Christmas Crafts for Kids - Page 4

How to Make Christmas Crafts and
Activities for Children

 

Merry Christmas! Christmas Lights Thumbprint Craft

Christmas Craft - Thumbprint Christmas Lights Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Paper, red, green, yellow and blue paint, and pictures of your children (optional).

What to do:

1. Print out the Pattern Sheet (Pdf Pattern) and make copies. (Problems Printing?)

2. Glue the pattern sheet onto a piece of construction paper.

3. Place small amounts of paint on paper plates and have your children dip their fingers into the paint and press them on that paper near the black marks to make the Christmas lights.

4. You can glue a picture of the children in the center of the sheet or have your children draw a picture in the center.

 

Bed Spring Christmas Tree Craft

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What you will need:

Old rusted bed springs, rusted lid, thin wire, jute ribbon, brown bag, star punch, Christmas spray with with wired beads and glitter balls, and green yarn.

How to Make the Bed Spring Tree:

1. Two different types of bed springs were used to make this tree. The outer spring is larger and bigger and comes from a better quality box spring. The inside spring is thinner and is more of a cone shape instead of the triangular shape of the larger, outside spring.

2. Attach the thinner spring to the inside of the larger spring with thin wire so that it is sticking out the bottom of the larger spring a few inches.

3. Pull apart the spray separating the little wired balls. Attach the balls to the large bed spring by winding the wires around the bed spring. If you don't want to use a spray, you can just string beads onto wires and then attach them to the spring.

4. Cut short lengths of green yarn and tie them to the spring covering the wires that you wound around the spring.

5. Cut a star shape from a brown bag using a star punch and then use a thin wire to attach it to the large spring.

6. To finish glue the jute ribbon around the edge of the lid and place the bed spring tree in the lid.

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New - Puzzle Piece Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

Snowman puzzle piece Christmas Ornament Craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Christmas pictures from Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and magazines, Elmer's Rubber Cement, or Scotch Craft Stick glue, scissors, Exacto knife, pencil, puzzle pieces from old children's puzzles, decorative items, round ribbon, and low temp. glue gun.

What to do:

1. Find Christmas pictures that will fit on the puzzle pieces. The entire picture doesn't have to fit on the puzzle piece completely, just the important parts of the picture.

2. Lightly trace around the puzzle piece to make sure the picture will be in the correct place and it will look okay on the piece.

snowman puzzle piece Christmas ornament craft www.daniellesplace.com3. Cut around the traced outline of the puzzle piece on the picture leaving about 1/2" extra paper around the outline.

4. Glue the picture onto the puzzle piece. If you are using gift wrap, use the craft stick glue instead of the rubber cement. The paper is too thin for rubber cement. The rubber cement will seep through the picture. If you are using pictures from cards or thicker paper, you can use the rubber cement.

5. After the glue dries turn the puzzle piece over to the back and cut away the extra paper. Use regular scissors to cut away the straight edges. Use an Exacto knife to cut away the curved edges.

6. Glue ribbon around the edge of the puzzle piece using a low temperature glue gun. Leave two inches of ribbon at the top of the puzzle piece at the beginning and end of the ribbon. Tie the ribbon ends together to make a loop.

7. To finish glue decorative items the ornament.

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Shine! Reindeer Printable Writing Activity Sheet

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been the longest-running holiday special.  The movie has entertained millions of children since 1964 and presents the meaning of Christmas and other life lessons.  Through a shy, depressed reindeer’s example children can learn they can use their unique abilities to shine just like Rudolph.

Reindeer Printable Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Printer paper, crayons or colored pencils, and glitter or glitter glue, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Movie.

What to do:

1. Watch the move Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Talk about how Rudolph used his talents to help Santa and make Christmas successful. Tell your children that they can also shine like Rudolph by using their talents to help others. Ask them to think of something they would like to do to spread the Christmas spirit this year and write it on the activity sheet.

2. Have them color the picture and add glitter glue to Rudolph's nose and the stars.

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Shine! Christmas List

Shine! Christmas List to go with Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer movie from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Printer paper, crayons or colored pencils, and glitter or glitter glue, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Movie.

What to do:

1. Watch the move Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Talk about how Rudolph used his talents to help Santa and make Christmas successful. Tell your children that they can also shine like Rudolph by using their talents to help others. Ask them to think of things they would like to do to spread the Christmas spirit this year and write them on the Shine list.

2. Have them color the picture and add glitter glue to Rudolph's nose and the stars.

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Shine! Printable Reindeer Cards

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What you will need: Printer paper, crayons or colored pencils, and glitter or glitter glue, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Movie.

What to do:

1. Watch the move Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Talk about how Rudolph used his talents to help Santa and make Christmas successful. Tell your children that they can also shine like Rudolph by using their talents to help others. Ask them to think of things they would like to do to spread the Christmas spirit this year and write them on the back of the cards.

2. Have them color the pictures and add glitter glue to Rudolph's nose and the stars. This Pattern comes in both color and black and white.

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Reindeer Star Poster for Bulletin Board Display

 

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This 13" x 10" poster is great for bulletin board displays.

This poster is available in color or black and white and with the words pictured or blank.

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Star Garland

 

Star Garland Christmas Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Colorful card stock (Heavy paper), scissors, hole punch, yarn or string, and plastic drinking straws.

How to make star garland:

1. Cut star shapes from different colors of paper. (A pattern for the stars are available to members.)

2. Punch holes in the stars so you can string them together.

3. Cut plastic straws into one-inch lengths.

4. String the stars onto the piece of yarn and place two or three pieces of cut straws in between each star.

5. Write things on the stars if you wish such as: Our Class Shines (On the middle Star) and then your children's names on the smaller stars.

 

Snowman Christmas Ornament Craft

Christmas Ornament CraftWhat you will need: Square acrylic Christmas ornament (This one was purchased from Hobby Lobby.), paper, light glitter, colored pencils, scissors, glue, salt, and glitter glue.

How to Make the Christmas Ornament:

1. Draw and color a picture or use clip art that will fit on the back of the ornament. (You can also use pictures from leftover Christmas paper. Winter scenes are best. Make sure the picture will fit on the back of the ornament.) Do not cover the whole back of the ornament. You want to be able to see through.

2. Cut out the picture and glue it to the back of the ornament with clear Elmer's glue so that it can be seen through the other side of the ornament. Cover your entire picture with a light layer of glue and place it on the ornament smoothing it out as you stick it on.

2. When the picture is dry pull the top off the ornament and fill the bottom with salt. You can also add a little glitter to help it sparkle. Then replace the top.

3. To finish paint the bottom of the ornament and part way up the sides with glitter glue.

 

Paper Bag Christmas Ornament Craft

Christmas Paper Bag Ornament CraftWhat you will need: Brown paper lunch bag or grocery bags, Christmas rubber stamps, hole punch, string.

*If you don't have grocery bags, you can use regular typing paper soaked in concentrated tea.

How to Make the Christmas Ornament:

1. Cut a brown paper grocery bag in the shape of an ornament. Make two matching shapes.

2. To give the ornament a rustic look crinkle up the paper shapes several times and then flatten them out.

3. Glue them together, back to back, to make the ornament sturdier.

4. Use rubber stamps and colored pencils to decorate the ornaments then punch holes at the top.

5. Tie a ribbon through the holes to hang.

 

Paper Star Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

paper star Christmas Tree Craft for kidsWhat you will need: Colorful Christmas Scrap booking paper, scissors, star beads, and a pipe cleaner.

How to make a paper Christmas Tree:

1. Print out the star patterns (PDF Pattern) onto colorful Christmas paper.

2. Cut out the stars.

3. Fold and then unfold the stars in half from every point to the opposite point and from every corner to it's opposite corner so that the print of the paper is always showing when you fold.

star folding diagram4. Punch a pipe cleaner through the center of the smallest star and keep adding bigger and bigger stars to the pipe cleaner making sure all the stars are facing in the same direction with the print facing up. If you want to hang the tree on a Christmas tree leave about two inches of pipe cleaner at the top of the tree to form a hook.

5. Place some glue at the top of the tree above the smallest paper star and then string a star bead onto the pipe cleaner pushing down over the glue.

6. Wind up the end of the pipe cleaner and tuck it underneath the tree or add a rectangle shaped piece of paper for the trunk of the tree.

 

Pinecone CD Christmas Tree

This idea was sent in by Ann Keeler

Pine cone CD Christmas tree craftWhat you will need: Large Pinecones, (If they are not opened, dry them out in your oven until they open), beads or sequins, glue, star for the top, green paint, white paint, CD's, and hot melt glue.

How to make:

1. Paint the pinecone green and let it dry. Paint white at the tips to look like snow if you would like. Glue the pinecone to the CD with hot melt glue gun. Paint on a thin layer of glue with a paint brush (I diluted the glue with water). Then sprinkle on white glitter. It looked just like snow on an ice pond.

2. Glue various sizes, shapes, and colors of sequins  or beads onto the pinecones.

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This Version of the Craft was Sent in by Pierre Prevost

Pinecone Christmas TreesThe pinecones I try to find are approximately 3 or 4 inches tall and usually stand up straight on their own. If not, I try to shave the bottom to help them stand straight. If that is not enough, I put some beads on the bottom to make them as straight as possible. The pinecones are spray painted with a high gloss green paint (or whatever color you like) with each petal having 3 to 4 Mardi Gras beads on each one (I just pull the beads off of the string).

 I usually put different color beads on each petal to resemble multi-colored lights (obviously you can use one color). When the tree is completed, I follow up with a high gloss photo finisher. Each pinecone takes approximately 4 - 6 hours to decorate depending on how many beads are put on each petal.

I use super glue for each bead because it sets faster.

Also, you have to use a high gloss photo finisher spray because after the glue dries, sometimes, soon after, you will notice that the glue sort of leaves what looks like a grayish film under the bead (I found this out on the first ones I made.). The photo finisher spray covers it up perfectly. - Pierre Prevost

Note - If your pinecones aren't open, try drying them out in a 200 degree oven until they open.

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