Tuesday, November 27, 2012

31 Days of December Crafts for Kids

It's the most wonderful time of the year! (and, yes, I'm singing as I type this!!).  I love this time of year with all the great family activities, baking, decorating, and carols.... it seems that everyone is in the mood to spend as much quality time with their families as possible!  To help you do that, I've compiled a list of fun and adorable crafts for you to make with your kids.  Many of these would make great gifts for grandparents, friends, and relatives.  I hope you enjoy going through them as much as I have!

Some of our favorites from last year:
  1. Shape Santa
  2. Christmas Tree Math Cards
  3. Hand & Footprint Reindeer (with a poem)
  4. Salt Dough Ornaments
  5. Peppermint Candy Craft & Poem 
  6. Handprint Snowflakes & Poem
And, more fun crafts from some fabulous bloggers that we're hoping to make this year:

7. Handprint Snowman Ornaments - Glittering Muffins
8.  Gingerbread Dress-up Doll - The Iowa Farmer's Wife
9.  Sparkly Christmas Tree Banner - Creative Family Fun
10.  Grow a Candy Cane - Living Life Intentionally
11.  Handprint Keepsake Ornaments - Busy Kids = Happy Mom
12.  Drinking Straw Christmas Tree - Reading Confetti
13.  Glitter Snowflakes - Mess for Less
14.  Star Ornaments - CraftoArt
15.  Angel Ornaments - Coffee Cups and Crayons
16.  Paper Mache Clay Snowmen - Housing a Forest
17.  Christmas Rhythm Instrument - Home Learning Journey
18.  Recycled Crayon Ornaments - Local Fun for Kids
19.  Stained Glass Window Ornaments - Creative Family Fun
20.  Easy Jar Luminaries - Reading Confetti
21.  Yogurt Cup Bell Ornaments - CraftoArt
22.  Sled Ornaments - The Studio
23.  Reindeer Picture Frame - Momma's Fun World
24.  Button Ornaments - The Studio
25.  Footprint Reindeer Canvas - Momma's Fun World

And for AFTER Christmas...

26.  Melting Snow Art - Housing a Forest
27.  New Year's Eve Surprise Popper - The Studio
28.  Water Bottle Noise Makers - Tutu's and Tantrums
29.  New Year's Eve Countdown Goodie Bags - Hoosier Homemade
30.  Shoebox Time Capsule - Busy Bee Kids Crafts
31.  Write New Year's Resolutions!  {Not a craft, but something EVERYONE should do!  Last year, my oldest son's resolution was to learn to tie his shoes :)}

We're wishing everyone a blessed holiday season with their families!

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  1. Nice gathering of ideas! Thanks for including us & we'd love to see your version of our craft :)

  2. Great post and love the ideas. Thanks for including us. Pinned (Momma's Fun World)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing our gingerbread dress up doll!

  4. Wonderful roundup! All of your Christmas crafts are wonderful, the shape Santa is my favorite! Thanks for including us!