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Time for Holiday Crafts

We absolutely love doing crafts with the kids this time of year. Now that any are getting off of school they need something to keep them busy over the next couple weeks while the holidays are ushered in. Crafts can be just for fun as a way to stay busy and promote creativity or to put together as a thoughtful gift for a family member. Here are some of our family favorites.

Hershey’s Kisses Stockings

(Source: Hershey’s)

This a cute craft for any age. Older kids can do every bit by themselves, but the younger ones will need a little guidance. Once they get the hang of things though, they usually go for it! Start with red construction paper to cut out into the shape of a stocking. Dot the top with cotton balls for the white of the top of the stocking. Then, glue Hershey’s chocolate kisses onto the body of the stocking. You can find bags of red and green kisses at this time of year to make a festive looking stocking, or go with whatever color you want! Make sure they dry flat and are fully dry before hanging up, or you might lose a few chocolates. These are great to keep as a treat for the kids every once in a while or to give as a gift made with love.

Star of David Decoration

(Source: TuTuZone: http://www.tutuzone.com/crafts-for-girls/)

For eight nights, many families will be coming together to celebrate Hanukkah. This craft is an easy one to help decorate in honor of this nightly celebration. The Star of David can easily be made out of popsicle sticks and then hung around the home. Start with six plain or blue colored sticks or paint them and leave to dry before using. Use three popsicle sticks each, glue the tips to make triangles, leaving you with two to glue together into the shape of the Star of David. Add a pipe cleaner or string to have something to hang it with after it is totally dry. Make a few of them strung along for a beautiful display.

New Year’s Eve Glasses

(Source: Artsy Momma: https://artsymomma.com/new-years-crafts-for-kids.html)

Let’s ring in the new year with some homemade party supplies, like these cool glasses that can be used to dress up as we ring on January 1st. It also helps young children learn about numbers and years. You can use any durable paper such as card or paper plates to cut out the shape of glasses that fit your child. Then cut out the number of the year to have your child glue (in order) on the top, ensuring it doesn’t obstruct the view. The rims can be decorated with stickers or just use colored pencils, crayons, or markers to put on the finishing touches.

Beaded Candy Canes

(Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen: https://fountainavenuekitchen.com/holiday-crafts/)

This activity is not only great for fine motor skills, but also for sequencing. All you need are pipe cleaners and white and red beads to thread on it. Create a knot (or best you can) on one end. Have your child thread the beads on, one white then one red. It doesn’t necessarily have to be this pattern. Try others like two white then one red to help learn different patterns. Hang them on the Christmas tree for a homemade touch.

Oh, Christmas Tree!

(Source: Crafty Child: http://www.craftychild.com/christmas-tree-crafts.html)

The possibilities are endless with this next craft. A little Christmas tree can be used as a centerpiece for Christmas dinner. This tree can be made with a Styrofoam cone or create your own cone shape with construction paper and be gluing the edges in place. Make sure the bottom is flat, so it can stand up on its own. A paper cone will do best with lighted decorations. You can use a beaded garland, like in the example, which is another activity that helps with fine motor skills. Go for stickers, markers, glitter, pompoms, or anything you may have to use to go around the tree. Don’t forget the star on the top!

We Want to See Your Crafts!

At PetiteBeautyKids, we love seeing all the wonderful, creative artwork kids come up with. Please find us on our social media pages to share with us your child’s creativity and inspire others to get creative too!

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