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Easy Christmas Craft Ideas
Christmas crafts have long been popular with families. With decorating the tree, serving meals to family, and attending holiday parties, there are many opportunities to exercise your creative side by making Christmas crafts. Here are a few easy crafts that will make your home and get-togethers a bit more special.
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Sparkling snowflake tree ornament
This craft will make your Christmas tree sparkle! You will need scissors, 2 blue or white tinsel pipe cleaners, and silver pony beads that will sparkle when hit with light. First, cut each pipe cleaner in half so that you have 4 pieces of equal length. Then twist two pieces together to make a cross. Then twist the other two pieces into the cross so you have 8 “points” on your snowflake. Add beads to each point, bending each point at the end slightly to prevent the beads from falling off.
Finally, add a hook to the top by attaching and bending another piece of pipe cleaner or attaching an ornament hook. Hang several of these on your tree for a glimmering effect. This craft is easy for small children to make, and they will love seeing their handiwork on the tree!
These are fun to make and look especially good in groups sitting on windowsills. For each snowman, you will need a tube sock, dried beans of any kind, two rubber bands, a piece of ribbon, and markers. First, cut about 4 inches off the top of the tube sock and set that aside. Next, fill the remaining sock almost completely full with dried beans. Use one of the rubber bands to tie the top closed so the beans do not fall out.
Next, take the top of the sock that you’ve cut off and tie the cut-off end closed in the same way. Take the open part of the piece of sock (originally the top of the tube sock) and secure it snugly over the tied top of the bean-filled sock. This becomes the snowman’s hat! Use the markers to draw a face on the snowman. Finally, tie the ribbon around the snowman’s “neck” as a scarf. These snowmen are fun, decorative, and easy to make! Use a tube sock with colored rings around the top for the best-looking hat.
Pine cone Christmas tree
Pine cone Christmas trees are a favorite with kids. For each one, you will need one dried pinecone, glitter, glue, and sequins. You can use practically any other craft decoration you like as well. Be creative! Cover portions of the pine cone with glue. Then sprinkle glitter over the glue and shake off the excess glitter. Finally, glue sequins on the edges of the pinecone. Your kids will love decorating these and you can use other decorations such as pipe cleaners, small bells, or paper cut-outs as well.