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Some of the best Christmas Craft activities to welcome the festive season

City Kids HQ is divided. Between those that do, and those that don’t do craft. Fear not! We’ve put together some basic Christmas ideas from Instagram’s finest which will be fun, even for those who normally do craft through gritted teeth. And for the pros, we’ve got some extended project briefs for you!

Dried Orange Slices

This project offers up multiple purposes. Use them to craft delightfully natural looking Christmas decorations, to fill the house with a wonderful aroma or parents you’ll like this one… you can pop them into your Christmas drinkies. PLUS if you’re anything like us, you may have a couple of neglected citruses lying around in the fruit bowl, grab them quick before they get waste!

How to dry your own orange slices at home: 

  1. Cut 1cm from top to bottom of an orange or clementine
  2. Lay out a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Set the oven to a really low temperature. We had our fan oven on at around 60 degrees for around 3 hours.
  4. While the tray heats up, use a muslin or tea towel to pat each slice dry, then place them evenly onto the baking tray.
  5. Keep an eye on them, rotating them every so often.
  6. The slower the better. Once the edges start to harden, your dried oranges are ready to cool.

Optional: Turn your orange slices into Christmas tree decorations by threading through the centre of the slices with ribbon/ string or thread. Also optional – add a blob of glue around the edges and dab them in a plate of glitter for extra shine! 

Threaded Wreath from @inspiremyplay

Easy Cardboard Decorations from @hobbycrafthq

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Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments from @bestideasforkids

Dried Orange Slices from our very own @Jennygram_

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