When I was a kid, I loved when the holidays rolled around, cuz that always meant we got to make fun Christmas crafts at school and graham cracker gingerbread houses at home (loaded up with tons of frosting and candies since we were allowed to eat it right away if we wanted). Back then, there weren’t ready-made kits and so we made due.
Now that we have kiddos of our own, I love finding fun crafts we can do together (or to keep them busy while I frantically do chores before guests come to stay). I have a huge, and ever growing, list of crafts for them and I try to cross off at least a few each year. Here’s a bunch of my favs….even though we haven’t gotten to all of them yet :)
These adorable and yummy reindeer mini donuts look like a fun way to start the day.
I love how simple these Modern paper ornaments are, but very cute.
What a great idea to let the kiddos make ink blot art with festive colors.
Dried pasta is always fun to make crafts with, and these macaroni snowflakes even sparkle.
This thumbprint Christmas lights craft is a great way to capture your kiddos cute prints each year.
Put all those old cards to good use with a recycled craft.
These wishing spools are a great way to capture the kids’ handwriting every year as well as the cute things they wish for.
I know my girls would love these Christmas finger puppets and would play with them for hours.
Grab some cheap popsicle sticks to make these snowflake ornaments with the kids.
These little Hershey kisses mice are always a classic and so easy and fun to make.
This felt play Christmas tree an awesome fun craft for the little to play with….maybe then they will leave the real one alone.
Let your kids make these candy cane reindeer to use up some of those millions of canes that sneak into your house each year.
These reindeer chocolate bars would be great for the littles to make for friends and neighbors.
Use up all those random buttons laying around your house to make these button ornaments that are fun.
Felt tree pencil toppers are perfect for the kiddos that are school age and can show off their handy work to their friends.
Recycle some of those glass jars with these tiny snowglobes.
Oh my heck, how delightful is this Lego Christmas tree!
This pom pom ribbon tree might be for the older ones, but still fun and so colorful.
I love how simple this snowman ornament is to make, but very creative.
Melty beads ornaments!….what a great idea! (this blog is in a different language, but read the comments for instructions in English :)
This cardboard tree is a great way for kiddos to have their own tree to decorate.
Recycle your toilet paper tubes to make these cute Christmas critters.
Paint up some popcycle sticks and give the kids some felt and let them go wild with these snow “people.“
Hope this list gives you plenty of ideas for some family fun at your house! What crafts are traditions for you?