9 Handmade crafts for winter holidays
Winter can be dreary, especially when you're stuck indoors. Here are some family-friendly crafts that will get you through these cold months and help you celebrate winter's holidays.
Winter is a great time to complete craft projects, and with the help of your family, it's a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together. Here are nine homemade crafts that your children will love and that you will love creating.
Get into the Christmas spirit with this Advent calendar. Perfect for older children to master their sewing skills, this countdown to Christmas features ornaments made out of felt. Have younger kids? Try adapting the calendar to younger children by using craft glue rather than a needle and thread.
This fun and colorful decoupage kid's craft for Hanukkah adds cheer to anyone's home! These boxes are perfect for holding Hanukkah candles, dreidels or holiday treats.
Homemade wrapping paper
Wrapping paper can get expensive, so what better way to save money and make your gifts unique than to wrap them in homemade wrapping paper? This simple and quick craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and all you need is some paint, a roll of paper, paper plates and empty water bottles!
This really inexpensive and fun craft is perfect for the cold months because once this DIY puppet theater is completed, many hours can be spent enjoying it. All you need is a cardboard fruit stand or puppet theater (this blogger got hers from Ikea for $13), some patterned duct tape and fabric!
Scrabble tile necklace
Looking for the perfect gift for your child's teacher? This adorable necklace uses a Scrabble tile and your child's artwork, giving a teacher a memorable present that she can wear year-round.
Snowman milk jar
Bring the winter snow inside with these adorable snowman milk jars. All you need are some Mason jars, Parmesan cheese lids and decorations, and you'll have a fun glass your kids will ask for each time they want a beverage.
Salt dough ornaments
This craft is easy, and you likely already have what you need in your kitchen cabinets! Not only will these beautiful ornaments adorn your tree, but they'll give your kids the opportunity to test different shapes and patterns — a great way to exercise their creativity.
Personalized gingerbread families
These personalized gingerbread families are perfect as gifts for family members and friends. Though premade gingerbread-house boxes can be purchased, you can also decorate plain white gift boxes to look like gingerbread houses.
Cupcake-liner Christmas tree
At first glance, this may look like a snow-covered miniature tree, but those white layers of snow are actually cupcake liners. Use glitter glue to give a subtle sparkle effect and place them around your home for a winter-wonderland feel all season.