6 Fun Christmas Decorations You Can Print At Home

21-11-2014 by

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The year is winding down and the Christmas season and school holidays are starting. To get you in the Christmas spirit, we’ve found 6 fun decorations and activities that you can print at home to keep the kids busy.

1. Advent calendar boxes

A twist on the traditional advent calendar, these cute boxes from Powerful Mothering double as a Christmas tree. They’re big enough to fill with small toys instead of the usual chocolates and sweets.

What you’ll need:
- 28 sheets of plain white cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue
- Sweets, chocolates or small toys
- Crepe paper (optional)

You can get all the templates as well as the instructions for the DIY Boxes Advent Calendar here.

2. Christmas Cards

Nothing is more exciting than receiving a Christmas card and while there may be a postal strike on at the moment, giving Christmas cards in person is even better. Get the little ones involved by getting them to colour in these fantastic cards from Mr Printables.

What you’ll need:

- Plain white cardboard
- Colouring pencils
- A7 envelopes

For family members with children, don't colour the cards in and let the little ones colour them in for themselves. You can get the templates for the Christmas cards to colour in here.

3. Christmas paper chains

While tinsel may look good, nothing is better than home-made paper chains. Rope the kids in and decorate your Christmas tree with these adorable paper chains from Be a Fun Mum.

What you’ll need:
- White paper
- Stapler or glue

You can get the templates and instructions for the Christmas paper chain here.

4. Colouring pages

Keep your children busy with these fun colouring pages from Colouring Book. They have a variety of colouring pages suitable for kids of all ages.

What you’ll need:
- Plain paper
- Colouring pens and pencils

You can download all the Christmas colouring pages here.

5. Santa and friends paper dolls

Perfect for topping the Christmas tree or as decorations on windowsills and tables, these Santa and friends paper dolls from Mr Printables will bring Christmas cheer into your home.

What you’ll need:
- Paper or cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue

You can find the instructions and templates for the Santa & Co paper dolls here.

6. Christmas tree star

Put the perfect finishing touch on your Christmas tree with these Christmas tree stars from Don’t Eat The Paste. There are two options to download including one that you can let the little ones colour in.

What you’ll need:
- 5 sheets of plain cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue

You can download the templates and get the instructions for the paper star tree topper here.

Don’t forget you can get all the printer ink and toner cartridges you need to create your Christmas decorations from Inksaver and if you use the voucher code BEACH at checkout, you can 15% off your compatible printer cartridges as well.

Nic Venter

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Nic Venter+

 is the founder and director of He started the business in 2009 with the idea to sell ink and toner cartridges online and to provide you with a quality product, value for money and convenience. He regularly blogs on about printing and technology. Part of his philosophy is having fun and making sure that he and his team think everything ink, so you don't have to.

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