With the Christmas season approaching many parents are wired, buying lights, scouting for the greenest tree and beginning their search for that perfect present that will make their youngsters giggle in joy on Christmas morning. Though presents, lights and a healthy tree all make excellent Christmas accessories, a more hands on family oriented approach to the holiday season might prove to be best bonding experience. There is a wealth of crafts and activities that can be preformed with the whole family – listed below are only a few potential projects. Though simple and noncommercial, any child will be beaming in pride when they see their work displayed
Though the materials for the Angel Kitty are relatively common (barring the felt) this craft is one of the cutest pieces and is one of the most entertaining to assemble. This is perfect for any cat lover out there and produces an almost memorizingly adorable effect when hung on any tree.
Paper Plate Angel
Though this is one of the more simple crafts to construct, it allows your little one to explore their creative mojo coloring and stylizing their very own angel plate. The materials are abundantly available and the assembly is quick and easy. The paper plate angel is always a fun and simple craft to create.
Perhaps a little more complex than the rest, the snowman ornament might require a bit more adult assistance. Though the materials are a bit more specialized, a couple of dollars could easily pay for the creation of a dozen snowmen. As a classic Christmas character, the snowman ornament is sure to make any tree look cool.
Maybe one of the most common ornament crafts, adults might remember creating something similar in their own childhood. The materials are easy to find and the construction is always entertaining.
Light Bulb Ornament
This project is simple to make and the materials are simply recycled light bulbs, typical make up utilities and a wire coat hanger. This project emulates retail bulb ornaments and is infinitely more fun to create.
Santa’s Red Underwear
This is one of the more vivid crafts, promising to incite a laugh from your kid at the mention of the name. The ingredients are relatively specific, being one of the more difficult crafts to assemble. Though the materials are not as available, they wont dent your wallet too much. Accompanying the cute red underwear comes an optional poem that is equally cute.
Christmas Tree Ornaments, About.com
Christmas Crafts, EnchantedLearning.com