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
What you'll need
- (mallet and billhook if you are splitting a log)
- palm drill or hand drill
- universal/wood drill bits
- natural materials
This activity has been provided by
Useful items from our shop
- Palm Drills
- Hand Drill - 8mm
- Pistol Grip Hand Drill - 8mm
- Bypass Secateurs
- Stubby Drill Bits - Pack of 10
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- gathering natural materials - forage carefully
- leave no trace
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- holly berries are toxic and should not be ingested
- tool use
- candles & flammable items
Step #1 Find a log and cut to size
Cut a log to size (good for sawing practice) and split it if you want a flat base.
We already had a spilt log to cut to size but it is an activity in itself to split a log and a more advanced skill. Such a fun and satisfying activity to split a log with a billhook and a mallet!
Step #3 Decorate with natural materials
Gather some natural materials to decorate your log. Festive holly and ivy are a good combination and you can also tie the ivy around the log.
Stick a birthday candle in one of the holes and celebrate by singing some songs or telling some stories around your Yule log.
Take it further
Find out more about Yule
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.