Don’t throw away the boxes of cereal, cookies, milk, or shoes you have at home during Christmas. All of them will assist you in making cardboard Christmas decorations and decorating your home. We have ornaments to hang, including garlands and reindeer heads, and decorations to set on a table or shelf.
1. Cardboard star with drawings
Many Christmas tree decorations can be made out of cardboard. These stars are a simple and lovely design that will require minimal effort.
- White or silver marker
- First, design and cut out the stars on the cardboard.
- Use the marker to decorate them. You can draw as many dots, lines, or shapes as you wish. You can also entirely paint them if you wish.
- Make a hole in one of the star’s points with scissors and proceed with caution.
- Thread a piece of thread through the hole and create a knot at the top to hang your star from.
2. Cardboard Christmas Tree and Stocking Decorations
In addition to producing decorations for your Christmas tree, you can focus on fine motor skills with your child while having fun with this hobby.
- Red and green cardboard
- Cut out a boot form from the red cardboard and a Christmas tree shape from the green cardstock.
- Drill holes around the outline of each figurine with scissors.
- Because the idea is to feed the yarn through the different holes, your child will be able to concentrate on their fine motor skills during this step.
- To end, glue cotton to the top of the boot and, if desired, some buttons to finish embellishing.
3. Chunky Cardboard Christmas Tree
You will be able to decorate a table or a shelf with these cardboard Christmas decorations in the shape of a volumetric Christmas tree as a consequence of this activity.
- Colored paper and stickers
- Cut two identical triangles from the cardboard.
- Make a slit from the base to the center of one of the triangles. Make an indentation from the tip to the center in the other.
- Place one triangle perpendicularly on top of the other to let your tree stand on its own.
- Decorate it with colored paper and stickers to your taste.
4. Paper Tube Garland
This garland, which you can hang on your front door or in any area, is another activity that will help children improve their manual dexterity and fine motor abilities.
- Toilet paper tubes
- Green paint
- Red wool
- Pom poms and stickers
- Glue, scissors, and brush
- Paint the tubes green first, then cut them into three parts.
- Join them all together with the red wool to form a huge circle.
- Finally, add pom poms and stickers to the garland.
5. Reindeer head
Reindeer head figurines have become a decorative trend, so crafting cardboard Christmas decorations crafts to make them yourself is a great way to decorate your events.
- Cardboard sheets
- Christmas garland
- Gold paint
- Glue, scissors
- On a piece of cardboard, draw a reindeer silhouette. Cut it out and use it to create another silhouette that is precisely the same.
- Join the two silhouettes at the nose and split them at the neck with a strip of cardboard to create volume.
- Draw and cut out a u-shaped figure on another piece of paper. Attach antlers to both sides and place the “u” on the reindeer’s head through slits.
- Finally, paint the head gold and insert it into the Christmas garland to disguise the back cuts.