Thursday, 15 December 2016

Homemade Christmas Gift Bags

I love getting the kids involved in making homemade Christmas gifts.  This year we have decided to go one step further and make homemade christmas gift bags to put them in. These DIY gifts bags are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make and every bags looks unique.
Homemade Christmas gift bags.  A fun DIY kids craft that is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers
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If you are looking for DIY gifts you may like our snowman mugs, handprint bowl and child's drawing keyring. 



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I have listed the items we used, you can however decorate your bags using anything you like! 



Homemade Christmas Gift Bags


We began by dipping Christmas sponges into paint and printing them onto our brown paper bags. I set up red paint for the stockings, green paint for the Christmas trees and white paint for the snowmen, the colours were all mixed up by the end of this activity though and Harry asked for me to get him some blue paint. 

You can make a pattern using the sponges, just print one or two shapes, or make a whole Christmas scene! Daisy decided that she fancied doing a bit of hand printing too.

Homemade Christmas gift bags.  A fun DIY kids craft that is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers


The children loved this so much they quickly went through my packet of 10 paper bags! I wrote love Daisy or love harry on each bag so I would know who they belonged to. 

Homemade Christmas gift bags.  A fun DIY kids craft that is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers

Once the paint had dried we added some detail using gold and silver pens.

DIY Christmas gift bags.  A simple kids craft that is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers

Then we got out some glue, sequins and glitter to add a bit of sparkle to our bags. 


DIY Christmas gift bags.  A simple kids craft that is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers

We had a great collection of Christmas gift bags by the time we had finished.  The children loved being able to be creative and paint and stick in anyway they pleased. 

We added some brown gift tags to match which I stamped with a Merry Christmas message. 

DIY Christmas gift bags.  A simple kids craft that is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers


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