Christmas is the family holiday, the occasion where all gather to celebrate and spend some time in peace and harmony. Wouldn’t it be nice if the family was involved in the organization of such celebrations and in the decoration of the house? Especially for the youngest ones, that could be a creative experience that will test their fantasy and their ability to create something really unique and special with unusual materials.
For example, why not discard plastic balls and traditional tree ornaments, in exchange for homemade decorations? The possibilities are multiple, you’ll just need a little imagination. You can use ping pong balls, plastic glasses, papier-mâché, and also old unpaired socks to create fun colored hangings for your tree, bell- or snowman-shaped.
Marker pens, glue and colors, maybe some glitter, will transform common objects into beautiful ornaments. You could also use paper, cardboard and scissors to create many beautiful decorations, drawing colored shapes directly on paper and cutting them, or maybe printing them from the internet and glueing them together. That way you can make garlands, but also Christmas card for family and friends.
With the help from mum, and using polymer clay or bread dough, you can create many little objects as gifts and, why not, a small nativity scene with handmade figures! Is there anything more special than giving your mother or your friends something made with your own hands? Maybe originally and uniquely wrapped too, with a hand drawn and personalized card? Children must be stimulated and guided to discover their infinite potential and they can really be surprising with their imagination. Let’s make sure that this Christmas is a chance for growth and fun!