Monday, December 15, 2014

Are you looking for easy Christmas crafts to do with your kids in these last 10 days before Christmas? Here are 10 easy Christmas craft ideas from After School Link Up participants:
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Christmas Craft from Planet Smarty Pants

My daughter is not really into crafts, but last week she was very determined to make a pinecone tree topper for our outside tree. The process is pretty self-explanatory and involves a pinecone, acrylic paint, and some glitter. She was pretty pleased with herself when she was done with her topper, and my husband helped her design the way to attach it to the tree.

Pinecone Tree Topper Christmas Crafts from After School Participants

1. A simple tissue paper and button Christmas wreath from Little Fingers Big Art
Button Christmas Wreath
2. Science and art combo – DIY jello window clings from Science Kiddo
Christmas Clings
3. Decorate jar lids (and put something festive inside those jars) from Mosswood Connections
Decorative-Gift-Jar-Lid 4. Make this beautiful jingle bell ornament from Buggy and Buddy.
Christmas Jingle Bell Ornament
5. Ornaments don’t have to be complicated. I love this “minimalistic snowman” from Doodles and Jots.
Minimalist-Snowman-Ornament-Printable6. Want a somewhat more “realistic” snowman? These egg carton snowmen from Life with Moore Babies look adorable.
Egg Carton Snowmen 7. An easy 3D Christmas tree for older kids who can fold and cut along the lines from Mama Smiles: Joyful Parenting. It really looks like magic when it unfolds!
fun-paper-christmas-tree-craft_thumb 8. Recycle flip lids into these adorable keepsake lockets from Doodles and Jots.
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9. Another ingenious recycled idea from JDaniel’s Mom – turn empty egg cartons into holiday gift boxes!
Egg-Carton-Holiday-Gift-Box-Inside

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7 comments:

Ticia said...

My daughter would love to make some flip lid jewelry.....

FYI the linky list says it's not open yet.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

There are sooooo many fantastic craft ideas around this time of year! I'd have a hard time picking favorites.

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

I always love the easy crafts! ;) Thanks for hosting!

Ann said...

I love the idea of using a decorated pine cone as a tree topper! I don't like our tree topper very much so we might have to try this. Thanks for including my ideas along with several great ones. I'd also like to try making the glitter jello things.

shelah moss said...

There are so many fabulous activities here! The cut out tree is genius. Thanks for featuring our Decorated Gift Jars.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Thanks for featuring our paper tree! I featured a few of the same activities as you this week - so many great ideas!

My Little 3 and Me said...

Brilliant, lots of ideas to keep the little ones busy with.