Christmas Crafts For Kids
Christmas cannot be complete without some christmas crafts for kids.
All kids without exception love craft activities and come Christmas time there are endless ideas for decorations and simple gifts which they can enjoy.
Perhaps Christmas puppets which they can then use for a puppet show, or they could put on a play using their own masks.
Here are just a few more ideas on Kids Christmas crafts -
Ask the children to outline hands on a brown construction paper and outline their feet using a slightly lighter shade of brown paper.
Get them to cut out the shapes. The foot shape forms the face and the hands the antlers of the reindeer. You might also want to add ears. Stick these together, then simply add plastic eyes and a red pom-pom nose, and perhaps draw on a smile, and there you are! Glue the reindeer onto a piece of backing card if you like.
Stretch plastic food wrap over sheets of cardboard and secure with tape. Using white glue, or glitter glue, draw Christmas shapes (stars, bells etc), then fill in the shapes using the glue as well.
Children sprinkle glitter onto the shapes, and if they are going to be hung up they will need to add a loop of ribbon or yarn at the top. Leave these to dry and cut out. They will adhere to a window, and peel off easily afterwards, as an alternative to hanging.
Get some pre-baked Christmas-shaped cookies and a supply of different colored icings and sprinkles. Give each child a cookie and let them have fun decorating it.
Or, you could have the pieces ready for a gingerbread house and let the kids assemble and decorate it.
For this activity you need some wrapped cany canes,red pom pom and two plastic eyes. Have some wrapped candy canes, and glue on a small red pom-pom as a nose. Stick the eyes.
Wrap half a pipe cleaner round the curved top of the cane, and twist on more bits of cut pipe cleaner for antlers. Add a bow tied round the reindeer’s ‘neck’, and you have a fun and inexpensive Christmas gift!
Have a supply of small round lids, such as frozen juice lids, and some old Christmas cards. Kids cut pictures they like from the cards, using the lid itself as a guide, then glue it onto the lid.
You can spray paint the other side gold or silver, if you like or kids can even stick on other objects to the other side or add glitter and so on.
An adult then uses a glue gun to stick a paper clip (preferably a colored one) to the top as a hanger.
For this activity you need a supply of clean dry open pine cones. If you can only find closed ones, use these by drying them first in a 200 degree oven, which will cause them to open.
These look great as little Christmas trees. Just glue on sequins, tinsel or glitter stars, or you can wind tinsel between the ‘branches’. Add a base made from a decorated empty plastic container, or add a hanger and you have a miniature christmas tree.
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