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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Hanging Lids
    Hanging Lids Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Lids from frozen juice cans Hole punch Pieces of yarn Glitter, sequins, stickers, tinsel White craft glue This is a simple way to c...
  • Decorations and Ornaments Printables
    Mini Holiday Box
    Print out, color, and cut out this box pattern to make a fun mini holiday box. ...
  • 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas Ornaments
    15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas is coming up! Are you still missing a few stocking stuffers? Maybe the kids need something to do while you're prepping the house for family? Check out these 15 holiday crafts to keep your kids entertained and creative! ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Pipe Cleaner Tree
    Pipe Cleaner TreeMaterials:Pipe cleanersSmall bellsRibbonDirections:Select one pipe cleaner to form the trunk of your tree, and then twist five or more green pipe cleaners (depending on how large a tree you'd like to make) at evenly spaced points...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Bottle Nipple Rudolph
    Bottle Nipple RudolphMaterials:1 bottle nippleRed fingernail polishWhite-outBlack permanent pen1 silver or gold metalic pipe cleaner1 strand of gold string to hang ornament Directions:Wrap metalic pipe cleaner around wide part of nipple. Paint t...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Angel Ornament
    Angel OrnamentMaterials:Jumbo craft stick2-4" paper doiliesWhite felt or paperThin red ribbonMini star garlandChild's face cut out of photoRibbon or string to hang ornamentDirections:Glue child's face to front of craft stick. Fold both doilies in...
  • Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Christmas Crafts Using Washi Tape
      Washi tape is one of our favorite craft supplies. It comes in dozens of different colors and patterns, it's cheap, easy for little hands to use, and makes minimal mess — win! We've rounded up our favorite Christmas-themed washi tape ideas f...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments
    Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments These cinnamon creations not only look nice, but they also smell great! Bring the heavenly aroma of baking cookies to your home by making these decorative cinnamon ornaments. Holiday Hassles Cinnamon cut-outs take tim...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Ornaments
    Homemade Snow Globe
    Homemade Snow Globe Why pay big bucks for a snow globe when you and your kids can design your own for pennies? It's simple to transform a plain glass jar into a winter wonderland scene created to your specifications. You might want to make sever...
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    Christmas Ornaments
    Santa's Scene
    Santa's Scene Seasonal Sense You can find snow texture paint in a craft store. It's usually packaged in a small jar and can be applied to a craft with a paintbrush, sponge, or spatula. This stucco-effect paint is perfect for winter projects that...
  • How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
    December Holidays
    How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
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  • Paper Chain Activity for Kids
    Christmas Decorations, Cards and Crafts
    Paper Chains
    Paper ChainsMaterials Colored construction paper Scissors Glue, paste, or stapler Directions Cut paper into one-by-four-inch strips. Glue or staple the ends of the first strip to make a ring. Thread the next strip through this ring and glue the...
  • Egg Carton Christmas Bell Activity for Kids
    Christmas Ornaments
    Christmas Bells
    Christmas BellsMaterials Egg carton Scissors Yarn, string, or ribbon Jingle bells Glue (optional) Glitter (optional) Paint (optional) Aluminum foil (optional)Directions Cut an egg carton into individual sections; paint, decorate with glitter, or ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Colorful Snowflake Activity for Kids
    Christmas Ornaments
    Dip and Dye Snowflakes
    Dip and Dye SnowflakesMaterials Cone or square-shaped coffee filters (or paper towels cut in circles or squares) Scissors Small bowls of dye (diluted food coloring or strong tempera paint)Directions Fold coffee filters or paper-towel circles or s...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Cinnamon Stick Drawing Activity for Kids
    Christmas Ornaments
    Cinnamon Drawing
    Cinnamon DrawingMaterials Sandpaper Scissors Cinnamon sticks Directions Cut the sandpaper into a holiday shape such as a star, Christmas tree, or gingerbread man. Show your child how to rub the cinnamon stick on the sandpaper to make both a nice ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Kitchen Fun
    Strawberry Ornament
    Strawberry OrnamentMaterials Large whole walnuts in the shell Green felt 4 inches thin gold cord or ribbon Paintbrushes Red and black acrylic paint Glue gun Scissors Magnet (optional) Ruler Directions Have your child paint a walnut red. When t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Christmas Antler Hat for Kids
    Christmas Decorations, Cards and Crafts
    Reindeer Antlers
    Reindeer AntlersMaterials Brown construction paper Scissors GlueDirections Cut a brown-construction-paper band to fit your child's head. Trace his handprints on the paper, cut them out, and glue them to the headband as reindeer antlers. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gift Wrap
    Fanciful Envelopes
    Fanciful EnvelopesEnvelopes made from gift-wrap or wallpaper add a special touch to holiday cards, invitations, and thank-you notes. Materials Envelope Gift-wrap or wallpaper Pen or pencil Scissors Glue, tape or stickers Directions Let your child...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book