Crafts not only work fine and gross muscles and build imagination, Christmas crafts help the child focus on the truth of the season
Hand and Footprint Calendar
Create a Handprint & Footprint Calendar to give as a gift to a loved one. The instructions include examples to make for each month as well as suggested Bible verses that correspond with the prints.
Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
Cut out the inside of a paper plate and decorate with cut pieces of construction paper or tissue paper.
Craft Stick Christmas Trees
Using craft scissors, cut the craft sticks to the size needed. May use sandpaper to round the edges. Then glue them together with a hot glue gun and paint. Decorate and glue a piece of string on the back of the ornament to hang.
Send Christmas Cards
Have your child assist you in mailing Christmas cards: sign his/her name, tell you his/her address, insert the card or photo, seal the envelope, add the return address. Demonstrate the proper way to address and stamp a card.
Fingerprint Christmas Lights
Draw a curvy line on a piece of paper. Every so often, draw a tiny rectangle along the line. Place small dollops of paint on a plate for the child to dip his finger into and then print with his index finger at the rectangle to make a Christmas light.
Truck Picture Ornament
Make this adorable picture ornament with buttons, popsicle sticks, glue, string, and greenery.
Blessing Ornaments: Tying the Holidays Together
One of the things I struggle with this time of year is tying Thanksgiving with Christmas. It seems I focus a little on Thanksgiving and a lot on Christmas, but I fail to tie the two together.
Paint the child's index finger white. Create a snowflake by making fingerprints in a circle on a piece of colored paper.
3D Christmas Tree
Print the 3D Christmas Tree worksheet. Decorate the 3 trees. Cut out and fold each in half vertically with the design folded in. Unfold and glue the back of each tree. Attach ½ of Tree A to ½ Tree B. Attach ½ of Tree B to Tree C. Finish by attaching remaining ½ tree C to remaining tree A to create a 3D tree. May also make a tree with 3 or 4 sides by using the template to create trees on construction paper or cardstock.
Handprint Christmas Ornaments
My mom made Handprint Christmas Ornaments for us when we were kids. Our kiddos love looking at how small my hand was my first Christmas. Now they enjoy looking at their own hands as well. Learn more...
Homemade Wrapping Paper
Make homemade wrapping paper with a brown paper grocery sack or large piece of brown packing paper. Paint, color, or stamp decorations.
Cellophane Christmas Tree
Cut two same-sized, small Christmas trees from green construction paper. Hold together and punch holes with a hole punch through the double layers. Separate the trees and glue a piece of cellophane between the trees. Hang the tree to allow the light to shine through the cellophane-covered holes.
Create five snowmen by painting the hand white and printing onto a piece of colored paper. When dry, add the hat, face, carrot nose, and buttons on each finger.