During the holiday season many people are very busy. There are parties to host, gatherings to attend, decorating to do, gifts to prepare, the list just keeps going on and on! Many times activities and crafts become nothing more than an afterthought among the bustle of the busy season. Fortunately there are a number of ways to bring the fun back into the holidays with easy and fast printable Christmas crafts. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can create Christmas crafts any time you need them from the convenience and comfort of your own home. Below you will find just a few of the fastest and easiest printable Christmas crafts around:
Coloring pages are probably the fastest and easiest printable crafts to find. With a simple internet search, you can find hundreds of holiday coloring pages that you can simply print out and have on hand for your children to enjoy. This activity turned craft is a great gift from children to grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends. Your kids will appreciate that they have something fun to do and you will be happy to see them busy doing something that is both fun and productive.
Games (matching game)
If searching online for crafts is not well suited for you, you can still use your computer and a relatively basic program to create a fun matching game. All that you do is use the art that is provided in the program (for Windows it is called “clip art”). Simply copy and paste two of each image onto your document. When you think that you have enough pairs to make the matching game interesting simply print out the document with the images. Then you can use construction paper or card board to make the paper more sturdy and to turn your images into cards. This matching game is extra fun because you can allow your children to participate in choosing the images and making the cards. The game can even be given away as a gift.
There are all kinds of mind challenging puzzles that can be printed off of the computer. Use the internet and search for word, cross word, or word search puzzles. Virtually any kind of puzzle has some sort of free download on the internet. If in your searches you cannot find a puzzle that you are looking for, there are also websites that can help you to make your own word puzzles by providing an electronic template that creates the appropriate grid with the information that you provide.
Plays, poems, songs
You can encourage your children’s creativity and performing arts skills by printing off a script, poem or song with a Christmas theme and asking them to act, dance, or dress up appropriately and put on a show. Your kids will love the attention and you will be able to enjoy their creativity. Sometimes to get a craft idea started, you just have to know where to look. In this case a fast and easy Christmas craft is just a mouse click and a printer cartridge away.
Fast and easy printable Christmas gifts are very commonly offered for free over the internet. However, there are other types of craft ideas that you can obtain for a fee. For example, you can download and entire book of craft ideas in a matter of minutes. You can print this out or store it on your computer for electronic reference. There are also many different gift certificates that you can purchase and print off of your computer. You can even make your own coupons or gift certificates to give to friends or family members.