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15 Holiday Crafts for the Pre-School Set

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The holidays are a time for family fun and togetherness. What better way to hang out than with a few crafts? It can be tricky to find craft ideas for little ones, so I’ve gathered 15 project ideas for family crafting. You have to do something while the cookies are baking, right?


  • Button Ornaments 1 of 15
    Button Ornaments

    Simple ornaments that look much more complicated. Instructions for these and more at Martha Stewart
  • Colorful Doorbells 2 of 15
    Colorful Doorbells

    A great way to use up all those egg cartons after baking day (and to know if little elves are sneaking a peek at the presents). Directions found on Martha Stewart
  • Snowflake Ballerinas 3 of 15
    Snowflake Ballerinas

    A fun twist on the classic paper cutting. Instructions found on Good Ideas for You
  • Pom Pom Ornaments 4 of 15
    Pom Pom Ornaments

    A fun pop of color for the tree (and a great way to teach patterns if you're so inclined). Instructions found at Whatever ...
  • Fairy Wonderland 5 of 15
    Fairy Wonderland

    Even the littlest ones can help create this winter wonderland for the fairies and elves. Inspiration found here
  • Holiday Finger Puppets 6 of 15
    Holiday Finger Puppets

    Create these easy finger puppets and sit back and enjoy hours of creative play. Instructions and materials list found on parents.com
  • Straw Burst Wreath 7 of 15
    Straw Burst Wreath

    This easy wreath looks surprisingly sophisticated for a project you can make with your five-year-old. Instructions found on Woman's Day
  • Glittered Candles 8 of 15
    Glittered Candles

    Candles make everyting magical and glittered candles double the magic. These are simply rolled in epsom salts. Directions right here
  • Elf Donuts 9 of 15
    Elf Donuts

    Santa's Elves need sustenance too. Tiny directions found at The Unconfidential Cook
  • Ornaments from Toys 10 of 15
    Ornaments from Toys

    A great way to get those tiny toys up off the floor. Instructions found at Martha Stewart
  • Modern Snowflakes 11 of 15
    Modern Snowflakes

    Cut out the paper circles ahead of time and you and your little ones can create fun snowflake patterns. Inspiration and instructions right here
  • Classic Pom Pom Ornaments 12 of 15
    Classic Pom Pom Ornaments

    These have been a pre-school staple for years and still hold their charm. Instructions found at Skip to my Lou.
  • Popsicle Stick Snowflakes 13 of 15
    Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

    Create your own patterns, teaching shapes and gluing skills at the same time. Instructions right here
  • Cotton Swab Snowflakes 14 of 15
    Cotton Swab Snowflakes

    Just glue, cotton swabs and glitter are all you need to craft these charming snowflakes. Detailed instructionsright here
  • Pinecone Ornaments 15 of 15
    Pinecone Ornaments

    Simple and cute, a great way to begin crafting together. Instructions right here

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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