The lead up to Christmas Day can be a lot of fun when you include children in the planning and preparation. Making cardboard crafts together, to decorate the tree and the house is one way of doing this. Children love to be involved, and to feel important and needed, and that what they do is of value.
- Thin colored cardboard
- Fine string
- Paper punch (to make hole)
This is a very simple activity that can be used to decorate the tree, or use as a card for a present by writing on the back. I have used gold and silver cardboard and white string.
Use a range of different colored cardboard and different textures and thickness. Make the stars different sizes and space them out a little.
String them together on colored cord or string.
If you have some stars left over, they can also be used to write on and used as tags to go on a Christmas present.