Christmas crafts, Christmas toys round-ups, Christmas printables, Christmas themed activities, Christmas treats–everywhere I look I find new and exciting holiday activities and I.WANT.TO.DO.THEM.ALL!
But I can’t. At least not all this year!
I generally try to do the crafts and activities that don’t require any planning or extra trips to the store, heh heh.
So here are some of the things we’ve done so far, and I think they turned out mighty fine, especially considering the
absolute total lack of preparation short amount of time it took to prepare!!
1) Easy paper plate angels
I got this cute idea from Itsy Bitsy Learners and let me tell you, it was a hit! I have a 4 year old daughter as well as another boy who comes to our class, and of course the
terrible terrible terrific little two year old, and they all enjoyed it so much!
2) Pipe cleaner and foil ball tree ornament
This tree ornament not only was super duper easy to make, but it was great fine motor skill practice as well! No mess, and looks beautiful on the tree or anywhere else!
3) Fun paper snowman craft
The kids LOVED this one! I had my 2 kids as well as 2 other kids (ages 4 & 5) for this one, and they all had so much fun with it!
First, I printed out a snowman template from here for each of the kids. I cut it out for them to make it easier.
4) Easiest winter invitation to play evah
5) Paper bag reindeer
My older daughter wanted to do a Christmas craft too, and this is what she chose! We got the idea from Family Fun Crafts.
For detailed instructions, visit the link above. Super easy and cute–use a paper bag for the reindeer head, trace the child’s hands for the antlers, and use pom pom for nose, cut out the eyes, and add bells and other fun accessories. Fun, fun!
Have yourself a merry little Christmas!