Anytime is a great time to spend crafting with our kids, and kids love to contribute to the holiday activities. Making crafts and spending time with your kids is a great way to create valuable memories that your child will hold on to for life. Use some of these free craft tutorials, projects, and ideas to make beautiful decorations and gifts with your children this Christmas. Included are instructions for painted ornaments, a tissue wreath, recycled ornaments, reindeer crafts, a candy jar and more.
Wreaths are a great way to decorate for Christmas, there are many different types of wreaths that you can make with a child. One example is a tissue paper wreath. This is a great tutorial that teaches you how to help a child make beautiful wreathes using tissues that are cut into one inch squares. A very detailed tutorial with helpful hints and tips to make your experience the best. To add a quick lesson about recycling, you can use tissues from last year’s Christmas gifts.
When it comes to crafting with kids it can work out great to do interactive crafts like these reindeer that are made by tracing a child’s hands and feet. This Hands and Feet Reindeer project is great for young children to give to parents or grandparents. A cute keepsake, if it is framed. This is a very easy craft that requires little material, and can make a great Christmas project for a classroom!
You can use more than last year’s tissue when making crafts with your child. Try using some of your old greeting cards to make these Recycled Ornaments. This is a great free craft project for children, teens, and adults. You can use up old greeting cards to create stunning Christmas ornaments that will make a great addition to your tree. This site also has a tutorial to make a recycled garland to match! You will be able to store these and use them year after year.
Everyone loves some munchies. Help your child make this cute Candy Jar this Christmas. This is a super easy, super thoughtful, super yummy craft project for kids. Use a blank sticker, let your child draw a picture and write a message on it. Attach it to an empty jar and fill the jar with some yummy treats like peppermints, chocolates, cookies or homemade treats.
Painted Ornaments -Use paint pens and glass or plastic ornaments to make personalized Christmas ornaments. Add your child’s fingerprints, write names, write special messages. You can even add a little bit of glitter! There are a lot of different ways to customize a plain ornament to create a great gift.
If you are a fan of beading and think that you child will also enjoy this craft you can give this Beaded Candle Holder craft a try. Help your child make this cute candle holder for a family member or teacher. Add a tea light candle and put into a handmade gift bag. This is a pretty easy craft that teaches to reuse items. Because there are beads involved, you should supervise this and all crafts.
It doesn’t matter what type of craft you and your children decide to do this Christmas, what will matter are the great memories that you will be making together! Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!