If you’re looking for crafting ideas to do with you kids, and like me, you’re ready to move beyond the handprint, look no further. Kids are more than capable if we give them enough credit, so allow yourself to move past the cut and paste crafts. Here are five, clever, classy and cute crafts to make with your kids.
Button Christmas Tree Ornament
This button Christmas tree is something you’ll love to hang on your tree year after year. It’s just the right amount of simple and sweet. Hit the local thrift store and load up on buttons because your kids might want to make a few of these beauties.
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Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with this great idea for a craft that can preserve memories and look elegant on your tree. Kids will love to search for the perfect pictures to make these beautiful ornaments with you. These would also make a great teacher gift.
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Simple and adorable, these little clay snowmen would be perfect to decorate a mantle. Your little ones could create an entire army. Set them up with some clay, a few twigs and some parchment paper to keep your table clean and you and your kids will work away all afternoon. I can tell you from experience making these guys is really fun and a little addicting.
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Pine Cone Owls
These little pine cone owls are the perfect nature craft. Kids love collecting pine cones. Prepare some pre-cut felt shapes and pipe cleaners for when you get home. Start assembling your little owls and soon you’ll have a family of the cute little guys.
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Winter Scene Snow Globe
Everyone loves a snow globe. The handmade ones are the best, though. The craft store should carry some fake snow and all kinds of little props appropriate for a winter scene. The pompoms and the fishing line just give it that extra little something.
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