The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us. The season of snow angels, mistletoe, and Santa Claus! The season for stockings, gift giving and family gatherings. Of course I’m talking about Christmas! It’s the best time to spread love and goodwill to all. And when you think of Christmas, you think of kids eagerly waiting for Santa Claus. Kids playing on the snow. Kids just having fun during the holidays. Kids and Christmas just naturally go together. With that in mind, it’s really great to work with kids and give them crafts to express their creativity this holiday season. With that in mind, here are some Holiday crafts to keep your little ones busy this Christmas.
This craft is so simple and easy to make. Very suitable for kids and toddlers. And all they’ll really need is colored construction paper, hole punch, some decorative stickers or anything like that and some string. Simply cut the circular shapes from the construction paper. Then stick the stickers on the round cut paper. And then punch holes at the top of the circles with the puncher. Tie up with the string and there you have your craft. This is perfect to include in your Christmas decorating ideas this year 2013.
This is another simple craft which can be added with decorations of your choice. This snowman is great for the season.
What you’ll need:
Some writing and coloring materials like pencils, markers, and crayons.
Two googly eyes, and a button for the nose
wool or string for the mouth
button stickers or real buttons for the buttons on his body
a ribbon, cotton wool, and glue
Draw the outline of the snowman on some paper. Color the hat and cover the body with glue. Then stick the cotton wool on the body. Stick the buttons on the body and the eyes and nose and mouth on the face, and you have your Christmas Snowman.
With a little creativity you can make this great looking pencil topper The materials are very inexpensive but the result is very cute for the season. All you’ll need are foam balls, pencils, some old small lightbulbs, sequins, glue and some fabric. Firstly,stick the foam ball on the eraser end of the pencil. Then stick the old lightbulb on the ball for the nose. Glue the sequins on top of the light bulb to be the eyes. Just draw a smiling lips on the ball. Tie the fabric on the pencil to serve as Holiday ribbon. And there you have it!
Create these cute icicle swirls which will look great hanging from your Christmas tree. All you need are sequins, tinsels and beads.
Firstly, cut the tinsel stem to around 6-inches and straighten it with your fingers. Then,slip the end of the stem into the hole of the sequin. Bend it to hold the sequin. String the beads on the stem.Stack themn top of the sequin so the sequin is at the end. Wrap the stem around a pencil to make it swirl and curl the top with your fingers to form a hook at the top of the stem. Hang and enjoy!
What you’ll need:
Solid round ornament of any color you like
white, non toxic paint
Have your child hold the ball ornament. And then while he’s holding it, trace his palm and fingers with the paint and paintbrush. Let it dry, and when done add any other touches you would like with stickers or papers. The finished product will be a ball looking like there are snowmen on it, provided by your little one’s little hand. Cute, and ideal for Christmas.
6. Reindeer Hat
First cut the construction paper into two strips. Glue the strips together and use your child’s head as a base so it will fit his or her head snugly. On another sheet of the construction paper, trace your kid’s hands. Cut and glue the hand outlines on the sides of the glued strips of construction paper. These will serve as the antlers.Now on the front, glue the googly eyes and pom pom. And you’re done! Your child will love wearing his or her new Reindeer Hat.
The finished product looks so cute. Little nativity scenes recreated using clay potts and other small items.
scissors, heavy duty glue
fabric, mini clay pots and saucers
paint, paintbrushes, large and small wooden beads
markers and straw
First, paint the clay pots. You’ll be surprised at how they soak up paint and dry easily. Next, use the markers to draw faces on the large wooden beads. Glue some fabric onto the beads as scarves.Cover the bottom painted part with glue then attach the head. Paint the saucer to be used as the manger. Use a small wooden bead to be baby Jesus. Paint his face and glue some white fabric to be his cloth. Arrange them and you have your manger and Nativity scene Very cute!
What you’ll need:
craft sticks,pipe cleaner
wiggly eyes, glue
First paint the craft sticks brown and let dry. Then form a triangle with them and let dry. The side pointing down will be the nose. Glue the pom pom there. On each side at the top glue the wiggly eyes. Wrap the pipe cleaners on the top craft stick to form the antlers and you’re done! You now have your reindeer ornament.
First draw the outline of a Christmas tree on paper. Cut then glue the green craft foam all over the body of the tree. At the bottom glue the brown pom pom to form the base. At the top glue the yellow pom pom ast the star. Glue all over the colored pm poms as the ornaments. Let dry and you’re done! You’ve formed a Christmas tree.
Sharpen the pencils and arrange from the shortest on both ends to the longest in the middle. Glue together the pencils. Glue on top the foam star and attach the pipe cleaner on top of the star. Your decoration is now complete.
A very simple craft your kids can make using cheerios or fruit loops, and pipe cleaner. To hold the spiral cereals in place make a spiral at the end of the pipe cleaner. String the cereal on the pipe cleaner and curve it to make the the candy cane shape. And you have your Christmas candy cane.
With brown colored paper, simply trace the outlines of your child’s hands. Then cut out a Popsicle like shape from the paper. Cut out your hand outlines as well and glue on the back of the Popsicle shape the hand outlines. Add googly eyes and red paper for the nose and mouth Mount and you are done! This can be included to your Christmas tree decorating ideas for the year 2013.
A very simple yet very sweet and memorable craft. Simply purchase a Christmas Ornament of silver color. And write down all the happy memories you have had with you and your kids. Other variations could be writing funny events, short christmas poems, christmas wishes or achievements.
String on the gold pipe cleaner 6 green beads and then 1 red bead. Repeat this pattern 7 times. Form into a circle then at the center leave one row of the green beads. This will be the candle on the wreath. Use the gold thread to hang it and you now have a Christmas craft wreath ornament.
A very simple yet cute and appealing craft for kids to do this Christmas. Simply buy some whittling blocks from the craft or hardware store, paint with Craft paint and add some drawing with markers and glue pom poms on top for the hats and your Christmas soldiers are complete.