Creative Christmas activities for festive family time at home
Keep little hands busy during the holidays with these fun and crafty activities you can do as a family!
This holiday might be a little different from all the others. There might be less travel, and gifting might be a bit more socially distanced. Face coverings might be mandatory, and family gatherings may be happening over video call rather than in person. Despite these changes, there are lots of ways to get in the spirit and connect with one another this holiday. Making festive decor and opting for sustainable holiday activities together is a wonderful way to get into the spirit and collectively make the most of the season.
We've compiled our top twelve holiday craft tutorials that you can access for free, from both Yodomo instructors and from our publisher partners. Make beeswax candles, crochet a festive robin, make a crab apple wreath and more, and when you're done, share it to Instagram with the tag #YodomoMakes. Happy making!
If you're anything like us, you have a drawer or five filled with fabric scraps just waiting to find a home with the right project. That's why we love this idea: upcycling your fabric scraps to make unique, colourful baubles that look great hanging from any tree.
No holiday is complete without the soft glow of warm candles. This year, make your own stylish candles using beeswax sheets for a bit of DIY festive fun.
Major shops have opted for less plastic and more sustainability when it comes to Christmas decor this year, and we're completely on board with this. Make your sustainable Christmas even more special with a DIY touch. This leafy copper garland looks lovely hanging from holly branches or on mantles and uses no plastics!
Learn woodcutting techniques and make a wooden star ornament! You can use the template provided or get creative and come up with your own designs using the methods taught.
If you know your way around a crochet hook, this adorable project makes a wonderfully designed crochet robin, complete with tiny crochet eggs. A symbol of wintry days with their handsome red chest, this feathery crochet friend makes the perfect adornment to any Christmas tree, with wire talons that'll grip perfectly to a branch.
Using techniques for linocutting for prints, this project makes colourful and detailed ornaments to place on mantles or for making the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table.
Easy to personalise for every occasion throughout the year, turn this willow wreath into a Christmas favourite with sprigs of holly, branches of evergreens or some mistletoe.
Cloves and oranges are a classic Christmas combo, and not just to accompany mulled wine. These pomanders smell divine and look wonderful as Christmas decor for your dinner table or mantle.
These tasseled hanging decorations use pages from old books for the ultimate sustainable Christmas with a unique twist.
These paper garlands are easy to personalise, and kids of all ages can join in on creating some festive and fun garlands.
For gifts of smaller stature and tricky shapes, this gift wrapping hack means your watches, socks, gift vouchers and other such presents will have that wow factor even before it's unwrapped.
For a wreath that you won't find in stores, make your own colourful crab apple wreath that will be the envy of all other Christmas decorations.