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The Elf on the Shelf
A fun and unique way for kids to enjoy the holiday season. Elf on the Shelf is a perfect gift to give just after Thanksgiving.
Nothing is more personal than your Christmas stocking. Large selection of Christmas stocking and easy to personalize.
Personalized Christmas Cards
Christmas cards and Holiday party invitations from Tiny Prints
Create Fun Holiday Photos
Holiday Photo Stand In
Have a memorable Christmas party with these fun and colorful Holiday stand ins. Great for the office, school and parties.
Personalize your own special ornaments, review more on our Christmas ornament page or make your own dough ornaments.
Snow Globes & Music Boxes
Find Christmas Trees, Ornaments, Nativity Sets, Trains and Villages from Kinkade, Disney, Hawthorne, Lenox and more
Whether for a Holiday classroom activity or party, Christmas Bingo, Word Finds and Trivia games will keep them entertained.
Holiday Movies and Books
Christmas movies like It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause and wonderful Christmas books at great prices.
Christmas Party Favors
Choose from snowflake, framed ornaments, holiday mint tins, personalized candy bars, bottle stoppers and other holiday favors.
|Whether you are making a Christmas chain to place on the Christmas tree, want a fun afternoon activity or looking for some easy decorating ideas that the kids can do these Christmas crafts are easy and fun for all.
Just make sure you have all the supplies needed before you begin and then start creating your own Christmas crafts and holiday memories.
Additional Holiday Crafts include:
Dough Ornaments, Gingerbread Houses, Luminaries, Popcorn Ball Recipes
|Christmas Crafts for Kids
Hand Christmas Wreath
Materials: Green construction paper, Felt pen or pencil to trace hands, Glue, Glitter, Sequins, Ribbons, Other decorations for finishing
Trace child's open hand onto paper. (8-10 tracings for a small child) Cut out tracings. Glue tracings together at wrists with fingers pointed out. Decorate with glitter, sequins, ribbons. Write your name, age, and date made on back.
Materials: Pint milk carton, graham crackers, cardboard base, frosting, mini candy canes, glue / glue gun if parent assisting
Use a 1 pint school milk carton as the base of the gingerbread house. Glue the carton onto a 6" by 6" piece of cardboard covered in foil. Then making the walls and roof is done by gluing graham crackers onto the sides and the top of the carton.
Then using vanilla frosting, frost the roof, "ground," and anywhere else you wish. You can use the frosting also as "glue/paste" to decorate many types of candy such as gumdrops, candycanes, peppermints, and etc. Now the ginger house is complete.
Tool Pick Ornaments
Materials: 1 box of rounded tooth picks, Scissors, Pencil, White glue, Old Christmas cards, 1 sheet of cardboard, Spool of thread
Cut out a square of cardboard 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" - this will be your stencil pick out a favorite Christmas Card and position your stencil over the area you want to cut out.
Trace around the stencil cut out on the lines put a small amount of glue around the edges of the cutout Christmas card begin placing toothpicks by 3's or 2's, first on one edge then the next until all 4 sides make a frame. Place a "roof" at the top of the frame.
Allow the glue to dry when glue is dry take a length of thread, double it and tie it to the top of the roof. Make the loop long enough to fit on the branch of a Christmas tree.
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Materials: 1 coat hanger, 30 pieces of assorted, wrapped hard candies, suckers, etc.,
30 pieces of colorful curling ribbon, cut into 8" pieces, Wire cutters, Pliers to bend the hanger, Masking tape, A dull pair of scissors to curl the ribbon
Unbend the hanger and cut it in half (this will be enough for 2 kids). Bend the 1/2 hanger into a circle leaving about 4" at the top to make a hook. Twist the end to make it look like a circle with a hook on it.
Cut your curling ribbon into 8" pieces. Fold your ribbon in half. In the middle of that ribbon tie one piece of candy. Tie it on the end of the candy where the paper twists. Now tie the candy with 2 knots tightly on to the hanger. Tie the candy right next to the wire to help cover it up. Use the scissors to curl the ribbon on each end. Repeat the process for all your candy pieces.
It might take a few more or less than 30 depending on the size of each candy. Suckers should be tied close to the head. You may add a ribbon on the top to cover the hook if you want. Tip: Tie on a pair of small scissors so people can eat the candy when they visit.
Make a Jeweled Ornament
Materials: 3" Frosted ball, Ornament jewels (one side flat) of different sizes and shapes, Tacky glue
Apply glue to the back of the jewels and apply to the ornament. You may need to hold in place for a minute or two depending on the type of glue used. Let dry.
NOTE: You can use sparkle glue or glitter fabric paint to attach the jewels. Use lots of glue to make sure the jewels will stay put.
Brown paper lunch bag (5-1/4 x 3-1/8 x 10-3/4 inches)
Piece of cardboard cut to fit base of bag, Shredded newspaper to fill bag
3/4" full Elastic band, Small paper doily (about 3-1/2 inches)
Spanish moss, 3-inch diameter styrofoam ball
1 yard of 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" wide paper ribbon, any color
1 yard of 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" wide paper ribbon, any color
Piece of flesh-colored nylon stocking, 1/8" beads for eyes
1-1/2" gold foil bow or 9" of gold 1/4" ribbon
Needle and thread, Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Scissors
Put cardboard inside bag as a base. Fill the bag 3/4 full with shredded newspaper. Close bag and tie with elastic band, leaving about 2-1/2 inches of bag at top to make the angel's collar. Fold top of bag outwards and downwards all around to shape the collar.
Center the doily on top of the collar and glue in place. Cut a square from the nylon stocking large enough to fit over the styrofoam ball. Pull the stocking tight, gather the excess and stitch through the gathers to secure. Cut off excess stocking. Glue this head to the center of the doily, with gathers at the back of the head.
Take a handful of Spanish moss and fit around face and back of head to form the hair. Glue into place. Fill in any bare spots with more Spanish moss. Twist an 18-inch length of narrower paper ribbon and form into a halo, knotting the ends together. Trim ends at an angle and glue halo to top of angel's head, with the knot at the back.
Make angel wings by tying a bow from the wider paper ribbon. Flatten wings slightly, center and glue to angel's back. Glue a band of narrower ribbon around the base of the
bag, with the ends in the back. Glue flat beads to front of angel's face for eyes, or push round beads into the styrofoam and glue in place. Glue foil bow or bow tied from gold ribbon to the left side of the collar.
Super Snowflake Shirt
Materials: Delta Color Accents Color Mist (Christmas Red #70-102), T-shirt or sweatshirt, newspaper or plastic, cardboard or shirt board, scissors, 12 sheets plain paper (per shirt)
1. Cut out 12 different paper snowflakes.
Fold paper in half over and over, until you have a thin triangle-shape. Cut out shapes like half of hearts or half of a diamond on the folds. Remember! The more shapes you cout from the paper, the more designs your snowflake will have. Cut a rounded edge on the wide part or the triangle making the shape look like a wedge of cheese.
2. Open up snowflakes and lay flat.
3. Lay out a large newspaper or large piece of plastic across a table to protect from overspray. REMEMBER! Be sure to protect any exposed floor area or clothing that could get sprayed - Color Mist is permanent.
4. Slip shirt over shirt cover or cardboard.
5. Position snowflakes here and there on top of shirt.
6. MAKE SURE YOU SHAKE COLOR MIST FOR AT LEAST ONE MINUTE WITH CLEAR CAP STILL IN PLACE!
7. Prime the pump on the spray by aiming and spraying into a paper towel.
8. Hold the bottle about 6" from shirt and firmly pump color onto shirt over snowflakes. DON'T be concerned about droplets on the shirt, this adds to the design.
9. After spraying is done, carefully remove wet snowflakes and discard.
10. Let shirt dry completly.
11. Repeat process on back.
Christmas Place Mats
Materials: Scrap material (you sew together) to the size of a place mat, Permanent magic markers, Fabric paint, Paint brushes, Fabric glue, Fabric to cut out, Scissors, Christmas shapes - could be cookie cutters - to trace, Glitter, sequins, ric-rac etc.
Use sturdy scrap material sewn double, preferably a solid color. Provide each child with the materials above and let them decorate the placemat.