Are you looking to sprinkle a little extra magic into your holiday season? We've compiled a list of five creative Christmas family crafts that will not only bring joy and laughter into your home but also create memories that will last a lifetime.
1. Handprint Christmas Ornaments
Cherish the growth of your children by creating handprint Christmas ornaments. This craft is simple, personalized, and the perfect keepsake for years to come.
- Air-dry clay
- Acrylic paints
- Roll out the air-dry clay until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
- Have your child press their hand into the clay to make a print.
- Use the straw to poke a hole at the top of the ornament for the ribbon.
- Let the clay dry (this may take 24-48 hours depending on the brand).
- Once dry, let your kids paint their handprints.
Loop the ribbon through the hole, and voilà - your handprint Christmas ornament is ready to hang on the tree!
2. DIY Christmas Wreath
Creating a DIY Christmas wreath is a wonderful family craft activity that allows everyone to contribute their unique touch.
- Grapevine wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Christmas-themed decorations (baubles, bows, pinecones, etc.)
- Arrange your Christmas decorations on the grapevine wreath before using the hot glue gun. This allows you to visualize the finished product.
- When satisfied, use the hot glue gun to securely attach the decorations. Remember, adult supervision is required when using the hot glue gun.
- Attach a ribbon at the top for hanging.
- Hang your homemade wreath on your front door to spread the Christmas cheer!
3. Snowman Mason Jars
Snowman mason jars make the perfect Christmas-themed container for candy, cookies, or even a holiday-themed mocktail for the kids.
- Mason jars
- White, orange, and black acrylic paint
- Paint the outside of the mason jar white. Let it dry completely.
- Paint on a black top hat and let it dry. Then, paint on a carrot nose using the orange paint.
- Paint two black dots for eyes and five for a mouth. Allow to dry.
- Tie a ribbon around the lid of the jar, and your snowman mason jar is complete!
4. Homemade Christmas Cards
Express your family's love and holiday wishes through homemade Christmas cards.
- Construction paper (assorted colors)
- Cut the construction paper into the shape of a card.
- Draw Christmas-themed designs such as a Christmas tree, a snowflake, a snowman, etc.
- Decorate your card with glitter and write a personalized message inside.
- Let the cards dry before sending them off to friends and family.
5. Family Christmas Storybook
Compile a family Christmas storybook, filled with your favorite holiday moments, traditions, and even new stories you create together.
- Blank book or scrapbook
- Gather together as a family and discuss your favorite Christmas memories.
- Divide the book into sections, giving each family member a few pages to illustrate their favorite memory or tradition.
- Decorate the pages with stickers and photos to bring your stories to life.
- Once you've finished, spend some time as a family reading your new Christmas storybook together.
These crafts are a wonderful way to bring the family together, engage children's creativity, and add a personal touch to your holiday decor. Happy crafting, and may your Christmas be merry, bright, and full of joy!