Christmas Craft for Kids: Felt Christmas Baubles

Christmas Craft for Kids: Felt Christmas Baubles

These kid-made felt Christmas baubles are simple to make, use basic sewing skills and are perfect for adding a handmade touch to your tree. #Christmasornaments #kidmade #Christmascraftsforkids #kidsChristmasornaments #Christmascraft #sewingforkidsI’m feeling a little bit proud. I just taught my 27 students how to do a running stitch so that they could design their own felt Christmas baubles.

I’ve mentioned previously that High School Home Economics class left my sewing confidence bruised and battered.
Enter my Sewing Yoda, Trixi.
She gave me the confidence to sew a zombie rabbit softie. True story.

And now look at me! Being all cocky because I let 27 Grade 3 students loose with needles as a part of Trixi’s Sew a Softie for Christmas campaign.
Here’s how it went down…

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DIY Christmas Crackers Using Kids’ Artwork

DIY Christmas Crackers Using Kids’ Artwork

Make the most of all the kiddy artwork coming home at this time of the year and use it all to create DIY Christmas Crackers.It’s that time of the year when kiddy artwork comes flooding in from school and day care.
What do you do with all the piles and piles of masterpieces?
I’ve written previously about 7 ways to repurpose your kids’ artworks.
Christmas time is the perfect time to repurpose kiddy artwork into a variety of festive bits and bobs. Cards, garlands, gift tags, wrapping paper….
Or my personal fave- DIY Christmas crackers. Or Bon Bons. What do you call them?

It’s ridiculously simple.
This is also a great project for making use of the paper tube collection.
(Please tell me everybody has an epic paper tube collection?!)

Grab a paper tube and fill it with loot. Candy, handwritten jokes, little toys….
To give your crackers some pop, grab some Christmas cracker snaps at your craft shop.
Slide the snap into the tube.
Wrap some tissue paper around the tube. Twist the tissue paper at the ends of the paper tube.

Cut artwork into strips of paper that can be wrapped around the paper tube.
Hold the artwork in place with washi tape. Embellish as you please!

And there you have it. DIY Christmas crackers from kiddy artwork.

Loads of fun to make and each one is completely unique.

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DIY Christmas Wreath: Paint Chips and Plastic Animals

DIY Christmas Wreath: Paint Chips and Plastic Animals

DIY Christmas WreathI like to think of this wreath as a crafty way to clean up the pesky plastic toy animals that are scattered ALL OVER THE LOUNGE ROOM FLOOR. Or is that just at my place?!

Last Christmas, I wrote about how our wreath was dying a slow death. I managed to reinvent it one last time. This year when I unpacked the Christmas decorations, I had to face the reality that I needed to come up with a new wreath. STAT.

So I raided the paint chip aisle at my local hardware store, picked the plastic toys off the floor and created this simple Christmas wreath. (more…)