Cute Christmas Crafts for Kids // Blogmas Day 19

Today I woke up feeling slightly crafty. So as I was sitting in bed pondering what to write for Blogmas I decided that I would compile a short list of cute Christmas crafts that are easy for kids to assemble, but adorable enough for adults to appreciate! So if you had kids, or you’re a kid at heart….keep reading!

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DIY Desk Christmas Tree

For this craft, you’ll need:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper ( to keep the mess off of the table)
  • Hot Glue and Glue gun
  • small plastic or paper plate
  • scissors

Step one: choose the cardboard you want to use. I took an old box and cut the flaps off.

Two: draw a Christmas tree! This is the easy part. One you draw one, cut it out and then trace in on another piece of cardboard. You’ll need to cut that out too. When you’re done, put slits in them. They should look like this:

christmas-tree-slits.jpgAs you can see, they are going to be put together….Now onto the fun part!!

Three: You’ll need to paint both of these cut outs…front and back. I chose green, but your kiddos can use whatever color they what. Don’t forget to paint circles for ornaments!!! Let the paint dry and then slide the cutouts together to create a tree.

 

Four: take a plastic or paper plate and cut off the rim.  You’re going to need to heat up a hot glue gun for this part. Glue the bottom of the tree onto the center of the plate, standing up.

Now you’re tree is all done!!

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I also used some of the cardboard scraps to create presents under the tree!

 

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Paper Snowflakes

If you had even the slightest bit of a normal childhood, then you’ve probably made a paper snowflake before. So you know the all you need is:

  • A piece of paper. (one piece for each snowflake.)
  • Scissors

Step one: Take a piece of paper and fold it in half, hamburger style.

Step Two: Cut half of a circle, oval or whatever shape you want on the folded crease. Like thisHalf CircleStep three: Start cutting out shapes along the folded crease. You can even fold it over in other places to make shapes! When you’re done, unfold the crease and you have your snowflake! These are Trey and I’s snowflakes.

Snowflakes

Fun fact: Trey and I taped these to the window and we’re going to see how long it take everyone to notice they’re there.

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Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are the definite way to go. The Teachers Corner has adorable coloring pages to choose from and plenty of Christmas one as well. Click here to take you to their website to open and print for free!

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Popsicle Stick Snowflake

You’ll need:

  • Popsicle Sticks. (You can use colorful ones or plain ones.)
  • Glue. (You can use hot glue or craft glue. But hot glue dries quicker and is less messy.)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Twine or ribbon to hang up the snowflakes.

Step One: You’ll need to arrange your snowflake how you want it. Start by placing one popsicle stick vertically and one popsicle on top of it horizontally. Then one popsicle stick in each diagonal direction.

Step Two: Glue the popsicle sticks together.

Step Three: Decorate! If you want something simple, I would paint some craft glue all over the snowflake and sprinkle some glitter on.

Or, go crazy! Break out the paint, glitter, and stickers and decorate to your hearts content!

Step Four: Once dry, add ribbon or twine and then you can hang it up on the tree or in the windows!

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Crafting doesn’t have to be messy, time consuming, or boring! Each of these crafts takes less than 3o minutes to perform! It’s perfect for your kiddos or YOU to do to create a wintery theme for your house. GO ahead, try it out!

 

xoxo

 

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