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Six Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

 

Simple Christmas Crafts

When I asked the kids what they wanted to be sure to do this Christmas season, the girls both said crafts.

I don’t have any original ideas right now, so I thought I’d share a few of the simple Christmas crafts we’ve been making from other bloggers. Some can be used as Christmas cards, others as gifts or ornaments.

Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

Torn Paper Christmas Trees inspired by Crystal at Serving Joyfully

I love how these came out, and we have some beautiful cards to share with a few of our favorite people. I like them the way they’re pictured here, but the kids plan to decorate the trees before sending.

Easy Christmas Crafts

 

Folded Circle Angels from Noreen at Crafty Journal

These came out cute as well. Not all my paper was double sided, and we mis-folded a few! We like them anyway. Not sure if we’ll add ribbons to make them ornaments or use them as gift tags.

Easy Christmas Crafts

 

Fabric Scrap Star Ornaments shown by Jackie at Happy Hooligans

This one is a little more involved. The kids still finished them quickly and enjoyed the process. They actually made several in green, red and gold but gave them away so quickly that this is the only one left!

Easy Christmas Crafts

A note about the base – the pipe cleaner idea is clever, but I think the kids would have bent the star all out of shape while wrapping the fabric. I found some plastic star shapes at The Dollar Tree that worked great. (Three of them were packaged with some sunglasses for $1.)

 

Felt Heart Keyrings found at Red Ted Art

You could make these adorable pieces any shape and use them as Christmas ornaments.

http://www.redtedart.com/2013/08/28/felt-heart-craft-keyring-gifts-that-kids-can-make/

I used this idea to develop our own project, but I can’t tell you about it because my mom reads this blog! This was the first sewing project that the three younger kids had ever done. They worked really hard at it, and the results are impressive.

A couple more we still plan to get to:

Fingerprint Christmas Lights shown by Jessica at Candle In The Night

We’ll probably make these to be used as cards.

http://candleinthenight.com/2014/10/fingerprint-christmas-lights/

 

Reindeer Puzzle Piece Ornament also from Happy Hooligans

Jackie has several other simple ideas in that post as well. I like her I Spy Christmas Ornaments also.

http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/

Photo from www.happyhooligans.ca

What simple Christmas crafts are you making with your kids this year?

Shared at: Abiding In Grace, So Much At Home, Raising Homemakers, Coffee and Conversation, Thriving Thursday, Fellowship Friday, Art of Homemaking Monday, Modest Monday

Comments

  1. Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says:

    Those are so cute!! They look really easy and affordable too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We may have to give these angels a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Especially like the torn paper Christmas trees and the fingerprint Christmas lights!! Fun stuff happening over here!!

    • Thanks for commenting, Susan. We’re enjoying the projects (and will be adding some reindeer fingerprints to our Christmas card envelopes thanks to your good idea:)

  4. These are beautiful thanks for sharing

  5. Adorable Crafts 🙂

  6. I love these Abi! I LOVE those reindeer puzzle ornaments. Such a cute idea.

    You have accomplished a lot. We have yet to complete a single craft for Christmas. My oldest is 4 and he still isn’t into sitting still for very long and my youngest isn’t 2 yet. He is still eating everything that he shouldn’t and can’t sit long enough to get through a single book! 🙂

    • Different things work at different stages for different kids. If you want to try the torn paper trees with your oldest, you could use a regular size piece of paper, draw a large triangle tree and tear the green pieces fairly big – it won’t take long at all to complete.

      When some of mine were younger I’d break up a project like the puzzle reindeer into multiple days – paint the pieces one day, glue together another.

      And if you don’t get to do any crafts this year, that’s OK too . . . its only fun if they’ll enjoy it.

  7. That torn Christmas tree looks so fun. Thanks for linking up!

    • Thanks for visiting, Becky. The kids did have fun making them, and I had fun watching how each of them had a different style when they made their trees.

  8. Those angels are so cute! We havent’ made Christmas cards yet, we’ll have to try those soon. My oldest loves craft time, but many times I have no ideas besides just letting him play.

  9. Love the fingerprint lights! So, so cute! My little guys would also love making those trees! Great idea!

    Elizabeth
    http://www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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