Looking for a lower key way to celebrate Christmas with your kids? Are they wanting to make some of their Christmas gifts this year? Here are 5 kid friendly crafts to make for Christmas decorating and gift giving.
5 Kid Friendly Crafts to Make for Christmas
In our family, Christmas is about a lot more than getting presents! It’s about spending time together and creating our own special memories. If you have younger children (oh heck, teens would have fun with these too!), why not try a few things on this list?
Instead of spending so much money that January and February are HARD months financially, make your own gifts! Enjoy several afternoons creating these handmade gifts and decor.
Spend an afternoon or a few evenings as a family and MAKE your tree ornaments.
Gather supplies at the dollar store or on Amazon. These wood dove gift tags (or tree ornaments) just need some paint and trim. Then, thread some pretty gold or red ribbon through the hole and they are ready to go on the tree.
Making one of these with each of your kids or grandkids every year would start a great family tradition. Make sure you put the year on them and after the holidays, tuck them in with your other ornaments. Reuse them every year and add one each year.
Make some glittery table decor
Buy Styrofoam cones and cover them with spray glue, then roll them in sparkly glitter. Make several (or have each child make one) then put them together on a table to make a beautiful decoration.
If the cones are too much, use some ornament sized styrofoam balls instead. Gather a bunch of them to display in a large glass bowl by your entryway.
Break out the rolling pin and do some baking
Do some holiday baking with the kids – whether you have a whole afternoon to make some Gingerbread Men or you only have an hour to whip up some Fantasy Fudge, everyone appreciates getting some Christmas treats as a gift.
Put half a dozen Gingerbread Men in a bag. Tie it together with some pretty ribbon! Grandparents would be delighted with this gift.
Make some Paper Angels
Grab some white paper (love this idea of using a music book!), fold it up to make a fan and use gold wire to tighten it. Fan out the arms and add a pear or gold bead for the angel head. Very pretty!!
Make some Paper snowflakes
Did you ever make these when you were a child? They look so pretty and everyone is different! Make sure each child has kiddie scissors and show them what to do. Tape them on your windows, hang them on your tree or make a garland out of them for a doorway.
Any of these 5 Kid Friendly Crafts to Make for Christmas ideas would be a hit, both to make and to receive. So think about making more of a homemade and handmade Christmas this year. Invite the whole family and spend some time working and having fun together!
So, what are you doing for Christmas gifts this year? Store bought? Homemade?