25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 1

25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 1

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Feeling extra ambitious I have decided to create 25 activities for you to craft up this holiday season. I have searched high and low and revisited my teacher brain for some extra fun crafts & such to share with our Crazy About My Baybah readers.  Sure, some are basic and simple but remember you are teaching your child fine motor skills even if it doesn’t seem like the best craft of the bushel. However, IMO I have come up with some pretty neat treats for you and your little ones. So join me this December and be on the lookout for my 7 crafts per week with pictures, supply lists and directions!

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NOTES: Sweet Pea will be turning 2 this winter and was able to complete each craft presented. (With guidance) HOWEVER: in creating these projects there are some things you should know if you haven’t experimented much with crafting with your toddler.

Be prepared- have everything together and ready to go! I use Ziploc bags with all my needed supplies and then place a post it inside with a list of the last min shared supplies I will need like glue or scissors.

Prepare for disappointment- you may have worked hard prepping for your craft and your child just isn’t into it. Disappointing yes, try again another day. Early morning seems to be our magic hour and by that I mean magic 20 mins!!

Allow for Error- GAH!!! I just want to fix some of the crafts as we are creating! I literally sit on my hands! But after we are finished I look back at the mismatched, misplaced googly eye, unpainted corners and fall in love with her perfect “to me” piece of work! Allow your toddlers piece to reflect him or her <3

25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids

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1. Mitten Wreath

Supplies:

Craft paper
Glue
Thick cardstock
Twine or ribbon

Cut cardstock into the shape of a wreath using two different sized bowls from your kitchen. Make a template mitten and trace onto assorted colors of craft paper. Glue mittens onto wreath with thumbs pointing out. Add twine or ribbon to hang.

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2. Snow Mobile

Supplies:

White cardstock
Scissors
Hole punch
Ribbon or yarn
Cotton balls
Glue

Cut cardstock in the shape of a cloud. Punch 3 or 4 holes in the bottom of the cloud and one on the top. Cut out circles (snowflakes) and punch the tops and bottoms of each circle. Spread glue on cardstock cloud and allow tot to cover in cotton balls. Set aside. Spread glue on circles and again have tot place cotton balls on each. When dry thread circles through yarn at different heights and hang from cloud.

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3. Sight Word Snowflakes

Supplies:

Snowflake foam cutouts (Target $1 bin)
Marker
Sight word list

On foam cutouts add the following words. Snow, snowflake, snowman, winter, December, gloves, boots, ornament, Christmas tree, Christmas, lights, gingerbread man, angel, and giving.  Toss in the tub and encourage child to repeat the words after you, talk about the letters and the meanings of the words.

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4. Christmas Tree Ornament

Supplies:

Assorted green craft paper
Glue
Scissors
Ribbon

Using scissors cut several scraps of thin green paper. Set aside. Cut out a small card stock triangle to create tree. Encourage child to layer the shreds of paper to cover the entire tree. After the glue dries cut the stripes so they end at the edge of the tree. It will look polished and beautiful.

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5. Magic Snow-scape

Supplies:

White construction paper
White crayon
Blue water color

Using the white crayon draw a snow-scape. Creating- white snowy ground, snowman, and several snowflakes. Then allow child to cover paper with blue paint. The snowflakes and scene will magically appear. Super Simple! Super FUN!!

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6. Gingerbread Man Puppet

Supplies:

Brown construction paper
Stickers
Glitter
Sequence
Popsicle stick
Glue

Trace 2 gingerbread men onto brown construction paper. Cut out. Allow child to decorate gingerbread men as desired. Glue Popsicle stick in between both men so child has a sturdy puppet to play with. You could also make other Christmas characters: Snowman, Santa, reindeer… We only used the stickers and she was thrilled!!

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7. Snowman Counting & Matching

Supplies:

White construction paper
Black and orange scrap paper

Create several snowmen (10) with the white construction paper and add features with the scraps. On the bottom ball of each snowman write a number: 1-10. One on the first, two on the second… Then cut out 10 circles that will match the size of the bottom circle of the snowman. On each circle add corresponding dots to represent each number. Guide child to find the matching snowman. NOTE: I found a $5 foam snowman set with 20 snowmen at Target. I couldn’t pass those up knowing I wanted to create this craft. I added buttons instead of the marker dots since I was using a sturdier base. So use your resources and creativity to make something special!

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Don’t forget to check out the other posts in this series!

  Christmas Crafts Week 2 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 1

Week 2 – Crafts number 8-14

  Christmas Crafts Week 3 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 1

Week 3 – Crafts number 8-14

 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 1

Chickie

Recent to the blogging world, I'm a new mom finding my way with my little darling Sweet Pea. I enjoy cooking, baking, the great outdoors and everything Baby Girl! Elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom = children's lit lover and craft connoisseur.
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  1. Those are all super cute! I will definitely be making some of these with my son!

  2. I love the little button matching number game. I love everything, truth be told. Wonderful ideas!

  3. Definitely a lot of great ideas for a very crafty holiday.

  4. Aah such fun Winter Crafts fro the kids! The snow Mobile is awesome! I love finding crafts that the kids made when they were little, great memories.

  5. I’m going to share this post with both my son’s Kindergarten teacher, and my sister, who now teaches a weekly art class at Gymboree.

  6. These are great crafts, I’m really digging the first one!

  7. Very cute! I really love that mitten wreath! We have some scrapbook paper that would be perfect.

  8. the mitten wreath is adorable! I would love to make this with my daughter.

  9. Oh how fun, these all look like a blast!! I love the mitten wreath that is such a fun idea, and I know it would be easy enough for the niece and nephew to do!

  10. Great ideas – my kids love crafts, but I never know what to make or suggestion. Definitely a good list for those long winter days!

  11. Great list! I love that even the craftily challenged like me can manage those!

  12. Winter and Christmas crafts are the best ways to get into the holiday spirit! I love the Gingerbread Puppet.

  13. What a great list of crafts.

  14. That mitten wreath is utterly cute!

  15. I love the snow mobile neat & fun.

  16. So many fun and easy crafts. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love the sight word snowflakes, great way to help kids learn.

  18. Thank you for sharing these, they are so cute! I love that mitten wreath!

  19. These are great! My son turns two next week, and it’s nice to have a list of “easier” crafts that he can help with.

  20. Awesome ideas! I’m so making the snow mobile tomorrow with my little ones. Lovesit.

  21. I totally love the mitten wreath.

  22. love the snowman and button counting how creative and fun

  23. I love the cloud with snow falling, and that could be a great educational craft too.

  24. I love the cloud with snow and these are all great ideas!

  25. They are so cute. I like the snow mobile as we do not get snow here..

  26. I like like magic snow-scape.

  27. That mitten wreath is adorable and I love the colors! Cute ideas.

  28. I need to head to the craft store!!!

  29. These are just the cutest crafts!

  30. I actually just did the magic snowscape with my daughter after seeing it here a few days ago :)

  31. All of those look like so much fun to pass the time and I like how they aren’t a lot of work for Mom :)

  32. These are all so stinkin’ cute!

  33. Thanks so much for the ideas! These are great!

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