Spend just an hour or two creating a craft with a child, and you’ll see why moms, dads and teachers across the world love using crafts as a way to foster creativity in children. When it comes to the holidays, you can find Christmas craft ideas online that will help you come up with some amazing activities to do with your child.
If you ever searched online for Christmas crafts ideas for kids, then you know that while there are the usual large craft sites that offer children’s activity ideas around the year, there are few websites that devote a lot of web space specifically to Christmas.
The following resources are seven of the best online websites that offer the most Christmas craft ideas for children. If you visit any of these websites, you’ll discover an amazing list of some of the most creative and fun projects that you can work on with any child from age 4 to 10.
The Holiday Spot is one of those hidden jewels that you didn’t realize was online until someone points you in the right direction. The design of the website isn’t entirely professional, but the content within the site is amazing.
A Holiday Spot Project
Categories here include Christmas gifts, paper cards, table decorations, tree decorations and much more. Many of these are so creative that even grown adults will enjoy making them. The projects are formatted in a clear and easy set of instructions with materials needed.
Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box ($23.46) is a great collection of craft materials and intructions for craft and art projects for toddlers. This kit includes two plastic frames, four animal punch outs, ten colors of dough and more.
This box is a very convenient way to keep you creative kids busy for hours! A mom says: “I appreciate the ability to whip out a pre-packaged craft project that engages my little one without pre-planning or looking up ideas online, or taking her to buy supplies (in small quantities) for similar projects”.
The website Toy-A-Day offers one new printable paper toy pattern in PDF format per day. Using these PDF:s, you can build famous cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Super Mario and Pokemon, or famous people, including Barrack Obama!
A Pokemon paper toy from the Toy-a-day blog.
The printable PDF pattern for building the Pokemon paper toy.
The website simplekidscrafts.com has published a number of great Youtube videos on preschool crafts. One of them is the above video instruction on how to build your own cute ladybug, complete with black dots!
You will need the following materials to make the insect:
- one large red pom pom
- one medium black pom pom
- one pipe cleaner
- two googly plastic eyes
- a piece of lace + one bead (optional)
You will find all the instructions in the video! Good luck!
Preschool Christmas Crafts are always an excellent choice to help your children understand the season and let them get involved.
It’s the time of Santa and his reindeer and the kids are making sure they’re extra good so they don’t end up on the naughty list. It’s also the time of Jesus’ birth as Christians celebrate. There are several things you can do to get the children excited while offering fun in all its glory.
With a little planning and the right tools, you can be spreading sunshine around your preschool winter activities and crafts for the kids for all the cold winter months. For those of us with small children, or teachers of small children, you know the challenge of keeping the kids from “cabin fever”.