Now that the kiddos are home for the holiday break, it is time to keep them busy with some holiday projects. Build their anticipation for Christmas day with these fun projects ideas for crafters big or small.
Make a Plate for Santa- Everyone knows Santa loves cookies! Ensure he’s in top mood when stuffing your stockings by crafting a customized plate to serve Santa’s favorite midnight snack.
Colorful Yarn and Button Trees- Great as a centerpieces, decoration on a mantel or even a gift, these yarn-covered trees will add a colorful pop to any room.
Make a Sweet Tray- Put a new spin on classic holiday candy with a starlight mint serving tray. To create it, lay peppermints side-by-side on a cookie sheet and place the pan in a warm oven until the mints have evenly melted. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside to allow the candy to fully cool. Once dry, the shiny, slick surface is perfect for serving snacks.
Count Down With a Mitten Advent Calendar- Christmas can’t get here fast enough for kids, help them count down the days with this clever advent calendar. Fill the mittens with a small toy or treat to bide the time and build excitement for the big day.
a batch then shape it into sweet tree ornaments. For the dough, you need: 4 cups of flour, 1-1/2 cups of water and 1 cup salt. First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Combine ingredients, then knead the mixture into dough and roll out flat. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into seasonal shapes and embellish however you'd like, then place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. While cookies are still soft, use a knife to make a hole in each for hanging. Once they've cooled, spray them with a clear protective food coating, thread ribbon through and hang on the Christmas tree.
Create a Marshmallow Snowstorm- What would the holiday season be without a little snow? This easy DIY project will bring the snow into your home. Tie marshmallows onto fishing line for a magical decoration kids will love!
Craft Game Piece Ornaments- Get the kids crafting with these creative letter ornaments. Use an old Scrabble set to spell out holiday sayings or family members’ names by gluing letters onto a string of ribbon.
Make an Easy Rag Wreath- Reuse odd bits of fabric by tying them into a cute holiday wreath. This is an easy craft that can be made in under an hour.