easy christmas crafts for kids

2 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Looking for some easy Christmas crafts for kids to do this weekend? Here are 2 different ones that cost under $5 each!

Craft 1- Snowmen Ornaments

easy christmas crafts for kids

You will need:

  • Plastic, clear ornament ($1.00 at Walmart)
  • Non-toxic paint (white and any other colors you choose to decorate with)
  • Small Paintbrush
  • A child (grown up hand prints just aren’t as cute)

Angelina demonstrates exactly how to make the snowman ornament in this video:

 

 

Craft 2- Snowman Milk Jugs

christmas crafts for kids

You will need:

  • Milk jugs
  • Pom poms
  • Adhesive
  • Card stock
  • Chenille stems

Instructions:

  1. From black card stock, randomly cut eyes and mouth shapes. Eyes should be larger than the mouth pieces.
  2.  From orange card stock, cut triangles for nose.
  3. Glue pieces on to clean milk jug.
  4. Glue chenille stems to each side of milk carton, creating an arch above the eyes.
  5. Glue pom poms, jingle bells, etc on the end of each chenille stem to create earmuffs.

 

*Craft #2 is shared with us from my friend Brittany Donahue. She’s been happily married to her husband, Paul, for 9 years. They have 2 amazing boys, Jack and Parker. When Brittany’s not spending time with her kids and making fun crafts with them, she’s working part-time as a receptionist for AlliedBarton Security Services.

 

Aren’t these 2 easy Christmas crafts for kids super adorbs?? Are you going to try any of them?

If you’re looking for even more cute crafts for Christmas, check out this one that Angelina shared last year.

 

 

make reindeer candy canes

How to Make Reindeer Candy Canes

Angelina decided that she wanted to make reindeer candy canes for her teachers.. and her circle of friends.. and then her entire classroom.

And then of course Logan wanted to, as well.

make candy cane reindeerSo naturally, my house has been covered in ribbons, candy canes and little googly eyes.

I don’t mind, though, because it’s a really cheap, fun, creative, (did I say cheap?) project that they can do to spread Christmas spirit throughout their school.

And it’s super easy so they don’t even need my help.

In the video below, Angelina walks you through the step by step process of what you will need to make reindeer candy canes and exactly how to put them together.

PS. Watch the last 20 seconds.. these kids are so hilarious…

 

how to make reindeer candy canes