8 Fun and Easy Children’s Photo Projects – Great for the Holidays!

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!

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  • Clay Frames 1 of 7
    Clay Frames
    Help 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 7
    Mobile Family Tree
    Have 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 7
    Photo Gift Wrap
    If 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 7
    Vintage Photo Bracelets
    If 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 7
    Photo Ornaments
    Personalize 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 7
    Personalized Bookmark
    Making 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 7
    Photo Wreath
    Making 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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