The holidays are fast approaching, and the closer they get, the bigger the to-do lists become. As you rush around in preparation for parties, gift giving and traveling, take time to be with your children and involve them in the holiday decorating and wrapping. You may even create some new family traditions in the process!
Festive Paper Chains: This is an old favorite that is easy for little hands to make and perfect for children of all ages to enjoy in anticipation of the holidays.
Polymer Clay Ornaments: These ornaments are easy and inexpensive to make and are wonderful gifts to give or keep. Use cookie cutters to make your favorite holiday shapes and characters.
Hand-Stamped Gift Bags: Children can create handmade gift wrap to give gifts for teachers and friends. With minimal supplies and time, they can create beautiful packages with very little help!
Sprinkled Pretzels: Little ones will love the opportunity to help you in the kitchen, and these pretzel treats are fun to both make and eat!
Holiday Crackers: I grew up in England, where crackers (treat filled cardboard tubes wrapped in tissue paper so they look like oversized candy that two people pull apart to reveal the goodies inside) were a staple during the holidays. These homemade versions would be fun to share with classmates or look lovely used to adorn the holiday table.
Glitter Ornaments: Dress up store bought ornaments with a little glitter and some ribbon to create unique ornaments that will give your home a little sparkle all season long.