The Chirping Moms: 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids

December 20, 2012

15 Holiday Crafts for Kids

We wanted to share some of our favorite holiday crafts that our little ones have done this season---some at home, some at school!  So check out the BIG list below for some great Christmas project ideas for little ones...

Santa Mask:  Cut out a; triangle out of red construction paper.  Cut out a wreath (face) from a white paper plate.  Staple the hat onto the face.  Glue cotton balls onto Santa's hat.  Add little white strips of paper for Santa's beard.


 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:  Have child color Rudolph's face.  Add red pom-pom for nose.  Add wiggly eyes.  Trace child's hand onto brown paper.  Cut out and add to Rudolph for antlers.



 Christmas Angel:  Make a white handprint on paper.  Cut out a head from peach construction paper.  Have child add eyes and mouth and hair.  Draw on a halo over the angel's head.



 Christmas Tree:  Use a paper towel roll/toilet paper roll for your paintbrush.  Dip in the green paint and paint all over the white paper.  Add a stump with brown construction paper.  With finger paint, add different colored Christmas lights.  Add stars or other stickers for ornaments.



Paper Ornament:  Cut out an ornament shape on construction paper.  Paint with glitter glue all over the ornament.



Kissing Reindeer:  Make two upside down handprints on a piece of construction paper with brown paint.  Add antlers, nose, and eyes.  Add stickers, if you would like!


Reindeer Ornament:  On a small circle, make a fingerprint using brown paint.  Add eyes and antlers!  This was backed on construction paper and a pretty paper doily.  What a cute addition to our tree this year!


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Reindeer Frame: $1 frame from craft store, painted brown. Then handprints on brown paper for antlers, eyes & a pom pom nose!

Salt Dough Ornaments & Handprints: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water & 1 cup Flour. Kneed dough, roll & make shapes or handprints. Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees.



Hand painted ornaments: We got these for .50 cents at the craft store. Maggie painted them & we used them for teacher, neighbor & family gifts. We added colored pom poms & glitter to some of them too.



Finger Print Gift Tags: Cut card stock & punch a hole in it (or buy plain white gift tags at craft store). Then have the kids use their fingerprints to make these fun designs. 



Rice Christmas Tree: die uncooked rice with food coloring or paint. Make a tree shape with glue & let the kids make & decorate a tree. This makes a cute card.



 Reindeer Handprint Cards: This is perfect for grandparents! 



Snowman Puppets: Since everyone had so much fun with the Leaf Puppets, here's a winter version. Use cotton balls or white pom poms on a popsicle stick. Glue on eyes & pipe cleaner arms. The scarf is a small piece of ribbon.


 Baby Jesus: Felt, glitter, popsicle sticks & "straw". This is my favorite project Maggie made at school. Ours is hanging on our tree. 


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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe to make the dough handprints!

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  2. Love the snowman Popsicle stick idea! My little guys will love that. Signed up to follow from the Weekend Blog Hop!

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  3. Great ideas, and totally doable! Will be good to put into my advent arsenal :). Thanks and Merry Christmas!
    Kathy

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  4. These are all great. Kids make crafts a ton of fun, don't they?? Visiting from the Weekend Blog Walk. :)

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  5. I love your blog. I am a new follower.
    Elle
    lifebodyharmony.blogspot.com

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  6. Hello! I'm stopping by from the GYB link up today :) I'm loving this ost and pinning your ideas for next Christmas. Hope you're having a great holiday season!

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  7. Love your ideas. New follower from Friday chaos
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  8. Some great, frugal and creative ideas! My kids would love doing these projects. Pinning for next year! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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