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Fun-to-Make Christmas Crafts

Don’t wait for a snowy day to have some wintertime fun! Before Santa makes his annual drop-in, set aside time for some simple Christmas crafts that really celebrate the season.  Round up everyone and gather around the table  for some family fun! Fill your house with ornaments, and snowmen. No matter which one you make, these crafts are sure to melt your heart during the Christmas season.  Spending about 30 minutes (that’s the most time you’ll need!) creating these DIY projects not only teaches kids important skills (patience, creativity, thoughtfulness), but also provides a time-out for the whole family to get together and bond. You’ll only need a handful of supplies to complete these projects. Take a look at the instructions and video below! Happy Holidays!

 

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Here’s what you’ll need to make these ornaments:

Items:

  1. 3 popsicle sticks (one with about 1″ cut from the end of it)
  2. A cut-out square of brown construction paper
  3. A cut-out star of yellow construction paper
  4. A piece of twine, approximately 6″ long
  5. Hot glue gun, glue, or glue dots
  6. Scissors and a craft/utility knife

Instructions:

  1. Cut a template for the stars on a yellow construction paper.
  2. Trim off about ¾ to 1” of the popsicle stick by cutting it with craft (or utility) knife.
  3. Then position the two-full length popsicle sticks to make a triangle.
  4. Glue down the popsicle sticks (hot glue works the best)
  5. Add 6” twine to the top ( only if you want to hang it on the Christmas tree
  6. Then I used a small dab of hot glue to attach the star to the top and the 1″ x 1″ tree trunk to the bottom.

Decorating options:

  1. Tiny pom poms
  2. Sparkly pipe cleaners
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Rhinestones
  5. Buttons
  6. glitter

Fluffy Snowman Craft

Here’s what you’ll need to make a snowman:

Frosty the Snowman:

Items:

  1. two white paper plates, one dinner plate size and one dessert size
  2. bag of cotton balls
  3. liquid glue
  4. black construction paper
  5. orange construction paper
  6. scraps of fabric

Steps:

  1. Stretch out the cotton balls.
  2. Use liquid glue to glue the cotton balls down onto the paper plates, both the dinner and dessert plates.
  3. Cut a rectangle from the black construction paper for the top of the hat. Glue down at top of the dessert plate.
  4. Cut a second rectangle, longer and thinner to serve as the brim and glue down.
  5. Cut out two circles for coal-black eyes and glue down under the hat.
  6. An orange triangle for a carrot nose.
  7. Use a long strip of fabric for a scarf and glue down.

***Due to the weight of the glue and the cotton balls, staple the two paper plate together to form the head and the body of the snowman.

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