Make Your Own Advent Calendar This Christmas
If the phrase ‘I’m bored!’ is a constant echo in your household, then look no further! We’ve mustered up some purposeful projects to keep the kids entertained. After your little ones have got their claws into these exciting makes they’ll be saying “I’m tired!” instead. You know what that means – well-deserved post kid-crafting time for yourself. Bingo! You’ll get to have bundles of fun with your bundles of joy and maybe you could even convince them to do the clearing up?
1. Fan-tache-tic shaker
Movember has been running for over a decade. If you can’t grow a moustache, why not make one with the kids? The shaker element means it’s a little more challenging for their young minds, but they’ll thrive off of the results!
2. Unicorn dreams
What little girl (or adult!) doesn’t want to live in a magical dream world where they get to ride a unicorn to school (or work!) every day, surrounded by glitter? We can’t think of any! The eyelashes and floral crown make this project perfect for little princesses.
Credit: Let's Knit
Are your children always pestering you for a puppy? Well now, they can make one to snuggle up to instead! Freddie is a friendly fellow who will make the best friend any child could wish for.
4. Spaceships & stars
Go to imaginary pastures new with this space shaker card. It will transport your thoughts into outer space with many planets and stars to see. The young spaceman motif will make your own child want to become an astronaut!
Kangaroos are well known for holding their young in their pouches. This backpack shows it in the cutest form – all your children’s classmates will be jealous! It also doubles as a cuddly toy which I’m sure they’ll soon become attached to!
6. Hogs ‘n’ kisses
Credit: Crafts Beautiful
Get your wellies on for a crafty trip to the farm with these animal-inspired greetings. With phrases like ‘have a moo-tiful birthday’ and ‘happy birthday spring chicken’ you and the kids will be giggling as you craft!
7. Paper party
Hosting a children’s party and stressing over the preparation? Get little hands involved! These party cones are easy to make and exciting to receive. With minimal equipment required, it can be a speedy starting point to get your kids crafting!
Don’t forget to take a photo of your finished designs and share them with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #PaperCraftermag and #KidsGetCrafting
Like the look of these? Download our FREE colouring templates to try next time!