Simple Holiday Crafts for Tots

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We’ve found three great Holiday crafts for tots that are fun, easy, and a great way to spend some quality time with your little ones.

Glittery Pinecones

Use these pinecones to add a fun, outdoorsy touch to your holiday decor.


-Pinecones of any size
-Red, green, silver, and gold glitter
-(Coordinating ribbon or string if you wish to make them ornaments) 

Collect pinecones outside or purchase them at a craft store. Let your toddler drizzle pinecone with glue; then sprinkle with or roll in glitter. Tie a ribbon or string to top of pinecone if you want to make them ornaments, or simply put several of them into a bowl and place on a table or mantle.


NEXT: Cellophane Candles for Hannukah

Cellophane Candles for Hanukkah
You can make eight of these candles, one for each day of Hanukkah, to hang in a window or door.
From Family Fun


-Black paper, cut into 4-by-6-inch rectangles
-Craft knife
-Colored cellophane or tissue paper
-Cheese grater
-Old crayons (yellow, orange and red)
-Waxed paper
-Old newspapers
-Clothes iron
-String or yarn


Help your kids use the craft knife to cut out a candle shape from two black construction paper pieces placed back-to-back. Cut out the candle stem and flame separately. Have the children pick a color of cellophane or tissue paper, and cut a rectangle slightly larger than the candle-stem shape. They then can tape the colored paper to one piece of black paper so it covers the cutout shape.

To make the flame, let the kids carefully grate shavings from yellow, red and orange crayons. Then they can cut two identical squares of waxed paper (at least 4 inches square). On a worktable covered with old newspapers, place one of the waxed-paper squares.

Have the kids spread the crayon shavings across one piece of waxed paper, then have them place the other square on top. Now they can cover their crayon sandwich with more newspaper. Help the kids use the iron to press lightly on the newspaper (use the dry setting).

Let your waxed-paper creation cool, then cut out a piece slightly larger than the candle-flame shape, and tape or glue it onto the black paper so that it shines through. To finish, glue the second sheet of black paper to the back of the first. Punch a hole in the top, thread with string or yarn, and hang.

NEXT: Your toddler’s OWN Christmas tree

Little Christmas Tree:

Let your toddler delight in having their VERY OWN Christmas Tree in their room.


-Green poster board
-Decorations (glitter, pompoms, ribbon, etc.)


Cut the poster board into a Christmas tree shape. Let your toddler glue various decorations to the tree. Use removable poster tape to put the decorated tree on their bedroom wall.

Christmas and Hanukkah crafts that are fun AND easy.

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