Here are a few of our favorite simple holiday crafts for kids to do that are quick and easy to set up, perfect for keeping the kids entertained during Winter break! Many of these use common household materials you probably already have on-hand.
Yay for simple activities!! Some of these crafts can even double as handmade holiday gifts for teachers, family, or friends. Presenting the craft materials on an old cookie sheet helps to keep the mess contained, and makes it easy to create a festive invitation to create!
Set up a simple invitation to create these adorable cardboard gingerbreadmen. Afterwards, kids can pretend to bake them up in a play kitchen set over and over again! For a different version, try using scented play dough instead of cardboard.
These handmade “peppermint” necklaces make unique and festive gifts for family and friends! You can even sneak in a quick introduction to patterns to alternate between “peppermint sticks” and “cinnamon candies” for some playful holiday learning.
Create your own Winter wonderland with these frosty flowers crafted with tissue paper, glitter glue, and lots of love. Great for giving on their own, decorating gift wrapped packages, or even bundling up into bouquets for a unique and sparkly table centerpiece!
Craft up a beautiful keepsake card with fingerprints to create a tree with holiday light border, inspired by the Fingerprinted Holiday Lights Craft from Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club. Click here for details, and to enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Dollar Tree!
Gather up the kids to help whip up a batch of peppermint mocha mix for your child’s teacher, neighbors, or friends. Delicious! Kids can help make the mix, and package it up!
Craft up an adorable cardboard gingerbread house that kids can build and decorate again and again! For more details, and to get the free printable template, click here.
The kids can make these colorful holiday cards using labels! Get the full how-to here.