But I made myself sit down with the youngest to have a go at a few decorations, and these were her favourites. Very simple to do - all you need is a yogurt pot (any size), some tinsel, paper, glitter, glue and thread.
Cut the rim off your pot - cut down about a cm or so from the top and then cut all the way around (don't worry if it doesn't look very even as it'll be hidden under the tinsel), then wrap the tinsel around the ring (a piece with shorter, sparkly bits is best)
Tie a knot when you're finished and cut to neaten off.
Use the other half of the circle for the arms, making them wider at the ends (see pic)
The angel is very similar to the figures I made for our Nativity scene last year.
If you haven't got coloured paper just colour some in. My daughter chose yellow for the hair - put a pink piece on top of whatever colour you like, draw a head shape and cut out the two circles.
Stick these two pieces together and use it as a guide to draw the hair. Cut out the middle so there's a space for the face and glue on.
I had some gold wrapping paper for the wings, but anything shiny will do - metallic pens, glitter, tin foil even. Fold a small piece and draw half a wing, open up and stick in place.
Now your angel is ready to be glued onto the tinsel.
Finally, tie a loop of thread through the circle.
A Christmas tree also looks good - draw half a tree on a folded piece of paper, cut out and add some glitter.
For baubles, scrunch up little bits of coloured tin foil (great excuse to eat Christmas chocolates!) and the star on top of the tree came from a redundant Rewards Chart…
Or you could try a star, and if you don't have a good stencil, then make one of these Easy Stars and add some glitter.
Bells, or snowmen would work well too, or just anything you fancy!