Easy Christmas Decorations to make with kids

Fimo Candy Cane Christmas Decorations

Don’t laugh but I’ve been doing a bit of ‘pseudo’ Christmas crafting so I thought I’d share.   Growing up in Canada we always added edible Candy Canes to our Christmas trees when decorating.  I know you can get them here in the UK, but on occasion I’ve got caught out leaving it too late or when I retrieved them from the loft they were broken.

Plus, I was also looking for something to entertain my daughter on a Sunday afternoon.

Easy Christmas Decorations for Kids

They really are as easy as they look


Use 2 or 3 different colours (red, white or green) of Fimo.  Soften the Fimo in your hands then roll out a long snake of each colour.  Try to keep them the same diamter.  Then simple twist them together.  Once you have twisted them into one multi-coloured snake, roll them gently on a flat surface like a table or cutting board to smooth them out a bit.  You could trim the ends if you like.

Bend them into a candy cane shape, place on a baking tray and cook in a pre-heated oven (120 C) for 30 minutes.  Let cool.

If I get time I hope to varnish them.

What do you reckon???

Fimo Craft Ideas for Younger Children


‘Sh*t!  Are you supposed to bake Fimo????’ ‘Er, yes petal!’

How the h*ll was I supposed to know, I’ve never used the stuff before and crafting is not my strong point.  I was sent a box of it to play with from Cost Cutters Education Supplies.  So, as a good mother and my daughter is studying minibeasts at school, I set her and my husband to making one of these.

Fimo Dragon Fly - Kids Crafts

I thought it was rather impressive.

But,  over the coming weeks a large grease spot has developed around the Dragonfly.  This is when it donned on me that you are supposed to bake it.  Well it’s modelling clay I really should have thought of it.

Anyhow, now that I’ve worked out what it’s for, I’ve spent the evening searching the net for ideas of what to do with the plethora I have left over.

Click on the images to visit the sites for more information/instructions.

Do you have any other suggestions of what we can do with it?  Bearing in mind my daughter is only 5.

Star Hair Clips Fimo Name Fridge Magnets Fimo Fridge Magnets Fimo Snow Globes Fimo Beaded Necklace Fimo Storage Jars http://www.redtedart.com/2012/04/18/kids-crafts-flower-cards/ Fimo Sweet Necklac Fimo Dolls Tea Party