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    Christmas Crafts For Kids

    April 8, 2014

    It’s the week of Christmas! The kids are on winter vacation and home all day, and if you’re getting in the Christmas spirit around the house, they might want to help! We give you tons of DIY cooking, party favor, and decoration ideas for the holiday season, but what can your kids make during the holiday season? Here are a few Christmas craft ideas that you should try with your kids!

    Hand and foot reindeer. All you need is some cardboard or paper, scissors, glue, and crayons/markers! Trace your child’s foot and hands, and have them cut them out of the colored construction paper. Then, use the hand cut-outs as antlers, and the foot cut-out as the head of the reindeer! Have them decorate the face however they’d like; you can even use googly eyes if you have them!

    Homemade snow globes. Grab any old empty jar, and clean it out so that your kids can fill it with a wintery scene! Find small items that they can put in the jar: they don’t necessarily have to be Christmas themed, but it would be nice! Use a hot-glue gun to stick them down to the inside of the jar’s lid. Fill the jar with water and glitter (a lot of it), and maybe even glycerin or baby oil, which will make the glitter float down faster. After you do all of that, your child will watch their wintery scene in their homemade snow globe!

    Cotton ball Santa. Have your child paint or color the back of a paper plate the color of their choice for Santa’s face, and draw on his features! Use the cotton balls for his hair, beard, moustache, and eyebrows, and attach a piece of red construction paper in the shape of Santa’s hat!

    Candy cane ornament. Have your child string the colored beads of their choice onto a pipe cleaner, and bend it into the shape of a candy cane. This Christmas craft can hang on your tree as an ornament, and your child can be proud of his/her artistic abilities in the form of tree decor!

    Cooking crafts. Bake cookies in the shape of gingerbread men or other Christmas characters, and let your children decorate them. Christmas cooking crafts are a great and delicious way to get in the Christmas spirit!

    There are tons of different Christmas crafts that your children might want to try this holiday season, especially since they’ll have so much free time away from school! Keep them entertained with these DIY crafts, and you will all be sure to have a great time! And, don’t forget to let us know how it goes! Leave us a comment below, or on Facebook or Twitter!