With some help from Mom and Dad, your little one will enjoy making and displaying these simple Christmas crafts.
Pinecone Christmas tree ornaments
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.
- craft glue
- 2 shallow bowls
- Fill one shallow bowl with a mixture of craft glue and water (three-parts glue to one-part water).
- Mix the glue and water together.
- Fill the second shallow bowl with a thin layer of glitter.
- Dip the ends of the pinecone into the glue mixture.
- Hold the pinecone over the bowl containing the glitter and sprinkle glitter over the wet glue.
- Let dry.
- 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.
Christmas reindeer pot
This Christmas reindeer pot is an easy craft that your kids can make in minutes. The pot is a cute way to store candy canes or other Christmas treats, and can even be a creative package for a small gift.
- terracotta pot
- 2 large googly eyes
- 4 brown pipe cleaners
- red pom pom
- craft glue
- Start by using the craft glue to glue the eyes to the terracotta pot.
- Next, glue the red pom pom to the pot beneath the eyes to form the reindeer's nose.
- Cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Wrap the two short pieces of pipe cleaner around a long piece of pipe cleaner to form the antlers. Repeat for the second set of antlers.
- Glue the antlers to the inside of the pot, one on each side.
Beaded Christmas garland
This easy Christmas craft improves your child's fine motor skills while creating something enjoyable for your Christmas tree or home.
beads (with large center openings)
- Tie a large knot at one end of a shoelace.
- Thread beads onto the shoelace.
- Repeat the first two steps as many times as you want.
- Tie all the shoelaces together to form one long garland.
- Hang your garland on your tree, above the fireplace or above a doorway.
This Christmas craft can get a little messy, but children love playing with cotton balls and glue, so sit back and enjoy as your child's eyes light up — and then light up again at the sight of his or her finished craft project.
- white cardstock paper
- black cardstock paper
- orange cardstock paper
- cotton balls or white pom pom craft balls
- craft glue
- shallow bowl
- popsicle stick or hard paintbrush
- Cut three circles from the white paper — small, medium and large.
- Cut one square, one thin/long rectangle and five tiny circles from the black paper.
- Cut one triangle from the orange paper.
- Fill the shallow bowl with a mixture of craft glue and water (three-parts glue to one-part water).
- Glue the three white circles together to create the snowman's body.
- Glue the black, thin large rectangle and black square together to make the top hat.
- Glue the top hat to the top of the snowman's head.
- Dip the popsicle stick in the glue and coat the white circles with the glue mixture.
- Place the cotton balls or pom poms all over the snowman's body.
- Glue the tiny black circles on the snowman's face as eyes.
- Glue the orange triangle on the snowman's face as a nose.
- Glue the remaining tiny black circles on the snowman's body.
Foam Christmas ornaments
- red and green craft foam
- decorative foam stickers
- hole punch
- Cut out a large ornament shape from your craft foam.
- Have your child stick foam stickers on to the craft foam to decorate the ornament.
- Use your hole punch to create a hole in the top of the ornament.
- Cut a 4-inch piece of ribbon, thread it through the hole and tie a knot to create the hanger.
More holiday crafts to do with kids
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