1 . Make pine cone decorations
Collect pine cones, dry them out and then decorate with either glue & glitter, white paint with glitter mixed in, spray paints.
2 . Make a mantelpiece Christmas
You will need 4 white church style candles, candle holders, then assorted holly or other greenery, ivy leaves are nice too, set up the 4 candles along the mantelpiece and wrap the greenery around the candles. Decorate with bits of tinsel or glitter to make them sparkle. Light a new candle on the 4 Sundays before Christmas.
3 . Make delicious things for Christmas presents
Here are some fun food gifts to try. Of course youll need to make a few batches to practice and test before you do the real ones.
4 . Make Santa Ornaments
Perfect to dress up your Christmas tree. This cute lolly pop stick Santa ornament is made out of only a few items (8 miniature lollypop sticks, red, while and flesh coloured paint, cardboard, and some string), but the result is absolutely amazing.
5 . Make Christmas Trees as gifts
Use paint, lolly pop sticks, and a few decorations to make this lovely Christmas ornament craft to give as a gift to family and friends. This is a great project for a winters day.
6 . Paint a Hand Print Snowflake
Paint 6 handprints in a circle but not overlapping. With your finger draw 3 white lines to connect the opposite prints and make a star shape.
7 . Christmas Tree Walk
Wrap up well and go for an evening walk to look at all the neighbours Christmas decorations, lights and trees.Download the free Allianz WeatherSafe APP with 3 hour forecasts that let you plan ahead for getting outdoors with the kids. WeatherSafe is available for iOS and for Android.
8 . Make mulled drinks
Why not mix up some mulled wine for adults and some spiced apple juice for kids. This will really get the house smelling delicious. Heres a lovely recipe for non alcoholic Hot Mulled Cider.
9 . Wrap Presents
Take it in turns with each child to wrap the other childs present (or if only 1 child get them to help wrap Nana and Grandads presents).We like these free printable holiday gift tags to make your own tags to go with the presents.
10 . See the Christmas Lights
Go see the Christmas Lights in your nearby village or town or city. Or if you know of nearby householders that decorate their house and garden with fancy Christmas lights, take a drive by to ooh and aah at them.