Latest Update!

Wow - what amazing support you have all been, over 2,000 amazing crafters have downloaded the Barnardo's Kidsmas patterns, we know you busy elves are busy knitting, stitching and making - but now we want to show our real support and try to reach our target to raise £20,000 for the children and young people supported by Barnardo's. Just set up your Kidsmas Justgiving campaign, and people can then purchase your amazing crafts by making a donation to your page!

How to Raise Funds or Donate

Get creative this Christmas with Barnardo's Crafty Kidsmas!

Christmas should be a magical time for every child. But, sadly, while many of us cant wait to join our loved ones to exchange gifts and enjoy festive rituals, thousands of children across the UK are feeling left out and left behind because of poverty, mental health issues or their family circumstances.

But, with your help we can help every child feel included in the magic of Christmas.

By getting creative for Crafty Kidsmas, you are helping spread a little bit of Christmas magic to the vulnerable children that need it most.

Thank you.

How You Can Help

  • Download one of these fantastic craft patterns and if you enjoy making it, make a donation to the campaign.
  • Make as many Kidsmas Snowmen as you can and sell them to loved ones or in schools, stores and businesses to raise money for vulnerable children this Christmas.
  • Share the campaign with your friends and encourage them to take part.

Crafty Projects

Our amazingly talented designers have created some brilliant patterns just for this campaign! Pop over to the Barnardo's website where you will be able to download the instructions for all of these gorgeous projects, including:

  • Quick & easy Christmas cards
  • Cute crocheted snowman
  • Cuddly knitted snowman
  • Fun felt decorations
  • Modern cross stitch design

Click here to download your free printable paper pack to make cute cards for all the family!