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Autumn and Winter Crafts Activities

Get crafty and cosy with our autumn and winter inspired crafts that you can do at home.

Colour Popping Paper Lanterns

Celebrate the festivities of light by making colourful paper lanterns and bringing some brightness into these dark winter evenings. 

Resources required: 

  • Large piece of coloured paper /card/ cereal box (or get creative and decorate paper with paint/crayons/felt tips) 
  • Glue/tape 
  • Scissors (or just tear the paper slits) 
  • Stapler (or use glue/tape) 
  • Sparkly stars/other decorative resources (optional) 
  • Foil ribbon/wool (optional) 
  • Battery tea light (optional) 


  • Fold the two long sides of your card together 
  • Cut slits along the folded edge of the paper (stopping about an inch from the edge) 
  • Glue sparkly stars onto the paper 
  • Open the folded paper and join the two short sides together with a staple 
  • Attach foil ribbon with a staple to make a handle 
  • If desired place a battery tealight inside to illuminate you colour popping paper lantern 

Cardboard Tube Birdfeeder

Make the most fun and enticing birdfeeder this winter to help your chirpy feathered friends when their food supplies are running low. Using just a toilet roll tube, coconut oil and a handful of birdseed. A great way for you and your children to get to learn more about native birds.

Resources required: 

  • Empty toilet roll tube 
  • Coconut oil/ peanut butter/sunflower seed butter/vegetable shortening  
  • Birdseed/cheerios cereal 
  • Paper plate 
  • Wool/ribbon 
  • Butter knife 


  • Use the butter knife to spread a thick layer of coconut oil onto the toilet roll tube 
  • Roll the toilet roll tube onto a paper plate full of birdseed 
  • String a loop of wool through the toilet roll tube 
  • Go outside and hang your amazing bird feeder on a tree branch or bush and watch the birds feast away 

Winter Wonder Snow Tree

Let it snow! Let's create stunning winter wonder snow scenes using coloured paper and black card to create beautiful silhouette imagery. The finished scenes can be hung on your windows for everyone to admire.

Resources required: 

  • Cotton wool balls/white pom poms 
  • Large piece of paper/card/or use card from a cereal box (or get creative and decorate paper with tissue paper) 
  • Black card (get creative and use old magazines and hunt for pages with lots of black) 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 


  • Cut black card into branch like strips  
  • Glue these onto the large coloured paper to shape into a silhouette tree 
  • Glue the cotton wool balls along the branches of the tree to make snow 
  • Hang up and enjoy looking at your beautiful snow tree 

Festive Colourful Pinecones

This winter go on a pinecone hunt with you children and look for scattered pinecones under a conifer tree, in woods, parks or gardens. Bring them home and simply adorn them with mini pom poms to make colourful ornaments to enjoy this festive season.

Resources required: 

  • Mini pom poms/cotton balls 
  • Pinecones 
  • Ribbon/wool 


  • Decorate your pinecones by pushing mini poms poms into the grooves 
  • Cut ribbon to your desired length and tie onto the top of each pinecone 
  • Hang onto a tree and admire your colourful festive creations 

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