- They can also be a great way for your kids to contribute to gift give traditions such as Secret Santa.
- After you are done with the arts, you can use them to decorate around the house, depending on the holiday.
The holidays are around the corner, and it is time to spend more time with your family making new memories and having fun with your kids. As you stay indoors during this season, you can create new family traditions of making DIY crafts that are easy, creative, and fun with your kids. These crafts are simple, and you will most likely be using items that you have around your home.They can also be a great way for your kids to contribute to gift give traditions such as Secret Santa. After you are done with the arts, you can use them to decorate around the house, depending on the holiday.
Halloween Monster Painted Rocks
To create this simple craft, you will need to go outside with your kids and collect small rocks or stones. Then take out the craft paint and brushes, paint pens, googly eyes, and craft glue to complete this activity. First, you will need to paint over the rocks on both sides. Allow your kids to pick whatever colors they please that are Halloween themed.
Allow the rocks to completely dry, then draw over the stones with any monster designs of their choice using the paint pens. You can help the kids add googly eyes to the rocks with the glue if they would like that. These completed crafts can be used around the house during Halloween for a scavenger hunt, which will be fun.
Tissue Paper Roll Turkeys
All you need for this simple Thanksgiving craft is empty toilet paper rolls, googly eyes, glue, colored construction paper (in red, orange, and yellow), and scissors. To start on this project, cut two feather shapes out of each color’s construction paper and stick them to the back of the toilet paper roll. Then cut out an orange triangle for the beak and glue it on the front of the paper roll.
Also, cut the red paper into a peanut shape for the waddle to go below the beak. After that, use the glue to stick the googly eyes. Then go ahead and cut two feet out of the orange paper and stick them at the bottom of the paper roll below the waddle.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft
You will need the following materials for this Christmas craft:
- Paper plates, green craft paint, scissors, glue, brushes, pompoms (glitter or regular), and yarn.
- Start by painting the paper plate green and let it dry.
- Cut it into half and make each into a cone using glue.
- Use the yarn as decoration around the tree and the glue to stick it together with the pompoms.
And you are good to go!
It is a fun craft that can be made using these materials: three large marshmallows, lollipop sticks, toothpicks, chocolate candy, and sprinkles. Start by making the snowman body by poking the lollipop sticks into two large marshmallows. Then proceed to make a snowman face by first sticking black sprinkles into the marshmallow as the eyes and the mouth. Then use a red one as the carrot nose.
For the hats, use the chocolates and the toothpicks to stick them into the head. Carefully press the snowman head onto the lollipop stick that has the rest of the body. Then let your kids enjoy this yummy tasty snowman marshmallow.
Treasure Tin Boxes
You will need these materials for this project are decorations such as ribbons, stickers, and gift wraps—also, empty mint tins, glue, and scissors. Start by decorating the bottom by wrapping the ribbons around it and sticking with adhesive. Then decorate the top part by gluing stickers and ribbons or any other decorations you might have. When you are done, fill the tin with toys.
To avoid making any mess, cover the surfaces they will use to do these activities with a plastic paper and guide them through the steps to prevent an accident. These are not messy projects. It is easy to collect leftover paper and decorations when done.