How To Make Some Colorful Christmas Crafts for Kids

Stockings

Stockings

Hung with Care

Old-school stockings: Dress up kneesocks in primary colors with a homemade tag.Jolly Elves

Jolly Elves

All you need are chenille stems, beads, and felt.

What You’ll Need

  • One whole chenille stem and half a stem
  • Small and large beads
  • Wooden face bead
  • Small jingle bell
  • Felt
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Scissors
  • RibbonMake It
    1. Hat: Cut a 1-1/2-inch-diameter semicircle from felt. Wrap the semicircle around from point to point to form a cone, leaving a small opening at the tip; hot-glue to secure.
    2. Scarf: Cut a 1/2-x-4-inch piece of felt; fringe ends with scissors. Cut a small lengthwise slit about 1 3/4 inches from one end for opposite end of scarf to pass through.
    3. Body: Bend one chenille stem in half and, in the following order, thread materials over the bent point to about halfway down the stem: large bead for body, face bead, felt hat, small jingle bell. Leave about 3/4 inch above the jingle bell and shape the stem into a loop. Then, starting on opposite ends: Thread 4 small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to form feet. Use the half chenille stem to make arms by centering and twisting around the elf’s neck area. Thread 4 small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to form hands. Wrap the scarf around the elf’s neck, then thread ribbon through the top loop and hang.
    4. Easy Tree Skirt

      Easy Tree Skirt

      Christmas cookie cutters make the perfect templates for a cute holiday pattern.

      For instructions and an easy template, keep clicking.

      Wreath

      Season Opener

      A little paint brings a front-door wreath of acorns, pinecones, twigs, and walnuts to life.

      What You’ll Need

      • Pinecones
      • Leaves
      • Nuts and other natural objects
      • Ceramcoat acrylic paint in various colors (deltacreative.com)
      • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
      • Grapevine wreath
      • White spray paint
      • Paintbrush
      • Duct tape
      • 4-inch ribbon

      Make It
      Paint 30-40 acorns and other nuts various colors; let dry. Meanwhile, hot-glue objects to the wreath; spray-paint white. When dry, hot-glue colorful nuts to wreath, as shown. Tie ribbon on wreath to hang.Advent Calendar

      Advent Calendar

      Each day, your child can pull out a tiny sweet treat or a mini ornament to stick on the tree.

      For instructions and an easy template, keep clicking.

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