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Holiday Crafts

December 11, 2018

Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with these 12 fun and festive kid-friendly crafts!

1. Paper Chain Snowman Countdown
Supplies:
  • 2 Cardboard tubes
  • White and black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Black marker or paint
Directions:
  1. Cut both of your cardboard tubes in half so that you have 4 rings. Then cut across the side of 3 of them so they are open.
  2. Take the 3 pieces and cover the outside with the white construction paper. Cover the 4thring with black construction paper.
  3. Cut a circle from your black construction paper and attach it to the black colored ring to make your hat for your snowman. Attach the white pieces together in the form of a paper chain.
  4. Draw a face and buttons on your snowman then using glue or tape, attach the hat to the top.
  5. Now that you have your snowman base, build the rest of your paper chain. Add one cardboard link for each day of your countdown.
  6. Remove a link each day until you reach your snowman and have a Merry Christmas!
2. Gingerbread Man Toilet Paper Roll
Supplies:
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue and/or markers
Directions:
  1. Start your gingerbread man by cutting out a circle for the head, two arms, and two legs.
  2. Draw a face on the gingerbread man using glitter glue or markers. Let dry.
  3. Glue the face to the front of the toilet paper roll.
  4. Bend the arm pieces a little at the edge and glue them to the inside of the toilet paper roll. Make sure you hold it long enough so it sticks. Repeat the same for the legs.
  5. Draw three dots on the front of the toilet paper roll for buttons (we used glitter glue) and add any other decoration you’d like. Now place your gingerbread man on a shelf for some holiday cuteness!
3. Winter Mittens Craft
Supplies:
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Beads or string
  • Printable mitten template
  • Glitter glue (optional)
Directions:
  1. Trace the cut-out mitten template onto colorful paper then glue the mittens onto a separate piece of paper.
  2. Stretch out some cotton balls and glue them to the bottom of the mittens for fluffy trim.
  3. Glue the beads (or string) to the bottom piece of paper to connect the mittens.
  4. Decorate the mittens using stickers, sequins, glitter glue, or any other supplies you may have!
4. Construction Paper Wreath
Supplies:
  • One 9x18” sheet of green construction paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
Directions:
  1. Take the green construction paper and fold it in half hot-dog style.
  2. Draw a line along the length that is open about 1-2 inches from the edge. (This marks your ‘no-cutting zone’ for later.)
  3. Draw tic marks every half-inch along the top and the bottom of your paper. Then connect those tic marks with your ruler to make straight cutting lines. Stop at the first line you drew earlier in step 2.
  4. Cut along each line you just drew, stopping at the line from step 2.
  5. Now open it up and roll it in the opposite direction that the crease was folded to make a tube-like shape.
  6. While holding one end together, staple every couple of inches as far as your stapler will reach. Staple the other end the same way. (This step is best completed by an adult.)
  7. Join both ends of the tube to create the wreath shape and staple the ends together.
  8. Cut out bows and berries using scrap paper and glue or tape them to your wreath.
  9. Hang your wreath for a festive holiday decoration!
5. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Add some sparkle to your Christmas tree with this classic winter craft!

6. Paper Plate Christmas Ornament

Decorate a festive paper plate ornament with this super easy holiday craft.

7. Handprint Reindeer Ornaments

Enjoy making cute and customized reindeer ornaments with your little one.

8. Fork Painted Christmas Tree

Create your own Christmas tree with this fun art project.

9. Paper Bag Snowman Puppet

Bring the winter fun indoors with this adorable puppet craft!

10. Popsicle Stick Hot Chocolate Mug

Create a kid-friendly hot chocolate mug that won’t burn, spill, or ruin your Christmas celebrations.

11. Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft

Make an adorable elf craft with your kids.

12. Santa Handprint Craft

Ho ho ho! Make your own handprint Santa with this easy and fun craft.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Silver Dolphin Books!

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