Making Christmas crafts is a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday with your family. You can all get together and create some memorable times as well as cute decorations just in time for Christmas. Gather up your kids and make time to partake in this great activity, which you will all find richly rewarding.
One of the cutest Christmas crafts you can make are flying bird ornaments, which you and your kids can hang from your tree. You will need some red or white felt, a template of a cardinal or dove, fabric glue, scissors, fake holly, black beads or black permanent marker and some clear finishing twine. You should be able to find all these items at a local crafts store. Once you have the bird template, you can cut out two shapes of the bird from the felt and then apply fabric glue to the outside and press them together for either side of the bird. Attach the finishing twine in a loop to either side for eventual hanging with glue. Glue on the beads or mark them with the marker on the face and then use scissors to poke a tiny hole in the mouth area. Next, push a piece of fake holly through the hole.
Another great craft your family can make for Christmas is a reindeer. This is an easy one that kids can master. You will need brown paper lunch bags, Elmer's glue, scissors, gold paint pen, black pom-pom, construction paper in black, white and brown, four jingle bells, a glue stick and red plastic milk jug lid. Attach the pom-pom to the flap of the bag and cut out the holes for the eyes. Create them with construction paper by gluing white for the whites of the eyes, black for pupils and brown for the eyelids. Make sure the entire eye is larger than the holes you cut in the paper bag so you can glue them easily with the glue stick. Next, cut an additional piece of the black construction paper in a slim strip of about one inch. This will be the reindeer's collar that should be glued about two inches past the flap. Glue the bells across it and the milk jug lid just below as the name tag holder. Write "Comet" on the lid with a gold paint pen.