Holiday Crafts for kids

paper-plate-christmas-characters-santa-snowman-rudolph-1The holidays are such a fun time to spend doing new projects with your kids. It’s not only the time of year to bake up a few batches of cookies, with this being the “gift-giving season”, it’s a great time of year for art projects as well.  There’s no shortage of holiday themed crafts you can do with your kids, even your littlest ones!

Melting SnowmanHere are some of our favorite crafting ideas and local resources as well…SO stock up on supplies, and most important…have fun!

If your little one loves to play with paint, check out this melted snowman craft ; it involves a lot of white paint and construction paper…and it’s oh so cute!  Your little one will love sloshing their hands around in all that paint!

Need to pick up some new paint?  Check out  Riebe’s Artist Materials in Melville.

make-paper-plate-reindeer-350x440Have some extra paper plates lying around?  They’re perfect for crafting too!  You can pick up a huge stack of paper plates at Value Drugs in Huntington or GreenlawnWe love this adorable reindeer paper plate craft, which just involves your little one finger painting and some parental help cutting and glueing.

Ripped Paper WreathIf your child loves to rip paper up, stop into Blick Art Materials in Carle Place and stock up on construction paper!

This wreath craft is easy enough for little hands, as you don’t even need scissors for the most part!

Santa TP RollNeed help decorating your holiday mantel? Start saving those toilet paper rolls! They come in handy for crafting!

This Santa Going Down The Chimney craft using toilet paper rolls and construction paper would surely brighten up any holiday mantel.

Don’t forget to utilize the best tool of all: your child!  Help your little one paint their thumbs to make this sweet thumbprint Christmas light picture; any grandparent would love to display it in their holiday decorations!

Thumbprint Lights

And, what’s more special than a personalized menorah made from your little one’s own hands?  We love this handprint menorah idea! It would be perfect framed and used year after year. You can easily get your child’s artwork framed at Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery with an Oyster Bay and Massapequa Park location.

These projects not only make fun, personalized gifts, they’re a great way to commemorate the year, and serve as a reminder on how big (or small!) your child was!


Happy crafting!

 And don’t forget to share pictures of your children’s holiday projects with us…we’d love to see them!

By: Olivia Howell

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