This afternoon the lil divas & I spent quite a bit of time on Christmas crafts. What fun we had! I was amazed at how Bri needed very little help from me and she wanted to write/spell what she made on each of her finished products! My big girl is growing up so fast! I can't believe that in exactly 2 months she will be 5!
Where does the time go?
Here are the crafts we made! They are all simple to do, no hard to find materials or elaborate preparation needed!
Try them out & enjoy!
Pour white paint onto one paper plate, and a small amount of red, black, and pink (get pink by mixing some red and white) onto separate plates. Help you child stamp white handprint beards, then use their fingertips to stamp the trim on the hats, and add a nose, mouth, and cheeks on his face.
- Red craft or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Plain notecard, card stock or other heavy paper - we used construction paper
- Paints - tempra would work best but we used hand washable finger paint & it worked well
- Paper plates
- Googly eyes
- Cut Santa-hat shapes (minus the pom-poms and white trim) from the red paper, then glue one onto large plain paper or card stock. Glue a pair of googly eyes a fingertip's width below each hat.
- Pour white tempera paint onto one paper plate, and a dollop each of red, black, and pink (mix some red and white) onto another. Stamp white handprint beards, then use thumb to stamp the trim on the hats. Use pointer finger to add a red nose and pink cheeks on the face. Finish by using the pinky finger to add a black mouth in the beard.
- Light brown or black construction paper
- Dark brown construction paper
- 2 googly eyes
- Red pom pom or finger paint
- black marker
- Trace your child's foot onto the dark brown construction paper and cut it out. This will be the face
- Trace both of your child's hands onto the light brown or black construction paper and cut them out. These will be the antlers.
- Glue the two handprints (at the wrist portion) to the back of the footprint (up near the toes) to be the antlers.
- Glue two googly eyes onto the footprint.
- Glue the pom pom onto footprint as a nose or use your child's thumb and some red fingerpaint. We were out of pom poms and this worked great! I liked the added touch of a fingerprint to the hand and foot outline - this might be our way to do it from now on!
Shape Christmas Tree
(idea & template courtesy of allkidsnetwork)
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Print the template provided in the materials link above and cut the pieces out. The triangles (tree parts) should be green, the star should be yellow, the rectangle should be brown and the circles should be all different colors. We used markers for the decorations & I let them do whatever they wanted to add their own little touches to the tree!
- Glue the triangles to a full sheet of construction paper. Start with the largest one and work your way up to the smallest triangle on the top of the tree. Great for size review of largest to smallest!
- Glue the rectangle (trunk) to the bottom of the tree.
- Glue or draw the circle ornaments onto the tree and then glue the star on top.