Christmas is a great time for DIY. DIY gifts, DIY decorations, DYI everything. If you go this route, you’ll end up saving money, saving natural resources and having a fun activity to keep yourself and your children busy.
If you are trying to think of crafts you can make with your kids, here are a few that are worth checking out.
Snowflakes are a tried-and-true Christmas craft item. Just take a piece of paper, fold it a few times and cut it into intricate shapes. Add glitter to give it a magical look. Then hang it around the house for wonderful accents that will make your holiday shine.
Paper Plate Snowman
There are few things easier, or cuter, to make than paper plate snowmen. Get a large plate for his base, a small one for his mid-section and cut his head out from a white piece of paper. Attach the three pieces and add black buttons, a top hat, a carrot nose and whatever else you think is necessary in making your snowman, snowman-y.
Make seasonal jewelry with your kids so you can wear it around the house or give it as a gift. If you go to a craft store, you are sure to find everything you need including nylon strings, clasps, earring clips, small ornaments, beads and more. Once you get everything home, assemble them to create unique pieces.
Make Your Own Ornaments
The ornaments you hang on your tree can be customized to look terrific. Take plain Christmas balls and decorate them with paint and glitter. If you’re crafty, you may also fill clear balls with glitter or create small Christmas scenes inside them.
Adegan Mason Jar
Mason jars make the perfect setting for a Christmas landscape. You and your children can work on adding figurines, fake snow, branches, plants and more. Once completed, they make great centerpieces that can be displayed on the mantle, coffee table of just about anywhere they will go.
Pinecone Christmas Tree
A pinecone can easily be transformed into a Christmas tree. Just find one in nature and paint it green. Use other colors to mimic the look of snow and ornaments. Fasten it to a base such as a small disk of wood or whatever else you have available, and you have another terrific centerpiece.
Pasta Christmas Tree
For this one, you will want to take different types of pasta and glue them on to a piece of sturdy paper or cardboard, so they form the shape of a tree. Color them green, red and white and add a base and star so there is no question as to what you are creating. Then give them out as cards or hang them around the home.
Christmas is a great time for crafting. These ideas will give you the inspiration you need to keep you and your child busy throughout the season. Which will you be trying?