My children enjoy making a small gift to put with a Christmas card for their classmates.
In the last couple of years, they have each made something different. But this year they are both making one gift for the girls and one for the boys.
Christmas hair ties
The girls will be getting a Christmas hair tie made by my children.
We started with a packet of hair ties and some rolls of Christmas ribbon. Actually, what I used was like a hollow string rather than a ribbon, but any Christmas ribbon will look pretty 🙂
I cut the ribbon into lengths of approximately 20 cm.
Then we simply tied a piece of ribbon onto each hair tie, making the two lengths equal.
We then tied the ends into a bow.
I say simple, but it was more challenging for my six year old than her brother or me – good fine motor skill practice though!
The resultant pile of Christmas hair ties is very pretty and festive! And hopefully will make a number of young girls happy when they open their envelopes.
Other children’s craft
If you are looking for other ideas of things children can make as token gifts to classmates and the like, have a look at previous things I’ve made with my kids: