Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Craft Ideas

I know it is the week before Christmas but I thought I would share some crafts we have been working on.

Tissue Ornament

Take a glass ball ornament and place torn tissue paper over it. Using a paint brush, brush StarchFlo over the tissue paper. This acts as a glue. Once it dries, add a ribbon to the top.

Popsicle Ornament

Hot glue popsicle sticks in the shape of a star. Spread glue on each one and sprinkle with glitter.

Rudolph Clip

Take a close pin and color or paint brown. Add a pom-pom for the nose and googly eyes. Hot glue to another close pin and add a magnet on the back. You can use this as an ornament or as a clip on the frig to hold the kids crafts.

Snowman Ornament

This is made by using your child's hand print.

You could do one of your whole family by painting one finger from each member. I am planning to do this while at my parents.

Santa Claus 

This is  made by placing white tights over a stretched wire hanger. Twist a rubber band around the tights to hold them in place. Add red construction paper for the hat, googly eyes and cotton balls for the beard. You can hang this from a light or on a door.

Painted Wreath

Cut out the middle of a paper plate. Paint the plate green. Once it dries, add berries (thumbprint) using red paint and add a bow.

Wrapped Peppermint

Paint part of a paper plate red. Once it dries, cover it with saran wrap and tie both ends with ribbon.

Rudolph Shirt

Paint a brown triangle and add your child's hand print to the top corners of the triangle. Paint a red nose and eyes.

Edible Christmas tree

Take a sugar cone and cover it with green icing. Use sprinkles to decorate. Simple and fun!

Rudolph Snack

Cut a piece of bread in the shape of a triangle. Spread peanut butter. Add a M&M for the nose, raisins for the eyes and pretzel sticks for the antlers.

Hopefully, I have given you some ideas of crafts that can be done with your your spare time, of course!


  1. Love, love, LOVE the tissue paper ornament. Is Starch-Flo at the craft store? We have several of the popsicle stick snowflakes, and my neighbor made the handprint snowman with Caleb a few years back at Christmas time. I love it. Hope you're well friend...miss seeing your bright and smiling face!

  2. You can get it just about anywhere. I am good now that I am on Christmas! I hope you and the fam are doing good???