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