Here are five budget-friendly DIY Christmas craft ideas for kids to help get your little ones entertained and in the festive spirit…

The summer holidays are long. It’s a blessing and burden for parents who want to keep their children entertained, engaged and excited about Christmas without excessive screen time, too much time in the sun or blowing the budget.

To save you time searching the Interwebs for ideas, we’ve done it for you. Here are five of the best DIY ideas that could be enjoyed by a broad age range of kids, from toddlers to teens. Oh, and best of all, they are all budget-friendly.

1. Popsicle stick snowflake

Save ice-cream popsicles sticks (or buy some from a craft store) and use paint and stickers to make bejewelled snowflakes for the Christmas tree like @krafterskorneraus

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2. Recycled ornaments

It’s amazing what you can make with cardboard, plastic bottle tops, beads and embroidery thread. Make your own unique recycled ornaments, like these ones by @minimadthings


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