Kids love being up and about, playing outside, making up dances, running around the house, and bothering you for snacks. During the Christmas season and holiday break, bringing your kids to the grocery store or gift shopping is out of the question, So how can you keep them busy? They can make Christmas crafts while you cook, clean, and shop. You could even take a break from the stressful errands and help them out. Here are five Christmas crafts your kids will love creating this holiday season.
Wrapped Candy Decorations
This Christmas craft is easy and cheap to create. You only need a few simple supplies. All you need to buy is parchment paper– and that’s if you don’t have any in the house from baking.
Ask the kids to look for small round ornaments around the house, repurposing old Christmas decorations. Then, wrap small squares of parchment paper around each round item and twist to create a candy-like shape. Make a bow around both ends and hang them on your tree.
Compostable and biodegradable garlands
Garlands are an old-school Christmas decoration, and there’s nothing wrong with recreating them with modern twists. After the holidays, you can easily toss these garlands in a compost bin. So what are they made of?
Stale pantry items like candy, popcorn, bay leaves, pretzels, and dried pasta are used to make these garlands. All you have to do is thread a needle and strong monofilament through the items. Your kids will love playing with their food to create these decorations.
Filling stockings with small toys and treats has been a Christmas ritual for several decades. But have you ever thought of embellishing your family members’ stocks for an artistic touch?
Let your kids decorate their own stockings this year. Fold the hem of the stocking and attach a ribbon around it. Then, decorate the stockings with felt cut-outs and different Christmas stickers.
Santa Advent Calendar
This is another Christmas-themed craft that your kids can easily pull off, with or without parental supervision. You’ll need cotton balls, white paper, a cut-out Santa’s head, some tape, and a pen for this craft.
Glue Santa’s head to the white paper and make eyes and his nose. Then, you could ask your kids to tape the cotton balls on each number until every part of the white paper is filled with Santa’s white beard.
Popsicle Stick Wreath
Forget about your Halloween door wreath that took lots of time to make; this easy wreath only takes a short time. You’ll need craft sticks (small and large), a foam wreath, and a red ribbon. So, how do you go about it?
Paint the sticks in three different shades of green, then glue them to a 12″ foam wreath. Make sure you mix the different green shades as you make the wreath. Then, attach the red ribbon to the wreath in the form of a bow.