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