Christmas time is a wonderful time of year to celebrate with your loved ones. Children and adults can build wonderful memories together making Christmas crafts. Here are a few Christmas craft ideas of kids and adults:
Many families have a tradition of making homemade ornaments with their children each year. Personalizing ornaments and giving them to loved ones as gifts is a wonderful way to let them know how much you care about them. If you have small kids, making homemade ornaments is a great idea because it is easy to do and it is a lot of fun for them. Some of the best homemade ornaments for kids include the following:
ï‚• Cotton ball snowmen
ï‚• Bottle top picture ornaments
ï‚• Paper reindeer antlers
ï‚• Milk Bone ornaments for the dog
ï‚• Candy cane reindeer
ï‚• Beaded ornaments
There are a number of different ways you can make a Christmas countdown calendar. While many people like to buy them, it’s fun to make one of your own with the kids. To make a countdown calendar, decide on fun Christmas crafts and activities that you can do throughout the month of December. For each day, write an activity, or several, on a small piece of paper and then wrap it into a small box. Then your children will open up a small package for each day and for the day’s agenda. This is a lot of fun to do. You can also make your own Christmas countdown calendar with some red and white felt or fleece. Stitch the fleece together and have the white portion look like Santa Claus’ beard. Pin a small piece of paper on the beard for each day so you and the kids know what they’re doing for that day.
If you need to give away some Christmas gifts to your friends and neighbors, make them some Christmas candle jars. To make a candle jar, get some acrylic paint and paint a neat Christmas scene on the side of the jar. Santa Claus is a wonderful Christmas figure to hold the candle in as is a snowman. This is a cute and easy Christmas craft that even your kids can create.
A photo book is another fun Christmas craft for kids and adults alike. Photo books make some of the best Christmas gifts for grandparents. Collect a bunch of pictures from the past year and tell a story with them. Since your kids are going to be helping, use some foam to create the book. Foam photo books are easy to create and decorating them is fun for kids. Another option you have with a photo book is to make it themed. Perhaps you can tell a year-by-year story over your past Christmas’ with the photo book. This is another fun memory to build with your children and you will all have the opportunity to look over past Christmases and share stories.
There are a number of different Christmas crafts you can create and one of the best parts of creating Christmas crafts is the variety of different themes to choose from. Snowmen, reindeer, Santa Claus, the Nativity and gingerbread men are just a few of the different Christmas themes you can use to add a little holiday spirit to your home. The colors you can use also vary. Don’t limit your Christmas color palette to green and red. White and blue can create a beautiful snow scene for any Christmas craft.