Christmas creations in DT lessons

Bring the festive season into your KS3 and KS4 DT lessons with these creative projects, lesson ideas and activities

Tes Resources Team

Christmas tree decorations for DT, engineering, food technology and textiles resources for Christmas with KS3 and KS4 secondary students

Projects, one-off lessons and fun activities for keeping DT students engaged at the end of term

Christmas is a time when we decorate our homes and get creative in the kitchen, so it is no surprise that DT lessons in December can also embrace the festivities. From creative projects to end-of-term activities, we’ve selected a range of resources to use with your KS3 and KS4 secondary students that are ideal for bringing the Christmas spirit into the last few weeks of teaching. 

If you're looking for even more festive inspiration why not browse our new Christmas Resources page?

Christmas creations and projects

Choose from this range of Christmas-themed creative design and engineering projects for your lower secondary and upper secondary students, including electronic Christmas cards, candlestick making and textiles gift tag templates.

Electronic Christmas Card Project.
maria anikina

Electronic Christmas Card Project.

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This is KS3 project which combines wood work skills, electronics (soldering skills, circuit, components & colour-coded resistors), 2D design, graphics and product design (a net, packaging and packaging symbols), including homework tasks. It helps students to work individually and as a team, to p...
Design a Christmas Cracker
hurstmere

Design a Christmas Cracker

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**Design a Christmas Cracker** Legend has it that Christmas Crackers were first designed by confectioner Tom Smith to sell his sweets at Christmas time. He was inspired by the bon bon wrapper design that he had seen on his travels in France. He added the snap when the cracker was pulled...
Engineering Candlestick  Project (Christmas)
Craig Scott

Engineering Candlestick Project (Christmas)

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A small 6 lesson engineering project (can be used in the run up to Christmas) based on producing a candlestick. Focuses on developing turning and riveting skills. PowerPoint has embedded gif's to illustrate turning stages which makes it easy for students to follow.
Christmas - Textiles - Gift Tags
OneSubject DT

Christmas - Textiles - Gift Tags

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Christmas lesson based on applique & hand / machine stitching skills PPT includes... inspiration board designing tasks making tasks ( with steps) Worksheet - design sheet Clipart templates
Tinkercad Christmas Tree
Mr Hiller

Tinkercad Christmas Tree

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A quick task for students to use their Tinkercad skills to make a Christmas decoration. Students need some experience with the software to access all of the tutorial. However there is a lot here that all students can get stuck into. Merry Christmas
Cross halving Christmas tree
phillwill

Cross halving Christmas tree

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A practical mini project for Christmas time. Plans and resources to make a Christmas decoration that enables learners to develop skills in measuring marking and cutting for a cross halving joint.
Christmas Character Gift Boxes
Helen Rachel Crossley

Christmas Character Gift Boxes

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Christmas Character Gift Boxes: A series of 3 fun Christmas characters which are folded and slotted together to form cute Christmas gift boxes. Designs include a snowman, Santa and Rudolph. Picture instructions are included. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit ...

Festive food technology

Help your KS3 and KS4 food technology students to embrace their festive spirit with this selection of culinary lesson ideas and recipes, from guides to making edible Christmas gifts to how to decorate a Christmas cake.

Christmas Cooking Club Recipes
Jamilee Coull

Christmas Cooking Club Recipes

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This is six weeks worth of recipes for Christmas. Based on making gifts and edible decorations based on the theme of Christmas for my afterschool cooking club. No they're not healthy but very fun and as it is a one off course I feel I can justify it just this once!

Fun challenges, activities and quizzes

If you're looking for fun one-off lessons, some light-hearted curriculum aligned activities or a quiz to round off the term, why not take a look at this hand-picked selection with everything from DT escape rooms to Christmas design challenges?

Christmas D&T Escape Room
Cre8tive Resources

Christmas D&T Escape Room

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If you are looking for a Christmas Design and Technology based team-building activity to keep your students engaged during the last few days (or week) leading up to Christmas, then this FUN D&T ESCAPE ROOM is for you! There are seven Christmas inspired - 70% subject D&T themed (trivia) and ...
KS3 Design Technology Christmas Design Activities
Designer_teacher

KS3 Design Technology Christmas Design Activities

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x5 Christmas design activities that all come with their own design specification and inspiration. Design your own: Christmas jumper Christmas Onesie Christmas Tree Decoration Christmas wrapping paper Christmas T-shirt Easy to print off and enlarge to A3