The blustery British weather can be really cold so with the children cooped up indoors, they can get bored and start getting under your feet.
But to amuse the little ones it doesn’t necessarily mean to put them in front of the television for hours on end, or to keep them quiet by giving them some computer games to play with. Kids can be mentally and physically stimulated as they would be outdoors by taking part in some exciting arts and crafts.
Doing homemade projects like making Christmas cards or tree decorations is a fantastic way to get the whole family together to have fun, as well as keeping the monsters busy on a low budget.
HAND MADE CARDS
Our kids aprons are fantastic to wear this season because they are jolly- themed and practical to protect the clothing. A personalised card can really put a smile on someone’s face because it shows effort and care, so why not encourage the children to write their own Christmas cards to their grandparents?
They can use coloured pieces of paper, felt tip pens and glitter to make them as merry as possible. Stick cotton wool to the card to make snow and show them pictures of robins, Christmas trees and Santa Claus so they can replicate them. Or to make it easier, trace an outline of a drawing and let them colour it in with paint!
For another craft, why not decorate all the candles around the home with pretty ribbons, buttons and sequins? Make sure to supervise the kids throughout the whole process for health and safety and do not light the candles until finished and until the candles are aware from child’s harm. The project will only take around an hour to complete but let the kids imaginations flow and urge them to be creative with their designs.
Follow some of these brilliant arts and crafts ideas to keep the kids busy this Christmas when they are off school and for further top tips on homeware and giftware, go to Ulster Weavers.com.