Tuesday, November 29, 2011

10 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids!

As we tuck away our pilgrims and pumpkins in exchange for evergreen boughs and twinkling lights, I thought I would share with you some fun Christmas crafts for kids. The month of December always seems to fly by, so I like to try and plan head a bit to make sure those fun kid projects actually happen. If your family uses an activity-themed Advent calendar (i.e. do something Christmasy each day until the 25th), you might want to borrow some of these! Many of them make great gifts, ornaments and gift wrap so they're useful as well as fun! Here they are:

1. Pine Needle Snowflake Wrapping paper!

This is so simple and makes a lovely personalized gift wrap. I can't wait to try it!

2) Stacked Snowman Cards

What a simple and adorable handmade card this would be! You could even make smaller versions of these as gift tags!

3) Snowman Glue Ornaments

Aren't these great?! What a cute set these would make to give away to family and friends!

4) Gingerbread Man Birdseed Ornaments
The perfect useful gift for the nature lover in your family!

5) Glitter Animals!

Take a trip to the dollar store to find some glitter-worthy creatures and create some sparkle together! I don't think I've ever met a kid who didn't LOVE glitter! What a cute little gift set these would make! Affordable, too!

6) Button Wreaths!
Another affordable, simple yet adorable craft idea! And bonus: this is also a great fine motor skill for those little fingers!

7) Yarn Trees
These are just beautiful, aren't they? No one would ever even know that a child easily made these! It also happens to be another great fine motor skill, too-woohoo!

8) Watercolor-Crayon Snowflake Wrapping Paper

Have some fun and score yourself some unique handmade wrapping paper with this craft! Just grab a white crayon to color snowflakes on paper (even very young kids can make nice snowflakes with a little help. They're just lines and dots!). Brush over your work with watercolors and see the snowflakes appear! We made spiderweb art this past Fall using this technique and the kids were FASCINATED!

9) Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows
I couldn't possibly complete my list without a couple of delicious treat ideas! I mean, it's CHRISTMAS, after all! :) Marshmallows meet chocolate meet sprinkles--it's a win-win-win! Simple and yummy-that's my kind of kid craft! Try crushed candy canes on top for a little variety.

aaaaaaand, last but not least...

10) Christmas Chex Mix!
This simple mix has only 3 ingredients--white chocolate, candycanes and Chex! We are SO making this!

I hope this list inspired you to make some DIY crafts with the kids this season! I'd love to hear your Christmas craft ideas, too!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. These are all fantastic! Not just for kids either! So glad I found this! Found you at WATF link party. Hope you will stop by and say hi!
    -Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks for sharing these. I pinned your page. Must try some of these!


  3. Awesome.... Snowman Glue Ornaments is also very beautiful. I am so excited for that. Every thing looking awesome. I want to make all.

  4. These ten ideas really too good. Every thing looking excellent. I am so excited for that. I will try to made it.

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