Holiday Crafts for Kids {Our Family World}

Holiday Crafts for Kids {Our Family World}

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Today’s guest post comes from Taylor who is a contributor over at Our Family World.  She has some family-friendly and fun ideas and you are sure to find something your kiddos will enjoy.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is doing holiday crafts with my children. Besides making a gingerbread house, decorating our Christmas stockings, and creating ornaments for the tree, I want my children to have fun creating new items for the holiday season. This year, we plan on doing these fun and creative crafts for kids:

Hand Cookies

Fun crafts for kids can include baking in the kitchen;  and making hand cookies can be a lot of tasty fun. We use just a basic cookie recipe and I help my younger children outline their hands on the dough. Sometimes we add crumbled cookies, candies and icing.

Beaded Jewelry

Another great option when trying to find crafts for kids is beaded jewelry. For very young children, you can use yarn instead of wire, just be sure to buy green and red beads that have big openings. Not only do children like to make necklaces, bracelets, or even rings, making jewelry will help develop their fine motor skills.

Holiday Crayons

One twist on a favorite craft we are trying this year is making holiday crayons. We take holiday-themed cookie cutters, like candy canes, and place them on a piece of aluminum foil. Once the crayons have melted in a pot over low heat, pour them in the cookie cutters and wait for them to set and cool. Then you instantly have new holiday crayons!

Metal Cut-Outs

To help decorate this Christmas season, you can make metal cut-outs from disposable metal pie or lasagna pans from the dollar store. Simply cut out the tin
into a tree, star or candy cane shape. You can take a hole punch to make a hole in the top so it can hang from the tree or on the wall. Kids will have fun using glitter to decorate their creations.

BabbaBox

Our family loves the crafts that are included in the BabbaBox. Each month, we receive a box that has two or three crafts, a theme-based product to explore, books, and prepaid downloads for interactive learning. We receive one box per month and I highly recommend that families with children from ages 3 to 6. Check out what holiday crafts you can make with this  craft box from BabbaBox

There are so many different crafts for kids to help celebrate the holiday season and I know my family is going to take advantage of as many ideas as we can this year!

Taylor is the mother of 3 children and enjoys writing about parenting and health on ourfamilyworld. When she isn’t writing, you can find her playing with her children, doing crafts, or hiking on the trails

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Bobbie Gilliam says

    I love creating items with my kids, still have many tree ornaments on our tree from when my oldest two were little. thanks

  2. Debra Givens-Wagner says

    We made ornaments when the kids were small it was so fun to do, wish I still had them!

  3. Crystal Irvin says

    This year I made hand print plates and ornaments with my 2year old niece and she absolutely loved it

  4. Diana Heiner says

    Love the holiday crayon idea….we are going to try that out!!

  5. I love the holiday crayon idea too, my kids love to color so this would be so fun to have on hand next Christmas 🙂

  6. Stephanie Larison says

    Very nice, my daughter loves making crafts with me. The hand cookies are esp. a very cute idea!

  7. I also like the crayon idea. Thanks
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  8. What great ideas. I want to try the crayon one. Thanks!

  9. Danita Vojta says

    THese are all amazing ideas for me to try with my boys. Well, I know for sure that my 8 year old would love doing them but the 15 year old is only into video games, but will have to try with him too anyway

  10. These are fun projects, thank you for sharing.

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