Keep those little fingers and imaginations occupied with these fun and easy to do kids crafts. The nice thing about these kids crafts is that they require minimal supplies, and will work for any holiday and/or party occasion.
Personalized Place Mats
Supplies: stickers, crayons/markers, stencils, construction paper (colors of choice).
Keep those little ones busy this holiday with these fun and easy dinner place mats. This is an easy kids craft that they can do all alone. No messy glue, or cutting involved! Issue each child a piece of construction paper (place mat) in the holiday color of their choice and a page of holiday themed stickers. Set crayons and markers out for them to color, and create their own personalized place mat. Have them trace their hands and create hand turkeys for Thanksgiving, or trace round lids to create a snowman scene for Christmas, or draw eggs and color them for Easter. Use stencils to create even more fun ideas!
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Crown Party Hats
Supplies: tape, stickers, crayons/markers, construction paper (colors of choice), scissors
Create a fun atmosphere for the kids and have them create their own party themed hats. Cut a 1″ strip off the length of the construction paper and set aside. Take remaining paper and turn it long-wise. This will be the crown of the hat. Let the children decorate, color, and personalize their own hat. After they have been decorated fasten one end of the 1″ strip you cut off onto the backside of the crown towards the bottom. This will be the head band. Wrap around child’s head to measure and affix tape to hold in place. Watch as the children show off their holiday hats!
Live in the Sacramento Area? Get more craft ideas by visiting one of the Arts and Craft Shows being held in November!
Paper Ring Chain
Supplies: tape, scissors, construction paper (colors of choice) Continued>>
Cut a lot of 1″ strips of paper, using a paper cutter or scissors. Create a ring and tape in place. Loop another strip of paper through the middle, and form another ring. Repeat, creating a long chain. Use the paper chain to decorate a window, doorway, or Christmas tree. String on the wall and hang your holiday cards on it to display. To make it even more exciting for the kids, hold a paper chain relay race. Split kids into two teams. Set a 2 min. time limit and see which team can make the longest chain. Each child will have to take turns creating one ring at a time. Award a prize to the winners. If it is Christmas time, a fun thing to make is a chain countdown to Christmas. Use 24 strips numbering each one boldly. On the strip numbered 1, write a wish, decorate, and color before folding into ring. This will be the top of the chain. Continue chaining remaining 23 strips in numerical order. Hang on the wall or door and starting Dec. 1st, remove one chain every night until Christmas. One the last night (Christmas Eve), place your wish chain on the Christmas tree for Santa to see.
If you enjoyed these kids craft projects, learn how to create a Holiday Hand-tler Reindeer this year!