The holidays are just days to weeks away. With kids soon to be out of school, this is a wonderful time to have your little ones make crafts for relatives, to decorate the house or just to have a nice quiet time to share stories or traditions with your kids. Here are 6 Easy Holiday Crafts you can make with things you can find around the house.
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This craft can be done with kids of all ages. Grab any colored paper in either square or rectangle shape. Fold the paper in half and then in half again. Take the corner with the folds (that would be the middle of the snowflake) and fold one last time so your paper is in the shape of a triangle. Then cut patterns and shapes on the paper. There is no wrong way or shape to cut! Let your kids’ imagination run wild and then hang the beautiful snowflakes on the windows through the holidays. For older kids who want a challenge, check out Pinterest for patterns and very intricate details.
Popsicle Stick Menorah
Popsicle stick Menorah’s are an incredibly easy craft project for kids of all ages. You need 9 Popsicle sticks, paint, glue and construction paper. Paint the popsicle sticks and let dry. While they are drying, cut out pieces of yellow paper (or painted white paper) for the flame. Glue painted sticks and the paper flames to a piece of construction paper and draw the menorah frame below. While your little ones are making these, it’s a great time to talk about the meaning of the Hanukkah.
Christmas Lights Finger Painting
This craft is great for little kids. All you need is paper, a pen, and some paints. Draw a line of light string and draw circles where the lights should go. Have your little one dip his/her fingers in finger paint and put dots of paint over the circles. Easy Peasy!
For this project, you need construction paper, scissors, glue, a pen, googly eyes and some pipe cleaner. Cut out several different size circles so your little one can choose what kind of snowman he/she wants to make. Some can be big, tall, short, lopsided~ let your little one decide! Have different sized googly eyes (no googly eyes? draw the eyes with a pen) and any extra bits of leftover crafts (feathers, felt, etc) so your child can customize their snowman!
Pipe Cleaner Figures
All you need for this project is…pipe cleaners. This activity is fun because you can make any shape with the cleaners. Make them as ornaments, table settings, fun decorations, presents or just for the fun of it! Use glittery pipe cleaners for the holiday to add a bit of extra spirit.
Star of David
For this craft you need construction paper, a pen and glue. Draw the Star of David on a piece of paper and cut the paper into small squares. Your little ones can glue the paper (in any way) to the Star along the lines.
We hope these fun craft ideas will help bring the holiday spirit to you and your little ones!
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