Top 5 Creative Activities for Christmas

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Here are some fabulous creative activities from BBC Good FoodWe’ve added a couple of our own colouring in activities to the list!

1. Salt dough Christmas decorations

A selection of different salt dough decorations

Is there anything more festive than seeing a Christmas tree adorned with homemade decorations? You only need three simple ingredients – plain flour, table salt and water – to make our easy salt dough recipe, then use biscuit cutters to make your own shapes. Kids can then get as creative (or as messy!) as they like with the decoration. Learn how to make salt dough Christmas decorations with our handy guide.

 

2. Reindeer hot chocolate cones

Three reindeer hot chocolate cones

These fun characters make the perfect quick and easy Christmas gift! Follow our steps for how to make hot chocolate cones, customising them with whatever sweet treats you might have lurking in the cupboard – we went for mini marshmallows and chocolate drops, but glacé cherries or sprinkles would also work well. Kids will love adding the googly eyes and pom-pom nose!

 

3. Easy potato stamp Christmas cards

Potato stamps being used to make Christmas cards

Get your little ones to make their own Christmas cards for friends and family this year when you make your own potato stamps. Adults will definitely need to help make the stamps, as you need a knife to cut out the shapes, but once that’s done there’s really no end to the fun you can have with a set of potato stamps and some brightly coloured poster paint. Try other ideas, too – make your own wrapping paper, decorate gift bags or make a picture.

 

4. Homemade snow globe

Polar bear snow globe with glitter on a table

It’s easier than you think to make a homemade snow globe – our version uses a few teaspoons of glycerine and some biodegradable glitter to make a snowy scene, but you can also use baby oil. Place any waterproof figurine inside; an old decoration from the Christmas tree works particularly well. Kids will be so proud of their final masterpiece, be sure to display it in pride of place!

 

5. Fake snow activity

Child holding fake snow in hand

Younger children especially will love this tactile craft project. Learn how to make fake snow using just cornflour and bicarbonate of soda, then let the kids sculpt their own miniature snowmen or make little snow scenes in the kitchen. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to make a batch.

Colour-in Santa Sack Christmas Pillowcase

A colour-in cotton pillowcase covered with 24 Christmas illustrations.  Makes a perfect personalised pillow or present sack, and – with an illustration to colour in each day – a unique and fun-filled advent calendar.

100% Egyptian cotton, 730mm x 480mm (more details below)

A fabulous colour-in cotton pillowcase covered with 24 Christmas illustrations – snowmen and Santas, reindeer and robins, presents and polar bears.  Once completed, it’s something permanent and practical that’s unique to the artist that coloured it in.

The Eggnogg Colour-in Christmas pillowcase makes a perfect personalised pillow or present sack, and – with an illustration to colour in each day – a fun advent calendar. So why not bring a little calm into the day with the perfect antidote to all that screen time? And if the kids are kept busy colouring-in, the grown-ups can have some down time – and maybe enjoy some colouring-in therapy too!

Colour-in Christmas Poster/Tablecloth

A seasonal best seller, packed full of Santa and reindeer, French hens and geese a-laying, plum puddings and presents, this Eggnogg colour-in poster/tablecloth will keep the whole family quietly entertained throughout the Christmas holidays.

A seasonal best seller, packed full of smiling Santa Clauses and leaping reindeer, French hens and geese a-laying, plum puddings and presents, this Eggnogg colour-in poster/tablecloth will keep the whole family quietly entertained throughout the Christmas holidays.

The Eggnogg Colour-in Christmas giant poster / tablecloth is a fun-filled colouring-in craft activity for all ages and all occasions. It’s ideal for children’s parties and other Christmas / New Year celebrations, or just leave it on the table throughout the holidays with a pot of pens, and no-one will be able to resist. The perfect antidote to all that screen time. Let Eggnogg Colour-in bring a little calm into the day – and if the kids are kept busy, the grown-ups can have some down time and enjoy colouring-in therapy too!

Discover more ideas for kids at Christmas:

27 Christmas projects for kids
Homemade Christmas gift ideas
Christmas for kids recipes
Indoor activities for kids
How to make a bath bomb

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