There’s not much that children love more than Christmas time! From the songs to the thought of gifts, the excitement of Santa Claus and the lights and decorations — children just adore it! This time of year is also when childcare settings all over the country get stuck into making Christmas craft, and children just love this too! This year, we want to make our Christmas craft as environmentally-friendly as possible. We encourage everyone to do the same, so to help you with it we’ve rounded up some great ideas!
These 5 sustainable Christmas craft ideas will keep children and the environment very happy!
- Pinecone Rudolph: This pinecone reindeer is adorable, simple and a great keepsake to hang on the tree year after year. Plus, it doesn’t require much other than collecting pinecones attaching a few bits and pieces!
- Salt dough decorations: A bit of a science experiment and cooking experience for kids making these! Make the dough and use cookie cutters for whatever shapes you like!
- Twig ornaments: From sparkling stars, Christmas trees and even reindeer, twigs can become pretty awesome decorations. Try these in your Christmas craft.
- Make it edible: Tasty treats like these Christmas shortbread biscuits can be cute as a decoration and make a perfect waste-free Christmas gift too. Reuse and decorate glass jars to store the cookies until it’s time to eat them!
- Egg carton Elf, Santa and Tree: Egg cartons are created into the most gorgeous little ornaments in this eco-friendly craft activity. Get the lowdown on this one here.
With these simple ideas, children will have a fantastic time getting crafty and they can be proud that they are minimising waste to keep our planet a safe and happy place.
Children can also spread their Christmas joy and share their amazing creations throughout the local community. Check out the photos of our children spreading Christmas joy!