Holiday Arts and Crafts

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Holiday Crafts - January

Snow Globes - Make this beautiful snow globe out of a baby food jar. Kids love this craft.

Snowman Candle Holder - Make a cute snowman candle holder out of a baby food jar.

Holiday Crafts - February

Valentine Heart Frame Craft - Instructions for making a cute, heart-shaped frame.

Tissue Paper Valentines - These crafts using tissue paper and construction paper make great Valentine's Day cards or decorations, and they're easy to do!

Valentine Keepsake Box - Here is instructions to a construction paper craft to make a box that you can collect your favorite valentine cards.

Valentine Mailbox - This is a great way to make a box for your child to collect valentines cards in. This simple craft uses a tissue box and construction paper.

Valentine’s Day Cards - Make these beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using construction paper and any pretty odds and ends like lace, feathers, glitter, ribbons, doilies, sequins, tissue paper.

Holiday Crafts - March

Wind Chime - Really cute craft project made out of an empty plastic liter bottle and construction paper.

Windsock - Make this really cool windsock out of construction paper and other materials from around your house.

Pot of Gold - This super easy project is a fun way to create a little package of goodies for friends or family.

Lamb Craft - In like a lion and out like a lamb. Use a paper plate, glue, cotton balls, markers and a cute bow to make this adorable craft. Sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while you clean up.

Styrofoam Lephrechaun Hat - How to make a leprechaun hat from a styrofoam cup.

St.Patrick's Day Shamrocks - Create your own beatiful basket of shamrocks!

Holiday Crafts - April

Easter Paper Baskets - These baskets are made out of construction paper and are perfect for Easter or anytime your child wants to store precious treasures!

Easter Chick - This Easter Chick will give your little ones practice with shapes (circles and triangles). Add this craft project to your preschool math lesson about shapes.

Torn Paper Easter Bunny - If you're making decorations to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring, here's an easy way to make an Easter bunny.

Holiday Crafts - May

Mother's Day Flower Bouquet Craft - This is a simple paper craft made from a child's handprint, paint or markers, and construction paper. It makes a great gift for a birthday or Mother's Day.

Butterfly Card - A colorful butterfly card made from construction paper. This card is great for birthdays, Mother's Day, or other occasions.

May Basket - This is a great craft for children of all ages... even young children. This craft uses cups, pipe cleaners, and sequins to make a basket that actually hold items.

Mother's Day Flower Pot - This craft is so amazing. This is the perfect craft for Dad's to do with their kids as a gift for their Mom for Mother's Day. There is a spot to insert a picture on the flower... so cute!

Holiday Crafts - June

Father's Day Picture Frame Craft - Get your creative juices flowing as you cut the cardboard into the shape of a cutting saw and make it into a picture frame by painting and decorating it.

Summer Sun Prints - Just an hour in the sun at noon will fade construction paper to leave behind decorative "prints".

Holiday Crafts - July

4th of July Fireworks - Create your own fireworks picture by using dark construction paper, glue and different colors of glitter. These fireworks pictures are great decorations for New Year, Chinese New Year, or Independence Day. The Chinese invented fireworks thousands of years ago.

Craft Stick Flag Craft - This is a simple-to-make US flag made from craft sticks.

Holiday Crafts - September

Autumn Paper Crafts - Make an autumn collage with construction paper, tissue paper, and glue.

Leaf Collage - This is a great fall time craft project when it is cold and rainy outside. You will use leaft templates and construction paper for this project, so no need to go outside and collect leaves.

Holiday Crafts - October

Paper Scarecrow - Make a really cute paper scarecrow.

Pumpkin Faces - Be prepared... you'll have an entire pumpkin patch to display before your kids have had enough.

Pumpkin Lanterns - Here is a great project to make construction paper lanterns in the shape of pumpkins. This is a great way to decorate for the fall. And, kids will love helping you decorate the house.

Scary Mouth Pop-up Card - Make a Mouth Pop-up Card. When you open the card, the mouth opens! You can make your card look like a bird, a shark, or a big-mouth monster. This is a very easy project and a lot of fun.

Jack-o-lantern Jars - Use orange tissue paper, glue, and a votive candle to make this mini Jack-o-lantern.

Ghost Craft - Make a cute pin out of cotton balls and googley eyes.

Mummy Craft - Here's a fun, fairly simple craft idea for Halloween. Moveable Mummies! You can bend them into different shapes, stand them, sit them and have hours of fun. Make one or make a whole haunted house full!

Spider - Instructions for making a LARGE spider using a garbage bag and a few other supplies.

Lawn Spider - A fun decoration for your lawn.

Witch Candy Holder Craft - Cute little painted candy holder.

Holiday Crafts - November

Popcorn Turkey - Next time you make a bowl of popcorn, save a little bit for this adorable Thanksgiving craft.  They would be cute on each plate of your Thanksgiving feast.

Hands and Feet Turkey - Use cut-outs of a child's hands and feet to make this turkey decoration. Young children may need help tracing their hands and feet.

Paper Plate Turkey - A fun and easy Thanksgiving craft project using paper plates and construction paper. Even the youngest preschooler can do this fun craft.

Paper Turkeys - This is a fun and festive activity especially for Thanksgiving. This craft uses construction paper, wiggly eyes, and feathers.

Turkey Napkin Rings - Here is a fun and attractive turkey craft perfect for Thanksgiving. They are made from toilet paper rolls, construction paper and a bit of Fun Foam.

Holiday Crafts - December

Angel Craft - Use construction paper, cotton balls, glue, a cereal box, and foil to make this adorable angel.

Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree - Need something to do while the holiday cookies are in the oven?  This is the perfect craft for the holidays!

Brown Paper Reindeer - This is a fun Christmas project for kids, very easy to do, and a good way to recycle those old brown paper bags or you can use brown construction paper.

Holiday Paper Crafts - Here are a few holiday crafts using construction paper. Holiday crafts include Star of David and a Christmas tree.

Star Wreath - Make this really pretty start wreath using construction paper and some other craft materials. Make these stars using whatever colors the child would like.

Christmas Stocking - Make a great Christmas stocking from a brown paper grocery bag. You can hang it from your mantle and stuff it with Christmas goodies.

Dreidel Decorations - An easy decoration to create and display for Hannukah.

Peppermint Candy Frame - Make a Peppermint Candy Frame from Peppermint Candies, jumbo craft sticks, tacky glue, card board, and a photograph or drawing to put in the picture, clear acrylic spray.

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