Christmastime is fun for adults, but it is a magic time for children. If you’re looking to have a little holiday fun with your little one and want your house to look fantastic in time for the big day, then why not combine the two and make fun decorations with your kiddo? Here are a few great décor ideas that you and your child can enjoy making together.
1. Frozen Tree Ornaments
Yes, there are tons of Christmas tree ornaments you can make with your kids, but your tree is probably already decorated by this point and there’s hundreds of places to find cool ornament ideas online. So instead, take advantage of the freezing weather outside (assuming you live somewhere sufficiently chilly) and make some stunning frozen ornaments for the trees outside. As an extra bonus, this can also teach youngsters a little science in the form of water freezing and temperatures.
Here’s another great decoration you can put in place if you happen to live somewhere cold –frozen ice spheres in a variety of colors. With some water balloons, food coloring and water, you can easily make these lovely sculptures that are a fantastic way to put some color on the snow next to your walkways.
While process is pretty simple, you still should check out Queen Vanna Creations for tips on making these as easily as possible.
3. Ice Lanterns
If you like the idea of the ice spheres, but want something a little more sophisticated, then visit Mad In Crafts to learn how to make water balloons into stunning ice lanterns. Again, this is a great way to teach kids about science because the balloons need to be frozen a little so the outside hardens, but not left long enough to allow the inside water to freeze. Pour a little hot water on the top to create a hole for your lights and you have a semi-sphere of lovely ice.
You can even add food coloring to make brightly colored lanterns to light up your winter walkway.