Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Are the kids spending more time indoors due to the colder weather? Are you looking for activities to keep them occupied, but not on the iPads or other devices? Then it’s time to get crafty!

Sure, it might be a little messy, but it’s always lots of fun! (And you can combat the mess by putting down a dollar store plastic tablecloth that can be thrown away when you’re finished.) 

With the holidays quickly approaching, there are tons of cool crafts that are perfect for the season. Here are a few that your kids may enjoy making!

  • Holiday Character Candy Pots: Who doesn’t love candy? And these little pots are adorable – and the perfect size for holding a small amount of candy! The kids could make these as table favors or as gifts for their friends – and have a lot of fun doing it!
  • Coffee Filter Snowflakes: Sure, you could cut out circles from plain white paper, but why not use coffee filters? They’re round already and easy for kids to cut. They can also be decorated with markers to make some really pretty snowflakes!
  • Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament: Do you need a way to display those school pictures? How about putting those pictures on Christmas ornaments? This craft uses mason jar lids, scrapbook paper, washi tape, and ribbon to create super cute ornaments. Let the kids make some for everyone in your family – and drop them in the mail if you won’t see them for the holidays.
  • Grinch Slime: There’s not a kid around who doesn’t love slime. And this Grinch Slime is green and sparkly – and the kids are going to have hours of fun making it and playing with it. Throw your favorite version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the television to help get everyone in the spirit.
  • Paper Plate Christmas Tree: Give your preschoolers a project that is not only perfect for the season but helps them develop their fine motor skills. They’ll love making this Christmas tree, and it’s a great skill for little hands to practice.
  • Homemade Snow Globes: There is something so calming about shaking a snow globe and watching the glitter settle to the bottom. With the project, the kids can create their very own. Head to the dollar store to get some plastic figurines, and soon the kids will be shaking their own creations.
  • Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornament: Children love to see the things they’ve made displayed around your home. With that in mind, let them make Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornaments. They can put their personal touch on them and hang them on the tree or give them to grandparents. 
  • Giant Christmas Light Suncatchers: If your windows could use some decorations, these suncatchers will do the trick. These are big, bright, and cheery – and will reflect the sunlight perfectly!
  • Hanukkah Luminaries: These Hanukkah Luminaries are a great way to get your kids involved in the celebration of the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah begins the evening of December 10th this year and finishes up on December 18th.
  • Popsicle Star of David: This Popsicle Star of David craft is great for little hands. They make fantastic table favors or can be displayed throughout your home. 
  • Origami Dreidel: Lots of dollar stores sell origami paper (in variety packs with lots of colors), so pick up a package and let the kids learn how to make a paper dreidel. The directions are easy and will walk them through each step.

While crafting with kids can get messy, the final results are worth it. This holiday season put on some holiday music and let the kids try some of these projects. They’ll have lots of fun showing off their creative skills!

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