Christmas parties are being planned left and right. Everyone’s joining a gift exchange kris kringle. Students are overflowing with giddiness. Why? Because Christmas break is almost here! Take this chance to bond with your child (and adorn your house with lovely handmade knick knacks) by making these super cute and kid-friendly DIY crafts and decorations.
Let’s start with something super easy that even the little ones can have fun with. You can make these Christmas tree ornaments with just pipe cleaners (those colorful fuzzy scrapbooking wires) and beads. The great thing about these is that you can basically make them into anything you want. Is your kid into dinosaurs? Put a dino on the tree. The possibilities are endless.
Here's one even tots can do. Bonus, it's made using a material kids love: clay. For this craft, you and your child will need oven bake clay (so it gets hard when baked), parchment paper, small twigs and a black marker. Instructions on how to make this craft can be found here.
Doesn't this craft look like it can brighten up any space you put it in? Hang this up on any wall of the house for an instant jolly Christmas feel. You and your child will need paint, a blank canvas, yarn, glue and colorful beads. You can exchange the beads for sequins, confetti or anything else of the same variety. Instructions can be found here.
Develop your little one's fine motor skills while creating something to decorate the tree with these. If all goes well and they do end on the tree (we make no promises), they're great conversation starters for when your guests arrive on Christmas Eve. Instructions and a printable template can be found here.
These snowmen are great as decoration or as festive paperweights. You and your child will need white, socks, rice, rubber bands, and pins, ribbons, buttons, etc. as embellishments. Instructions on how to make these found here.
Upcycle tansans from the nearest tindahan and make these cute snowmen. This one's for older kids as they require a more steady hand to make. You and your kid will need bottle caps, paint, ribbon, a glue gun, and buttons and ribbon for embellishment. Instructions for this craft can be found here.
These chic DIY Christmas ornaments will fit in perfectly in a home with a more modern decor. They're ridiculously easy to make too. You'll need string, colored paper and an older child with dextrous fingers. Beads can be used as an optional tree topper. Instructions can be found here.
Make baby Jesus the heart of your home with this DIY belen (nativity scene). Colored or line drawing versions (for kids who like to color) are available for download in ready-to-print PDF files. Instructions and files can be found here.