Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

Take a look at our easy craft activities to keep children occupied over the festive holiday!

Craft Stick Ornaments

You will need:

  • wide craft sticks
  • cotton balls
  • red, green, brown paint
  • googly eyes
  • buttons
  • tape
  • small pom-poms
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • glue
  • thin cord (for hanging)

Paper Plate Santa

You will need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Red, Black, White and Orange Paint
  • PVA Glue
  • Cotton Wool
  • White Pom-pom

Crafty Toilet Roll Bird Feeder

You will need:

  • Cardboard toilet paper tube, using a knife, spread with
  • Peanut Butter
  • Roll the tube in birdseed scattered on a tray or baking sheet
  • Use about 24” ribbon to attach to a tree

Cranberry and Orange American Style Cookies

Ingredients: (makes 24)

225g butter, softened

200g caster sugar

100g dark brown soft sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon orange zest

2 tablespoons orange juice

300g plain flour

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

225g chopped cranberries

60g chopped walnuts (optional)

Icing

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

3 tablespoons orange juice

200g icing sugar

Method

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Extra time:1min  ›  Ready in:35min

Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 4.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, bicarb and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays. Cookies should be spaced at least 5cm apart.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

For the icing: In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

Happy Christmas Crafting!