Christmas means spending time with loved ones, especially young children, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of Christmas morning and helping their grandparents open presents and make salt dough ornaments? There are plenty of fun ways to do this outside (think snow angels and sledding), but staying indoors is the best bet when the weather is bad.
Making a Christmas craft with the kids is a better way to share your enthusiasm for homemade decorations and gifts than watching a holiday movie (though we enjoy those, too).
What’s so great about it all?
They are great for decorating your home for the holidays or giving as gifts because of their significance. And if you keep doing them yearly, you’ll have some great, enduring Christmas traditions to pass on to future generations.
Mark the many do-it-yourself Christmas ornaments that follow if you want to adorn your tree with even more decorations. Are you looking for a cute decoration to hang from the ceiling or some googly eyes for your kids’ room? We thoroughly protect your back, and you can rest assured that they will be occupied for a good long time with these activities as you prepare the holiday meal. What youngster wouldn’t like the experience of making slime?
1. DIY Snow Globe
DIY snow globe is quite like vignettes but geared squarely toward younger readers.
Once you locate the jar of choice, it must be washed and dried correctly before use. Then, using the bottle brushes and figures, assemble your scene and secure it with glue to the jar’s lid.
Now for the fun part: fill the jar with glitter (a couple of teaspoons should do it). Fill it almost with distilled water. A small amount of glycerin can be added and stirred in. Once the adhesive has cured, turn the jar upside down to witness the miracle inside.
2. Santa Advent Calendar
Assist Santa in finding the perfect touch for his holiday outfit.
Before you do anything else, grab some white and red paper and cut out Santa’s head and cap. Color in his irises, draw pink cheeks and a pink nose, then write 1-25 on his white mustache and beard. Start taping a cotton ball to a paper towel roll on December 1st so your kids may help Santa with his beard.
3. Marbled nail polish Christmas tree ornaments
This DIY project is ideal if you already own several colors of green nail paint. Put a few drops of green nail polishes into a glass of ice water. With the trunk in one hand, submerge your tree in the liquid (ensure the entire area is covered). Once the dripping has stopped, turn it right side up on the paper towel.
4. Embellished Stocking
Prepare a set of unique stockings for everyone on Christmas morning if you have the time.
The stocking’s hem is folded to secure the ribbon or pom trim, and then it is embellished with stickers and felt shapes for a holiday feel. You may stuff it with some little gifts for the people you love after it’s dry.
5. Vintage Paper Ornaments
Combine a slew of paper ornaments with a smattering of shiny ornaments of various colors for visual interest. Cut out the shapes using card stock that you have traced from our templates. Use glittering pipe cleaners and paper snowflake cutouts to adorn the tree as you see fit. The last step is adding a ribbon and a hole so they can be hung on a Christmas tree.
6. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments
These popsicles stick decorations are a fun weekend project inspired by Scandinavian straw ornaments. Popsicle sticks can be easily made by painting them white and letting them dry.
Form an X with the same size pieces and glue them together in the center. Create a snowflake shape by gluing together two Xs arranged diagonally on top of one another. Dry thoroughly. Construct an X or grid pattern using popsicle sticks and colored embroidery thread, trim the thread ends, and tie them behind the snowflake. Attach a ribbon loop to the back of the snowflake and glue it in place.
7. Paper Plate Christmas Masks
Kids can make these cute holiday decorations with just a few easy craft tools and regular white paper plates. The young painters should be photographed extensively while they wear their snowman, Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus masks.
8. Chocolate Centerpiece
You can do this simple craft with the help of Hershey Kisses which have been individually wrapped in festive foils. Kids can make Christmas trees from scrapbook paper triangles and stick them into the tops of Kisses using toothpicks. Place them artistically on a tray to create a cheap, homemade, and delicious centerpiece.
9. Doily Ornament
This simple activity uses paper doilies and craft sticks to create a lovely, delicate end product. Doilies can be cut into triangles and then glued to the sticks so the children can decorate their trees, whichever they choose. Tie a bright ribbon around the neck and suspend them.
The most important thing is that you and your kids will spend quality time together, which is exactly what everyone wants around the holidays. Get out the paint and glue and start one of the best Christmas projects for kids.