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Toilet Paper Roll Snowman
Dec 21st, 2010 by Craftylocks

toilet-roll-snowman-3It is great when you can incorporate recycling into your crafts by making something using items that would otherwise go straight into the rubbish.

This festive snowman uses empty toilet rolls for the body and a cork for a hat. Use what you can find in your craft box to bring your snowman to life.

Paint two toilet rolls with the white paint. Leave to dry well as you need to handle them firmly when cutting them to size. Cut the first toilet roll so that you have a shorter bit and a longer bit. Cut an even shorter piece from the second toilet roll so that you have three pieces as pictured.

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Glue the three pieces together to make a very plain snowman.

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You may find other things to decorate your snowman but we used 2 pipe-cleaners, 2 mini wooden push pegs, sequins, 1 cork, red string, black glitter, and black card. If you want one just the same, glue sequins in place to represent eyes and buttons and the red string for the mouth.

Cover the top and sides of the cork with glue and then coat in black glitter. Stick this to the piece of black card cut into a circle. If you do not have black glitter you could use a black marker pen instead. Glue the hat to the top of the snowman.

Wind the two ends of each pipecleaner three times around the pencil to form a spiral. Wrap this around the neck of the snowman for the scarf.

Slot the push pegs in place and your snowman is complete.

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For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Santa Star
Dec 19th, 2010 by Craftylocks

A very simple Christmas Craft for children.

All you need is a star shape in red card to get them started. Add the boots and eyes and mark where the hole will go so your Santa or Santa’s can decorate your tree.

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Hand the star over to the children, along with paints, cotton wool, or as with this one – pipe cleaners.

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Absolutely Santa-liscious!!

For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Christmas Greeting Garland
Dec 16th, 2010 by Craftylocks

One of the super simple, stylish, and seasonally suitable paper crafts for children!

Now I have the urge for alliteration out of system – on with the craft. My daughter made this one at school over a year ago. I kept it (OK, I keep most crafts) as I was impressed with how great it looks, but also the amount of effort that she put into the decorating of the letters. These ones are photocopied, but you could as easily write them and decorate with felts, stickers and perhaps a small pile of glitter.

For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Once the letters are all decorated, cut them into individual squares and punch two holes at the top of each square. Thread some string back and forth between the holes and then you just need a superb spot to suspend your garland.

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Stand Up Paper Cone Santa
Dec 12th, 2010 by Craftylocks

I have made this an easy paper craft for your children by creating a template for you to print out.

But you can also just follow the general technique and make your own version. You start with either the template printed out onto red paper or lightweight card, or draw your own Santa following the general style below.

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Add the seasonal trim of cotton wool, or that classic fall-back of glitter.

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Roll the bottom cone and staple at the back and your Santa is ready to decorate your window sill or even top your tree.

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You could use this same technique to make an angel or even three wise men.

For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Egg Carton Christmas Tree
Dec 9th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Recycle your egg cartons and craft a beautiful tree out of them.

When you make this tree with your children, don’t forget to stop admiring your handy work for a brief moment to point out the symmetry and count how the egg carton branches increase as you go down the tree. They may guess that each branch increases by two cups at each level!

Cut up your egg cartons so you have a row of 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 cups.

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Paint them green, or gold, or even pink if that is the color of the moment in your household.

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Decorate your tree with stickers, or glitter, or photos, or as we have done – little bits of screwed up tin foil and a star made out of rolled tinfoil strips.

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Glue your egg carton branches onto some backing paper to create your tree.

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For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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Hand Print and Foot Shape Reindeer
Dec 3rd, 2010 by Craftylocks

This craft is just the cutest. I found it in a stack of my children’s old crafts – I just can’t throw them away.

foot-hand_reindeerTo make this paper craft for children, trace around a foot, glue it on some paper and add a matching pair of antlers with two hand prints. Add the face and after the festive season, make sure you also add Mr Reindeer to your ‘keeping pile’ of children’s craft.

For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.

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