Thursday, November 17, 2016

Did you know that I have never seen a poinsettia plant before I came to the United States? That's right - it was not known in the former Soviet Union where we were more apt to decorate with red stars for New Year :) Now, however, we welcome poinsettia to our house during Christmas season - both real plants and crafts. I collected some of the best poinsettia crafts for kids and adutls to share in this roundup.
Poinsettia crafts for kids and adults to make for Christmas

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Poinsettia Crafts for Kids

This "process art" poinsettia sponge stamped art from A Little Pinch of Perfect is great for younger children and can be as easy as one color stamping project or you could include two colors for poinsettia leaves and add some gold glitter too.

Another "process art" idea - make poinsettias using yarn, from 3 Dinosaurs.

This project from Craft Klatch does not require fancy materials and produces a beautiful toilet paper roll poinsettia.

Another great recycled art idea - a plastic bottle poinsettia ornament from Mama Miss

Make this beautiful poinsettia ornament from Growing Book by Book

This felt poinsettia craft from DIY Inspired is better suited for older kids since it involves a hot glue gun, but the results are lovely.

Poinsettia Crafts for Adults

Make a beautiful felt poinsettia with instructions from Happiness is Homemade

This 3D paper poinsettia from Feels Like Home is easy to make, especially if you happen to have a cutting machine:

Decorate your hostess gift with this burlap poinsettia from Emma Owl

Save the seeds while you are making pumpkin pies for this gorgeous pumpkin seed poinsettia from This Green Life.

Do you enjoy origami? Then create this 5 petal paper poinsettia using a photo tutorial from Krokotak.

All this Christmas prep can be stressful. Relax while coloring this free poinsettia-themed coloring page for adults from Kids Coloring Pages.

Books for Kids about Poinsettia and Christmas in Mexico

Since poinsettia plants originally come from Mexico, you can pair up poinsettia crafts with books about poinsettia origins and Christmas in Mexico:

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12 pretty poinsettia crafts to make for Christmas
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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That felt wreath is lovely.

Ticia said...

That pumpkin seed poinsettia is awesome.