Deciding what Christmas decorations to display and what Christmas gifts to give can be a fun but stressful token of the holiday season. As the holiday hustle and bustle seems to get more chaotic as the years go by, DIY Christmas decorations and handmade gifts are the perfect way to personalize the holiday season. These 10 decoration and gift ideas are fun, simple, and creative ways for you and your children to get into the Christmas spirit.
Creativity for Life / Craft for Kids
Holiday parties present the opportunity for children to create family traditions, foster friendships, and inspire creativity. Too often; however, we get trapped in a routine about mulling through the same standard Santa activities year after year. Luckily, we at Creativity for Kids are the experts of creative crafts that are not only fun and unique but will nurture creative confidence. Here are holiday party children’s crafts that break the mold on traditional celebrations and will inspire your children this holiday season.
Let's make a dog show! A craft for play, made from cereal box cardboard.
DIY Art at Home: Fostering a creative foundation in your child with art. Imagine, create, experiment and discover! Art is where children learn to express ideas and feelings, solve problems, and develop self-confidence and self-discipline. You can nurture and develop an interest and passion for creative thinking in your own children right from your own home. All you need is some basic art supplies, time, and a kitchen table.
Mardi Gras crafting for kids! Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties around, so why not celebrate in a family-friendly way at home! These colorful paper plate masks are a fun and easy way to craft up a party costume with just a few simple supplies you probably have laying around the house. Not only do you end up with a festive mask, but this is also a great exercise to teach color theory and color combinations by mixing paints or seeing what happens when you layer crayon or marker colors. It is also a great opportunity to discuss the history of Mardi Gras and it’s traditions.
A kindergarten lesson plan for Black History Month. With this lesson plan, students can learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and make their own special crown expressing his virtues.
Diamond painting is a creative trend that crafters and artists of all ages enjoy. Similar to paint-by-number or mosaic art, it attracts fans of such methodical activities and crafts with its creative concepts. Diamond painting enhances those concepts with sparkling diamonds that attract creatives interested in adding dimension and extra fun to traditional painting activities.
There's no place like home for the holidays! So why not make it extra special, festive and fun with these laced Christmas ornaments!
For the first time in forever, Walt Disney’s highly anticipated ‘Frozen 2’ is coming to theaters November 22nd. This snowy sequel is about to take the world by (winter) storm already breaking box office records, according to Forbes online. In celebration to the end of the six-year Anna and Elsa hiatus, throwing a ‘Frozen 2’ party is a must. These 10 crafts and activities are the perfect way to get in the spirit for the movie release.
Get your stretchy pants ready, it’s time for Thanksgiving! The holidays are upon us and you can’t help but feel extra festive with kids in the house. Decorate for Turkey Day with this adorable Toilet Paper Tube Turkey!
These pinecone turkeys are a fun and easy way to teach simple tracing, cutting and gluing skills, while discussing the importance of Thanksgiving – it’s so much more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although those are yummy and important too.)
Christmas crafts for kids are the perfect way to get them in the holiday spirit! Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts or Christmas decorations this holiday season with these cute fingerprint ornaments crafts.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas – YET! But it is Halloween and it is the most decorated holiday in our house. These creepy crawly paper plate spiders are the perfect addition to the freight fest in your home!
While picking out pumpkins, buying treats, and setting up decorations, consider promoting allergy inclusion by turning teal this fall. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes Halloween inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Here we have eight ideas to make sure everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.
Back to school is a bittersweet time- the end of summer but the start of a new school year. Pick yourself up by making this “Tie-Dye” style notebook. What makes it great is that you don’t really need tie-dyeing supplies- and we avoid the mess by using tissue paper and shelf liner!
I love Halloween- it’s a chance to get silly AND spooky! With these spider bookmarks, you can hold your place AND make a craft that is sure to be a hit. It’s perfect for our friends with food allergies who might not get to enjoy trick-or-treating.
Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls! OH MY! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
If your family is anything like mine, Grandparents are always there to save the day! Whether near or far, they can always make kids feel extra loved and special – no matter how many grandkids they have. Show them they are appreciated with these super cute custom painted potholders!
If you have school-aged kids, you already know that DIY Slime is a super-popular craft. Kids are making it for fun, for fundraisers, and at parties. This recipe has only 5 common ingredients that you can find at the drugstore or dollar store.
Today we are going to make an easy Sparkly sun catcher- and guess what? You probably already have everything you need. We build it off of a recycled plastic lid, so it’s an earth-friendly craft, too! This would be fun to make and give as gifts for teachers, Dads, or anyone special!
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