It’s that time of year again — time to decorate the tree, wrap the presents, and bake lots of cookies. At our house, it’s also time to pull out the craft box! While my younger children make crafts throughout the year, during the Christmas season we usually cut back a little on the schoolwork, leaving us all with more time to create!
If your family is in a crafty mood and you’re out of ideas, there are lots of resources available both at your library and online. Here are a few you can look into:
Best Christmas Crafts Ever! and Christmas Decorations Kids Can Make by Kathy Ross (one of my favorite craft-book authors)
Big Fun Christmas Crafts and Activities by Judy Press (part of the Little Hands series)
Christmas Crafts and Customs Around the World by Viginie Fowler
Christmas Crafts From Around the World (Kids Can Do It) by Judy Ann Sadler
Usborne Things to Make and Do for Christmas by Fiona Watt
175 Easy-To-Do Christmas Crafts by Sharon Dunn Umnik
EnchantedLearning.com – While this website requires a paid membership to access all of its pages, you can find the directions to many Christmas crafts on here for free.
FreeKidsCrafts.com posts a new craft every day, including crafts for Christmas and Hanukkah.
AboutChristmasCrafts.com – This site features Christmas crafts for both kids and adults, making it a fun site for the whole family.
ChristmasCrafts.com – With crafting ideas for kids, parents, and teachers, this site includes the supply lists and instructions for crafts from the very simple to the beautifully ornate.
CelebratingChristmas.com – Click on the “Crafts” link at the top to find a page full of free craft and decorating ideas. Next, click on the button for “Christmas Crafts for Kids,” and you’ll be directed to simple crafts that kids can make themselves.
So turn on the Christmas music, heat up the cocoa, pull out those glue sticks, and enjoy the season!
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