This 3D Christmas snowman (and 3D Christmas tree) are very quick to make with our printable templates - and you can really go to town with the decorating! You could give this as a 3D Christmas snowman card, or just put him out on display.
Paper crafts need the minimum of supplies, many of the crafts here need only paper and glue. This means with a good supply of paper to hand you can rustle up a lovely craft activity whenever you need to.
This Chinese lantern craft is quick and easy to do, but a string of them hung across a room looks bright and pretty and perfect for a Chinese New Year or Lantern Festival display.
Chinese Paper Cuts have been a traditional form of decoration in China at Chinese New Year and all year round for thousands of years. Why not have a go with the kids?
The art of Chinese paper cutting has been prized for many thousands of years. Paper cuts are used for decoration, given as gifts, and are regarded as lucky. Traditional paper cuts often showed celebrations, weddings and feasts, but now all sorts of motifs are used.
These pretty double-layered Christmas lanterns look lovely strung up to decorate the room - or just put them out on display. Children can really have fun decorating the top layer, too!
Use our printable scrapbook paper to make these cute little Christmas tree decorations - and you can fill them with a treat, too, before you hang them on the tree!
Our Christmas spiral a quick and easy Christmas craft that children of all ages will enjoy making! There's no glue involved so there shouldn't be any mess!
This Christmas tree advent calendar is fun to make with your youngest children - and they will love sticking the brightly coloured pompoms on each day!
This very simple advent calendar is perfect for small hands to turn over the pictures and looks very bright and cheerful on the wall.
These homemade Christmas cards are quick and simple to make but very pretty, need little in the way of supplies, and can be adapted or all age groups. The basic card is simply a small triangle and a small rectangle of card, dressed up in a variety of ways.
This Christmas wish tree is a nice little family project at Christmas time, to help children think about the real meaning of Christmas. We used a different colour bauble for each member of the family.
Martin Luther King's message was always one of peace. Try this pretty dove of peace craft as a reminder. This dove is also very pretty hanging from the Christmas Tree!
This fun "cut and stick" activity allows children to dress Mr Wolf up with Grandma's cap and tuck him into Grandma's bed, ready to try to trick Little Red Riding Hood. You could cut out all the shapes ready for younger children to glue together.
We've made a template for a simple goat Chinese paper cut - perfect for Year of the Goat! Even with the template you'll need small sharp scissors and lots of patience, so this craft isn't for younger children.
With all the changes in our normal routine due to the lockdown, one of the activities that we have really been enjoying are our nature walks. It is been a real highlight of the last few weeks, just getting out walking and spotting small creatures.
My oldest is going through a slight historical British monarchs obsession. She is reading any book she can find about any of the past kings and queens and is constantly talking about some of the more unique
This mini Chinese Lantern Chain is very quick and easy for kids to make, and as you can see from our photo, it looks absolutely spectacular! A great way to brighten up your home or classroom for Chinese New Year!
Paper cutting is an ancient Chinese craft and paper cuts are often very intricate. They are used for decoration and regarded as good luck. Here is a clever idea for making your own Olympic Rings paper cut, designed specially for the Beijing Olympic games but still fun to try now.
This is such a simple craft idea, but your youngest children will enjoy cutting out the shapes and sticking the features on this owl, and love the way the owl looks at you as he stands on display!
Our paper cut snake is a simplified version of a Chinese paper cut that even the youngest children can enjoy for Chinese New Year and Year of the Snake.
All your children need are some paper scraps and other bits and pieces, and some imagination, to make these fun paper pancake dolls for your Pancake Day celebration! Perfect for younger kids.
This paper sculpture rainbow is fun for the kids to make and looks to pretty on display, it's sure to brighten up a grey day. Pre-prepare the cloud shapes and strips for your youngest children, or get them to help and practice their cutting skills.
We have provided a simple template so that children can have a go at making a pig paper cut of their own. Stick with our simple version or embellish the body of the pig too. The pig will look lovely on display - perhaps in a window so that the light will shine through?
Chinese paper cuts are an ancient craft and tradition - and here at Activity Village is a tradition that we do one every year for Chinese New Year. Scroll down to find instructions and a template to produce 2 variations of this rat paper cut.
This lovely craft idea allows you to take items from the recycling bin and turn them into something the kids will be proud to put on display! It's a lovely summer craft, and perfect to accompany the story of Little Red Riding Hood too.
Paper cutting is a traditional Chinese technique and you will see lovely intricate designs displayed at Chinese New Year. We've come up with two rooter paper cuts for Year of the Rooster - one with a simpler outline and one a lot more tricky!
Decorate your house, your classroom, your windows, your mantelpiece, your books - you'll find plenty of places you'll want to display your row of snowmen with this imaginative paper craft for kids!
We wanted our hedgehog's prickles or spines to look really prickly, which is how we came up with this folded paper technique. It looks really effective and makes a really cute hedgehog for display. This is a gentle, non-messy craft.