The Holidays are a great time to make adorable crafts with your children, nieces or nephews. Whether you’re making handmade ornaments to hang on your tree or colorful construction paper rings to deck your halls, crafting is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones. If you’re looking for perfect Christmas craft ideas for kids, here are a few to try. I guarantee the kids will have a blast!
Felt Christmas Tree
Trace a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter onto felt, then cut out the image. Glue some beads and/or buttons on top and then hang in a window. Presto! Quick and fun!
Felt Christmas Stocking
Fold a piece of red felt in half, then trace or draw a shape of a Christmas stocking on the felt and cut out so that you have two identical pieces. Cut slits throughout the stockings and stitch together with any colored ribbon. Last step, glue some cotton balls on the top! If you don’t have felt, construction paper works just as well. You will need to use discretion depending on the age of the kids that are helping – especially if using scissors or hot glue.
Wreath of Buttons
Whether you hang it on your tree or affix it on a present, this button craft is literally as cute as a button! Here is what you’ll need to get started:
• Assorted buttons in shades of green (or any colors you like)
• Thin wire
• Decorative ribbon
• Needle nose pliers
First, take the wire and cut a length of approximately 10″. (Length can vary depending on the desired size of wreath). Make a loop on one side of the wire with the needle nose pliers. Put the buttons on the wire. Bend the wire to form a circle and insert the other end of the wire through the loop that you previously made, and bend the wire to secure it, making sure to leave some room to insert the ribbon through the loop. Cut two pieces of ribbon. Insert one through the loop, forming a bow and then insert the other ribbon to form where you’ll hang it from.
Any child can help with these projects since they are very easy to create. You could find all of the items needed at your local craft store. Now you’re ready to craft away!