Start planning crafts for the holidays

Holiday List

The very first week of November might seem a little early to start thinking about the holiday season (unless you are in retail, where it seems October is the month to start ramping up). But when it comes to crafting, establishing new traditions, fun family activities and starting homemade items it’s better to be prepared earlier than later. Three Christmases in a row now, I have said to myself “if only I had started planning earlier I might have had time to make x, y or z…”.

Now is the time to write a quick and loose list – just jot down 5 to 10 things you would like to make with your kids to help celebrate the holidays and then work out how and when you will need to start them to get them done on time. Things like Christmas cards need to be started soon to get them out to overseas friends and family where as crackers and tree decorations can be left until December.

Here is a list of suggestions for crafts you might like to do with your kids in the next couple of months:

Christmas cards
Presents for teachers
Paper chains
Paper snowflakes
Mantle scene
Christmas angels
Gift wrap
Simple stocking or santa sack

Stay tuned to Kiddley for heaps of tips, ideas, links and advice for when it comes to fun things to do with your kids this season. To start with, next week we will be making a bunch of Christmas cards ready to send around the world.