Holidays are such a fun time! My mom and I used to make holiday crafts every year and I am so excited to carry on the tradition with my children. Here are a few of my favorite, and easy, holiday crafts!
Paper Plate Santa
Santa is everywhere this time of year. My kids wanted to add a Santa to our house. We started with a paper plate. Add some glue to the outer circle. Place cotton balls on top of the glue. Add eyes, a nose and a mouth. Allow the glue to dry. While the glue is drying take a piece of paper and paint it red. You can also use a red piece of construction paper. Once the paint is dry, cut out a hat for santa. On the tip you can glue another cotton ball. Once all the glue is dry on the cotton balls, glue the hat onto Santa’s head.
String of Lights
Christmas lights are all around this time of year! My girls loved to make their own Christmas lights at home! I love this craft because it is easy, simple and so much fun! A few items are all you need. A piece of paper, a marker or pen and some paint. If your child is old enough, you can have them draw the “string” for the lights. If your child is still too young, draw a curvy line around the paper. Now is the fun part! Dip a finger in some paint and add your lights! Add as many or as little as you would like.
Paper Plate Tree
My kids love decorating their very own tree. The paper plate tree is perfect because they can make as many as they would like! Take a paper plate and paint one side of it green. When the paint is dry, cut the plate in half. Take one half and cut it in half again. Arrange the pieces on top of each other. Glue them together. Now decorate! Add any decoration you would like. This time we went with glitter glue.
Making a snowflake is simple and fun. Take a piece of white paper, fold one corner into the paper and cut off the excess. You are left with a square. Fold this in half, corner to corner, as many times as you would like. When it is the desired size, cut the edges. This is perfect for preschoolers and school aged children. Cut big shapes, small shapes, long shapes, short shapes. When you are done cutting, unfold it and ta da! A beautiful snowflake. No two are the same. You can leave them as is or add glitter.
Paper Plate Wreath
Every house needs a wreath! Take a paper plate and paint the outer rim green. I like using a plate with wavy edges. Place the green paint in the center of the plate and paint the oter rim green. Allow the paint to dry then cut out the inner circle. Add sparkles, pom poms, anything you would like!
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