Christmas Decoration Ideas For Kids

August 9, 2008

Do you need to keep the kids entertained for a few hours and your house could take a little more holiday cheer? Here are some Christmas decoration ideas for kids that will have them turn your house into a Christmas haven.

Just grab a few crafting or decorating supplies and let the kids loose. You’ll be surprised how well what fun Christmas decoration ideas they come up with on there own. Here are some ideas to get everyone started.

Decorative Bows
Pretty Bows add a special touch to just about any decoration. Choose your color scheme for this year, then buy matching ribbon and make lots of bows with the kids and add them around your house. You can even find color-coordinated pre-made bows in the Christmas section of your craft store to match your other decorations.

Indoor Lights
Use clear, white lights to decorate inside the house this year. If you have indoor trees or greenery, get the kids add a small string of clear lights to them. Lights look pretty just about anywhere. Placing a string of white lights in an oversized vase or bowl turns it into a lit up piece of art. String some lights on your mantelpiece for a more traditional feel.

Front Door Wreath
Instead of buying a wreath to hang on your front door this year, let your kids make one. Buy a plain, undecorated wreath. Make or purchase some miniature Christmas tree decorations. Supervise with the hot glue gun while the kids create a special wreath for your family’s front door.

Nature Centerpiece
Take the kids out on a nature walk. Gather pine cones, acorns and colorful leaves. Create a beautiful nature centerpiece for your holiday dining table. Make holiday swags with sprigs of green pine needles, complete with a red bow in the center. Or have the kids arrange the finds from your walk in a bowl or basket.

Holiday Scented Candle
Stock up on holiday scented candles. Keep several candles lit in each room while entertaining. Some popular holiday scents are gingerbread cookies, French vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and eggnog. Check your local department stores or specialty candle stores for more fun holiday scents. Please be careful about lit candles with the kids around.

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Christmas Tree Craft

August 9, 2008

Waiting all through December for Christmas can be quite hard for kids. If you are tired of hearing “Is it Christmas yet”, make this simple Christmas tree craft with your kids instead and help them keep track of the countdown to December 25th. Happy Holidays!

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You’ll Need

* Green Posterboard
* Construction Paper
* Markers Or Crayons
* Glue
* Scissors

Directions:

Draw a basic Christmas tree shape on the green posterboard and cut it out. Draw 24 ornaments on the construction paper and cut those out as well. Write the numbers 1 – 24 on the ornaments. We like to make number 24 a bright yellow star that will go on top of the tree.

Starting December 1st add one ornament each day all through December 24th – Christmas Eve. Simply tape or glue it on the tree to decorate it.

This is a great way for kids to keep track of how much longer they will have to wait until Santa gets here. It’s a simple, crafty version of an advent calendar.

If you have several children, simply make the tree larger and make a set of 24 ornaments for each child. You can write your child’s initials or name on the back of each ornament.

We like to hang our Christmas Tree Calendar up in the kitchen.

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Candy Cane Reindeer

August 9, 2008

These simple candy cane reindeer are easy to make and are a cute addition to a present or even a Christmas card.

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You’ll Need

* 5 wine corks
* Glue
* Brown pipe cleaners
* Small black or red pompom
* Small wiggly eyes

Directions:

Glue two of the wine corks back to back length-wise. This will be the body of your reindeer. The next cork will be the reindeers head. Glue it length-wise as well, but slightly offset on top of one of the sides of the reindeer body.

The last two corks will become the reindeers legs. Glue one vertically under each side of the reindeer. Your reindeer now looks like it has two legs.

After the glue had a chance to dry, draw a line in the middle of each of the leg corks to make them appear as two legs each.

Use a pen or large blunt needle to poke a whole in the top of head of the reindeer. Form antlers out of the brown pipe cleaners and poke them into the whole. Glue on the black or red pompom as a nose, then glue on two wiggly eyes.

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