Children enjoy everything about holiday apart from having to wait for the day to finally arrive patiently. During their school break, you will frequently hear them saying, “I don’t have anything to do.” You will be able to keep them occupied this holiday season with crafts that are quick and fun for your kids to create.
1. Santa Ornament:
This is a terrific gift for children to create and give to their pals or teachers. You can buy big plastic ornaments at a craft store. These ornaments can be opened up so that you can place objects on the core.
Fill the ornament with the peppermints and close it securely. Then stick jiggly eyes onto a wooden ball. As soon as the eyes are set in place, the wooden ball should be stuck on the top of the plastic ornament.
Then, attach cotton hair to the head, mustache, and beard. Fasten a red felt ‘hat’ on top of the hair. Glue on a long piece of black felt for Santa’s belt at the bottom of the ornament. Paint a thin wooden heart black and then glue it to the base of the ornament. The curves in the heart will become Santa’s feet.
2. Christmas Placemat Craft:
Making use of recycled Christmas cards, remove the back of the card where there is writing. You will need to have approximately three standard sized Christmas cards to create each placemat.
Get your children to glue the cards on colorful construction paper with the decoration side up. Once the glue is dry, you will need to protect the front and back of the craft project with clear contact paper, making certain there aren’t any gaps or open ends. Youngsters enjoy putting their plates on their very own unique Christmas placemat.
3. Candy Cane Reindeer:
This particular craft project is an oldie, but it is still popular with kids. All that is required are candy canes, pipe cleaners, jiggly eyes, mini pom-poms as well as glue. Glue a pipe cleaner on top of the candy cane, and twist it to make it look like antlers. Stick jiggly eyes to each side of the reindeer head and then apply the nose to the end of the candy cane.
4. Cookie Cutter Ornaments:
To do this craft, you will need to have a variety of cookie cutters in several holiday shapes. Those that give the best results are Santa, snowmen, bell shapes, and trees.
Put each cookie cutter on colorful construction paper and then trace around it. Cut it out and get your children to decorate all of the cutouts with mini pom-poms and glitter for Christmas balls on the tree.
If you make snowmen, mini black pom-poms may be used for the buttons. Jiggly eyes can be used on Santa and the snowmen. After each of the ornaments is completed, make a hole at the top with a hole puncher. Then thread through the hole and see the joy in your youngsters’ faces as they hang their unique ornaments on the tree.