It’s that time of the year! Decorating your house and putting out the Christmas tree is a ritual that many families love. Some do it last-minute, but some families spend weeks to prepare. Getting your kids involved in the decorating is also very important. You will not only keep them busy, but you will also have a helping hand. They will love this fun activity and your bond will strengthen as you create beautiful holiday crafts. Here are some lovely holiday ideas on crafts you can easily do with your kids, compiled by Diply.
1. Thanksgiving hand
Kick off the holiday season with this easy DIY that involves a lot of painting! Kids love to paint, so why not give them a chance to make their own turkey? Use colorful paint and encourage them to have fun in the process.
Source: The Jenny Evolution
2. Candy cane ornaments
Stringing beads is an excellent activity for kids to work on their fine motor skills. Plus, they will create this cool ornament for the upcoming holidays. Keep an eye on small pieces if you have toddlers at home.
Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen
3. DIY snowmen
No snow this year? Who needs real snowmen when you have this easier and warmer alternative? Attach two plates and dress them up with buttons and facial features for a fun indoor craft. You can then hang them around the house and be proud of your craft.
Source: It’s Always Autumn
4. Pipe cleaner snowflakes
This simple craft is done by twisting together a few pipe cleaners. Next, you can use beads for endless fun and possibilities! This craft is also great because it’s super affordable.
Source: THE DIY MOMMY
5. Paint sample Christmas trees
Grab a few green samples from the store, and start shaping and decorating! You can use them as ornaments or Christmas cards.
Source: A Little Craft in Your Day
6. Thumbprint lights
This is a great keepsake for tracking your child’s thumb size each year! Choose your favorite colors and use a black marker to string them together! So simple and beautiful!
Source: Beneath the Rowan Tree
7. Dishtowel art
Use cookie cutters to “cut out” shapes, or you can let your kids be creative with these crafty holiday gifts.
Source: I Can Teach My Child
8. Cinnamon ornaments with no baking
These cinnamon dough ornaments are a great fun activity for kids who love helping their parents in the kitchen.
Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose
9. Scrabble tile fun
Choose personalized ornaments by using Scrabble tiles! Just glue them to some ribbon, add a hook and any extra embellishments and have fun!
Source: I Do My Selph
10. Snowmen hands
You will need some construction paper, handprints, and paint for this activity, which looks so much fun as it sounds!
11. Play snow
Combine 3 cups baking soda with 1/2 of conditioner for hours of playing with this kids-friendly “snow.” Shape it the way your kids want and then store it for playing indoors! Sounds fun, right?
Source: Sassy Savvy Moms
12. Candy cane reindeer
Add pipe cleaners and fuzzy noses, plus some googly eyes, and you will create these cool DIY gifts. You can give them to teachers or friends.
Source: One Little Project
13. Thankful puppets
Add some faces feathers to a paper bag let your kids write what they are thankful for.
Source: Crafty Morning
14. Fall paintings
Use leaves or pine cones for some painting fun. Dip in paint and stamp for added texture.
Source: Princess Pink Girl
15. Custom mugs
For this craft, you need to use permanent markers. Draw your best holiday designs, then bake for 15 min at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to make it stick! Lovely!
16. Mini snow globes
All you need is a couple of empty jars, glitter (snow), and some plastic toys to fill with water and glue the lid on tight. Easy, right? Your very own mini-sized snow globes!
Source: What to Expect
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