Popping up over the last few years, Christmas Eve boxes have quickly become a fun and well-loved tradition for many families. Ideal for children who can barely contain their excitement before the big day, they are a great way to keep your little ones entertained and add a touch of seasonal magic to the night before Christmas. If you’re tapping into the trend for the first time this year, we have one or two Christmas Eve box ideas to help you create a handmade design which truly encompasses the spirit of the festive season – along with a few suggestions for what to stash inside your custom-made box.
With celebrations revolving around the home more than ever this December, there has never been a better excuse to start a new family ritual which brings everyone together and makes Christmas Eve even more wonderful than ever before.
DIY Christmas Eve Box Ideas:
A great time to get creative, there are so many ways to make your own Christmas Eve box. Begin with a small crate or cardboard box, then simply use paints and stencils to decorate it in either classic reds and greens or more contemporary colours, such as gold and silver. You can even customise your design with MDF lettering which is super-quick and easy to do, or try your hand at pyrography and create a tailor-made box that will last for years.
What to Put Inside Your Christmas Eve Box
The key here is to think small. There are lots of craft items to choose from that will not only fit perfectly, but will also keep your little tykes occupied whilst you get on with those last-minute tasks before Christmas day. Here’s our round up of the best craft kits which come with everything your child needs to get crafting right away!
Add a sprinkling of magic to Christmas with this wonderful colour-in top from Selfie Clothing. Perfect for a budding little wizard, this long sleeved, round-neck top comes with six fabric colouring pens and is available in ages 2 – 10 years.
Each kit includes a practice colour-in sheet and the fabric pens use high-quality UV ink which can be air cured for 24 hours or ironed by a parent.
Inspire creativity and delve into the magical world of unicorns with this wonderful kit which comprises of foam clay and silk clay, along with a range of embellishments to create model unicorns, cakes and rainbows.
A nice and compact set, it’s the perfect size for a Christmas Eve box and the kit also provides step-by-step-instructions which are clear and easy to follow.
A purse-friendly Christmas Eve box filler – this simple kit is great for boys and girls, plus the super-hero characters are super-easy to create and can be whipped up in minutes. Also available in different themes – including princesses, bugs, monsters and robots, and many more – there is something for every little crafter in this collection!
A fantastic addition to your Christmas craft line-up, this cute little Nativity set includes a huge range of materials to create a complete scene. Great for inspiring your little one’s imagination and presented in a lovely gift box, this project will help children learn about the traditional Christmas celebration.
Arrrgghh! Your little scallywags will delight in creating their own desert island complete with a pirate, treasure chest, palm tree, pirate ship and more, using this Pirate Clay Modelling Set.
The kit includes foam clay and silk clay in several colours for the pirate ship, palm tree and pirate, plus a treasure chest in wood, rhinestones to create ‘secret treasure’ and sandy clay to make a ‘desert island’.
If you need any more crafty ideas for keeping the kids busy this holiday, don’t forget we’ve plenty of festive projects for you to explore here, and lots of creative kids’ craft tutorials for them to get stuck into right here!