Could you believe it’s already December? I still can't believe it, but since December is here, we might as well make it a fun and cheerful one for the kiddos with these holiday arts and crafts that I have rounded up my children to create. You'll find crafts for Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
Step 1: Color the craft sticks blue. These will be the candles.
Step 2: Cut the paper plate in half and color yellow.
Step 3: Make the flames. You can use white paper to color yellow, red, and orange. Or you can use tissue paper to create your flames. Glue flames onto the craft stick candles.
Step 4: Glue the craft stick candles onto the back of the plate.
Star of David
Step 1: Color 3 craft sticks silver (or you can paint white)
Step 2: Color 3 craft sticks blue (or you can paint blue)
Step 3: Glue the silver sticks into the shape of a triangle. Then, repeat for blue sticks. Allow to dry that way it doesn't come apart as you glue both triangles together. If you use a hot glue gun, then you will not have a long wait time. Just a few seconds.
Step 4: Once the glue is dried, glue one triangle on top the other. Add a string to hang.
Angel Yarn Ornament
If you’re into ornaments for the tree, then this is the craft for you. And besides, it is always nice to dress the tree with a creation from the little ones.
Step 1: Glue two sticks to make an X. Let glue fully dry.
Step 2: Use the white yarn to wrap around the X. Leave a small piece of the stick visible for the hands and feet (see video below)
Step 3: Wrap white yarn around the last craft stick. Be sure to leave a small piece of the stick visible at the top for the angel’s face.
Step 4: Add face details and a string for hanging. You can also use an ornament hook to hang the angel to your Christmas tree.
Step 1: Glue two sticks into an X. Then glue the third stick down the center to form a snowflake. Allow glue to dry.
Step 2: Add glue to all points of the snowflakes.
Step 3: Place the snowflake onto a paper plate or a sheet of paper and add jewels to cover the glue. By having something under the snowflake when you add the sequins, it makes for an easier clean up. Allow to fully dry.
Step 4: Add a string or ornament hook to hang it on your tree.
Step 1: Fold the paper in half.
Step 2: Allow the child to press their hand into the brown paint and then gently press down onto the white card.
Step 3: Clean hands and have your child dip one finger at a time into each of the remaining colors and gently press down creating spots on the card. Allow to dry.
Step 4: After paint is fully dried, add eyes and a nose.
Step 5: You or your child can write a greeting on the front of the card. The little one can decorate inside.
3-D Pom Pom Balls Card
Step 1: Fold the brown paper in half. If you want it to be smaller, you cut the card to your liking.
Step 2: Glue the pom pom balls in a circle. If you want the perfect circle, I would recommend using something with a circle in a size you’d like to trace. Then glue it on. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Using the white cardstock, size it down a little smaller than the size of your card so it gives the border effect. Write a nice greeting and glue it inside the card with a glue stick.
Paper Plate Wreath
Step 1: Cut out the middle of the plate.
Step 2: Paint green and allow to dry.
Step 3: Use tacky glue or hot glue to stick the pom pom balls on.
Step 4: Add a string and hang.
Step 1: Color 3 craft sticks red, 3 green, and 1 black.
Step 2: Color the large craft sticks yellow.
Step 3: Add tissue paper flames to each craft stick.
Step 3: Glue large craft sticks together and allow to fully dry.
Step 4: Assemble the large craft sticks which will be the base of the Kinara.
Step 5: Glue the 3 red craft stick candles on the left of the Kinara. Then, glue 1 black craft stick candle in the middle. Last, glue 3 green craft stick candles to the right
Step 1: Fold a small piece of the black paper to make a snip. Then, cut down to the other end. Repeat several times and make sure you leave an equal amount of space between each until you get to the end.
Step 2: Cut your red and green paper into strips.
Step 3: Select one color and weave it into the black paper slits. Insert your strip over the first black slit, then repeat under, over, under until you reach the end. Repeat this step with the other color, but make sure to start this 'under' because you started the first strip 'over'. Repeat until there is no space left for more strips.
Step 4: Use a glue stick to secure the end of all the strips.
Step 5: Laminate and use as a place mat.
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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