The holidays offer a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your kids making crafts. Even young kids can be a part of the crafting, and it will create memories and keepsakes for years to come. These ideas are simple ways to get started.
Christmas Tree Decorations
Decorating the Christmas tree is a great family tradition that offers ample opportunities for the kids to help. Your kids can create homemade ornaments from felt or painted wood pieces. They can also make a popcorn chain or paper link chain to hang around the tree like garland. If you are feeling inspired by nature, let your children decorate pinecones with paint and glitter. They can simply string them to the tree with yarn for a rustic, festive look. Popsicle sticks, cotton balls, and any other crafting supplies you have around the house will work to create decorations for your tree.
Turn on Christmas lights, play holiday music, and sit down to wrap gifts with your child. You can let your child wrap gifts for siblings, friends, and the other parent in the household. After teaching the steps to proper wrapping, you can get creative and add some flair. You can teach your kids something basic like how to make a bow. If your child likes to draw, use plain wrapping paper and let your child stencil or create a design on the outside. It’s even possible to get creative with name tags, creating certain shapes or using beautiful, thick paper to design them. Turn gift wrapping into a fun activity instead of a chore by making it one big crafting time.
Whether it snows at Christmas or not, you can create a white Christmas inside your home. Give your kids white printer paper and teach them how to cut out snowflakes that can be hung around the house. Allow them to use paint and glitter if they want to make them stand out even more. It’s also possible to use other materials to get that snowy effect. Pipe cleaners can be twisted and connected to create snowflake designs. It’s even possible to make origami holiday decor, and there are plenty of templates available if your child wants to add more dimensions to her snowflakes.
Holiday crafts help make the season special and keeps the focus on spending time together as a family, rather on just the presents. Enjoy this tradition every year to create treasured memories.
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