Christmas is the time that you get to spend with your family making new memories and spending time together. One of the best ways that you can do this is to plan some fun holiday crafts that you can do with your kids.
Not only is crafting a great way to spend an afternoon with the family, but some crafts can even be incorporated into your Christmas décor. You can make a new holiday tradition out of a day of holiday crafting that you and your kids will look forward to each and every year.
If you are looking for some great holiday crafts that you can do with your kids this Christmas, here are three ideas that will be fun for the whole family.
One of the most surprisingly expensive pieces of holiday décor that you will need to get for your home is ornaments for the tree. While you might already have a bit of a selection, there is nothing like having a tree that is perfectly adorned with the right number of ornaments. Instead of spending too much money on such things, you can spend an afternoon making homemade ornaments with the kids.
Not only will this craft help alleviate some of the cost of Christmas, but your tree will be all the more special year after year as you hang your handmade ornaments upon it. You can even score some discounts on your crafting materials with 40% off hobby lobby. Whether you craft some Christmas snowflakes for your tree or if you make ornaments out of family photos, you will all love to see your creations hung on the tree this Christmas.
2. Handprint Cards
The tradition of sending out Christmas cards is one that many people love to partake in. Not only are they a great way of sending love and seasons greetings to all of your friends and family members, but they can also make for a lovely display in your home this holiday season. If you have a new little one in the house this Christmas, you can make some adorable handprint Christmas cards that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
All you need for the project is cardstock paper and baby-friendly paint. You can use the handprint as the base for a cute little reindeer or turn it upside down for a Santa face. This will be a Christmas card that many will treasure.
3. Pinecone Christmas Trees
While you are on a wintery walk with the kids, challenge them to find some good-sized pinecones that they can use for a Christmas tree craft. Once they have the perfect pinecone, they can paint it green and decorate it like a miniature Christmas tree. If you are feeling particularly brave, you can break out the glitter for some sparkly fun.
These delightful pinecones can be hung in the window or displayed on the table. They can even be hung on the tree as ornaments too.