Christmas Craft

Christmas Australian Colouring Sheets

Some of the best things happen at Christmas and for our family it is the gift of time. Time for cooking, time for play, time to instill traditions and memories. Colouring in and other Christmas activities that lead up to the... Read More


17 Cool Christmas Hacks to Save Time, Money or the Environment!

It’s no secret that Brisbane Kids loves Christmas — the fun, excitement, special family time and cherished traditions. Yet we do recognise that the festive season can be a busy and expensive time for those with kids. So we’ve pulled together this great collection of Christmas hacks to save you time and money this silly …

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The Coolest Ideas for an Australian Themed Christmas

Christmas for Brisbane Kids is an exciting and magical time steeped in family traditions and special memories, from the annual hanging of festive decorations to the tasty treats shared with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for great inspiration for your family festivities or ways to celebrate the wonderful Australian yuletide culture, you’ll love these Aussie-themed …

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10 Wonderful DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

It can be hard to find different and useful teacher gift ideas year after year—surely they’ve already got cupboards full of pretty soaps and don’t really want to spend the entire new year working off all of those chocolates the kids gave them before the holidays, right?! Brisbane Kids has searched to find this collection …

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Reindeer Chupa Chups | Festive Fun

How to make your own Reindeer lollypops This is such a cute Christmas craft that would make great gifts for your Brisbane Kids’ friends. Step 1. Organise all of your materials. What you will need: Cardboard or coloured paper Scissors Pens, crayons, glitter or other decorating materials Glue Round lollypops Step 2. Draw the outline …

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Make Your Own Bauble Tree.

Here is a really simple Christmas craft project that the whole family can get involved in, with stunning results. What you need; Carboard, a big enough sheet to make into the cone/tree size you are after Baubles – these are the 3.5cm diameter ones. Thin tinsel Hot Glue and Scissors. Create a cone shape out …

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Christmas Match-up Card Game | Festive Fun

How to make your own Christmas card game This concept could be easily adapted to suit different ages of Brisbane Kids. Early primary school aged children may be happy to create Christmas images using colouring books, sticker packs and Christmas cards as a guide. Younger children could just stick cut-out images or foam stickers directly …

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Homemade Christmas Card Ideas to do with Kids

How to create custom-made Christmas cards at home This is a great simple craft activity for children of all ages. We have provided instruction for five different designs, though your Brisbane Kids may enjoy coming up with their own creations. It is advised to only allow one child at a time to do this activity. …

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Handprint Christmas Tree | Festive Fun

How to make 2-dimensional Christmas Tree with handprints This is a great simple craft activity for children of all ages. It is advised to only allow one child at a time to do this activity in order to maintain a clear Christmas tree shape. Step 1. Organise all of your materials. What you will need: …

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Home Made Christmas Cards

The kids will love making these cards. What you need; Card stock Sequins Clear craft glue (or glue that dries clear) Scissors and a marker Draw some simple Christmas shapes with a dark marker that will go through the paper enough that you will be able to see when it comes time to cut them …

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24 Days of Christmas | Advent Calendar Experiences for Brisbane Kids

Creating your own advent calendar of events for your family this Christmas We’ve all seen the gorgeous and creative homemade advent calendars circulating the internet. Muffin tin trays, toilet paper rolls, tiny envelopes and even cartons of beer all form the basis for some fun kids’ and adults’ Christmas countdowns. You may even be super …

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The Coolest Advent Calendar Ideas in the World you can make

Advent Calendars are all about counting down to the big day. In some ways they actually extend Christmas with a little surprise every morning for 24 mornings culminating in a visit from Santa. We researched like crazy for some cool advent calendar ideas to top the very basic chocolate ones you get in the store. …

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How to make your own Christmas Tree Decorations | Festive Fun

How to make Christmas Tree Decorations with Egg Cartons This is a great simple craft activity for children of all ages. Step 1. Organise all of your materials. What you will need: An egg carton String/Ribbon Scissors Paint Paint Brush Glitter or Stickers Step 2. Cut the middle out of the egg carton and punch …

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Is Santa Real? We tell you the truth.

“Is Santa real?  Or is it just you Mum?”   Oh no.  The question! I had thought about this on and off over the years.  How would I answer this?   Would I tell him the truth?   Would I continue with the magical myth?   I had never come to a definite conclusion.   What I had thought was …

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Sensory Christmas Activity for Kids

Christmas Sensory Box Sensory boxes are a fantastic way to engage a child’s senses and activate their imagination.   This Christmas themed sensory box is a quick and fun activity to keep children entertained and using their senses. How to prepare your activity Lay a large quantity of rice in a tray or bowl. Mix through …

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Make Your Own Unique Marbled Baubles

The idea of melting pony beads to make all kinds of creations is nothing new, but I thought I’d give it a twist to create some unique Christmas baubles. Pony beads are available from most craft stores, BigW or eBay, you can get a few hundred for just a couple of dollars.  The clear glass …

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DIY Heart Shaped Bauble Wreath.

Gather the family together to make this simple yet eye catching heart shaped bauble wreath. What you need to make this bauble Christmas wreath; 20 – 30 of 2 different sized baubles in your desired colours Hot glue and gun Cardboard Tinsel Scissors Trace or draw the shape you would like to make the wreath.  …

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Where To Buy Real Christmas Trees in Brisbane

Finding Real Christmas Trees in Brisbane is a tradition that many families relish as part of their Christmas plan.  Indeed, no other day in the annual calendar is celebrated with as much anticipation, excitement and joy than that of Christmas and for many people it is all they can do NOT to start stringing those …

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Christmas Sticker Pegs | Festive Fun

How to make Christmas pegs with stickers This is a very easy and inexpensive Christmas activity to do with your Brisbane Kids. The result is a cute festive peg that could be used for pinning up Christmas cards, attaching tags to gifts or even displaying your Brisbane Kids’ holiday artwork. These are perfect for younger …

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Christmas Fun at Home

Fun Christmas activities to enjoy at home with your Brisbane Kids this year. The Brisbane Kids team has been busy crafting up a storm; creating lots of festive fun ideas to share with you all. We’ve also got some great Christmas food ideas for those searching for something to take to Christmas parties. We will …

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Paper Strip Baubles | Festive Fun

How to make your own Christmas baubles with strips of paper Making these Christmas baubles became a family experience in our house while I spent time with my 4 year old and 7 ½ year old making them on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The tasks involved could easily be divided between us and doubled as …

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Must Have Christmas Albums

It seems every year, as the festive season arrives, recording artist all over the world start clambering to get their latest Christmas offering onto the record store shelves.  Whilst music is definitely a personal taste with what one person loves to hear raining down around them as the jolly, fat man gets busy in the …

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Christmas Loveheart Paper Chain | Festive Fun

How to make your own Christmas decorations This is a Christmas version of a simple and cute decoration that Brisbane Kids will love to help make. You can make the chains as long or as short as you desire, depending on where you wish to hang them (on your front door, around the Christmas tree, …

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Candy Cane Card | Festive Fun

How to make your own Christmas cards This sweet idea is great for making a thank you card for kindy or school teachers, or a Christmas card for family and friends. Step 1. Organise all of your materials. What you will need: Coloured Cardboard/Posterboard Patterned paper or Christmas gift wrap Cute photo of your brisbane …

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Christmas Bird Decoration | Festive Fun

How to make your own Christmas decoration This craft idea was adapted from an image in an Ikea catalogue. Everyone who has tried it has loved this simple Christmas idea that can be created by Brisbane Kids big and small. Step 1. Organise all of your materials. What you will need: Cardboard from Cereal Boxes …

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Easy Christmas Craft | Make your own snowflakes!

Cupcake casing snowflakes Silver cupcake casing Scissors Instructions These are so easy and so much fun. Fold a cupcake casing in half, in half again and once more. Cut out whatever shapes you want, as every snowflake is unique. Open it up and presto a beautiful snowflake. Make it a special Christmas While not part …

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Easy Christmas Craft | Cupcake Casing Angels

Cupcake casing angels White cupcake casing Scissors Sticky tape String Flatten the cupcake casing a little and cut the dotted lines you can see on the photo. Cut straight in towards the middle. Then half a circle to one side and half to the other, don’t let them meet, this is the head. For the …

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Make a Plaster Paris Christmas Star

Plaster Paris Christmas Decoration My mother still has a daggy Santa Clause Christmas decoration I made for her when I was five. Every year when it gets hung on the tree it becomes a talking point about how daggy it is and when is she going to throw it away. Christmas is about traditions and …

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How to make a Fairy Snow Globe

How to make a Fairy Snow globe Thanks to our latest guest blogger Misha from www.theblingbuoy.com “Inside the snow globe on my father’s desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf.  When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe. He would turn it over, letting …

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How to send a letter to Santa

How to send a letter to Santa Step 1 Write the Letter Have a chat with your Brisbane Kids about what they might like Santa to bring them. Remind them that Santa has lots of presents and that he needs to be able to fit it in the sled. Use the opportunity to talk about how …

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Draw Me A Star

Star Decoration: Draw me a Star Believe it or not- its less than 100 days til Xmas- but that aside this is a great decoration for any time of year and my kids LOVE this activity because it’s fun to do and the product looks great when it’s finished! Craft Stuff you need Star Templates …

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