Quick And Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
If you have young children who like to do crafts, these Christmas crafts for kids will be just what you are looking for. They are simple and easy and they don’t require detailed instructions.
After all, craft time should be fun and stress free. We don’t want to get bogged down with a lot of instructions and difficult tasks.
Crafting is an excellent way to spend some quality time with your children. It’s not only fun, it also helps them to improve their hand-eye coordination and their motor skills.
Your first step for craft time should be to put on some fun Christmas music. This will help get everyone motivated and singing. Now just Jingle all the way!
Prepare your work surface ahead of time. Kids will want to dive right in, so it is best to be prepared!
You don’t have to have a designated craft table. A folding table or your kitchen table will work just fine. Be sure that you cover your table with a plastic cloth. They are inexpensive at dollar stores and they can be used over and over again.
Why not set the tone with a cute plastic tablecloth in the Christmas theme? Get one with Santas, snowmen or Christmas trees on it.
Next, gather all the crafting supplies that you will be using. Pencils, crayons, scissors, glue etc. Don’t forget the stickers. All children love using stickers!
Get started with these easy Christmas crafts for kids:
Most of these crafts require cardstock, it is excellent for children to make their crafts out of. Because it comes in so many colors, it makes the perfect background for their creations. It is easy to cut with children’s scissors and any craft glue will stick to it easily.
Christmas tree decorations
Children love to see their own handcrafted items hanging from the tree. These decorations are sure sure to please them.
This craft will require cardstock, cookie cutters, craft glue, scissors and trim to put on the decorations.
Cookie cutters make great shapes for children to trace around. Use the cookie cutters to trace shapes onto the cardstock. You can use stars, bells, Santa’s and gingerbread men or you can just use round ones to make Christmas balls. Cut out the shapes and decorate them with some glitter glue, sparkles, buttons and whatever else you have on hand. Don’t forget the stickers for finishing touches! Now just hole punch the top of the decorations and thread them with some string or ribbon. There you have it, ready to hang.
Paper plate Santa
Young children are going to love this one.
This craft will require cardstock in red and pink, a pompom for the nose, cotton balls, googly eyes, scissors, glue and of course a paper plate.
Cut out a cone shape out of some red cardstock for the hat and a semi circle out of pink cardstock for the face. Glue the hat to the paper plate. Use the cotton balls to form the beard and put one on the top of his hat. You can also trim the hat with cotton balls, where it meets the Santa face.
For the next step you simply glue on the eyes and nose. Alternatively you can just draw on the eyes and nose or use beads or sequins from your craft box. Too cute!!
Greeting Cards Are Perfect Christmas Crafts !
This is a great way for your youngsters to give out their very own Christmas cards. They are also super simple to make and they are so much fun to decorate!
This craft will require cardstock and whatever their imagination has to offer to trim their cards with!
One sheet of cardstock will make two cards. Cut a sheet of cardstock in half. Take one of the sheets that you just cut and fold that in half. Now run your thumb down the fold to form the card.
All that is needed now is more imagination! Use glitter pens, sequins, lace, ribbons and stickers for decorating. Cut out cookie cutter shapes can be used to decorate both the inside and the outside of the cards.
When your craft time is over have your children help with the cleanup. It can’t all be fun and games!
If you have made the crafts well ahead of Christmas, store them in a container until its time to decorate. Then they will be easy to find when its time to trim the tree.
Now its time to take a breath and relax. Have some milk and cookies and let them admire all the things that they have created.
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