There is no denying that Christmas is a fantastic time of year. However, one thing is for sure, the weather outside isn’t exactly going to make you feel that you are ready to head outside and spend some time. This can lead to bored children being stuck in the house and in turn parents that are tearing their hair out. This is where Christmas crafts for kids are going to be your greatest Christmas gift.
Not only are Christmas crafts for kids a lot of great fun, but they are also a fantastic way to ensure that your kids are kept entertained (if just for a short period). But where do you start? What if you are not particularly crafty and you still want to keep them entertained?
To help inspire you, I have put together five awesome Christmas crafts for kids that you can try out yourself. Best of all, they are a relatively easy to do, which means that you are not going to feel as stressed out as you would if you were faced with a turkey that was far too big for your oven.
1. Tissue Paper Wreath
Christmas wreaths are amongst the most traditional decoration that you can have in your festive collection, however, if you buy them fresh then it can be irritating when they don’t long as you wanted, or, that a wreath that is made for outside cannot be seen on the inside of our home.
The answer to these problems is to create a tissue paper wreath with the kids at home. Not only will it keep them busy for a while (think of all the tissue paper) it is also going to look great and will be long-lasting enough that you can use it for years and years to come. Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade.
2. Beaded Snowflakes
Snow looks beautiful, doesn’t it? However, it isn’t always the most practical form of weather that you can have. The great thing about this Christmas craft idea is that it means that you can make beautiful beaded snowflake arrangements, but you don’t have to worry about them melting when the warmer weather comes, and, you can just get them out every year, without having to worry about them melting. Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade.
3. Paper Plate Santa
If there is one thing that many homes seem to have plenty of, it is paper plates. Leftover from parties, birthdays and even BBQ’s, these pesky things can soon take over your home. What you may not realize is that they work really well for a variety of kid-friendly crafts. For a truly festive feel, you are going to need to try out this paper plate Santa project.
Not only does it use up those pesky plates, but you also have a fun, colorful and entirely hand-made decoration too. Get the tutorial at Arty Crafty Kids.
4. Handprint Christmas Tree
Now, I’m not promising that this tree is anywhere near as spectacular as your other tree. But there is something extraordinary about using your kids’ hands to make a Christmas tree. Not only is this craft super simple, but, best of all, it is also relatively mess free too. Which means that you will have a beautiful decoration but won’t have to worry about having a massive clean up afterward. Get tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.
5. Reindeer Slime Jar Christmas crafts for kids
It seems that every child on Earth has become a fan of slime, however, perhaps not so much for the parents. That said, if you are looking for Christmas crafts for kids that will definitely put you in their good books (as well as being actually a lot of fun), then this Reindeer Slime Jar is a definite winner. Get tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.
As you can see, the festive season is the perfect inspiration to get crafty at home. Whether it is a paper hand Christmas tree, a new life for an old paper plate or perhaps something that involves a whole lot of glitter if you are feeling brave, there really is no reason not to try out these cute Christmas crafts for kids!
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