The best way to bond with your kids when there’s a holiday is to get into craft projects together. Take some colourful pieces of paper, glue, glitter, scissors, and a box of craft embellishments, and you’re ready to create your own versions of these easy holiday crafts for kids.
Want to make some noise but don’t want your kids to play with firecrackers? These noisemakers are a fun way to ring in the New Year!
- 2 Styrofoam cups
- Glitter or metallic paper
- Paint brush
- Pipe cleaners
- Candies (optional)
- Decorate your Styrofoam cups using some glue and glitter or metallic paper.
- Cut your pipe cleaners in halves, and then twirl each half using your finger. Once they’re all twirled, group them in two, and twist each group together on one end.
- Using your scissors, punch a hole on the bottom of each cup, and then stick the twisted end of the pipe cleaners into the hole. Bend the end so they don’t fall out.
- Put some candies on one cup and then carefully, without getting glue on the candies, use the paint brush to stick the two cups together.
- At midnight, break your noisemaker to welcome the New Year!
Easter Bunny Mask and Tail
Make Easter a little more special by creating Easter Bunny costumes for you and your kids. Here’s how.
- Cotton balls
- Pink construction paper
- Pink pompom
- Black pipe cleaners
- Safety pin
- Using a pencil, trace the shape of a bunny’s head (minus the mouth part) and tail onto the cardboard. Cut them out using the scissors, making sure that you also cut holes for the eyes. Leave a small slit on each side of the mask for the string as well.
- On the pink construction paper, trace the shape of the bunny’s ears. Make sure that you make it half-an-inch thinner than the cardboard cut-out.
- Glue the pink bunny ears on the cardboard and then cover the mask and tail with cotton balls.
- Decorate the mask using the pompom as the bunny’s nose and the pipe cleaners as its whiskers.
- Using the string for the mask and the pin for the tail, you can now wear your Easter Bunny costume.
What’s a fun and way to decorate your kids’ bedroom doors? Create this Christmas wreath with them!
- Paper plate
- Tissue paper
- Red pompoms
- Red ribbon
- Paint (green, red and gold)
- Plastic container
- In a wide plastic container, mix your green paint with some water. Dip your tissue paper into the mixture for a few seconds and then let each sheet dry.
- While waiting for the tissue to dry, trace a lit candle on the centre of the paper plate. Cut around it by using your scissors, making sure to leave the candle and the ribbed edge as your frame.
- Paint the candle using your red and gold paint.
- Once the sheets are dry, crumple them into balls, and stick them to the frame.
- Decorate your wreath with the red pompoms and ribbon. Use the string to hang it on the wall.
So, here are a few Christmas crafts to try with your kids. Which one are you making?