Easy Holiday Crafts to Keep Kids Entertained

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Posted on 12/03/2012

Need to keep your kids entertained? Whether it's a snow day or simply a December Saturday, keep little hands busy with these easy holiday craft projects. Most require items you probably already have around your home and we promise they're cute enough to display without creating clutter.


Plastic Cup Ornament Poster board glued to the rim of a plastic cup creates a winter wonderland for tiny animals and trees. The website icraftdaily.com has easy to follow instructions so kids can create this unique ornament for your tree-- and there's no macaroni involved!


Christmas Tree Crayons
This little craft project is oh-so easy and only requires crayons, Christmas tree molds and an oven. After stacking broken crayons into the molds, valsocal.blogspot.com says to bake them at 275 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Then you'll have a fun gift your children can proudly give to their friends or classmates.


Holiday Handprints
Casting handprints in clay is a fun way to preserve a child's tiny hand for years to come. And creating a handprint could not be easier. According to woodsidekitchen.blogspot.com, simply combine cornstarch, baking soda and water to make your clay. Use cookie cutters to create holiday shapes and have children gently press their handprints into the clay. Bake them and even paint them for a fun addition to the Christmas tree.


Star of David Mobile
Hanukkah runs from December 8 through December 16 this year. And creating a Star of David mobile is such a fun way to celebrate. Using only blue pipe cleaners and string, this holiday craft idea from spoonful.com is a simple way to decorate for the season.


Gum Drop Trees
Use Styrofoam shapes likes cones or balls as the base for this cute craft. Kids will love attaching gumdrop candies to the foam using toothpicks. Get the step-by-step instructions from makeandtakes.com. While making these will be easy, ensuring that your little ones don't fill up on gumdrops may prove to be more difficult.


By Alison Storm


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