Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Crafts To Do With Your Kids

Christmas break is coming for the kiddos and you know what that means!  "Mom, I'm bored!"

Well, fret no more, mom friends!  Here are some crafts that the kids will enjoy making and you will cherish for years to come.  These would be appropriate for preschoolers on up.  The supplies are easy to find, too.

This first one requires construction (or colored) paper, google eyes and a red pompom.
(Sorry this picture isn't so great.  I moved it all over the house but the glass reflects everything!  This is as good as it gets!)
Trace your child's foot on brown paper and each hand on black paper.  Cut out and assemble into the shape of a reindeer.  Next attach google eyes and a red pompom for the nose.  Your done!  I pasted this one on another piece of colored paper and mounted it in a shadow box frame.  I hang it every Christmas!

Here's a cute Christmas ornament!  You'll need a candy cane, a star, some moss, cotton, a wooden bead and a paper clip for hanging.

Turn the candy cane upside down and glue on some moss then some cotton.  Draw a face on the wooden bead and glue to the cotton.  Finally glue the star on top (you can embellish with glitter if you have some) and attach an opened paper clip for hanging.

Finally, here is a sweet nativity.  You'll need three small flower pots, three wooden beads, a small amount of moss (or shredded paper), small scraps of fabric and craft paint.

Paint all three flower pots (we used a navy, a brick red and a gold color).  Draw faces on the three beads.  Next hot glue Mary and Joseph's heads to the bottom of two of the pots and glue small scraps of fabric to their heads.  Take the third flower pot and put some moss in the bottom then glue the head to the inside of the pot.  This is your baby Jesus.

We made a set of these for all the grandparents and great-grandparents in our family.  They loved them!

I hope these ideas inspire you and help you keep your sanity during the extended break!

I shared these ideas at Tatertots and Jello!
And Funky Junk Interiors!
And A Little Lovely!
And Be Different...Act Normal!
And Under The Table and Dreaming!
And Blissful and Domestic


  1. Those are so cute! The kids and I may have to whip some of these up!


    Thanks for linking up at Tatertots and Jello! I'd love for you to come check out my blog:

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  3. Oh I love ALL Your crafts! The Reindeer, the Flowerpot nativity... the little crib! Fabulous!

    Would love for you to link up at Kids Get Crafty? It's every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art, current linky:

    Hope to see you there!


  4. Great ideas - we will definitely need to do one of these during the week since we're expecting rain and cold weather - need inside activities-

  5. A couple fun projects that I do with my boys (ages 11 & 8) are salt dough ornanments and cinnamon ornaments. Both recipes can be found online...simple, inexpensive, fun and cherished for years to come!

  6. These are so cute!! I totally forgot about the reindeer prints. We are doing that next week for sure.

  7. i love the reindeer hands! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  8. So cute. I just love crafts for Christmas

  9. ah I wish I had kids just to do these crafts!!

  10. I will definitely be doing these crafts home winter break. I love them! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Carnival.

  11. Oh goodness that reindeer is SO cute!!! We'd love for you to share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.