The winter break comes every year and, while you’re busy wrapping presents and cooking delicious feasts, your children are glued in front of the TV or, worse, making mischief! Give your kids some Santa’s Helpers work ethic with holiday crafts that will double as holiday decor around the house. Your little elves will be so busy spreading holiday cheer, they won’t be sticking their fingers in your Christmas cookie batter or taping holiday bows to your pet!
Paw Print Ornaments
Speaking of pets, get your four-legged family members involved in crafting hour with this one! With this recipe, a simple ball of dough can be molded into a custom tree ornament. It’s relatively mess-free (minus the glitter) and a perfect afternoon activity that can be done in a flash. Get the instructions here!
Ombre Christmas Tree Garland
This craft will both keep your little ones engaged for a few hours and make a festive and cute decoration for their rooms! You’ve already pulled out the garland and figurines, no doubt, but how do you decorate your little ones’ rooms? This year, put them in the holiday spirit and let them create their own Christmas decor. Get the instructions here!
Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
Let’s kick it up a notch in complexity with the cute and somewhat simple snowmen tea lights! Turn them into ornaments or string them up alongside your Christmas tree garland for the perfect decor. You may need to make a trip to your local craft store, but we promise you’ll stick within your budget. Get the instructions here!
No-Sew Sock Snowman
No-sew is the way to go! Once you get the sewing kit out, it turns more into a mommy craft anyways. These snowmen look SO CUTE, but you’d be surprised by how easy they are to make. The key ingredient – rice! If snowmen aren’t your style, they also have no-sew penguins! Get the instructions here!
Pinecone Christmas Trees
What’s the holiday season without a few pinecones? This creative crafter took DIY to a new level by taking bits of old jewelry to decorate their pinecone trees and it was absolutely adorable! Cute, easy, and on a budget – just what a holiday craft should be. Get the instructions here!
Baby Food Jar Snow Globe
While this craft may take more time than the others we’ve listed, the end result will be well worth your effort! Snowglobes are a holiday classic, but we never knew we could make them at home. So long storebought snowglobes and hello DIY fun! Get the instructions here!
Thank you to all the wonderful crafters in the world who gave us inspiration for these holiday crafts! The winter break will be a long one, so if you’re in need of more family-friendly craft ideas, check out our Pinterest board!
P.S. Don’t forget New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Will you be bringing in the new year at your favorite campground in Texas? Find out what we have in store for families this year.