Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas 2014 | DIY Paper Craft Ornaments

Just a few more days to December and it's really time to get into the festive holiday spirit!! A fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home for Christmas is to print out the free paper ornaments printables from Canon Creative Park and just follow the instructions to make them.

Some of them e.g. Christmas socks or wall decorations are very amateur and easy for kids to do by themselves, while others e.g. miniature Christmas tree are more complicated and require adult assistance.

Lil Pumpkin and I made some cute mini Santa Claus. We printed these with my Canon Pixma printer and each template is for 2 Santa Clauses - 1 green 1 red.

Materials:
- Paper Santa Claus printed template
- Scissors
- Glue
- Ruler
- Toothpick
- Tweezers

Follow the assembly instructions included on the webpage and each Santa Claus takes about 30 minutes to make. Later Lil Pumpkin will stick some white cotton wool on the beard part, and decorate with her stickers haha.

Tips:
- Use the ruler to score along the fold lines. This will create sharper, neater folds
- Use a toothpick when applying glue. Thinly applied glue gives a neater finish.
- Use the tweezers when picking up and attaching the small parts. Much easier than using your fingers!

Happy crafting!! If you need more inspiration on how to personalise your Christmas gifts, check out my 10 Favourite Christmas Gift-wrapping Ideas and also 20 Kids Toys & Accessories Christmas Gift Ideas on SALE for your Christmas shopping!

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10 comments:

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile said...

What a gorgeous craft idea! I love it! xx

stephanie@stephsjoy said...

That's a great craft idea Ai! I wonder if I could tempt my boy with this to do some craft.x

Stacy said...

Ah much nicer with a COLOUR printer. Gotta get me one of those one day.

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me said...

As I went to write on this I just saw the cutest photo of Lil' Pumpkin about to swim - CUTE! I don't do craft but this doesn't seem too taxing!

Malinda Brown said...

This is such a cute Christmas craft - thanks for sharing.

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a fun craft! So festive for the upcoming Christmas season!

Madeline Heng said...

So cute! =)

Sweetday said...

Very nice! Great idea for Christmas!

alissa apel said...

Those are cute! Such fun. I could see Isaak liking this project.

Grace said...

Oh, those Santas are cuuuute! They would look great on the tree too. I'll see if the boys will be interested in making them *crossing fingers*