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10 Holiday Crafts for Toddlers

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Looking for something to do to entertain the kids during winter vacation? Our friend Kim from Learn Create Love has all sorts of wonderful holiday crafts to help you decorate and celebrate this season. Grab the safety scissors, glue, paints, and whatever supplies you have, and enjoy some fun, creative time with your little ones!

1. Gingerbread Man Printable

gingerbread man printable craft

This little fella is adorable—and the zero-calorie way to enjoy a gingerbread man this holiday season. Use paint, markers, crayons, or sparkles to gussy him up however you and your kiddo want.

2. Handprint Wreath

Handprint Wreath

Wreaths are beautiful, but they can be rather expensive, too. Instead of buying a bulky wreath to hang on your door, make a handprint wreath using construction paper and a paper plate. It's less expensive and cuter, too.

3. Foot and Handprint Reindeer

Foot and Handprint Reindeer

Are you up for getting a little messy? Instead of your usual finger painting, make reindeer using your hands and feet. If you don't have googly eyes or red pompoms, use construction paper pieces or paint them on separately. He'll still look adorable and be fun to make.

4. Holiday Thumbprint Craft

Holiday Thumbprint Craft

You can use an ink pad or paint for this fun activity. Using thumbprints you can create snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, or even individual thumbprint flames on a menorah. You are only limited by what your children can imagine up.

5. Glitter Christmas Tree Ornaments

Glitter Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you have some empty cereal boxes or other light cardboard, you'll only need some glitter and glue to make this sparkly ornament. You can put a hook through them and hang them on your tree, or run a piece of string or ribbon through them to make a beautiful banner.

6. Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet

Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet

Puppets are always entertaining, and this paper bag reindeer is easy to make, and will provide hours of fun. Give one puppet a red nose to recreate Rudolph's ascent from being snubbed to being Santa's hero, create plays for you and your children to act out, or just have silly puppet conversations.

7. Paper Plate Angel

Paper Plate Angel

Hark, the herald angels sing! And they're extra-sparkly, too. Paper plates, crayons, glitter, and glue are all you'll need to brighten your day with these sweet angels.

8. Homemade Noise Maker

Homemade Noise Maker

Are you planning on letting your kid stay up for the ball drop on New Year's Eve? If so, you're going to want to celebrate in style. Help your little one stay awake with fun activities, then chase away the old year with these homemade noise makers.

9. Bottle Snowman

Bottle Snowman

If you have a plastic bottle and some cotton balls to spare, this snowman will make an adorable addition to your holiday crafts. You can make him as big or small as you want depending on which bottles you have. Use tissue paper, yarn, or fabric to dress him up however you like. Next time your little one asks, "Do you wanna build a snowman?" you can confidently answer, "Yes!"

10. Snowflake Printable

Snowflake Printable

Use paint and glitter to beautify this printable snowflake craft. Use traditional holiday colors like red and green or blue and white, or get funky and use whatever color combination you can think of. These pretty decorations are much nicer than real snow, so stay warm and have fun!

 
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