The festive season is fast approaching!
Whether you're planning on booking a festive photoshoot with us and giving away the photos as a lovely Christmas gift or if you're thinking of going handmade, undoubtedly, NOW is the time to start planning.
ENDURING APPEAL OF HANDMADE AND PERSONALISED GIFTS
One thing is for sure. World-over, family and friends love receiving gifts at Christmas that are either hand-made or personalised.
So, today, I am listing a few options for Christmas crafts that you might want to try with your baby or toddler, which would make the perfect festive gift.
There are ideas here even suitable for babies and toddlers to get involved with and you'll be pleased to know that they're not all messy, Hoorah!
Christmas Craft Ideas to do with your baby or toddler
How much would family love to get a handmade card complete with your babies tiny hand or foot prints? Christmas tree foots prints or reindeer antlers printed by your little ones hands are simply adorable!
There are so many ways in which you can customise your own New Year calendar. Let toddlers go wild with paints and glitter or alternatively you can use their hand or foot prints again. You could even use your photo's from your newborn photoshoot and choose a different picture for each month.
Salt Dough Decorations
These little memories can last for years and years if looked after properly, and can be a beautiful memory of this time spent with your baby. You could cut festive shapes using cookie cutters or even make a handprint santa for the tree.
Toddlers especially love getting involved in baking. So whilst you're whipping up the Christmas cake this year, why not give them their own bowl and spoon and let them mix, touch, taste and play with their own ingredients?
Mason Jar Snow Globes
This is more for the older children and adults in the household but will still have babies mesmerised at the sight of the snow/glitter swishing around the jar.
Why not go and relax in a paint a pot cafe with your little one and make some ceramic baubles for your tree? Again you could let your little one go wild with the paint or use their finger prints. Alternatively, if they are teeny enough, you could use their hands.
I did say they weren't all messy crafts and this is possibly the easiest to put together.
You just need an easily accesible box and lots of festive themed bit and bobs. Pop in some red, white and green pom poms, tinsel, non breakable baubles and even some jingle bells and let them explore.
Feeling inspired? If you decide to make home-made Christmas gifts this year, please feel free to share pictures of your crafty creations in the comments below.