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Keeping the Kids Quiet this Christmas

With the Christmas school holidays imminent and the daunting task of keeping the kids entertained on the horizon you may be looking for a quick and festive solution.

Thankfully Becky from our Paignton store has taken the time to put together a short list of Christmas papercraft activities that may be an ideal solution for you. All you need is a colour inkjet printer, a pair of scissors, glue, some paper and a little patience.

Nesting Santa Dolls

by Woo! Jr. Kids 
These cute Santa nesting dolls are an interesting take on the Russian Matryoshka doll. Nice and simple to create and surprisingly effective when you see them all lined up, these dolls are sure to be a hit with younger children. New parents could even stack them up and make a game out of it with your baby!

Share these lovely Santa dolls with your friends.

Penguin Ornament

by Spoonful
I used to love making Christmas tree decorations when I was younger and these penguins caught my eye immediately. Not only do they look great, but they are simple as well. This means the kids should have little problem completing this papercraft project solo.

Spread the word about these decorations.

Santa’s Little Helpers

by Christopher Bonnette
He may only really work one day a year, but let’s face it… Santa works hard! It would not be possible for him to co-ordinate the mother of all delivery operations without a little help. These little papercraft elves created by Christopher Bonnette look great and are a fantastic reminder of the most underappreciated hired hands in history.

Make life easier for Santa by sharing these helpers with your friends.

Christmas Cottage Model

by Joshua Humphreys Created using four separate sheets of A4 paper this papercraft cottage would make an excellent addition to any surface at this time of year. Although its construction is relatively simple, the level of detail on the cottage itself makes it look rather impressive.

Let your loved ones know about this creation.

Santa Claus on a Sled

by Pepakura
It is a little known fact that Santa makes his local deliveries via sled and this fine piece of papercraft was created raise awareness. It looks like it could be a lot of fun too. This medium difficulty piece of papercraft would make an excellent Christmas decoration.

Share Pepakura’s jolly sledding Santa with your friends.

Christmas Rilakkuma

This one requires a lot more skill and patience than some of our other entries, but is so cute Becky couldn’t help herself. Probably best to save this project for the young at heart as it could take some time to complete.

Why not share these painfully cute figures with your friends?

If you are planning on taking on any of these projects on yourself I would recommend investing in some gloss/satin paper around 220gsm, a craft knife and some super glue for the best results. The kids are probably best sticking to a glue stick and a pair of scissors though.

I hope you have found something of interest in Becky’s festive papercraft selection. If you have anything to add or have any further addition’s let us know in the comments below.

About the author

Matthew Stevenson

I have been involved in the printer industry since I was 18 and have been an employee of Refresh Cartridges since early 2009. I am a dedicated family man, gamer, music fan and friend to all. I write the majority of the content here on Igloo and am responsible for its upkeep.

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