ChristmasJason Koppel

As much as we all love the Christmas holidays, sometimes you can find yourself running out of things to do! In the run up to the big day, it can be difficult to keep the little ones busy, especially if their minds are focused on opening their presents, so how can you fill up your days (without breaking the bank!)

At TJ Hughes, we love all things crafty – and there’s no greater excuse to break out the arts supplies than Christmas. We’ve picked out some of our favourite arts and creativity sets that are perfect for the holidays, plus our favourite DIY craft activities that the kids will love.

The Snowman


Christmas just isn’t Christmas without hearing the familiar Snowman music. It’s a tradition that’s been cemented into everyone’s Christmas Day, watching the famous Snowman fly above the snow covered streets – while we all recover from our Christmas Dinner. To keep the kids occupied in the run up to the big day, why not sit down and create this sparkling Snowman & The Snowdog sequin art picture? Place the sequins on the polystyrene base to create this spectacular Christmas scene. We recommend that adults help out with this one, due to the pins used for sequin placement.

DIY Gifts


If your kids love creating their own masterpieces, the Grafix Big Box of Craft is the perfect holiday gift. Packed full of sorted craft essentials, there’s enough creative inspiration to keep the whole family busy – long into the New Year. From pom poms and pipe cleaners to glitter glues, sequins and googly eyes, your little ones will love creating Christmas themed decorations, or even homemade presents for family and friends.

The Bear Necessities

buildabear_blog_imageCreate your very own cuddly Christmas family with the Build Your Own Bear Family set. This kit has everything you need to create Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear – complete with their very own birth certificates. We know your little ones will love creating their own loveable bears, whether it is for themselves or as a thoughtful Christmas gift. The kit contains a plastic needle and thread, plus the all important stuffing to bring the bears to live. This kit is recommended for ages 5+, and we recommend adult supervision to help with the sewing!

Fairy Tales


Bring their favourite fairy tales to life with The Secret Fairy Door! This kit is perfect for anyone who wants to believe in the magic of fairies, with everything they need to create their own ‘fairy door’. Keep the story going with the fairy storybook, perfect for those holiday afternoons spent creating indoor adventures!

If you’re looking for more inspiration to keep the kids occupied over the Christmas holidays, make sure you take a look at our full art & creativity collection. We offer free delivery on orders over £45, making it easy for you to create the perfect Christmas for less – only at TJ Hughes!