3 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

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There are still a few more days until the holidays and these 3 simple, fun holiday crafts are perfect for your children as they start school break.

What you need for the 3 holiday crafts:

  1. Non-toxic paint
  2. Various colors of construction paper
  3. Googly eyes
  4. Non-toxic glue
  5. Buttons
  6. Small red & pink pom pom balls
  7. Scissors (adult use only)

What to do:

Gingerbread Man

  1. Cut brown construction paper into shape of gingerbread man.
  2. Cut 4 strips of paper into “cuffs” for gingerbread man’s arms & legs. If you have pinking shears this will give them a more finished look.
  3. Glue the eyes, nose, “cuffs’Β  and buttons on the gingerbread man. (To make a gingerbread lady add a skirt or apron)
  4. Draw a mouth.
  5. Hang and enjoy!

Holly Feet

  1. Put a blob of paint on cardboard or other thick paper.
  2. Dip you child’s foot in the paint.
  3. Put footprint on piece of construction paper.
  4. Repeat with other foot to make two holly leaves.
  5. When it dries, add red pom poms for holly berries.
  6. Hang and enjoy!


  1. Put some paint on cardboard or other heavy paper.
  2. Dip your child’s right hand in brown paint for the reindeer’s head and fingers in black paint for antlers and press it on construction paper with fingers facing up.
  3. Dip your child’s left hand in paint and press it on construction paper with fingers facing down.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Add a strip of construction paper for a scarf.
  6. Add googly eyes, pom pom nose and smile.
  7. Hang and enjoy!


13 Responses to “3 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids”

  1. Priscilla Benavides December 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    I would love to try the Gingerbread man and Reindeer with my kids! They love crafts!!

  2. caitlin tate December 21, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    love them

  3. Elaine December 21, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    so cute!!

  4. Shanna Uptergrove December 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    LOve all of those!!! I know my kids would have fun with them too.

  5. Sarai December 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    The little gingerbread man is adorable! Defenitly going to do these with my little girls!!

  6. KHBride December 22, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Cute ideas!

  7. ANGEL JACKLYN December 22, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    This would make a great activity to do together on Christmas Eve. I’m thinking we could even attach pipe cleaners & hang them on the tree…??

  8. Stephanie Giddens December 22, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    great ideas! love the reindeer.

  9. Rachel C December 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Those gingerbread men look cute and easy – I could do that!

  10. Devon F December 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Love these ideas! My daughter would love making these! πŸ™‚

  11. Allison December 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Those are great craft ideas!

  12. Aline Grigorian December 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Great ideas! Thanks.

  13. Arwen Peszynski December 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    So cute! Can’t wait to try these with my daughter. I love the gingerbread man.