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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

5 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make With Your Children

Here are 5 of the easiest and prettiest Christmas crafts for you to make and enjoy with your family.  Nothing is more heart-warming than a Christmas ornament crafted with love.

5 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make With Your Children

A recent trip to the ER with my son and a sprained foot meant that he's been tied to the couch with his foot propped up all day.  To combat boredom and prevent the T.V. from being on the entire time, I have had to think on my feet and pull activities out of my mom bag.

If you're organized, this may not be so hard to do.  If you are more like me, who has recently purged all her craft supplies and a lot are packed up due to a laundry room reno, you will be scrambling.  Never, fear.  The internet to the rescue.  Here are a few of the easiest Christmas crafts I've found that needed little supplies.

Yarn Wrapped Star at Live Laugh Rowe

This Christmas craft was really easy and turned out super cute using just a spare piece of cardboard and leftover yarn.   I didn't bother with the glue, we just poked a hole through the top of the cardboard and after tying a knot in the yarn we pulled it through to secure it.  This craft only took about 5 to 10 minutes to do which was just long enough to keep his interest and yet turned out a decent craft at the same time.

Image from Live Laugh Rowe

Mini Yarn Hat Ornaments by Easy Peasy and Fun

If you have a December baby and are looking for an easy Christmas craft to do at their birthday party - this is it.  I have done countless crafts at birthdays over the years only to sincerely regret my choices.  This craft was super easy.  All you need to do is prep the cardboard rings and cut the string to the correct length ahead of time.  The girls sat quietly chatting while they worked on this craft listening to music.  It turned out super cute.

Image from Easy Peasy and Fun

Tissue Paper Wreath by Happiness is Homemade

Making tissue paper crafts is super nostalgic for me.  There is something satisfying about gluing and placing all those little squares of tissue.  A little more prep work for this craft but still super easy and few supplies needed.  Cardboard, tissue paper, and glue.  That's it. I would love to see this done in different colors.

Image from Happiness is Homemade

Easy Yarn Ornaments on Up Craft Club

These ornaments may look like they take some work but they are easier than making pom-poms.  I kid you not.  I have a ton of leftover yarn and can't wait to make these beautiful decorations.  The secret is scrunched up newspaper to create the form so you use less wool and it's less heavy as well.  Genius!

Image from Up Craft Club via Lissana

Yarn Ball Ornaments by All Things G&D

Another easy to do ornament using leftover yarn.  If you don't mind the mess of glue - you're little ones will surely love it.  Super simple to do.  You just need a few balloons, some yarn and a spot to hang the ornaments up to dry.  Whatever size you choose to make - these are sure to look lovely on the tree or as a hanging garland.

Image from All Things G&D

What are your favorite Christmas crafts to do with kids?