Christmas Picture Books and Craft Roundup

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Christmas Picture Books & Craft Roundup

Christmas is just around the corner! In this Christmas book and craft roundup you will find a variety of books  I have read or used myself and crafts I have discovered on the Internet.

It is now the perfect time to get creative whether you are a teacher or parent. These must-do crafts will quickly get you in the festive spirit. Some of the ornaments will last for years and bring back great memories every time they are hung on the Christmas tree.

The activities come from a range of creative blogs. These sites are worth a browse for other fantastic craft ideas. 

What better way to celebrate the Christmas holiday than with these festive crafts! Get creative!

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Christmas Picture Books

I have a chosen a collection of Christmas books that focus on the religious and modern traditions side of the holiday. Head to your local library or book store to find some of these great books.

Christmas Craft Activities

These delicious little Santa Hat Brownies are the creation of Daisy’s World. There are full instructions on a lovely recipe card. Enjoy!

What child doesn’t love a pop up card. This Christmas tree card is by Red Ted Art who has a large collection of other pop up cards. You will find video instructions and images of the process.

* Green card stock
* Snowflake Confetti​

Don’t want to buy an Advent calendar this year? Then may be you can use this ideas from Mod Podge Rocks. There are very clear images of the whole process.

* Construction paper
Adhesive wiggle eyes

A lovely, coloruful ornament for little and big hands. You can use any coloured wool and add to your Christmas tree. Mama Miss provides close up images of how to make the star ornament.

* Multi-coloured wool/yarn
Glue gun
* Star shapes

Using air dried clay, Gathering Beauty shows how to make these beautiful ornaments. They use stamps and woollen clothes to make the embossed patterns.

* Air hardening clay
* Star shape cutter

Organise different sizes and shades of green buttons into a delightful wreath by Crafty Morning.

Glue gun
* Green buttons
* Square canvas

Orange Pomander Christmas Ornaments

Orange Pomander Ornaments

The Soccer Mom Blog shows how to make traditional pomanders using oranges and cloves.

* Cloves
* Wire tinsel

That Artist Woman shows step by step instructions on how to create a silhouette Nativity scene. A template is also included for you to print out and use.

* Construction paper

World of Positive provides a master class on making banners! They would be easy to adapt to use over Christmas.

* Felt

Growing a Jeweled Rose has a simple recipe for cinnamon clay. To create some beautifully smelling ornaments follow the clear instruction which can also be painted when dry. You can find more ornament ideas on the Growing a Jeweled Rose website.

* Christmas cookie cutters
Acrylic Paints

Two simple homemade card for children of all ages. As well as the Christmas tree in the image there is a snowman card. They are so simple Blessed Beyond Crazy says “Give your children the supplies and let them have at it!”

* Construction paper
* Cotton balls

You can find these unique Christmas tree on Handy with Scissors. It is a guest post from Creative Creatives.

Glue gun

Another guest post, this time from The Art Garden. Writing on Teach Investigate Play she shows how to create this beautiful winder shadow box.

After googling ‘baby proof Christmas tree’ Smocks On came up with this creative, fun and messy alternative. 

Glue gun

Parents, let me know about your favourite Christmas crafts to make at home. Teachers, what do you make in the classroom to send home for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below.

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