Christmas Paper Crafts for Children
Dec 22nd, 2013 by Craftylocks

Tis the season to be crafty!

Paper Strip Bauble
Create these beautiful decorations from very simple materials.
Candy Cane Reindeer
A fun craft to create and also a cool little gift.
Santa Star
Santa is the star of this paper craft for children
Toilet Paper Roll Snowman
Put your rubbish to crafty use
Concertina Angel
This is a beautiful Christmas paper craft
cone-tree-3 Paper Cone Christmas Tree
Make a forest of trees with this cute craft
Paper Cone Santa
Print out the template for this Santa or design your own based on the process.
Egg Carton Christmas Tree
Recycle your egg cartons in a most decorative way.
Christmas Greeting Garland
Keep the children busy decorating a garland to greet friends and family.
Hand and Foot Shape Reindeer
Trace a foot, and print some hands to create this cute reindeer.
Mini Envelope Advent Calendar
Your children can make their own version of this fun Christmas tradition.
Christmas Shape Printed Paper
Just one way of creating decorated paper for your Christmas presents and cards.
Hand Print Santa
Perfect for making Christmas Greeting Cards.
Recycled Egg Carton Decorations
Our children made these years ago and they have been on our tree every year since then.
Slotted Christmas Bauble
These are quite lovely decorations, make them from childrens art work and they would make a great gift!
Paper Cup Santa Boot
A little bit odd, but a lot of fun.
Paper Cup Christmas Bells
A very elegant craft for children to have a go at.
Decorating artwork with santa hats
As well as this being a really great decorating idea, I loved that it was a complete surprise for me.
Paper chain Christmas tree
This is a much better use of paper chains than just trying to make a long garland with them
Easy crepe paper wreath
Nice gluely fun with this one, and then something special to hang on your door
Paper plate Christmas candy
Perfect for decorating a wall of a classroom. Each candy would be different, and together they would all look fantastic
Paper plate santa
Every Christmas house needs one of these on their wall!
Popsicle sticks snowflake
A simple idea that just works really well
Cup cake paper wreath
There are so many ways for children to decorate the paper cups for this wreath
Rudolf the red nosed toilet roll reindeer
A real character for your Christmas crafts and decor
Wooden Peg Rudolf
Oh what a cute Christmas craft
Crepe paper Christmas tree
So pretty!
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Slotted Christmas Bauble
Dec 21st, 2013 by Craftylocks


This simple Christmas bauble can be decorated with all sorts of paper to match the theme of your tree.

You will need stiff card, patterned paper for decorating and craft card to match the patterned paper. Also gluestick, scissors and a pencil.

Cut out a circle from the heavy card by drawing around something round the size you want your bauble. I used the inside of a large roll of sticky tape. Cut the circle out.

Use your circle as a template to cut 2 circles from your patterned paper.

Glue the patterned paper to either side of the circle cut from the card. I ran a coloured crayon around the edge of the circle to hide the white edge.

Cut a 3cm strip from the craft card. Fold the strip into a zigzag that is roughly the length of the centre of the circle to the edge. Cut into ‘V’ shapes along the folds.

Take each ‘V’ and cut a thin slot up from the fold leaving a half a centimetre uncut.

Slide onto the edge of the circle. It should be a tight fit as you won’t be gluing it in place.
Repeat until you have the 5 points of the star. I had to fiddle with the length of the ‘V’ strips to get them to sit nicely in the star shape.

Make a hole in the edge of the bauble and thread a length of string or ribbon to hang it from.

Pippi Pipecleaners made this one too!

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Paper Cup Santa Boot
Dec 20th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is the cutest little craft. Thanks again to the super crafter Pippi Pipecleaners for another fun craft.

You will need a paper cup, some red crepe paper, cotton ball and a black chenille stick as well as the usual crafty supplies of scissors, glue, pencil and marker.

Lightly mark where you want to cut the cup using the pencil. I used a marker just so you could see the shape needed. I marked the holes for the chenille stick laces at the same time but you can do this after you have cut the lines out if you prefer.

Use something sharp such as a carpentry nail to make the hole for the laces.

Use the black marker to colour in the sole of the boot.

Cut little squares from the crepe paper and glue onto the boot overlapping the edges so you don’t see any of the cup. I wrapped mine over the cut edges also to make it nice and neat.

Remake the holes for the laces and leave to dry.

Thread the black chenille stick through the holes to represent the laces and make two little loops with the excess for the bow.

Stretch or unroll your cotton ball and stick on the top of the boot.

Pierce a hole in the back of the boot to hang.

Then make another one as these would look best in pairs.

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Paper Cup Christmas Bells
Dec 17th, 2013 by Craftylocks


These bells can be decorated anyway you like and look lovely hanging together on the wall or at the top of your tree.

You will need 2 paper cups and some paper to decorate the cups with, like the sheets of old music used here to great effect! As well as that you will need the usual paper craft tools and materials such as glue, scissors, glitter (of course!), ribbon (this one is from an old Christmas decoration), wire and some small squares of heavy card.

Cut the paper into approximately narrow strips a bit longer than the height of the cups.

Glue the strips to the cups, I used the rounded lip of the cup as a guide and butted the strips up to it. Leave to dry.

Even up the excess length of the strips leaving enough to cover the top of the bell (bottom of the cup). Apply a liberal amount of gluestick to the top of the bell and fold the excess over. Leave to dry.

Make a hole in the top of the bell with a sharp object. Thread the wire through anchoring it by wrapping it around a small piece of card so it doesn’t pull through the hole.

Pour some glue into a dish and dip the lip of the cup into the glue making sure it completely covers the lip.

Pour some glitter into another dish and dip the cups into it. The glitter will stick anywhere the glue is and makes a nice neat edge. Leave to dry by hanging from the wire.

Twist the wires from the two bells together so one bell hangs lower than the other and make a loop with the excess wire so you can hang it.

Attach the bow – mine came with a wire to attach it but you can use craft wire or a chenille stick if your bow doesn’t.

Another Pippi Pipecleaners for this cool craft!!

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Decorating Artwork with Santa Hats
Dec 15th, 2013 by Craftylocks

So simple and so much fun

For a recent pirate themed party we decorated our pictures on the wall with eye patches. Then a few days ago I came home to a Christmas theme take on that idea – I loved it, I hope you do!

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Paper Chain Christmas Tree
Dec 13th, 2013 by Craftylocks


This is a fun, no mess craft that looks great hanging on the wall as well as the tree.

You will need card in yellow, red, green and black – I used corrugated card for texture, stapler and staples and scissors and that is all!

Cut the card into 2cm strips. My card came in A4 size so I cut my strips the length of the sheet and then cut them in half. You will need 1 strip of yellow; 16 green; 5 red and 3 black.

Secure the strips into loops using the stapler and assemble as shown.

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