The Holiday programs at school will be over and winter break begins for the kids. If you're looking for easy Christmas crafts to do with your children, here are 10 ideas to get them in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Tell-A-Story Blocks: This stimulating craft will not only be fun for your children to make, but provide quality playtime afterwards. It would also be a great gift to make for their friends. The girls at sisterssuitcaseblog.com put together this cute craft and provide a free printable with instructions:
- Print Tell-A-Story Printable PDF (see PDF for further instructions) (link to their site HERE)
- white cardstock
- unfinished wood blocks (these are sized for the set of 9 found at Dollar Tree in the toy section - they are 1" squares and the block faces are slightly bigger than that)
- Mod Podge or other craft glue
Canvas Snowflake Art: My granddaughters are excited to make this project. You make your design using masking tape on canvas board, paint over the board completely with a few shades of blue paint with a swirl effect. Allow the canvas board to dry completely overnight and then remove the tape. Outline the snowflake with marker to make a finished contrast. See complete instructions and source HERE.
Holiday Tags: I think these holiday tags are so cute and children will enjoy tracing and cutting different holiday shapes. The kids will love attaching their masterpieces to presents.
- Trace a cookie cutter on a piece of felt and colored paper.
- Cut out shapes and glue together.
- Punch a hole at the top center of the tag.
- Add a string to attach to a gift.
Fun Christmas Stockings: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care... Doesn't this Christmas stocking look fun to make? It's easy and looks stunning!
- Cut a sock shape out of two pieces of felt.
- Staple the edges together 1/4 inch from the sides, leaving the top open.
- Glue rickrack over the staples to cover them.
- Add a felt loop to the top corner of the stocking for hanging.
- Decorate with felt shapes and buttons.
Snowman Garland: For a fun holiday garland, cut snowman shapes out of felt. Decorate each snowman with a felt top hat. Punch a hole on each side of the snowman, and string with baker's twine.
Christmas Coloring Pages: You can find free coloring pages several different places on Pinterest. Here are links to a few sources:
Hand Reindeer & Footprint Sleigh: If you like to make hand and foot art with your children, there are several ideas HERE. I thought this reindeer and sleigh art was a cute idea.
Ice Lanterns: These ice lanterns are beautiful and would be easy for older children to make. You need two different size tin cans, washi tape, rocks, and some faux greenery. For complete instructions and source see HERE. They are really quick and easy to make, and so gorgeous! Your children will love setting their finished product on your porch and lighting them on Christmas Eve.
Sugar Cookies: Of course, a favorite activity of most children is decorating sugar cookies. If you don't have time to make a batch of your favorite cookies, many bakeries sell plain pre-made sugar cookies you can buy to decorate.