WWII: Make Wartime Christmas Decorations with this great Imperial War Museum video

By Rachel Hayward | 21 December 2010
IWM Wartime Tips For an Austerity Christmas wartime Christmas decoration activity video screenshot showing a black and white photo of WWII children wearing Christmas paper hats and opening their presents round the Christmas tree
© Imperial War Museum
We love this make and do video from the Imperial War Museum (IWM) all about Wartime Tips for an Austerity Christmas.

It's a perfect classroom resource if you're teaching World War Two because as well as the great step-by-step decoration make and do by Alex Hulme from the IWM, there are contemporary images from the war period such as the one above and information on wartime Christmas decorations.

For instance, did you know that paper was scarce during the War, so people resorted to being inventive when making their decorations and even sweet wrappers were used?

Click on the link for more information on the IWM's Learning resources and education programmes.

More on our kids' website Show Me
Find more World War make and do ideas and online games from the UK museums on our kids' site Show Me.
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