Quick Christmas Crafts
Here are a few ideas of crafts the kids and I will be doing or have done over Christmas.
1. Make an ornament. Make a star add some glitter and string.
2. Use construction paper to make a Christmas tree. Have the kids use different colors of finger paint to add ornaments to the tree.
3. Cut out pairs of mitten and have them match them. It could be colors, numbers, sight words, letters, etc.
4. Make snowflakes. The kids will love each and every time they open them up!
5. Be prepared for after Christmas and have the kids make thank you notes. Fold paper, as you would in a card, then decorate the front with the kids drawing a Christmas item (tree, baby Jesus, stocking, etc.).
6. Cut out a large peanut shape with brown construction paper. Add a large red nose to the bottom, antlers, and eyes. Overnight add glitter to the nose to make it even more special.
7. Make reindeer feed: Mix oatmeal, sunflower seeds, nuts, etc. Have it ready for Christmas Eve.
8. Trace the kids hands in green construction paper. Glue them onto a ring (cut out of a cereal box). Add a bow and hang the wreath on the door.
9. Make a green and red chain to count down the days until Christmas.
10. Cut items out of a magazine for a wish list.
11. Make napkin rings to decorate the table. Cut apart toilet paper rolls into small rings. Then paint/glitter/sticker/ them.
12. Use cookie cutters and dip them in paint to make them a Christmas collage with them.
13. Draw a gingerbread person on a large brown paper grocery bag. Decorate it with buttons, ribbon, markers, dried noodles, etc.
14. Use Graham crackers, icing, and candy to make your own gingerbread houses.
15. Make a candy cane by cutting it out of a cereal box, paint it all red, then add cotton balls alternately.
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