We have less than a week left until Christmas. Work is winding down so we are busy doing all the Christmas things with Aiden, including easy holiday crafts!
I love that Aiden loves doing crafts and projects as much as me, so we have a lot of fun. The best news is that most of the items listed are available at Michael’s or Target so you can shop online and pick up in store.
Here are three easy holiday crafts to do with a toddler this Christmas.
Easy Holiday Crafts: Snow Globe Inspired Christmas Tree
Every year we try to make something for our childcare provider. She works really hard and takes such great care of Aiden that we want to give her something special. This year we put together a snowglobe inspired Christmas tree with lights. This was really easy to make. Aiden did most of the work!
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Supplies for your Christmas Tree Snow Globe:
- Brush Tree
- Tacky Glue
- Mini LED String Lights (optional)
- Green Felt
- Craft Snow Balls (Hint: I found this in the dollar section of Target for much cheaper!)
- Quart Size Wide-Mouth Mason Jar
Directions for your Christmas Tree Snow Globe:
- Glue the felt to the bottom of the mason jar lid and cut around the lid.
- Glue the brush tree to the felt covered lid.
- Glue some snowballs along the felt around the tree.
- If you decide to add lights, add a little hot glue to the end of the lights to anchor them to the bottom of the mason jar then stuff the rest of the lights in around the perimeter.
- Add the mason jar on top of the lid.
Easy Holiday Crafts: Simple Wood Slice Ornament
This craft was inspired by our most recent Growing Roots box, which was all about little artists. We painted the wood slice white and added a Christmas tree and some fun pom poms for a cute Christmas in the snow scene. This was another super simple craft that Aiden was able to do mostly on his own. It required very few materials.
Supplies for your Wood Slice Ornament:
- Wood Slice
- White and Green Paint
- Cookie Cutter
- Pom poms (hint: I found these in the dollar section of Target!)
Directions for your Wood Slice Ornament:
- Paint the wood slice white. Set out to dry.
- Place the cookie cutter in the center of the white side of the wood slice. Hint: I added a little hot glue so the cookie cutter wouldn’t move when Aiden painted it.
- Use the green paint to fill in the cookie cutter.
- Add white and silver pom poms around the outside of the cookie cutter.
- Once the green paint dries remove the cookie cutter.
- Hot glue a piece of ribbon or twine to the back of the wood slice as a hanger for the tree.
Easy Holiday Crafts: Snowman Ornament
My mother in law saw this ornament on Pinterest and made one with Aiden. I had leftover craft supplies so I figured I would re-create it.
Supplies for your Snowman Ornament:
Directions for your Snowman Ornament:
- Use the funnel to add the craft snow to an empty clear ornament.
- Close the ornament.
- Fold a pipe cleaner in half and thread it through the cover of the ornament. Hot glue both ends to the ornament.
- Hot glue a pom pom on each side of the pipe cleaner to look like ear muffs.
- Hot glue googly eyes, a pom-pom or gem for the nose, and pom poms for the mouth.
These easy Holiday crafts have been keeping us busy and providing some festive holiday decorations for our home and gifts!
Do you do a lot of holiday crafts with your toddler? I would love to hear what your favorites are in the comments.
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