It is simply amazing how much your children look forward to Christmas. Bright décor, Santa Clause, and lots of presents are their primary expectations. There is a lot that you can do with your toddler, whether it is making cookies or some colorful ornaments. Planning some activities to do with your child is great, because it will benefit both of you a lot to spend quality time together. Here are some fun ideas you should try out this Christmas:
You do not have to buy ornaments for your Christmas tree when you can creatively make amazing ornaments that will be fun to make and great looking, even better than what you can get in the stores. Start with some snow globes. You will need old-fashioned light bulbs, white glitter, red and white striped bakers twine, and some glue. Brush the light bulbs with glue until they are well covered. Then, dip them into the glitter until they are fully coated. Allow to dry, and attach some twine to the ends. Hang these on your Christmas tree.
You can also make some little presents to hang on your tree. You will need some empty matchboxes, wrapping paper, and little bits of ribbon. Wrap up each matchbox as though it was a present, holding the paper in place with tiny bits of sticky tape. Then use the ribbon to decorate the boxes a little more, and to create a small loop for hanging from the tree. With different size matchboxes, you can create a stunning effect.
Simple Christmas Puzzle
For this you will need foam sheets of various colors, cutting tools, a pen, a cardboard for backup, decorating materials for the final puzzle.
Cut the foam sheets to your preferred size, and then glue them to the cardboard of the same size for stability.
Take a sheet of normal paper, fold it into two, and then draw the shape of a Christmas tree on one side. Do this such that when you open the paper, you will see a complete shape of a Christmas tree.
Use this shape to cut some green foam in the shape of the tree. Place this green foam in the second size of the white paper, and then cut it out in order to get the shape of the tree.
Glue the second white foam paper to the first one in order to create a puzzle.
Use something of the same shape to create shapes on the tree. Put the puzzle together, and then decorate it using different things like pom poms, glitter pens, pipe cleaners and anything that looks exciting.
Your child will have a great time playing with the puzzle, putting great looking decorations just to complete the puzzle.
Fun Christmas Tree
What you need for this are Styrofoam cones of different colors, plastic lights that are used for ceramic Christmas trees, pipe cleaners of different colors and some colorful pony beads.
Let the children place the little plastic lights into the "Christmas trees," which in this case are the Styrofoam cones. Pick the best colors to blend in order to create an exciting outcome for the children.
With the pipe cleaners, let them thread some beads to them, and then stick them to the motor Christmas tree. Allow them enough time to decorate and redecorate as much as they want to, for great fun and an amazing time together.
Painting with Christmas Tree Branches
What you need for this is a piece of finger paint paper, some paint, preferably green, or any other color that will excite you, and a small branch of your Christmas tree.
Let your child dip the Christmas tree branch into the paint, then make some random painting on the paper.
Make some collages using some metallic papers on small round-shaped cardstocks. The shiny papers will look great.
Attach a string to the round-shaped cardstocks with the metallic papers, and then glue the string to the paper with the Christmas tree painting. The ornaments will hang loosely on the main picture, allowing them to more freely, just like in an actual Christmas tree.
The results will excite everyone in the family, and visitors as well. With your guidance, this is something that your child can do alone.
Christmas is a season of fun and excitement, and a great time to do something with our toddler. These ideas can get a little messy, so when you are working on them, make sure that you lay down some old newspaper first so that you can protect your floors, furniture or carpet.