The Holiday season provides so many fun and colourful (and glittery!) craft activities for daycare centres. Here’s our list of 15 fun suggestions that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
1. Straw and Paper Christmas Trees
Straw, paper, strings, buttons and anything else in the craft box can be used to decorate Christmas trees cut out of cardboard. Kids will only need a bit of glue and their imagination.
2. Tissue Paper Wreaths
A circular wreath form from cardboards and many green tissue paper squares can easily be transformed into a Christmas wreath. Once again – the wreath decorations are up to the imagination of youngsters.
3. Santa Handprints
Cute Santa handprints like these require minimal supplies and the craft is quite engaging for the youngest visitors of the childcare centre.
4. Christmas Candy & Treat Jars
A standard mason jar, paint and some glitter can result into a really beautiful container for cookies, candies and treats.
5. Owl Baubles
Standard clear baubles can be transformed in many animals, owls being one of the simplest options. Paint, paper, felt and glue will be sufficient to make creations like these.
6. Thumbprint Ornaments
Fingers dipped in paint and pressed against a Christmas ornament can result in fun decorative ideas like penguins, snowmen and reindeer.
7. Pasta Wreath Card
Farfalle is a type of pasta that looks like bows, which makes it perfect for painting and sticking to paper in order to make beautiful greeting cards. Arranged in a circle and painted green, farfalle will be the perfect choice for wreath creation.
8. Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough is very easy to make and shape up in any way kids fancy to produce Christmas tree ornaments.
9. Paper Chains
This is probably one of the easiest crafts for kids out there but it can result in beautiful chains that are ideal for Christmas decorating.
10. Beaded Candy Canes
Pipe cleaners and beads = handmade candy cane decorations.
11. All Kinds of Christmas Cards
If you don’t have a lot of time to prep, give kids paper, glue, paint and scissors and put them to the task of creating beautiful and unique Christmas cards.
12. Snowflake Cutouts
There are dozens of websites that feature paper snowflake templates. This craft, however, is better suited to the skills of older kids.
13. Yarn-Wrapped Ornaments
Yarn-wrapped ornaments like these will appeal to kids of most ages.
14. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
You’ll need four to five popsicle sticks for each kid. Glue them to make the backbone of the snowflake and decorate with glitter, crystals or paint.
15. DIY Snow Globes
While a bit more challenging and better suited for the needs of older kids snow globes can be made out of a mason jar, a little toy to put inside, glycerine and glitter.
If you need any of the supplies to organise these fun activities for the childcare centre attendees, you can turn to the Step Learning Resources team. Get in touch with us or visit our product store to find out more.