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Beautiful Kids Crafts for Christmas

Simple eggs become astonishing kids crafts for Christmas

Not all kids crafts for Christmas are simple and easy. Sometimes, it’s worth asking kids to put in some effort to make something really astonishing — something they will treasure for years to come. These incredible eggshell Christmas crafts do require some adult assistance and work, but they are inexpensive, not overly difficult to make, and look more impressive than anything you would buy in a store.

There are many different options for these crafts depending on the age and ability of the kids you’re working with. I’ve listed a few adaptations below, but feel free to use your imagination: there are no wrong answers when it comes to crafting.

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Crafty Homemade Christmas Decorations

Make homemade Christmas decorations to personalize your tree

Homemade Christmas decorations make the holidays special. Sure, storebought decorations have a certain charm, and they’re often beautiful centerpieces. But if you really want your holiday to have that old fashioned family feel, you need to do some decorating all by yourself.

Homemade Christmas decorations aren’t just fun and impressive looking, they can be very easy. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart or have a few weeks of free time to turn out beautiful, easy decorations like these homemade Christmas baubles.

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Fun Christmas Crafts For Kids

Make Christmas crafts for kids with foam mittens

I love Christmas crafts for kids. They are what Christmas is all about: kids having fun, being creative, and getting into the spirit of the season. That’s why there are so many crafts for little hands kicking around. Doing crafts with children really puts me in the spirit, and I can tell that most of you feel the same way.

When it comes to a craft like this cute, fun mitten wreath, there are dozens of different ways to do it depending on the age and abilities of the children you’re working with. For example, a kindergarten class could have each child make one mitten and (with the help of adults or older children) glue them onto a communal wreath to create a class decoration.

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Mousepads are Easy Christmas Craft Gift Ideas

Personalized mousepads make perfect Christmas craft gift ideas

It’s tricky to find easy, inexpensive Christmas craft gift ideas. That’s why I love these personalized mousepads. It’s true that for some people, mousepads are a thing of the past: with all the new technology that has come out, you often don’t even need a mousepad. Many people still like them, however, and you can’t go wrong with a personalized Christmas craft designed specifically to someone’s tastes.

In my case, I have a sister who loves butterflies, so my example involves a butterfly mousepad. The cool thing with this craft, though, is that you could really do just about any theme you like. There are no limits to your imagination.

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How to Make A Pinecone Wreath Christmas Craft

Making a pinecone wreath is the perfect craft for Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like a pinecone wreath. I’ve bought many at craft fairs and I’ve loved every one of them — until, that is, I realized how easy they were to make myself. There are so many variations of pinecone wreaths that you won’t believe how easy it is to make one that’s totally unique and original to your own family.

Don’t worry if you don’t have pinecones handy — you can easily buy them at a local craft store. Better yet, you can get wonderfully yummy cinnamon scented pine cones at most department stores as Christmas draws near. That gives you best of both worlds — Christmas crafts with Christmas smell!

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Fun Christmas Crafts For Everyone

Christmas crackers are easy Christmas crafts for everyone

It can be hard to find Christmas crafts for everyone on your list. Either they’re too hard for the little ones or too easy for the big ones, or the grown ups aren’t really interested… but in the spirit of holiday togetherness, it’s a good idea to find at least a few crafts the family can do together.

Christmas crackers are perfect crafts for everyone. They’re fun, and you can do them in a variety of styles so everyone from the very young to the very old can participate and make them as intricate as they like. Furthermore, Christmas crackers are a fun tradition, and the commercial ones are expensive and unimpressive. These are more interesting. They also make great holiday gifts.

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Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

Run out of Christmas Card Ideas? Check out these super cute crafts

At this time of year, we’re all looking for Christmas card ideas. This is especially true if you like to do crafts with younger children. There’s nothing quite like a homemade Christmas card to give to Mom or Dad, or to send off to Grandma and Grandpa, or your favorite aunts and uncles.

Unfortunately, while still cute, our very youngest kids tend to make indecipherable cards with scrawls of crayons we have to label as trees and presents. Of course, this type of card has its place. But sometimes you want Christmas card ideas that double as crafts for children of various ages, or you may want something that looks a bit more impressive.

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Make A Christmas Craft: Advent Calendar

A simple way to create your own Advent calendar

Kids of all ages love the traditional Advent calendar. Counting down the days to Christmas is something we all love to do. Adults and kids alike can have a great time making this easy Christmas craft.

There are dozens of options with a simple craft like this. One thing I love to do is have the kids work together to make Advent calendars for one another. In my family, each child takes a special trip to the discount store to buy candies, treats, and tiny toys they think their sibling might like. Then we work together to create calendars for one another and hide the toys inside. It’s a tiny gift from brother or sister every day of December.

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Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts

How to make simple but gorgeous Christmas ornament crafts

Christmas ornament crafts can sometimes get complicated. These beaded trees are actually very easy to make once you get the hang of them. I can do a whole batch sitting in front of the TV, and they’re great for so much more than just hanging on a mini Christmas tree. They work well as gift adornments, Christmas jewelry, charms, and so much more… these really are my go-to craft of the season.

The instructions are a little bit complicated, but again, the craft itself couldn’t be easier. Just string your beads and feed the line back through each section — after practicing the first few times, you’ll barely have to look anymore. Your hands will know what to do.

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Christmas Crafts for the Home

Christmas crafts decorate your home all season long

I love making Christmas crafts, especially ones that provide me with something I want to preserve and make more of! I was able to transform a simple 18-inch tall plain fake Christmas tree into a beautiful dried floral Christmas tree craft to display in my front entryway.

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