5 Kids Holiday Crafts You’ll Be Happy You Made

You’ve seen them all over Pinterest.  The Holiday Crafts For Kids.  But how do you know which ones are worth your time?

Over the past few years we’ve made them all.  Now we’re sharing our favorites with you.  We’re not crafting experts and while we think everything our kids create is A-Mazing, we do have a critical eye.  So, may we present

kids holiday crafts

kids holiday crafts

We love this craft because the kids can pick out the items to go into the snow globe, the ribbon and glitter.  The grown ups need to do the glue gun but the kids can dump in the glitter and then they love to see it shake around.  In the picture above, we have secured a gift card so it’s a fun presentation for a present as well!  There are different variations with water or not and we have tried and liked both ways.  Click to make.

kids holiday crafts

These ornaments are easy, fun and smell sooooo good.  Just like making cut out cookies, you bake and then decorate.  Tied with a cute ribbon, they make great additions to packages or as a gift all on their own!  Click to make.

kids holiday crafts

Since this is an honest post about holiday crafting, I’m going to tell you that these adorable trees which now live on our entryway table take a lot of patience.  My kids did about 1/8 of the middle size tree.  But they did love picking out colors and buttons and were great at directing me where to exactly place each ‘ornament’ on the trees.  Besides taking some time, they turn out super cute and are even gift worthy.  Click to make.

kids holiday crafts

We made these trees on a canvas in 2010 with a 1 and 3 year old.  Depending on wall space and the sizes of canvases, you can do single trees or family trees.  For bitty kids, we think these turned out pretty great and even gifted them to the grandparents that year! Click to make.

kids holiday crafts

Like Sugar Cookies but with MUCH more salt, these cutout ornaments are fun to make and decorate.  Given as gifts or hung on your own tree, kids can paint and sprinkle them and admire their work for years to come. Click to make.

So there you have it.  5 Kids Holiday Crafts that you’ll actually be happy you made.  All of the above photos are from the projects we have done over the last few years.  If we can do it, you can do it!  Your family and friends will be beyond impressed.

Tell us what your favorite kids holiday crafts are below in the comment section or on our Facebook Page!

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About Kristin Cheuvront

Kristin the co-founder/editor of The Little Style File. She is mom to Ellie (7),Madeline (4.5) and new baby Will (born March 2014). Kristin loves helping families look their best, finding unique gifts and throwing a great party. Connect with Kristin on twitter.