Christmas is right around the corner, and, whilst it’s a great time to sell your scrap metal to us, we thought we’d take the opportunity to focus this article on sharing with you some of our favourite DIYs you can make with your kids from bits and pieces lying around the house! If you’re looking for a way to entertain your kids during the upcoming Christmas holidays, then these four Christmas crafts will ensure you a day of fun.
1. Bow tie noodle Christmas wreath
This craft is fun and simple, using materials you can find around the house! All you will need is:
- Mini bow tie noodles;
- A white card;
- Green paint;
- A paintbrush;
- Green glitter;
- A red ribbon; and
- A glue gun.
Start by painting your noodles with the green paint and decorating them with green glitter, then, once the paint has dried arrange the noodles in a circle on your white piece of card and use the glue to stick them down. Once they are stuck and dried, tie the red ribbon into a bow and glue it on the bottom of the wreath, enjoy!
2. Handprint reindeer art
This is a great craft that is perfect for decorating cards! You will need:
- Brown paint;
- Your card or some paper;
- Googly eyes;
- A glue gun;
- Pom poms; and
- Some ribbon.
Firstly, pour out some paint onto a surface and stick your hand in it. Once your hand is evenly covered, place it onto your card or piece of paper. Remove your hand and wait for it to dry. If you want to add some extra bling, then add the sparkles whilst the paint is still wet. Once it is dry, cut the ribbon into a collar for your reindeer and put it over the base of your thumbprint.
Stick a googly eye onto your thumb’s knuckle and use a pom-pom for the nose – which will be the tip of your thumb. You can essentially do this to any finger you choose – or even all the fingers, giving them different coloured noses from your thumb (which can be Rudolph).
3. Popsicle stick Christmas ornaments
These popsicle stick ornaments are a fun and pretty addition to your Christmas tree – not to mention easy to make. The materials you’ll need include:
- Coloured popsicle sticks;
- Foam sticker stars;
- Sticker rhinestones;
- A glue gun; and
- A pair of scissors.
Using your scissors, cut the popsicle sticks (we recommend green sticks for these ones) into five different sizes, 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 2.5”, and 3” lengths. For the top of the tree where the piece of twine will go – cut ½” off of another green popsicle stick and, using glue, sandwich the looped twine (which is where it will hang from) between the base stick and the ½” piece.
Next, evenly space out your cut popsicle sticks onto the base stick and use your glue gun to stick them on. Finally, stick on your star and decorate your tree with the rhinestones. Now all that’s left is to hang up your new ornaments!
4. Cupcake liner Christmas tree
For this beautiful Christmas craft, you’ll be turning a cardboard cone into a little homemade Christmas tree! You will need:
- Cupcake liners;
- A cardboard cone;
- Foam stars;
- A glue gun; and
- Sewing pins.
Start by cutting down the side of each cupcake liner and removing the base. Five or six should be sufficient but you may require more or less depending on the size of your cone. Wrap each liner around your cardboard cone starting at the bottom and you’ll start to see your Christmas tree taking shape. Make sure you are securing the ends with either the sewing pins or hot glue gun.
Make sure to cover the entire cardboard cone by adding more strips of the cut-up cupcake liners, overlapping each slightly. For the top of the Christmas tree, roll a small piece of the cupcake liner and pin it to the treetop. Finally, top it off with a foam star. Enjoy your Christmas tree!
Fun metal fact
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is about six inches taller in the summer than in the winter because steel expands when heated?
Are you looking to sell scrap metal in Melbourne?
If there’s any spare scrap metal you have lying around or old appliances that you’re planning to put out for hard rubbish collection, consider selling it to us here at Metal Men Recycling instead. We can pay you for your scrap metal and recycle it sustainably.
If you’d like to know more about our recycling services, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 03 5941 6677. You may also contact us via our online enquiry form.