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Your kids will love making these simple and fun Christmas crafts

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Bring some holiday cheer to your home with easy Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas is such a joyous and festive time of year, and helping your kids tap into their creativity to make decorations for the season brings that much more fun to the holidays.

More: Printable Christmas coloring pages for kids

And the best thing about Christmas crafts that your kids create? You'll both have a sweet momento of their childhood holidays when they are older. Here are some crafting how-tos to brighten up your family's December.

1. Pinecone Christmas tree ornaments

Bring some holiday cheer to your home with easy Christmas crafts for kids
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Pinecones can be found at most crafting stores or, if you're lucky, in your own backyard! Your kids will love this Christmas craft that produces their very own ornaments for the tree this year.

Materials:

  • Pinecones
  • Yarn
  • Craft glue
  • Water
  • 2 shallow bowls
  • Glitter

Directions:

  1. Fill one shallow bowl with a mixture of craft glue and water (three-parts glue to one-part water).
  2. Mix the glue and water together.
  3. Fill the second shallow bowl with a thin layer of glitter.
  4. Dip the ends of the pinecone into the glue mixture.
  5. Hold the pinecone over the bowl containing the glitter and sprinkle glitter over the wet glue.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Tie a piece of yarn near the top of the pinecone in a loop.

Tip: Pinecone Christmas tree ornaments make great gifts for teachers and family members.

Next up: Christmas reindeer pot

Originally published December 2012. Updated November 2016.

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