Toddler Christmas Crafts

Set up
1 quick
2 planning required

Clean up
1 quick
2 mess involved

Age
1 12 - 18 months
2 18 - 24 months
3 24 + months

Placemats

(Guidelines 2-2-1)

Allow your toddler to paint freely on large pieces of paper. The brighter the colours the better! When they are dry cut them into place mat sizes. Have them laminated to use as placemats. Before laminating you can stick a family picture to the front and then the painting frames the picture beautifully.

Homemade gift wrap

(Guidelines 2-2-2)

Let your toddler use different fruits and vegetables (cut into chunks) to dip into different color paints and then stamped on plain brown paper or paper bags. You can also splatter paint by collecting leaves and placing the leaves on the brown paper first then using old tooth brushes to splatter paint over them. This gives a lovely resist pattern.

Homemade Christmas Gifts

(Guidelines 1-2-2)

Bookmarks Any off-cuts that you have from the placemats (above) you can trim with fancy scissors and laminate to make bookmarks.

For the birds If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter makes food is scarce for many animals. Help them out by doing this fun activity. Smear a few pinecones with peanut butter. Roll them in wild bird seed. Tie a piece of string around the centre and hand in your trees. Make sure the pinecone is visible from your windows so that you toddler can see the visitors.

Homemade calendar Choose photos of your toddler/s for the year past by season. Create a calendar for the following using your computer software of each month showing how your children have grown for grandparents and other family members. Get it bound up at a stationary store …a frugal toddler Christmas craft which doubles as a gift!

Decorations for the home

(Guidelines 1-1-2) Tin foil plate stars Make some stars to hang in your windows by using clean tin foil pie plates. Cut the centres out in the shape of a star (Use this star template)

Punch a hole in the top point and thread some string or fishing gut through it. Hang at different heights in your windows to catch the sunlight.

Make paper chains with your toddler.

You will need paper in red, green and yellow. Cut the paper into 10cm strips about 5 cm wide. Glue the ends together of one color, then thread another strip through it and glue shut and then repeat with the third. Continue in this manner until all the strips are used.

Make your own wreath buy using some green fir tree branches. Add some fresh berries from your garden and hang on your front door.

Be sure to check out my Toddler Christmas Activities for more ideas!

Take a look at my Christmas coloring pages

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