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Holiday Crafts

We love to craft! And this Christmas is a little more exciting because Austin is finally old enough to craft with me! Not to mention Charlotte loves to make a mess. 

Our favorite crafts are ones that are simple and require very few supplies. With two toddlers, I look for crafts that allow the kids to be creative and not restricted to specific instructions or guidelines. I decided to share a couple that we loved and at the bottom I included a round up. Happy Crafting 🙂

Santa Handprint Ornaments

Paper, red paint, white paint, black pen (or paint) and a cute little hand!

 1. Paint toddler’s hand- Paint the thumb and palm red for Santa's hat. Paint the rest of the hand white. 

2. Stamp hand on paper.

3. Add details! I added two little eyes and a red nose. 

4. Cut your ideal size for an ornament and add yarn to hang! 

So easy, so fun, and after I got their perfect little handprints they got to finger-paint! 

Christmas Tree Frames

Popsicles sticks, paint, glitter glue, hot glue, pasta wheels or other knick knacks for ornaments

1. Paint popsicles sticks. We cheated and bought color popsicles sticks! 

2. PARENT- hot glue sticks in triangle to represent tree. You may add sticks across or leave empty like we did. 

3. Decorate! We used glitter glue, pasta wheels and glitter pipe cleaners. Other great items - beads, cereal, puff balls.

4. Hot glue picture and add pipe cleaner to hang. 

We had so much fun making these simple ornament gifts.  It helped to have a tray out to hold the mess and glue!

For other wonderful Toddler approved Christmas Crafts check out my round up list below: 

This one may have to wait till next Christmas, but it was too good not to share. It’s so fun and it’s not in a box. I see lots of cookie cutter Gingerbread houses these days, but for this one the kids get to be super creative. 

https://livelovemess.com/graham-cracker-gingerbread-house/

The perfect craft for toddlers! My kids are obsessed with stickers. All you need for these construction trees are paper and stickers.

https://livelovemess.com/christmas-tree-craft/

These are beautiful! Snowy pinecone garlands that bring a rustic feel to any room. 

https://blissfullyinsaneblog.com/diy-snowy-pinecone-garland/

Check out these DIY Mugs. My sweet sister in law made something similar to these for the all of us a few years ago and we still use them. They are so simple and gorgeous. The secret is to bake them to keep the decor. 

http://anchoredmommy.com/diy-coffee-cup-decor/

This is a mom adventure craft! I love this Anthropology - inspired garland and can’t wait to make it one of these nights. 

https://www.kozyandco.com/2014/12/diy-anthro-inspired-snowball-garland.html

A round up of 7 personalized ornaments. I love these for my son’s teachers and our friends! 

http://anchoredmommy.com/7-diy-christmas-ornaments/

Toddler craft that can be made with your kitchen utensils! Austin loved stamping the spatula and Charlotte had fun decorating. 

https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/spatula-painted-reindeer-craft/

I love wreathes! This rustic wreath made by Little Mama Jama gets you into the Christmas mood and needs very little supplies. 

https://littlemamajama.com/rustic-burlap-cranberry-wreath/

I fell in love with these simple wreaths the minute I saw them. Any project that the kids get to paint and decorate are our favorite.

 http://gavandro.com/2017/11/fingerprint-wreath-ornaments.html/

A collection of sweet little handprint crafts! I especially love the reindeer platter. The perfect piece to save for every Christmas to come. 

http://newmommasurvival.com/2017/11/25/simple-colorful-holiday-craft-goldfish-crackers/

What’s your favorite Holiday craft? Let me know in the comments below! 

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