22 Unique Kids' Craft Ideas for the Holidayscraftyamy
We’re nearly full-fledged into the holiday season, which means craftiness abounds! Adults get caught up in outfitting the home for visitors and parties, but there’s one thing that they shouldn’t overlook: kids’ holiday crafting. Doing some holiday projects with your children is not only a good way to spend time with them, but it’s also a great opportunity to have some fun during the madness. I’ve compiled some ideas for fab kiddie DIYs from now through the end of the year. One project I spotted that made me squeal with delight is these Christmas finger puppets made from coin wrappers. Are those really little belts on those elves? Whee! There are a ton of cute and fun holiday projects that you can do with children; click through the jump to see more.
Snow Globe Ornament 1 of 21Children will love assembling the pieces of this whimsical snow globe. Adults can help by doing the cutting and hanging.
Find out how it was made at FamilyFun
Fern Tree Cards 2 of 21Utilize houseplants and construction paper to assemble these cheery holiday cards.
Get the step-by-step at Martha Stewart
Singing Choir 3 of 21Spread holiday cheer by decorating toilet paper tubes with paint, socks and string.
Find out how they were made at Family Fun
Pinecone Tom 4 of 21Use cut pieces of tissue paper to make the bright and happy feathers of this Thanksgiving decoration.
Learn how it was done at Amazing Moms
Glittery Menorah 5 of 21Let kids decorate the pieces of this Hanukkah staple with glittery and glue, then involve an adult for quick and easy assembly .
Find the step-by-step at Creative Jewish Mom
Pom Pom Snowman 6 of 21Younger kids can glue together packaged poms, while older children can have fun making Frosty by using yarn and pom pom makers.
Learn more about the project at Homework
Jingle Bell Rings 7 of 21Use up old ribbon on shower curtain rings; it's as easy as wrapping and tying a knot to finish.
Find the tutorial on Make and Takes
Tom Placecards 8 of 21These fun turkey placecards were made with sugary sweets - adults will need to help assembly with hot glue.
Learn how they were made at Woman's Day
Softie Santa 9 of 21Older children can easily cut out the pattern pieces; adults need to help with the hot glue action.
Get the complete instructions at Kaboose
Simple Wrap 10 of 21Children can add a special touch to gift wrap by painting through a stencil, then enhance with a bright bow.
Find the how-to at Plaid
Leaf Lanterns 11 of 21These pretty leaf votives make a bright addition to a Thanksgiving table - and the exteriors are made using kids' scribbles.
Get the instructions at A Place Like This
Recycled Dreidel 12 of 21You'll have to help the younger ones poke a hole through the cap, but they'll have a blast decorating and then playing with these homemade driedels.
Learn how these were made at Creative Jewish Mom
Ring Ornaments 13 of 21Let children dig into your stash and add bright beads to a ribbon - then secure with a glue stick and hang.
Get the instructions at Better Homes and Gardens
Reindeer Bag 14 of 21Print out a template and cut out for the kids, then let them assemble Rudolph with a glue stick.
Learn how to make this at Family Fun
Gingerbread Garland 15 of 21This adorable banner was made with paper bags, paint and tracings of Christmas cookie cutters.
Find the tutorial at Kaboose
Silverware Wraps 16 of 21Children will have a blast painting these round Thanksgiving turkeys onto construction paper - mom just needs to add eyes and names with a paint pen.
Learn how it was done at Make and Takes
Tree Apron 17 of 21All the kids can help make this gift, simply by sticking their hands in paint and pressing onto an apron.
Find the step-by-step at Make and Takes
Polka Dot Wreaths 18 of 21Little balls of clay are easy for children to roll and glue to a wreath form cut out by mom or dad.
See the instructions at Crayola
Colorful Lights 19 of 21Have any leftover kids' paint? Let children stick their thumbs in it to make this cute little light art.
Find out how it was done at Meet the Dubiens
Festive Hangings 20 of 21Make these simple decorations by letting children cut out the shapes, then have an adult sew together on a machine.
Learn how to make them at Elsie Marley
Balloon Ornaments 21 of 21White glue serves as the stiffener for these pretty yarn ornaments, and kids will enjoy wrapping the yarn around balloons.
See how it was done Holidash
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