Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to spread the holiday cheer in your home than by making Christmas crafts with your kids! I am the mother of a three year old little boy and his main source of entertainment comes from mommy and daddy, and to be honest, that can be a little exhausting at times. Nevertheless, I do love planning all sorts of seasonal activities for my child, and Christmas is my favorite one! I did a little research, and here are the 4 crafts I plan to do with my kiddo and thought maybe you would enjoy giving them a try.
We love playdough! and when I found this recipe for Christmas scented playdough by The Soccer Mom blog, I was thrilled! I mean, who doesn’t want to play with dough that smells like peppermint, Pine trees and gingerbread? It’s a great sensory activity in line with the holiday spirit. Smells are closely linked with memory, which is great reason to get you started on sensory activities that will conjure childhood memories of your kids when the become adults.
Salt dough ornaments
Yes, I know, this one is a classic. All you need is 3 ingredients, mix them and bake them at 200 degrees for two hours. Once you let it dry overnight, you can use acrylic paint to decorate them. Here is the recipe:
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of salt
3/4 cup of warm water (added slowly)
Try these santa handprints that can live in your christmas tree forever and ever and ever.
Elf picture craft
Simple every day mom has a free printable for this little elf which I loved because picture crafts are so much fun and children really enjoy these. Don’t limit yourself to elf on the tree, get creative! put your kids face in a snowglobe, on santa’s sleigh, as the grinch or as a present. The possibilities are endless. I think I will put my husband’s face on a Designer bag (hint, hint!). Men need visuals you know!
I hope this post was useful, and have fun creating memories with your kids!