Crafts in the Advent season


The Advent season is a contemplative time that you like to spend at home. Especially with children you can use this time perfectly to equip your own four walls with decoration and to let contemplation move in.

Decoration for the Christmas tree

A great way to prepare for the Christmas holidays is to make your own tree decorations with the kids. The following ideas are real eye-catchers on the Christmas tree.

Tree ornaments made from baking soda and starch

This type of tree decoration is very similar to baking cookies and is therefore particularly suitable for children. For the dough, you just mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup of cornstarch and a 3/4 full cup of water and heat the dough mass on a medium level in the saucepan. Don't forget to stir constantly.

Once the batter has reached the consistency of mashed potatoes, it's done. To cool, the dough should be covered with a kitchen towel in a bowl. After about 20-30 minutes, the dough is ready to work with.

Now the process is like baking cookies. Simply roll out the dough, cut out and place on a baking sheet. Pierce a hole with the straw to hang it up and then either put it in the oven at 70 degrees for an hour or let it dry in a warm place for 2-3 days.

If you want, you can decorate the tree decoration with color.

Materials needed:

  • baking soda
  • food starch
  • water
  • cookie molds
  • drinking straw
  • baking paper
  • possibly colour

Pine cone male

With this variant you have two tasks for the little ones: first look for the pine cones outside and then finish them.

After you have collected enough pine cones, the wooden balls are glued to the pine cones with the help of the hot glue gun. You can decide in which direction the cones point. After the head has been glued, there are no limits to creativity.

For example, you can draw a face on the wooden ball with the help of paint or pencils and put a hat on the man with the help of fabric or felt. At the end you should definitely attach the suspension with a needle and a thick thread so that the little man can be hung on the Christmas tree at the end.

Materials needed:

  • pinecone
  • wooden balls
  • colour
  • hot glue gun
  • possibly fabric or felt
  • needle
  • thread

Glitter stars made from popsicle sticks

Another great tree decoration are glitter stars made from popsicle sticks. All you need is a few unused popsicle sticks and a hot glue gun. Of course you can also plan this activity early and the children can eat an ice cream every day so that you have enough popsicle sticks at the end, but that is up to you. You can often get unused popsicle sticks in a well-stocked drugstore.

Use the glue to glue the individual stems together to form a star. There are several variants here, either you only glue the middle together and get a star with many rays and glue several ends together and the star has only 5 rays. A mixture of many stars is also very beautiful. In any case, it is recommended that the adults glue the stars together and then let the children decorate the stars.

Here, for example, glitter dust in combination with color is a great idea, or different pearls on the respective rays of the stars make a great eye-catcher. At the end, simply thread a thread through it and hang it on the tree.

Materials needed:

  • popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • glitter dust
  • Glue
  • beads
  • colour
  • thread

With these simple and quick craft ideas you can create a great activity for children in the Advent season. Children love to do handicrafts and when the jewelery is still hanging on the tree at Christmas, the little children's eyes will shine.

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