Awesome Christmas Crafts for Kids
Deck your Halls DIY Style This Year!
How will you deck your halls this year? The best kind of decorations are the ones you make yourself. With the average American family admitting to spending approximately $280 per child for Christmas gifts(according to yahoo finance) maybe it's time to introduce them to the the world of homemade items. From turning light bulbs into snowmen to making hand-print Santa s', the possibilities are endless. What's more it's great fun for all the family and will keep the kids amused for hours! Get them to make extra for grandma and grandpa and wrap them up for special Christmas presents that your folks will love.
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1) Snowman Globe
Clear baubles can be purchased from your local craft store. Stuff them with cotton or cushion filling and paint little faces to make adorable snowmen to hang on the tree.
Paper Plate Snowman
2) Paper Plate Snowman
Wouldn't he look adorable on your door? Simply Glue 3 paper plates together and decorate accordingly to recreate this one.
3) Footprint Reindeer
Make sure to keep wipes nearby for this one as you don't want reindeer prints all over your floor too!
Stick Christmas Tree
4) Stick Christmas Tree
Popsicle sticks really do have endless uses! A little tree is made by gluing three popsicle sticks to form a triangle and then paint it green. Add some bling for 'decorations'.
5) Footprint Angel
This is one you will want to keep forever. Why not make one every year with a photo of them at the top and you have a record of their footprints for life!
Paper Plate Penguin
6) Paper Plate Penguin
Turn paper plates into cute penguins. Let the kids color them in ans hang them on their bedroom wall
7) Stick Reindeer
Glue three popsicle sticks together to make this cute little reindeer and add goggle eyes and a pom pom for the nose.
Salt Dough Ornaments
8) Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough is perfect for making festive ornaments.
9) Turtle Baubles
Turtles really have made a comeback! These are so cute and perfect for any ninja turtle fan to make or receive as a special gift. You could also write your kids names on each of the headbands.
Christmas Candle Holder Snow Globes
10) Christmas Candle Holder Snow Globes
These are so easy to make. Turn a wineglass upside down to make a cloche style ornament. Pop fake trees and little snowmen inside and finish off by placing matching pillar candles on top. Visit the Dollar Store for everything you will need.
Hand Print Christmas Tree
11)Hand Print Christmas Tree
Get all the family involved in this one to make a family tree.
Wrap a pickle jar in candy canes for a Christmas centerpiece
13) Lightbulb Penguins
What a clever way to upcycle old lightbulbs and gloves! Get an old glove to make little hats and paint on adorable little face.
14)Reindeer Pot Family
Ever wonder what to do with unused terra cotta plant pots? Paint them and add little pom poms for noses. Fill them with cute treats for your next festive party.
This is a really fun way to record your child's handprint and turn them into decorations! The possibilities are endless from reindeers to elves and angels.
16)Pinecone Owl Ornaments
How cute does he look on that Christmas tree ? The wings are made from felt and his body is painted gold. You could also make robins or red cardinals.
Perfect for the younger ones, you will need colored popsicle sticks,glitter, glue, paint and a brush, pom poms and ribbon for hanging.
Ribbon Christmas Tree
18) Ribbon Christmas Tree
This is a perfect way to use up leftover ribbons to make pretty decorations with the kids. They also make adorable little gifts to give to family and friends.
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