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Give a Scratched CD New Life with This Christmas Angel CD Craft

Make an adorable Christmas angel CD craft out of an old CD

This Christmas angel CD craft is a wonderful use for scratched compact disks. If you have children in your home, I’m willing to bet you have scratched CDs! You could throw them away, or you could give them new life with this adorable christmas craft.

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Simple Christmas Crafts for Busy People

No matter how busy you are, you have time for simple Christmas crafts!

Simple Christmas crafts are a great way to exercise your inner artist. Not only are they a fun way to get involved in the holidays, they sometimes offer you a chance to be more environmentally friendly, save money, and add a personal touch to the holidays. How can you go wrong?

One of the biggest offenders during the Christmas season is gift wrap. Most of it can’t even be recycled, so you wind up with piles and piles in landfills the day after Christmas.

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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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Free Christmas Crafts for Groups Large and Small

Free Christmas crafts require nothing but paper!

I’m always on the lookout for free Christmas crafts. I’m particularly excited when I find ones I can do with slightly older kids. In my experience, it’s not hard to find preschool Christmas crafts. Let’s be honest: for kids that young, anything involving scissors, glue, and crayons will be a blast. But for slightly older kids, it’s hard to find crafts that hold their attention and don’t cost anything.

You can make some pretty amazing 3D snowflakes out of nothing but paper, tape, and staples, though. OK — you need scissors, too, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The instructions are a bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it, these make fantastic decorations and very versatile free Christmas crafts.

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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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Quick and Easy Kids Christmas Crafts

How to make kids Christmas crafts out of egg cartons

When you’re looking for kids Christmas crafts, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. They need to be easy, they need to use inexpensive materials, and they need to result in something the kids can enjoy and be proud of. These fun candy trains fulfill all three requirements. They also make good gifts, and they provide a great opportunity for schoolteachers to talk about recycling.

Depending on the age of the children, you may want to set up some parts of this craft ahead of time. Otherwise, recruit older children to help — little ones and bigger ones alike love helping with kids Christmas crafts, especially if it gets them out of school or homework.

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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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