Isn’t it always more fun when kids can give the gift of handmade rather than gifts bought with money their parents give them? Here’s some inspiration to keep your kids in the holiday spirit of giving and in a crafty headspace of creativity. The holidays produce a lot of crafts online, and these are some of the best we’ve seen.
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Salt Dough Ornaments 1 of 15Salt dough might seem like a strange ingredient for a tree ornament, but the results don't lie. I love how rustic the dried dough looks against an evergreen. And the little icons pressed into the middle just make my day!
via modern parent messy kids
Snow Ornaments 2 of 15These delicate little munchkins end up looking fantastic. The straight lines give it a really professional look, so it's a great confidence booster for the kids. We made quite a few of these and spread them all over the tree!
via martha stewart
Candy Snails 3 of 15I can't think of any Christmas songs that involve little snails, but these are just too cute to resist! You might be brave enough to eat a gumdrop and a peppermint at the same time, but I'm still working up the nerve!
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Lace Votive Holders 4 of 15These are absolute classics. I remember making lace votive candle holders as a kid. These make great mommy gifts. But SHHHH! Act surprised on the big morning, even if you helped a little.
Felt Snowman 5 of 15This smiling frosty man will light up any room in the house! It's super easy, too. I'm always having to look for new crafts for my 2 and 5 year-olds. Put it in a box with a bow and your kid will have a beautiful, handmade gift for a loved one.
Free Printable Ornaments 6 of 15These little characters are just the cutest things! My favorite part about this craft is that all my kids can do it together. The younger kids get a little help from me and the older kids get to work on making all the details of the cutting and gluing just right!
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Stained Glass Ornaments 7 of 15These excellently crafted little joys come to us from the always wonderful Martha Stewart. I love the idea of using nine or ten of these as a mobile. They almost look good enough to eat!
via martha stewart
Chalkboard Ornament 8 of 15I love the look of these. They have a very chic, modern vibe to them but still allow for the homey goodness of the personal message you write. You could even let out your artistic craziness and draw a collage.
via rust & sunshine
Felted Necklace 9 of 15This is on my Christmas list for sure! I love when crafters manage to make something genuinely beautiful but also very simple. I can't wait to unwrap this little jewel on Christmas morning.
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Alphabet Crayons 10 of 15I can't wait to try these out for myself. This craft will absolutely overjoy all kids ages 2 to 92. Pick which colors most fit the personality of each letter and get started!
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Cork Coasters 11 of 15This is a great project to give your kitchen accessories that handmade flair. I love when projects allow kids to discover real art techniques. My husband and I are repainting the garage and we'll be using tape to get those corners just right!
via let's explore
Beeswax Candles 12 of 15Beeswax is so much fun to work with! This year, you and your kids can give a gift that's been made for hundreds of years. You'll want to make a few extra for your bathroom or hallway, too.
Photo Wreath Ornament 13 of 15We proudly have one of these displayed in our kitchen right now! These are such a joy to make and really make an impression on the tree. This one's getting favorited to use for next year as well.
via handmade charlotte
Duct Tape Trees 14 of 15The end result of this project is so cool looking! Who knew? These festive pieces of art make a great gift. It takes a little time but the results are worth it!
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Candy Cane Reindeer 15 of 15These little wrapped treats are cute as a button! Just use your yarn to wrap a candy cane or two and sticks some bells and buttons on. These are super easy to make and are the kind of crafty goodness that really gets my heart pounding!
via my blessed life
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