5 Easy Christmas Decorations to Make With Your Kids

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It is time to deck the halls of our home and we wanted to give you 5 easy Christmas crafts to do with your kids. It’s always amazing to have those epic handmade crafts from your kids that you bring out every year to remember! These crafts would even make some great gift ideas for grandparents, teachers or even to bring some joy to one of your neighbors.

Whatever you decide to do with them, we hope you enjoy making these fun Christmas decorations and getting into the Christmas spirit!!

Hand Print Christmas Wreath

What You’ll Need:

-Cardboard (You can even use a cereal box)
-6-8 Green colored Card Stock, Scrapbook Paper or Construction Paper
(You can even use two different shades for variation and dimension)
-Red card stock, scrapbook paper or construction paper (red pom poms would be a fun option!!)
-Large Round Plate (10″ or whatever size you want the outer circle to be)
-Small Round Bowl (for the size of the inner circle)

How to Create It:

1. Trace your child’s hand on the cardboard for a template
2. Cut out the hand template and set aside
3. On a 12 inch green colored cardstock, trace the outer circle for your wreath with your large plate, then trace the inner circle with your small bowl
*for babies or littles you will want to create a smaller sized wreath*
4. Cut out your circles
5. Using your hand template, trace and cut out about 20-25 hands out of the remaining colored cardstock.
*You can also turn the template over a on half of them so the fingers and thumbs aren’t all facing the same direction for variety*
6. Stick the handprints on with your adhesive *facing out or in or both*
7. Finish it off with some red “berries” that you can cut out of red cardstock or little red poms and then adhere
8. Tie a cute ribbon around it for a hanger *leave enough room to tie a bow at the top*
9. Don’t forget THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP… Write your child’s name, age and date it was made so that you can look back and cherish this beautiful creation!

Mr Grinch Slime

What You’ll Need:

-1 Airtight Container
-5 oz Bottle of Clear Glue
-1/2 Cup Water
-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
-1 Tbsp of Contact Solution
-Green Food Coloring
-Green Glitter (LOTS and lots of GLITTER!!)
-Small Bowl

How to Create It:

1. Measure 5 ounces of glue and pour all of it into your bowl.
2. Measure 1/2 of a cup of water and add it to the glue.
3. Add 1 drop of green food coloring to your glue mixture and stir it up good. Then add 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda and stir it all up again.
4. Now for the BEST STEP 😃 Mix in LOTS of Glitter. And whenever you think that you’ve put too much in…. Keep adding MORE!
5. Measure 1 tablespoon of the contact solution.
6. Once you’ve added the solution, your mixture will automatically begin to change consistency and turn sticky, but don’t worry, stir it and continue stirring until it begins to form and firm up nicely.
7. Then, start to knead your slime by hand until it is no longer sticky.
Now it’s time to enjoy your Amazing Mr. Grinch Slime!

Snowflake Ornaments

What You’ll Need:

-Popsicle Sticks (multi colored ones but if you can only find plain, would work too, just paint them)
-Adhesive or Tacky Glue
-Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
-Jingle Bells (optional)
-Fun Christmas Stickers
-Glitter (silver, gold, or really any color you’d like)
-Tinsel Pom poms (optional)
-Small Snowflakes (fabric, sticker, or foam)
-Twine or Yarn for hanging

How to Create It:

1. If you don’t have colored Popsicle Sticks, you can paint them (4 of one color will be enough for a snowflake) – just be sure to give them time to dry before you move on. *Going for the colored option is a bit easier and faster for younger children since you don’t have to wait for it to dry*
2. Get your hot glue gun to glue the sticks together and form a snowflake. Place a small dab of glue in between the sticks then glue them together to form the shape of a snowflake. *parents will want to do the hot glue gun for younger kiddos, those things can get HOT!*
3. After it is all glued, place a dot of glue on the back of one of the sticks near the top to add your twine or yarn for hanging.
4. You are ready to DECORATE!!! Let the kids have a blast using the stickers and GLITTER or whatever fun things you can find to decorate with.

*Mom Hack for using glitter – cut up a paper grocery bag to place on the table so you can just toss it out once you are done. Then you wont have glitter for days everywhere(ish) 🙂

Rudolf the Red Nose Pine Cone Ornament

What You’ll Need:

-Fabric Scraps
-Yarn or Ribbon for hanging
-Pipe Cleaners (the sparkly ones are fun to use!)
-Googley Eyes
-Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
-Red Tinsel Pom Poms

How to Create It:

1.Cut your ribbon or yarn enough for it to make as a hanger. Place a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the pine cone and glue the ribbon as a loop for hanging it on the Christmas tree.
2. You will want to twist the pipe cleaners to make them look like antlers. You can use one pipe cleaner to make both antlers or use wire cutters.
3. Once you’ve got the cute little antlers all shaped, place a dab of hot glue inside the pine cone close to where you placed your ribbon and glue the antlers on.
4. Cut your fabric into reindeer ear shapes with one end flat and the other pointed. On the flat end, glue a strip along the edge and then pinch it together. This will give it a cute ear shape 🙂
5. Find just the right spot to add the googley eyes and glue them each on.
6. Find the place you want to put the ears and glue them on.
7. Last, but not least. Get your red pom to glue on the tip of the pine cone for your nose. *You can also use a button or anything else for the nose

Christmas Tree Craft

What You’ll Need:

-Paper Plate
-Ribbon, Yarn or Fabric
-Hole Punch
-Green acrylic paint
-Paint brush
-Sequins, Glitter or Small Pom Poms
-Brown Cardstock or Construction paper
-Star Sticker or Create Your Own

How to Create It:

1. The first thing you’ll want to do is paint your paper plate GREEN!
2. After your paper plate is all dry you will need to cut it into thirds (Make sure one of the sections is a tad smaller so when you put them together you have the small one on the top for a tree shape)
3. Punch out 6 holes with your hole puncher near the bottom of each paper plate section.
4. Measure your ribbon (or whatever you use) to make three 12-inch ribbons for each paper plate.
5. You are going to lace them through each one of the holes. It’s best to start by putting the ribbon in from the back of the plate into the first hole and then lace in and out from there.
6. Tape the excess ribbon hanging from the back to the paper plate to secure your ribbon.
7. Staple each of the plates together to form your Christmas Tree (Remember to put your smaller one on top)
8. Cut out a brown tree stump cut out from your brown paper and staple or glue that to the back of your tree.
9. Now you can finish your Christmas Tree by adding your star sticker or your cut out star to the top.

We hope you have FUN with these easy Christmas craft ideas! Enjoy stirring up the Christmas spirit in your home and have a great weekend!

Jason & Dellynn

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