Holiday break is fast approaching and you are probably faint at the thought of having the kids around all the time with no school. Maybe you just need some more ideas on how to keep little hands busy and out of the presents?
Here is a great list of crafts —for fun or gifts— that your little ones can create for the holiday season to keep them entertained when it is too cold to go outside in the snow! There are all sorts of ideas in this list that will delight and enthrall them…at least for a little while.
Salt Dough Ornament – Salt dough ornaments are perfect for kids crafts of all sorts, but this little fingerprint snowman is absolutely adorable!
Finger-painted Christmas Lights – This is a great idea for a christmas card or welcome sign and is super easy to do, even with little ones who like to keep busy.
Handprint Snowmen Ornaments – How cute is this idea? This makes a wonderful gift for any family member and the kids will love customizing their snowmen!
Chalk Stencil Lights – This is a great craft to hang up on the fridge or around the house! It’s so easy even the little little ones will have fun completing it!
Mini Rosemary Wreath – You have probably seen mini rosemary Christmas trees, but what about a tiny rosemary wreath that even kids can enjoy making?
Beaded Snowflake Ornaments – If you are looking for a quick and easy craft for your kids, this one is just the ticket! Kids can have fun decorating and designing their own snowflakes with fun beads.
Cranberry Wreath – Cranberries and little wire is all you need for this charming craft! There are so many different objects that can be made with cranberries and wire, check out this tutorial to see a few of them.
Bottle Cap Reindeer – These little reindeer are so cute! This is a great, easy craft for kids and their reindeer can adorn so many places in the house.
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes – Found objects, buttons, beads, and other small decorations can make this simple project even more fun for kids!
Construction Paper Wreaths – While these wreaths might look a little labor intensive they are actually surprisingly easy to assemble and kids will love decorating them!
Pom Pom Hot Cocoa Mugs – Load up these mugs with as many little marshmallows as you want to for a cute holiday decoration that your kids will love making!
Egg Carton Elves – Make these cute little elves with your kids for them to play with and enjoy! These are super easy to make and they can be decorated however your kids would like!
Snowman Door Hanger – These cute little guys are so easy to assemble and your kids can design all the faces and colors for them to make them their own!
Colorful Popsicle Stick Tree – Make some simple but adorable colorful tree ornaments to add to your christmas tree this year! Kids are sure to have a blast decorating their little trees!
Christmas Bird Feeder – Attract the winter birds with these simple little bird feeders so that you and your kids can enjoy birdwatching all season long!
Felt Play Christmas Tree – Having trouble keeping little hands away from the shiny Christmas tree? Keep little ones busy with their own felt tree that can be decorated again and again!
Paper Plate Characters – Paper plates are a tried and true holiday craft material and making these cute little characters is no different! This great tutorial will walk you through the fun process.
DIY Snow Globes – What’s Christmas without making some snow globes? You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to assemble and the kids will enjoy showing off what they have made!
Paper Fir Trees – These trees look amazing and make excellent decorations for around the house! This one will keep kids busy for a while and they will be so proud of their trees!
Build A Snowman Kit – Similar to the felt Christmas tree, these snowman kits are easy to make a will provide hours of entertainment! They also work in the bathtub for some extra fun!