It’s our third week of Christmas fun and this week I am going to show some great fun and easy Christmas crafts you can try this year. Before we kick off, I have already searched the whole site for other great Christmas Crafts you can try so lets start with those.
Candy Cane Reindeer
I love the simplicity of this and I know the kids will love it. You could then hang these on the Christmas tree or give out as class gifts because they don’t cost much to make. How about not stopping with reindeer? How about making Christmas Creatures with big wacky hair and then hanging it on the Christmas tree every year.
What you need:
Brown Pipe Cleaners
Small Red Pom Poms
The hot glue gun is used so much throughout this site, if you don’t own one then please do invest in one. It’s and investment that we help keep the kids busy for so many activities on this site. Obviously these should not be used by small children but having one at your disposal will come in handy plus you will find things around the hose will come in handy with one too. I added the smallest little bead of hot glue to the back of my Apple TV remote so that I can feel instantly which way round it should be held. Just use the glue gun to stick on the eyes and nose for this Candy cane but I want to see how crazy you can go with Christmas Creatures.
Here is another suer simple idea, eat your way through an entire tube of Pringles, clean it out, careful not to use too much water to do this, don’t destroy the can. Wrap the can in some nice Christmas themed paper, tie a nice ribbon around it and fill with tasty biscuits, great as a gift or just to have around the house for Christmas.
Magical Santa Coin
Now available directly from us here at Wonder Kids, these coins come directly from Santa in the North Pole, okay not really but imagine leaving out some snacks for Santa and his Reindeer on Christmas Eve, when your kids come down on Christmas morning they see that the carrot has been eaten etc and left in it’s place are one of these magical coins from Santa! I think these will be cherished for years. Take Christmas to the next level this year.
No-Sew Sock Snowman
This is just adorable and kids will be super proud that they were able to make something as cool as this.
What you need
1 white sock
1 sock in color for the hat
rubber bands (or thread)
markers or paint
orange pom poms
Start by filling your white sock with rice. You will need a hefty amount (we were quite surprised to see how much rice can go into one sock). Once you are happy with the amount (and size) of your sock snowman tie the top with the rubber band. Take another rubber band and place in the middle – more to the upper side – of the rice filled sock to form the head shape.
Now glue the buttons to the bottom side by using a glue gun (glue dots do a fairly good job too). Draw the mouth and eyes with a black marker or with black paint. We also added pink cheeks (Crayola washable paints were great for the job). We made the nose out of two orange pom poms – turned out amazing.
Add a ribbon for the scarf – we fount that glue dots and glue gun work best for ribbons, while other glues kind of fail miserably. You can cut off excess white sock (or you can tuck it in the hat we will be making next). Cut the colored sock (we cut the foot part, without heel). Roll it a bit and place it on the head of your snowman. You can leave it as it is or you can secure it with some glue.