Memories are a big part of the holidays — as is kids crafting. Why not combine the two with some unique holiday projects that incorporate photography from the entire year? Children love to help with it comes to making gifts, and adding photos gives those gifts a special, personal touch. A great gift to start with is this recycled frame photo holder. Adults might need to offer some help on some of these projects, but it’s worth it to see the smiles on their faces when they get to pitch in. I’ve found some additional project ideas I think you’ll like. Continue through the jump to take a peek, and then get crafting!
Clay Frames 1 of 7Help kids roll out the clay, then let them cut shapes with cookie cutters. Stick in gems and let dry for a great personalized gift.
Get the instructions at Activity Village
Mobile Family Tree 2 of 7Have a new arrival in the family? Celebrate his or her first holiday with a handmade mobile that displays your favorite family photos. Big brother or sister will be happy to help out.
Find the template at Parents.com
Photo Gift Wrap 3 of 7If you want your gifts to really stand out under the tree, use photos instead of wrapping paper. Children will love choosing pictures and then gluing them into a customized mosaic for a special recipient.
Get the how-to at Family Fun
Vintage Photo Bracelets 4 of 7If your kid wants to give gifts this holiday season but doesn't have the allowance earnings to cover it, these sentimental bracelets are a win-win. Your older kid can exercise his or her creative muscles and enjoy the gift of giving.
See how it's done at Cathie Filian
Photo Ornaments 5 of 7Personalize your tree this year with the help of your kids. There are no limits to what you can create with bright holiday papers and festive embellishments. Tree decorating just got a lot more fun!
Find out how it's made at Roots and Wings
Personalized Bookmark 6 of 7Making bookmarks is another fun craft for kids that can also double as gifts. Equipped with construction paper and glue, kids can use their favorite images and quotes — whatever they want — to create a gift that'll last all year.
See how it's done at Make and Takes
Photo Wreath 7 of 7Making a wreath with the kids is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. You, the adult, should make the cork frame, but then your kids can help accessorize by pinning in their favorite photos. Your guests will be warmly welcomed indeed.
Find the step-by-step tutorial at Centsational Girl
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