Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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It will soon be Christmas break for most children.  What do you do with the kids if it’s raining or too cold for them to play outside?  Have a craft party!  Here are three of my favorite kid friendly Christmas crafts.

Frosty, Frostina and Frostette the Snow FamilySnow Family

Kid Friendly Crafts - Snow Family

I’m sure you’ve seen a variation of these simple, but cute, snowmen on Pinterest.  Mine are different in that my empty creamer bottles are clear and I filled them up with my cheapo faux snow and I think my little snow family looks adorable.

What you will need:

  • 3 empty creamer bottles (2 large and 1 small)
  • Epsom Salt
  • Buttons (old mismatched are best)
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • felt or old sweater material for scarf
  • Glue Gun (an adult needs to use this)
  • Small Pom Poms

Peel the label off of the creamer bottles, wash and dry well.  Pour Epsom salt into the creamer bottles.  Tap the bottom and watch the salt settle.  Add more until it comes all the way to the top.  Put the cap on securely.  Using a hot glue gun, add wiggle eyes, buttons and scarf.  This is a good project to let your child’s imagination run wild.

 

Homemade Christmas Ornaments kids Christmas crafts

burlap snowflake ornament

Christmas tree ornament

You will need:

  • Old denim (or material of your choice)  jeans, tops or shorts
  • burlap ribbon
  • No-sew fabric glue (I use Aleene’s)
  • Scissors
  • Cookie Cutters to trace (or free hand it)
  • Fiberfill

I used a cookie cutter to trace out a pattern on the wrong side of the burlap ribbon to make the snowflake ornament.  I glued around the inside edges, leaving a small opening for the stuffing, and let dry for about 10 minutes.  I then used the stuffing tool (came in my poly fiberfill) to gently stuff the ornament.  Glue the small opening shut and glue on cord or ribbon for hanging.  Let dry and you are done.

Acorn Santa Ornaments acorn Santa ornamentSanta ornamentacorn Santa ornament

  • Large acorns, washed and dried
  • Acrylic paints – flesh colored, red, white, black  or paint pens
  • small paintbrushes
  • small white pom pom

These are so easy, yet so adorable!  Paint the top third of the acorn red (this is Santa’s hat).  Let dry.  Paint a thin white line beneath the red hat.  Let dry.  Using the flesh colored paint, paint a U shape under the white line.  Let dry.  Using a toothpick dipped in the black paint, paint the eyes.   Using the white paint, draw a beard around the U shaped face.  Glue on a white pom pom and a ribbon for hanging on top of the hat.  Let dry and hang on the tree.

Do you have a favorite kid friendly Christmas craft?  If so, please share!

 

 

 

 

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Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. I LOVE your snow family. What a great and easy Christmas craft idea! Might need to hurry up and make a few. Thanks for sharing!!
    Kara recently posted…Felt Candy Cane WreathMy Profile

  2. Such a cute idea! Your blog is fabulous – love the tips and stories! Keep on rocking fifty-something cuz, girl, you ARE Rocking!

  3. The Snow Family is so cute, would make a great homemade Christmas gift, too. Pinning it for next year! I remember doing a similar craft with my kids using measurement spoons. They loved to play with the spoon family :), easy and cheap.
    Anna @ Northern Homestead recently posted…What is Christmas all about?My Profile

  4. Those snowmen are so cute!

    We made some bead ornaments that I liked doing with the kids this year.

    Hope you had a great SITS day!
    Theres Just One Mommy recently posted…Merry Christmas!My Profile

  5. These are all so cute! I love learning crafts throughout the year, but especially around the holidays when they can be given as gifts. Thanks for sharing your crafts!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award because I enjoy your site. You can find the post here: http://www.incherieswords.com/sunshine-award/

    Happy Holidays!
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  6. These are cute! I have the creamer bottles in my recycle bin. I may try filing one with cotton balls and see how that looks too. I am pinning this!
    Amanda Smith recently posted…Classic Peanut Butter CookiesMy Profile

  7. These are such fantastic ideas!!! **LOVE**
    Kristen from The Road to Domestication recently posted…Over the Weekend…and A Christmas Prayer for Busy WomenMy Profile

  8. I’m a sucker for anything that’s small and cute, so I absolutely love the snowman family. Unfortunately no ideas for the little ones but then, if you check out my blog, you’ll soon see why!
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  9. Love the crafts! So cute and looks like even a non-crafter person like me can make these happen!
    Laurie recently posted…Lights Out at Southeast Christian ChurchMy Profile

  10. Wow! What beautiful crafts. I’m in awe! Happy holidays! Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!!
    Norine of Science Of Parenthood recently posted…A Perfectly Beautiful Christmas TreeMy Profile

  11. Ohh, I need a sugar despenser for New Years Eve… that snowman will be a perfect one! Do I have to wait for the kids to help me?
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  12. LOVE these! Pinning these to my Christmas board to use next year. Thanks for sharing!
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  13. These are all so adorable! Especially love recycling those creamer bottles – so cute!! ~Renee

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