Christmas starts with Christ

Christmas is the time of year when even the least creative people get excited by arts and crafts. There is so much on offer in every shop, in every school classroom and at home – homemade gifts and cards are a great idea!

Here are our top 10 ideas for crafts which keep the meaning in Christmas

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  1. Danielle’s Place ‘Thumbprint’ craft ‘Jesus lights up my life’ – a great one for toddler groups
    http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/christmas-crafts-jesus-light.html
  2. Bible story printables ‘Names of Jesus’ Christmas bauble decorations – perfect for activities during bigger church services
    http://www.biblestoryprintables.com/BibleCraftsChristmasNamesJesus.html#.WBoSAvkrLIV
  3. Peppermint plum ‘Symbols of Christmas’ kit to explain some Christmas traditions – a great one to work with children during Christmas fayres etc.
    http://peppermintplum.blogspot.com/2010/12/miniature-christmas-symbols-kit.html?m=1
  4. Religious Crafts ‘Nativity Story wheel’ – really good for schools or for older children http://www.religiouscrafts.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=48%2F9600&cat=21
  5. Catholic icing ‘baby Jesus cookies’ – try this at home with your own children
    http://www.catholicicing.com/away-in-a-manger-christmas-cookies/
  6. Baker Ross ‘Nativity lanterns – top choice for a Sunday school craft https://www.bakerross.co.uk/nativity-stained-glass-lantern-kits
  7. This site suggests lots of lolly stick crafts including a ‘tree stick ornament ‘ – you could use this with anyone! Use any phrase on the sticks e.g. light of the world, joy to the world, Jesus is the best gift
    https://craftsbooming.com/diy-ideas-and-tutorials-to-recycle-popsicle-sticks-for-christmas/
  8. Crafty morning uses handprints to show Jesus in the manger – this could be good with parents and children together – perhaps during Messy Church https://www.craftymorning.com/cute-christmas-handprint-crafts-for-kids/
  9. The Crafty Classroom has some ‘nativity finger puppets’ another great one for Sunday School – particularly if you do not have enough children to put on a nativity play
    https://thecraftyclassroom.com/2015/12/17/nativity-finger-puppets/
  10. This idea works for ornaments or Christmas cards and is something which can be enjoyed by all ages. If you use Christmas carols as the music you can add a clear message.

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