With the holidays approaching fast, I’m figuring out how to incorporate Christmas into our everyday activities. I know I’m not the only one that feels like there just isn’t enough time to cram in all the festive fun. Especially if you are one to wait until Turkey day is over before getting started. *Ahem, my husband.* One thing I love to do during the holidays is crafts, and it’s even better if you can craft something special to give away as a gift. With a toddler in tow this year, I’ve been making a list of fun crafts we can do together. I can’t wait to hang them up all over our home.
1. Handprint Christmas Tree Cards
Now, I know you are thinking that you have the perfect family photo picked out for your Christmas card this year, but how about making a few of these for your kiddos to send out to their friends? I love watching my daughter develop friendships with kids her age, and it’s never too early to teach them to spread some love.
Check out http://www.blitsy.com‘s blog for more awesome tutorials.
2. Peppermint Christmas Slime
What kid doesn’t like ooey gooey slime? Add Christmas scents and glitter and you have a fun craft for the holidays that will keep the kiddo entertained for hours. Make sure to note, this is not edible slime, so make sure to supervise if you have little ones playing.
Find the tutorial for this fun slime over at http://www.momdot.com.
Source: Crafty Morning
3. Bow Tie Noodle Wreath
While I do love crafts, sometimes you just need something sweet and simple, without the excessive clean up. This cute bow tie noodle craft is super easy and totally fun for the kiddos. Simply paint and glitter the noodles, then once dry glue to some white card stock and add a simple bow to the bottom.
Find more holidays crafts over at http://www.craftymorning.com.
Source: Creative Family Fun
4. Paper Plate Christmas Tree
These cute little trees are a perfect addition to your holiday decor. I honestly believe the handmade decorations are the best! You can easily change the tree decorations by adding, glitter, stickers or little gems. The options are truly endless.
Head over to http://www.creativefamilyfun.net for more ways to bring creative fun to your family.
Source: Brisbane Kids
5. Reindeer Lollipops
This would be a fun craft for the kiddos to make and give away. Just imagine how much fun they will have handing these out on their last day of school, or giving them away at a holiday play date. Head over to http://www.brisbanekids.com.au for the full tutorial and downloadable PDF.
Source: East Coast Mommy
6. Santa Beard
This simple craft offers hours of entertainment, which in the mom life is a total win! Plussss it’s non messy, easy craft for kiddos of all ages. Head over to http://www.eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot for the downloadable PDF.
Source: Crafts By Courtney
7. Toilet Roll Snowmen
How cute are these little snowmen? They would make a great addition to your kids room during the holidays. What I love most about this craft is the endless ways to decorate your snowmen. Even better a lot of what you need you can find laying around your house. This craft is even great to do with little kiddos as long as you manage the hot glue gun for them.
Make sure to head over to http://www.craftsbycourtney.com for tons of fun crafts and DIY’s for the whole family.
Source: Artsy Momma
8. Reindeer Puppet
I love crafts that the kiddos can play with long after you have made them and this cute reindeer puppet is no exception. With some simple cutting and sticking your can make one of these in no time at all and let the play time begin!
If you love crafts you have to head over to http://www.artsymomma.com for tons more kid crafts.