Are your little ones on a break from school or nursery at the moment? Lots of nurseries close for the whole of the Christmas week, to give staff a good holiday, and by now, whether you’ve got a toddler or school-age child, you can be racking your brain, trying to think of activities to do.

You’ve done soft play, swimming, been to see a kids’ movie at the cinema (bonus points if you’ve been to the park on one of the milder days we’ve had!) so now? Now it’s time to crack out the crafts.

Here are five crafts which we think will keep your kiddos happy for a few hours.

A New Year’s Eve City Scene from Jess at Along Came Cherry – this is a lovely way to get your little ones involved in NYE fireworks, when they might be too small to stay up until midnight…





A Wishing Tree by No Time For Flashcards – what a gorgeous idea, to get your children to help make this and then write their wishes for the year ahead on each star!

Easy Peasy Fireworks painting from Inner Child Fun – all you need for these is paint, paper and cotton buds! A great one for smaller children…

Make a calendar for the year ahead! Buy a calendar insert for 25p from Hobbycraft then do some mirror image string painting, and glue the calendar on when it’s dry.


If you’ve got older kids, these 3D snowflakes look amazing! Maggy from Red Ted Art has done a video which explains how to make them.

Let us know how you get on!