With Thanksgiving now behind us and a hectic Christmas season in our midst, many of us will be busy making lists and checking them about a hundred times. There’s a lot to do and never enough time to fit it all in. But here at Parent Talk we’ve thought of a way you can tackle a few of those endless list items at once – you can give your credit card a break, spend some quality time with the kids (the season IS about them after all, right?), and maybe even make a gift for Grandma! Here are 5 fun Christmas crafts from our Winter Holidays Pinterest board that you and your children can make together.
1) Button Christmas Tree Ornament
This cute and simple craft is also a great way to work on counting, color sorting and patterns with your little one(s)!
These glitzy ornaments can also be used as decorations or gift tags. Try experimenting with different colors of glitter.
Who needs a rainbow loom when you have pipe cleaners and beads? These candy canes not only encourage fine motor development, they also double as ornaments!
If you haven’t taken a Christmas card picture yet, these adorable hats will add just the right amount of holiday fun. Trace your child’s hands to make the antlers.
Give the kids a tree of their own to play with – it provides endless entertainment while helping to prevent (or at least limit) damage to your actual tree and ornaments.
For more holiday crafts – and no clean up for you – join Parent Talk on Sunday, December 15th for Frosty’s Festival and Sing-a-long, from 10am – 12pm at the Dover PlaySpace, Caryl School, 4 Springdale Ave, Dover, MA. See you there!
Written by Kristen Capodilupo