Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

As Christmas draws near and the weather gets colder and colder, having indoor activities to do with your family becomes more and more appealing. However, not all of us are pro DIY-ers. Not to worry! Here are some easy Christmas Craft Ideas that you can do with your kids.

These crafts are excellent to do in the days leading up to Christmas and/or on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Bring the supplies to craft with your kids plus your nieces and nephews wherever you are going to celebrate the holidays and you will have provided a constructive place for the little ones to funnel their energy. In addition, you’ll have provided a memento of the holiday celebration for each child to take home.

Fingerprint Christmas Lights

This is a bit of a messy of craft, but it is so much fun and looks so cute! All you’ll need are primary colored finger paints plus maybe orange and green paint.  Have your kids dip their fingers into the paint and onto the paper in any sort of way. When they are done, depending on their ages, have them bring the paintings to you. Use sharpie “connect the dots” to create the Christmas light chord in a doodle-y and Charlie Brown style Christmas light strand sort of way. Connect the painted lights to the Sharpie-ed on chord with a filled in rectangle shape. And voila! You have an art project to display on your fridge! Little tip, set up the paints and paper on a table with a plastic table cloth on it.

Santa Beard Half Mask

These are so fun and simple! Plus, you get to take pictures of your kids with little Santa’s Beards. Depending on the ages of your children, you may need to begin the craft by cutting out a printed Santa beard template and taping or gluing a popsicle stick to the back of the beard. Then, have your child glue cotton balls all over the beard. They cannot go wrong. After they are dry, have a cute little Santa’s Beard photo shoot!

Felt Christmas Tree Pins

Cut out a 3-4 inch triangle from green felt to be your tree. Cut out a rectangle from the brown felt to be the tree trunk and glue it to the base of the tree. Glue pom poms, sequins, glitter, or whatever else your heart desires to the tree as ornaments. Wait for the glue to completely dry. Once dry, the trees can be safety pinned to your shirt.

Alternatively, you can glue the tree to popsicle stick supports along the edges and down the center of the tree. When the framework is dry, glue the whole thing to the side of a clothing pin so that kids can take the pin on and off a little bit more safely on their own. This craft does involve waiting for something to dry which can be very difficult for little ones. However, the finished product is very-cute.

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