of some coloured or glitter paper. Cut it out and glue to the top of the tree!

The 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft is now Complete! 

Unlike last years 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree, this tree will take a little more time and patience, which makes it an amazingly rewarding craft for older children. As always, it’s all about the process and having fun, and I would love to see your children’s creations over in the Arty Crafty Kids Club facebook group!

For more Christmas Craft inspiration, you may also enjoy the following jolly crafts….

Paper Plate Santa Claus

Paper Plate Mrs Claus

Paper Plate Christmas Elf

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Abstract Winter Art for Kids

Children are naturals when it comes to Mixed Media art and tend not to care for paintbrushes or shy away from garish colour combinations. They’re natural explorers and with mixed media concepts, anything goes! This simple Abstract Winter Art Project for Kids is perfectly suited to little artists who love to get their hands messy.

Using multiple painting techniques combined with glitter and black glue, kids will create a beautiful winter-themed piece of art that captures their unique experimental process.

Abstract Winter Art for Kids: Materials and Tutorial

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White Card Stock
Children’s Acrylic Paint
Scrap Card
Glitter
Bubble Wrap
Black Glue (PVA Glue + Black Acrylic Paint)
Decorative Edge Scissors
Any additional materials available in the craft cupboard – get creative!

To make the Black Glue, you will need a small squeezy bottle with a fine tip.

Combine 1 part Black Acrylic Paint with 3 parts PVA glue and give it a good shake! Don’t worry if the mixture appears a little grey at first, it will darken to a black colour.

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Step 1: Squirt the acrylic paint directly onto a piece of white cardstock.

Cut up some scrap card and then scrape the card across the paint to spread it across the page.

Capture different paint colours as you scrape the card across the white cardstock to merge the colours and create gorgeous blends.

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Step 2: Continue the Step 1 process (adding more colours if necessary) until the Arty Crafty Kids are satisfied with their new wintery canvas.

Add some shimmer and shine with streaks of glitter.

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Step 3: (An optional extra) To add texture and depth to the landscape, use bubble wrap to create prints.

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Step 4: For best results, paint the individual bubbles on the bubble wrap and then press down firmly. Carefully peel the bubble wrap away from the painting to reveal the print.

Repeat as desired, using multiple colours and bubble wrap shapes,

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Step 5: Using another piece of White Cardstock, cut out multiple ‘tree’ shapes with the ‘decorative edge scissors’.Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Winter Crafts for Kids | Abstract Winter Art for Kids - A fun painting idea using multiple mediums to create a textured Winter scene #wintercraftsforkids #wintercrafts #wintertree #artforkids

Step 6: Glue the trees onto the painting.

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Step 7: Complete the trees with black glue, creating fun trunk shapes.

If possible, apply the black glue in one free flow motion and have a piece of tissue to hand to wipe away any excess glue.

This Abstract Winter Art project can be easily adapted to suit any age and ability. For instance, the black glue could be substituted for paint or cut up black card. For one of our winter landscapes, we created trees out of white lace rather than cardstock and added snowflake embellishments. Perhaps the trees could be a gorgeous evergreen colour rather than white?

However your Arty Crafty Kids choose to complete their Abstract Winter Art projects, I hope they LOVE the process…

For more creative Winter themed ideas, you may also enjoy the following posts:

Bubble Wrap Winter Tree

Watercolour and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake 

A Beautiful Collection of Winter Art Ideas for Kids

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Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft

With our Christmas crafting in full swing, we’ve been making paper plate Santa’s, Rudolph’s and even Elves. However, in my search for further inspiration, I noticed that Mrs Claus is hugely unrepresented and virtually non-existent within the kids’ crafts arena. Today, I have the pleasure of changing that, with a super cute Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

Mrs. Claus, with her luscious paper locks and adorable shiny red nose, is perfectly paired with our Paper Plate Santa, whom also models a gorgeous set of ringlets.

This craft is super easy and can be adapted to suit a broad age group. Little Hands may prefer straight paper locks, while older children can challenge and work their fine motor skills by curling paper to create curls and ringlets.

Paper Plate Mrs. Claus Christmas Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Step 1: Mix the paints to create the desired skin tone then paint the paper plate as shown in the image above.

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Step 2: Cut a piece of white paper into multiple strips (between 1-2cm wide) and roll each individual peice around a pencil to make the paper curl.

For thick tight curls, avoid unraveling the paper and simply slide it carefully off the pencil.

To create ringlet curls, remove the pencil by dragging it in a downwards motion, pulling the paper out from the centre of the curl

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Step 3: Using PVA glue, attach the curled paper along the gap between the hat and face.

Add some extended ringlet curls around the edge of the paper plate to create hair.

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Step 4: Add a big red nose, a pair of eyes, a smile and rosy cheeks using paint and a black sharpie pen.

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Step 5: Finish the Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft by adding a row of cotton wall balls along the paper fringe and at another single cotton ball at the tip of the festive hat.

 

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Your Arty Crafty Kids will now have their very own…

Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

For more ideas this Christmas, take a look at our adorable Paper Plate Elves, Paper Plate Rudolph and of course the big man himself, Santa!

 

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Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft

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Every Santa needs some little helpers and this Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft can be perfectly paired with any Santa Claus craft you might be planning over the Christmas season.

It’s super easy, using minimal supplies and can be set-up in no time at all…

Perfect for eager Arty Crafty Kids wanting to get their craft on!

Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft: Materials and Supplies

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Paper Plate x2
Kids Washable Paint
Cotton Wall Balls
Scissors
Black Sharpie

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Step 1: To begin, mix the paints to create a skin tone and then paint half of the paper plate a skin coloured shade.

Paint the other half of the plate a bright vibrant colour, filtering down the rim of the plate to create a ‘droopy’ hat shape.

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Step 2: Add a few cotton wool balls to the hat, with an extra cotton wall ball added to the tip.

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Step 3: Add some facial features!

We added a big red nose (as it’s cold in the North Pole) and a pair of eyes, with a smiley face using a red paint and a sharpie.

Of course, the Arty Crafty Kids can create their faces however they chose, and they could replace the black dotty eyes for googly eyes!

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Step 4: having mixed our paint on a paper plate, we then reused it to create the must-have Elf Ears!

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Step 5: Cut out two ‘Elf Ear’ shapes and secure them onto the Elf with PVA glue, finishing off the Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft.

The Paper Plate Christmas Elf is now Complete! 

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids have fun creating their Christmas Elves! To create a matching Santa, check out a Paper Plate Santa with a Curly Paper Beard, or something a little easier, the Paper Plate Santa with a Cotton Ball Beard!

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Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft

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This gorgeous Christmas Tree Garland Craft is entirely process led. Using the scrape painting technique to create a unique and colourful tree canvas, kids are free to decorate their trees using glitter, sequins, buttons, yarn, string and anything else they can clasp their hands on.

Depending on how you approach this activity, this not a quick 5-minute craft.

It’s a fun and rewarding project that can be recreated within the home or form part of a lesson plan within the class room!

The tree could be replaced with a handprint to personalise it further.

So let’s gather the materials and an old cardboard, and get started!

Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Cardboard Box
An old credit/plastic card
Tissue Paper
Kid-Friendly Acrylic Paint
PVA Glue
Twine
Sticky Tape
Buttons, Yarn, Sequins, Glitter
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Step 1: Begin with a cardboard box and squirt a small amount of paint directly onto the canvas.

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Step 2: Next, take an old plastic card and literally scrape the paint across the cardboard, from one side to the other, catching a number of different colours within a single scrape. This will create a gorgeous blend of colour!

Wipe away any excess paint from the credit card with a tissue and repeat the process until the cardboard is filled with colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Craft | Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft for Kids | A process led Christmas Tree craft for kids.

Step 3: Draw your own Christmas tree onto a piece of paper, cut it out and use it as a template to create multiple trees of the same shape and size.

Alternatively, you could use your child’s handprint, which could look super cute!

Cut out the trees.

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Step 4: Decorate!

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Step 5: Give your Arty Crafty Kids a variety of decorative items to stick onto their Christmas Trees.

This element of the craft is great for developing fine motor skills!

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Step 6: Using a small amount of sticky tape, attach the trees to a piece of twine or string.

The gap between the trees could vary depending on a) the number of Christmas you have to attach and b) where they will be displayed!

They could be placed above a door, along a bookcase or directly onto your Christmas Tree!

The Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft is now Complete! 

I hope your children love the process of creating their Christmas Trees and you would like further festive inspiration, take a look at our other process-led Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Paper Plate Baubles 

Toddler Christmas Trees 

Glitter Handprint Ornament

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