Social Media

You can find me on the following social media platforms...

Muddy Faces


24 plastic and glitter-free Christmas crafts activities!

Art & Creating


Welcome to Muddy Faces Inspirations: bringing together activities & ideas with a specific theme, to inspire your time outdoors playing, learning & connecting with nature. Follow the highlighted links to take you to our step-by-step activity guides.

The joy of hand-made Christmas decorations! We love having a project on the go over the festive season so we’ve collected together this selection box of simple Christmas craft projects for you.

There are 24 all together so you can create your own advent calendar of creative outdoor activities!

What you'll need

This activity has been provided by

Useful items from our shop

Item available from our shop

Environmental Considerations

Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:

  • source of wood

Health & Safety Considerations

Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:

  • see individual activities




Threaded decorations

Make your own wooden threading disc - an activity and a decoration all in one! Makes a great children's woodworking activity.

Read More about Threaded decorations

Decorate a mug

Decorate and personalise your outdoor mugs.

Read More about Decorate a mug

Simple painted robins

An easy-to-do seasonal craft activity that's great for children to create these cute robins.

Read More about Simple painted robins




Hapa zome Christmas trees

A festive leaf bashing activity to create a natural tree decoration.

Read More about Hapa zome Christmas trees

Stick Santas

Make a simple natural Christmas decoration; perfect for young children to paint.

Read More about Stick Santas

Pinecone threading

A super simple activity for tiny fingers using pinecones and wool.

Read More about Pinecone threading




Simple painted snowmen

Handmade seasonal decorations using wooden noggins. A great homemade gift and children's craft activity.

Read More about Simple painted snowmen

Pinecone Santa

A simple effective Christmas decoration made from natural materials, great for inside or out.

Read More about Pinecone Santa

Ice beads

Create strings of hanging ice decorations & explore the science of freezing & melting.

Read More about Ice beads




Santa decorations

Simple seasonal craft activity suitable for children. Paint a wooden disc and make a lovely tree decoration or tags for a present.

Read More about Santa decorations

Simple painted snowflakes

A simple festive creative children's activity. Mark making on wooden noggins to create some fun, effective seasonal decorations.

Read More about Simple painted snowflakes

Nail art star

A super simple children's woodworking activity using a hammer and nails.

Read More about Nail art star




Leaf decorations

Combine leaves & cookie cutters for a fun and effective natural art project for children.

Read More about Leaf decorations

Campfire star

A super simple campfire craft activity.

Read More about Campfire star

Pinecone bunting

A beautifully simple (and cheap) natural take on bunting to decorate indoors or outside!

Read More about Pinecone bunting




Painted Christmas trees

An easy festive craft activity using wooden noggins to create effective Christmas decorations.

Read More about Painted Christmas trees

Reindeer face weaving

A simple festive activity using sticks and string.

Read More about Reindeer face weaving

Hanging ice decorations

A simple winter activity for children making ice decorations to decorate those bare trees.

Read More about Hanging ice decorations




Pinecone bird feeder

Keep our feathered friends fit and fed through the winter with this simple bird feeder.

Read More about Pinecone bird feeder

Pinecone Christmas tree

A simple creative activity using a pinecone.

Read More about Pinecone Christmas tree

Make a Yule log

An activity using tools to saw and split a piece of wood and then it's ready to decorate for Yule

Read More about Make a Yule log




Festive tic tac toe

Super-cute home made Noughts & Crosses (aka Tic Tac Toe) board & counters with a festive theme - great for presents or parties!

Read More about Festive tic tac toe

Standing tree decoration

A simple leaf craft activity using basic tools.

Read More about Standing tree decoration

Painted Christmas puddings

Create fun festive decorations using wooden noggins and a simple painting.

Read More about Painted Christmas puddings

Happy Christmas to everyone from the Muddy Faces team!

Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.

Key Features


Keep in touch

Register to receive our free email newsletter, full of outdoor inspiration, dates, deals and competitions.