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Holiday Crafts for Kids: Make your own ornaments and advent calendars

Fingerpainted Gift Wrap and Stained Glass Cards

Holiday Crafts for Kids: DIY Ornaments and paper chains for preschoolers

Fingerpainted Gift Wrap:

Create personalized wrapping paper using your child’s fingerprints (or handprints!) that everyone on your gift list will love!


Brown craft paper, acrylic paints, paintbrushes

How To:

  • Spread newspaper out to cover work surface
  • Cut craft paper to desired size for gift wrapping
  • Using paintbrush, paint child’s hand, then make handprints all over paper
  • Clean off hand and repeat with another color
  • Continue to repeat until desired effect is achieved

Stained Glass Cards:

These simple cards are easy to make and lovely to give family and friends during the holidays.


Construction paper or colored cardstock, tissue paper, scissors, glue, cookie cutters, pencil

How To:

Holiday Crafts for Kids: DIY Ornaments and paper chains for preschoolers
  • Fold construction paper into desired card size
  • Use a cookie cutter as a stencil and draw around shape with a pencil
  • Grownups cut out shapes leaving open windows
  • Cut pieces of tissue paper slightly bigger than open windows
  • Open card and glue tissue to cover the windows
  • Set aside and allow to dry before writing inside of card

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