Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts

The holidays are upon us and that can only mean a few things: family, friends, food and good cheer! Chances are your house is bright with lights, your decorations are up and your family holiday cards have been sent. With such hectic events and activities, it can be hard to find some downtime to spend with your little ones that doesn’t involve napping.

In between all the present wrapping and cookie baking, easily set aside some imaginative time with your children by creating fun and quick crafts, perfect for those last minute decorations!

We have found two cheap, quick, and heartwarming activities that will have your children more excited for the holidays than ever before!

 

Candy Cane Reindeer

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen! Flying reindeer are one of the most magical parts of the holiday season. Entertain your child’s imagination by encouraging them to create reindeer crafts to hang up on the tree!

You will need:

2 candy canes per reindeer

2 googly eyes per reindeer

Brown pipe cleaners

Small red pompoms

Glue

Directions:

Take the two candy canes and place them against one another so the curved ends are sticking out. Help your little one wrap one brown pipe cleaner around the center of these candy canes to keep them together and form the base of a face. Put two small dots of glue towards the top of the pipe cleaners and have your child stick on the googly eyes! Additionally, put one dot of glue in the center of the pipe cleaners and have your child press on the red pompom for a nose. And voila: one Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to either hang up on the tree, give away as a gift, place around the house, or leave for Santa Clause!

 

Paper Plate Snowman

“Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say, he was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day!” Create your own Frosty the Snowman out of a couple paper plates and construction paper! It doesn’t hurt to sing along the lyrics while you’re crafting, either!

You will need:

2 paper plates per snowman

Orange, black, and 2 other colors of construction paper

Glue or tape

Scissors

Pencil or Pen

Large googly eyes

Directions:

Begin by placing one plate face up and one plate face down and taping (or gluing) these together to form the head and body. This will probably require a lot of tape! Next, help your child cut out a nose from the orange construction paper, some buttons from the black construction paper, and some boots, gloves and a scarf with the construction paper of your choice! Using tape or glue, attach these pieces to their appropriate spot and add the large googly eyes! Finish off your paper snowman with a big smile and remember to let your child be as creative as they want! If they want their snowman to only have one eyes then let them! If they want their snowman to have feet for hands then let them!

 

This holiday season is perfect for some quality family time. Turn off the phones and television and break out the construction paper and safety scissors for some fun, cheap and easy winter crafting!