10 last-minute Christmas Crafts

10 last minute christmas crafts for kids and adults

Here are 10 last-minute Christmas crafts, with a focus on low cost and accessibility:

Crafts for Everyone:

  1. Paper Snowflakes:
    • Materials: White paper, scissors
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle, then make small cuts along the folds. Unfold to reveal unique snowflakes.
  2. Candy Cane Reindeer:
    • Materials: Candy canes, googly eyes, red pom-poms, small brown pipe cleaners
    • Time: 10-15 minutes
    • Instructions: Attach googly eyes and a red pom-pom for the nose to the curved end of the candy cane. Twist two pipe cleaners around the straight end for antlers.
  3. Sock Snowman:
    • Materials: White socks, rice, rubber bands, buttons, scrap fabric
    • Time: 20-30 minutes
    • Instructions: Fill a sock with rice, tie off the top with a rubber band, then decorate with buttons for eyes and fabric for a scarf.
  4. Pinecone Ornaments:
    • Materials: Pinecones, craft glue, glitter, string
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Apply glue to the tips of the pinecones, sprinkle with glitter, and attach a string for hanging.
  5. Christmas Cards:
    • Materials: Coloured paper, markers, stickers
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Fold paper to create a card, then let creativity flow with drawings, messages, and decorations.
paper snowflake on a white washed background with the words "paper snowflakes - one of life's simple pleasures"

Kid-Friendly Crafts:

  1. Pasta Wreaths:
    • Materials: Colored pasta, glue, paper plate
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Glue various shapes of coloured pasta onto a paper plate in the form of a wreath.
  2. Sock Puppets:
    • Materials: Old socks, buttons, yarn, markers
    • Time: 20-30 minutes
    • Instructions: Decorate the sock with buttons for eyes, yarn for hair, and markers for a mouth. Create stories with the puppets.
  3. Pom-Pom Snowmen:
    • Materials: White and coloured pom-poms, googly eyes, glue
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Glue white pom-poms together to form a snowman, then add googly eyes and other details.
  4. Handprint Christmas Tree:
    • Materials: Green paint, paper, markers
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Dip hands in green paint and make handprints on paper, forming a tree shape (make sure the paper fold is the right edge). Add decorations using markers.
  5. Cupcake Liner Angels:
    • Materials: Cupcake liners, markers, pipe cleaners, glue
    • Time: 15-20 minutes
    • Instructions: Decorate a cupcake liner as the angel’s dress, attach a pipe cleaner for wings, and draw a face.
I know I say the following over and over but it’s worth repeating!

A little note on the importance of Creativity:

Engaging in creative activities, especially during the festive season, provides numerous benefits for mental health and family bonding. It offers a chance to express oneself, relax, and share joyful moments with loved ones. Embracing creativity can foster a positive atmosphere, reduce stress, and create lasting memories. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas filled with creativity and warmth! 🎄

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