Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas is an eagerly awaited festival celebrated by people, worldwide. Photo Credit: http://christmasgator.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/animated-christmas-wallpapers.jpg
Christmas is an eagerly awaited festival celebrated by people, worldwide.
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Christmas is hands down, one of the busiest of all seasons. Shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts, preparing Christmas baskets and hampers, arranging Christmas dinners with delicious food and amazing Christmas decorations, buying Christmas cards and then thinking of the perfect Christmas greetings to write in those cards etc there is just so much to do and not enough time to do it!

Then there are some people, who are fond of preparing their own Christmas decorations and crafts and if you are one of those people, as well, you obviously will need some creative ideas for making your own Christmas crafts. We understand that your time is important; we can make it easy for you to find the perfect Christmas crafts based on your ability and interest which you can enjoy this festive season.

Christmas Craft Ideas For Kinder garden Kids

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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS:

Christmas Crafts are characteristic of Christmas. Many families have their own Christmas Craft making traditions. Photo Credit: http://www.christmaspicturess.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/kids-christmas-craft.jpg
Christmas Crafts are characteristic of Christmas. Many families have their own Christmas Craft making traditions.
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Kids have the most fun during this festive season. And why should they not have fun? Chocolates and candies, lights and Christmas trees and then there are those unmistakable Christmas gifts which the kids absolutely adore. But there is another thing which the kids really, really like doing during the Christmas season. You guessed it; it is preparing their very own Christmas crafts!

Kids are naturally very creative and imaginative. Give them the right supplies and see their creativity come to life. Photo Credit: http://courtneyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/christmas-craft-ideaschristmas-crafts-hd-wallpapers-inn-zjbgurqp.jpg
Kids are naturally very creative and imaginative. Give them the right supplies and see their creativity come to life.
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There are quite a few Christmas craft ideas which you can try with your kids, of even your younger siblings and cousins. There are some families who take Christmas craft making to a whole new level, by marking it as a Christmas tradition. The whole family gathers around the fireplace with their arts and crafts boxes and get busy.

HAND PRINTED CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

Making Hand Printed Christmas Cards is an activity which is thoroughly enjoyed by kids. Photo Credit:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0D1-kajA47I/UMg3TOtfGAI/AAAAAAAAG5o/gqbHwCfFp-U/s1600/handprint_rudolph.jpg
Making Hand Printed Christmas Cards is an activity which is thoroughly enjoyed by kids.
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You do not have to buy fancy stamps to make pretty Christmas crafts, your own two hands are more than enough to do this job. Paint the palm of your hands in whatever color you like and just stamp it on a piece of paper. This is another craft which is perfect for kids. You can even paint pinecones and use them as stamps as well, to give your craft a more Christmas feel.

DIY CHRISTMAS CARDS:

A lot of people spend so much money on buying Christmas cards for their loved ones, but not many of them realize that instead of spending money on Christmas cards, they could make their very own, as well. All they would need is some supplies from the arts and crafts store. Either, they could make Christmas cards on their own, or get help from their friends, or even ask kids to helps them out!

To save some money, make your own Christmas Cards by using ribbons, cardboard paper, bows etc. Photo Credit: http://www.latesthandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PA199175.jpg
To save some money, make your own Christmas Cards by using ribbons, cardboard paper, bows etc.
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Not all the Christmas crafts that you make should look all fancy and decorative, you could even go for cuter options, like making a snowman Christmas card. Making Snowman Christmas cards is a piece of cake. All you need is paper, some cotton, glue and few tiny buttons. This card is easy to make and your kids would love it. The kids can send their own holiday greetings with this easy, simple personalized Christmas card.

DIY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

DIY Christmas crafts are so much fun. Not only do you get to express your creativity and show off your amazing artistry skills, you also make great memories and share lots of laughs while making them.

Candle Jars are super easy to make and you can even put other items in them, like candies, money etc Photo Credit: http://penelopesoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/christmas-candles.png
Candle Jars are super easy to make and you can even put other items in them, like candies, money etc
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A great DIY Christmas craft idea is to prepare your own candle jars. These jars can be used not only for candles, but also for chocolates, candies and more. You can even gift these candle jars to other people as Christmas gifts or simply use them to decorate your own home.

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:

Do not let that old pair of jeans go to waste. Put it to good use by making Christmas stockings out of them Photo credit: https://www.hand-made.com.au/item_images/4700_1354171525.jpg
Do not let that old pair of jeans go to waste. Put it to good use by making Christmas stockings out of them
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Christmas decorations are an important deal of the festival. Again, you can save some money by making use of things that are already available to you in your home and make great homemade Christmas ornaments out of them. Like for example, Christmas stockings made out of jeans. All you would need is to cut an old pair of jeans in a stocking’s shape and pin the stocking pattern to it. Then, later sew the two pieces together to make one homemade jeans stocking. Use it do decorate your fireplace.

 

CHEAP CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

With all the preparations for Christmas, it is no surprise that you may over spend a little. Hence, there are a number of things which you can prepare using supplies which are already in your home. For example, using popcorns or beans instead of beads! Using dental floss as a string to thread the beads would save you money which you otherwise would have spent on buying thread.

Make use of supplies which are already present at home, like leftover ribbons, buttons etc to make cheap christmas crafts. Photo Credit: www.hdwallpapersinn.com
Make use of supplies which are already present at home, like leftover ribbons, buttons etc to make cheap christmas crafts.
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You can make a number of things using other household objects too like cookie cutters and useless light bulbs.

Another creative, yet cheap Christmas craft idea is that of the Christmas Paper Garland. Break the norm, be creative. Love our mother Earth, let’s recycle old Christmas gift wrappers and used covers of Christmas gift baskets and hampers. Encourage your kids to work with you as you create this easy handmade Christmas crafts. You will just need simple and inexpensive supplies. Instead of regular glittery, plastic garlands, let’s recycle your old scrapbook paper or buy an inexpensive craft paper to create your own Christmas garlands and ornaments made of paper. So let’s start.

Decorate your fireplaces and shelves with your very own christmas paper garlands. Photo Credit: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wXG-O0Gal_o/TP_d0oZvw6I/AAAAAAAAEss/_fD2lncq8IQ/s1600/paper-snowflake-garland.jpg
Decorate your fireplaces and shelves with your very own christmas paper garlands.
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You can use this paper-made garland to decorate your windows, Christmas tree, front doors and fireplace. For outdoor Christmas decoration, you can use plastic made strips to chain as an alternative for more durable material.

EASY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IDEAS:

One easy Christmas craft idea is to prepare your very own beaded icicle tree which you can later use to decorate your Christmas tree with. The supplies that are required for making this super easy tree ornament can be found at almost any craft supply store. The color of these cute icicle ornaments can be any of your choice, but they look great when prepared with blue and clear beads. Other than using them as Christmas tress decorations, you can also use them on holiday wreaths; they can also be hung off of garlands and can be used even as cute package toppers!

There are so many Christmas Crafts which make use of beads. Use your imagination and use them in whatever shape you want them to. Photo credit: http://s.ecrater.com/stores/86478/49676dd229487_86478n.jpg
There are so many Christmas Crafts which make use of beads. Use your imagination and use them in whatever shape you want them to.
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS:

Why should preschoolers not have any fun during this joyous occasion? They, too can participate in Christmas activities. With simple suppliers like crayons and clear crystal ornamental bulbs, they can create beautiful Christmas decorations called the Melted Crayon Ornaments. All they have to do is to break a crayon into several pieces, put it into the ornamental bulb and with the help of a grown up, microwave it for 2 minutes, until the crayon starts to melt. The melted crayon gives a beautiful color to the entire ornamental bulb which can be used to decorate the Christmas tree.

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Sometimes, simple crafts looks more beautiful than fancy, decorative ones. Use buttons to bling things up.

Button Christmas Tree Ornaments are yet another Christmas craft idea perfect for preschoolers. Cut out a Christmas tree out of felt material and attack a piece of string to it. Get the kids to decorate the tree, using buttons and glue. It is so simple and so very cute.

FUN CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IDEAS:

Felt is a great material to make Christmas crafts from.
Felt is a great material to make Christmas crafts from.

Using your imagination and whatever supplies you can get your hands on, you can make some excellent fun Christmas crafts. Like, for example the mitten clips out of felt material which you can add on to gifts and cards to add some extra oomph to it. They are super easy to make and look so cute.

Make your own beautiful Christmas jar snow globes. Photo Credit: stylusa.com
Make your own beautiful Christmas jar snow globes.
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Another fun Christmas craft idea is to make your own Christmas themed snow globe. You can even gift them to your dear and near ones.

ADULT CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

The perfect Christmas craft for adults to make is scrapbooks using old pictures and greeting cards from previous Christmases which have passed. All you would need is a scrapbook and a few supplies like ribbons, glue sticks, scissors etc

Do not let old pictures go to waste. Organize them into your very own Christmas Scrapbook. Photo Credit: http://www.vintageimagecraft.com
Do not let old pictures go to waste. Organize them into your very own Christmas Scrapbook.
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Other than scrapbooks, adults can also make great Christmas crafts if they know the art of knitting. For example, they could knit tiny mittens and sweaters and hang them on their Christmas tree!

WOODEN CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

Many Christmas Crafts can be made out of wood, too. Organize different sized wooden planks into a Christmas tree shape. Photo Credit: http://signsbyandrea.com/sites/default/files/pictures/misc/blogpics/woodtree_front.jpg
Many Christmas Crafts can be made out of wood, too. Organize different sized wooden planks into a Christmas tree shape.
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Another Christmas craft options for the adult group is to make crafts out of wood, they look very homely. You could even write things on these wooden crafts and use them as signboards etc. You can decorate them with flowers and ribbons, as you like, as well.

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AS PRESENTS:

Rather than indulging in a fancy Christmas hamper, why not give your friends and family something which you have made on your own, by your own two hands! You could make glass paintings for them, using mirrors and glass paints. If you have time, you can get them framed. Try making things on these mirrors, related to Christmas. Like Santa Claus, or a Christmas tree etc

Other than mirrors, you can also use glass paints to paint jugs and glasses and give them as Christmas presents. Photo Credit:http://paintmeplaid.com
Other than mirrors, you can also use glass paints to paint jugs and glasses and give them as Christmas presents.
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Several of the other crafts which have been mentioned above can also be used as Christmas presents, like the homemade snow globes. The DIY Christmas cards are also a cheaper alternative to otherwise more expensive greeting cards which you can purchase from bookstores. Whatever present you give, make sure to wrap it up nicely because presentation makes a huge difference in whatever gift you are giving.

PAPER CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:

Paper can also be used as a great material to make Christmas crafts with. You can make cards out of it, you can make pretty envelopes out of it, you can even use old newspapers etc for covering Christmas gifts. It will give your gift a very edgy look.

You can use paper to make cards and then again different patterned paper to decorate the cards. Photo Credit: http://www.lifeartworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DIY-Holiday-Cards-16.jpg
You can use paper to make cards and then again different patterned paper to decorate the cards.
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Other interesting Christmas crafts can also be prepared from paper, for example, Paper Christmas Trees. These trees are made up of basic materials like magazines, A4 paper and any recycled or paper ribbon. For decorating purpose, you can spray all over the tree using golden spray so that it may look as a wonderful Christmas decoration.

EDIBLE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS:

When it comes to edible Christmas crafts and that too, for kids, the first thing that comes to mind is the every so famous gingerbread man, which the kids love to cook and later, devour. You can get the recipe from the internet, easily.

Gingerbread man are popular edible items, even during Christmas. Photo Credit: http://www.taste.com.au
Gingerbread man are popular edible items, even during Christmas.
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Other than gingerbread mean, you can also make cookies and biscuits in shapes of Christmas trees. They look totally cute and taste delicious as well.

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