Craft Ideas for Kids Home for the Holidays!

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, which means kids are home for winter break! Make the most of this time with easy holiday crafts for kids and kids at heart. These project ideas will be sure to let their creativity and imagination flourish. Who knows, you might even get cute new holiday decor in the process! Here are three project ideas to get you started.This year, decorate your Christmas tree with customized, one-of-a-kind ornaments! Create marble ornaments with a few simple materials.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Clear glass or plastic ball ornaments
  • Acrylic paints in all your favorite colors (even the glitters)
  • Egg carton

First, help kids take off the top clip of the ornament. Next, choose 3-4 paint colors. Carefully squeeze small amounts of each color into the ornament so that it runs down the inside walls of the ornament. Make sure to disperse the colors sporadically. Then, rotate the ornament until the paint covers the entire inside of the ornament.

Finally, let the ornaments dry by placing them upside down in an egg carton to remove the extra paint. Drying may take 1-3 days. Once the ornaments are completely dry, replace the clip on the ornament to hang it up. Kids may need adult assistance with this step. Now, you have beautiful one-of-a-kind ornaments to add to your Christmas tree!

This is for marshmallow and candy fanatics of all ages. This project lets kids’ creativity and imagination roam free as they create the perfect Snow Buddy. When they finish, kids may want to put their Snow Buddy into hot chocolate or on a cupcake!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Small and large marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Vanilla icing
  • Candy of all shapes, colors, and sizes
  • Licorice laces

To begin, use the pretzel sticks to attach multiple large marshmallows to make the body. Next, use small marshmallows and pretzel sticks to create arms and legs. Then, use icing to stick the candy pieces on the marshmallows for eyes, nose, hats, and mouths. Also, use candy belts to make cozy Snow Buddy scarves and sweaters! Additionally, use licorice laces to create fun hairstyles such as braids and spiky hair!

Candles can be safe for kids too, as long as they’re flameless. This season, let kids create a festive candle holder that you’ll be proud to display. The best part of this project is that it uses 100% worry-free flameless candles.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Holiday colored paints such as white, blue, red, green, silver, and gold
  • Paint brushes
  • Small clear glass candle holders
  • Flameless, battery powered tea light candles
  • Optional: Cotton balls

First, hand each kid a candle holder and different paint colors to use. Next, kids can paint holiday scenes onto the candle holders such as snow and Christmas trees. Encourage creativity, but avoid covering the entire candle holder. Leave some space to let the candlelight shine through.

Optional: Let the paint dry. Then, pull apart cotton balls and fill about 1/3 of the candle holder for “snow.” Bury the candle into the cotton, but do not cover the flame.
Finally, switch the candle on and watch your new holiday candles dazzle!Click here to get the latest on iBaby products and offers!