Spread the Creativity

Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Fun crafts kids can make, from tree ornaments to gift wrap
Kidsguide Magazine Online
Dec. 10, 2009

In Part 2 of The Buzz’s four-part Holiday Survival Series, we look at some crafty ways to celebrate the yuletide season.

One idea is to get the kids involved, be it helping decorate the Christmas tree or making a special gift. Holiday crafts are a fun and creative way to grow that holiday spirit.

Below are some low-cost ideas for kids 6 and older:

Tree ornaments. Make a truly unique keepsake this Christmas. Kaboose and Disney’s FamilyFun merrily feature a growing list of easy-to-make ornament projects for youngsters like the popsicle stick Santa ornament pictured above.

Bow Wow!
Leftover gift wrapping paper make awesome bows to top of your presents (learn how to make yours here). Use white or brown craft paper – brown grocery bags work, too! – to make homemade wrapping paper. Abigail Beal of Creativity Portal’s Project Playground provides several ideas and fuss-free paper styles in her piece, “How to Make Creative Gift Wrapping Paper with Kids.”

For the home. Make your own seasonal display pieces. Make a stylish papier mache bowl to hold the Mazao (fresh fruits and veggies) that rests atop a homemade woven mat on your Kwanzaa table. Kids Craft Weekly offers three lovely Hannukah projects for kids: Simple Dreidel Card; Macaroni Menorah; and Hanukkah activity envelopes.

Image courtesy of Kaboose.com