5 years old

Christmas Pudding Craft


Christmas is coming and ever since moving to the UK my favourite thing about Christmas here has been Christmas puddings, I always buy at least one new pudding decoration for the tree each year.  So this year, we made our own Christmas pudding tree decoration craft instead!

finished Christmas pudding craft

What you'll need to make a Christmas Pudding Craft:

  • polystyrene ball
  • brown felt
  • scissors
  • Bostik White Glu
  • pipe cleaner
  • sequins
  • red pom poms
  • Bostik glitter pens
materials for christmas pudding craft

How to make a Christmas Pudding Craft:

The first step is to poke the pipe cleaner into the top of the polystyrene ball to make a loop which will allow you to hand the decoration on the Christmas tree.

putting pipe cleaner into polystyrene ball

Next Ethan started cutting out little pieces of felt to stick onto the Christmas pudding.  I did consider cutting out one large piece of felt for him and just having him stick it on, but it seemed a much better idea for Ethan to cut out the pieces himself and get some cutting practice in.  This way he could cut lots of little pieces of different shapes and sizes and just fit them all in together.

cutting felt

After cutting out a small piece of felt Ethan would cover the back of it with white glue, which is also a great exercise in hand strength in squeezing the glue bottle and control in putting it in the right places.

putting glue on the felt

Then Ethan stuck each piece of felt carefully onto the polystyrene ball and continued the same process until the bottom half of the ball was covered in brown felt.  Near the end he was purposefully cutting out small pieces of certain shapes to fit in the gaps.

sticking felt to polystyrene ball

Next Ethan decorated the top of the Christmas pudding with two small red pom poms to be the berries on the top.

sticking berries onto christmas pudding craft

From our selection of gems and sequins Ethan chose to just add two little leaves to go near the berries.  Then he used the silver glitter pen to make the top of the Christmas pudding sparkle.  I encouraged him to spread the glitter out a little bit so that it would dry faster.

adding sequins and glitter glue

Now Ethan's Christmas pudding craft is finished and looking so sweet, I can't wait to get our Christmas tree for him to hang it up on.

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* This is a review post, we received a box full of craft supplies from Bostik in order to create a Christmas craft, all opinions are our own.*

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