Nothing makes a holiday more fun for kids than crafting with mom (well, OK, except for maybe presents). One way to really impress the joy of the Christmas season on your kids’ hearts and memories is by creating keepsakes together. With that in mind, we cruised Pinterest for some simple holiday crafts you can make with your kids and keep for years. Here are some of our favorites!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament
We found this adorable ornament over at Ginger Snap Crafts. Some cardstock, some buttons and green popsicle sticks make a darling ornament for your tree that you can keep and enjoy for years to come. This would make a great gift to give to Grandma and Grandpa, too!
Olaf Sock Snowman
Got a Frozen fan in the house? Who doesn’t? This Olaf Sock Snowman from One Creative Mommy is TOO cute for words, and your kiddo will love helping you make it! Most of the supplies you probably already have at home, too—a sock, rice, pom-poms, felt, googly eyes, hair elastics and hot glue are all you need. (Yes, I will confess, I have a TON of googly eyes at home. Isn’t that normal?) Olaf makes a great decoration that you can use year after year if you store him carefully. And he’s such a cute conversation piece. Plus, I hear he gives really good warm hugs. (Ba dum bum!)
The Classic Beaded Candy Cane
OK, so this is not the most complicated craft, but some of us (cough *me* cough) aren’t that great at crafting. And this one fits the bill for quick, easy, fun for kids, and bonus—great for fine motor skills! Plus, it makes an ornament that stands the test of time and you can use until they are adults! These also make great gifts for even 3-year-olds to make and give to others. You can find this classic craft over at the Fountain Avenue Kitchen.
Are you ready to craft? The time is now! We’d love to see pics of your creations on our Facebook page, so make sure and share!