Holiday decorating can be a wonderful way to bond with your children, while also celebrating the season and dressing up your home. You can decorate for any holiday, from Halloween to Valentine’s day, although it is most popular during the winter season, as there are a number of festive holidays that take place during that time such as Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanza.
Some decorations will be very specific to one holiday, like Christmas trees. Others can be more generic and can be used for many different holidays. This includes things like string lights, and candles. The idea is to create an aesthetic that matches the tone of the holiday using imagination and craft.
When decorating with children, it’s a good idea to get them involved from the very beginning of the planning phase. That will help them feel like they are really part of the process, and will give them a chance to see ideas that they have come to life. While some of the thoughts they have may be a little zany, it’s a good idea to indulge them a little and let them use their full creativity.
You, of course, always want to be safe when undertaking any activity with children. With holiday decorating, the most common hazard can be falling. Often ladders are employed to hang decorative items from high up on walls, or at the tops of stairs. You should always supervise any such action carefully, and employ every safety measure possible. It’s also up to you to determine the age at which your child will be ready for any specific step.
Toys are a great option for kids decorating. There will be little sets available for many holidays showing off pilgrims, or religious scenes, or iconic characters like cupid. These are often in the form of little villages, or even train sets, that can be built and added too over time. This makes for an interactive decoration that can actually be played with.
Try to keep your ideas somewhat simple at first, so as not to overwhelm your child. Over time you can increase the complexity of your displays as they get more experienced and comfortable with creating visual spaces.