We always have a great time with fellow Momee crafter, Elizabeth Hashagen.
In our Holiday Crafts segment we will be showing you crafts that your kids can make to give as gifts for the holidays.
No matter what holiday your family celebrates we have some cute ideas that your kids will love to make and your loved ones will love to receive.
Tinsel Pipe Cleaner Headbands
First, Elizabeth and I are wearing headbands easily made from tinsel pipe cleaners. I took blue and silver pipe cleaners and wrapped them around one another to make a Hanukkah Headband. Elizabeth is wearing the red and green headband for a Christmas Headband.
Jingle Bell Bracelets
Also, made with tinsel pipe cleaners these bracelets are festive and noisy fun with jungle bells stringed along on them. (and the best part is I found the pipe cleaners and jingle bells at the dollar store. What a HUGE SCORE that was!)
Foot Print and Hand Print Holiday Aprons
Elizabeth is wearing the adorable Rudolph Handprint Apron.
All you need to do is one brown handprint upright and one facing down (shown in picture below) and then decorate the hands with a Christmas ribbon at the neck and attach the jingle bell with hot glue. Add one giant googly eye and one sparkly red pom pom for the nose.
I am wearing the adorable Penguin Footprint Apron.
To make the penguins use a blue finger paint and paint your child’s foot placing it on top of the apron. Paint the center of the penguin white and then add your google eyes and orange paint for the nose. I added snowflakes around with blue and silver puffy paint.
MistleTOES Canvas Painting
This is an adorable foot print gift to give to your loved ones from those little ones in your family.
Inspired by a Pinterest Pin —> here
Homemade Holiday Cards
I made generic holiday cards using construction paper, googly eyes and a glue stick.
Making homemade items means so much more to the person who receives them and it is a great thing to teach our kids.
Magical Reindeer Food
We love the idea of giving this as a gift to classmates or to other kids in your family. The idea is that you sprinkle the reindeer food on your lawn to attract the reindeer to your house. One ingredient is glitter and this will help the reindeer see your house shimmering n the dark night. So cute!
This was a Pinterest find —> click here
DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Cotton Ball Snowman Ornament- I wanted to make a cute snowman using plastic ornaments. I thought what would be an easy way for a toddler to make the craft? and I knew I had to go with cotton balls. So, just fill your plastic ornament with cotton balls and then have an adult hot glue two large googly eyes and one triangle construction paper nose. Using a Permanent Black Marker Draw the circle dots to make the mouth. Your ornament is complete!
*Momee Tip: I use Pipe Cleaners on my ornaments to hang them on the tree. This is more safe then the metal ones that hurt fingers and toes. *
Hot Cocoa Ornament – I filled the ornament with hot cocoa about a 1/3 of the way. I added festive nonpareil sprinkles and then loaded the ornament up with mini marshmallows.
Plastic Container Picture Snow Globe
I love homemade gifts that include the kids photos. This is an easy gift using a plastic reusable container and a holiday picture.
On the bottom lid attach the photo and the pom poms. And on the deeper lid which will be the front of the snow globe attach stretched out cotton balls to look like snow on the bottom inside of the container. Close the container and attach a pipe cleaner for hanging and snowflake stickers to the outside like I did.
Pom Pom Christmas Tree
This was a cute Pinterest find I had to make. It is colorful and bright.
See it —> here
Paper Plate Christmas Tree
This was a Pinterest idea my brother sent me and I fell in love with how easy and fun it is for little ones to make. Plus, I love using paper plates for crafts.
See the pin —> here
Cardboard Tube Menorah
This is a great Hanukkah craft for little ones. Why? because there is no need for a real flame when you can use yellow tissue paper as your flame each night of Hanukkah. And just like the miracle of Hanukkah these flames will never burn out or burn little fingers.
I also made a Star of David using silver tinsel pipe cleaners.