Do you have any holiday decorating tips for kids?
December 2, 2006 11:46pm CST
I am looking for a few holiday craft ideas for kids to do over Christmas break. Something tat would be easy for a 6 year old to do. Any ideas?
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3 Dec 06
A couple of things come to mind. If you can get a pinecone or two you can put glue on it and then sprinkle colored glitter on it. Thats a quick and easy one for a decoration. Another is cut out some snowman shapes or santa shapes or whatever, out of felt and glue them together and put a magnet on the back to make fridge magnets. That all I can think of at the moment.
• United States
3 Dec 06
Hi! My daughter, 4 years old, and I have been making presents and doing crafts. She really enjoys it and the crafts hold her attention better than reading, etc. Anyway, here are some things we've been doing. First, we've been making placemats. I used card stock and glitter glue and helped my daughter write the names and draw the snowflakes on the mats. After the glue dries, I'll laminate them and she can give them to family members. We made placemats for Thanksgiving, too, using fabric leaves we cut off the stems and glued onto the card stock. For female relatives, she has been making bracelets. I just got the stretchy bracelet string and beads with holes large enough for her to string. I tie them off and she gets to give them away. Your little one could string brightly colored beads, popcorn, or even macaroni for tree or other decorations. Another thing we're making is a snow globe. You can use any old jar, get a figurine or ornament to glue in the bottom, and the "water" is a mixture of distilled water, glycerin (I had to substitute baby oil), dishwashing soap, and glitter. I could post the exact measurements or I'm sure you could find them on the Internet. My daughter is really enjoying making hers. More ideas... use popsicle sticks glued together to form snowflakes and decorate with glitter or glitter glue (makes less mess LOL)... dip store bought sandwich cookies in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles, colored sugar, etc. ...Well, that's everything I can think of right now. If I think of more, I'll post again! Just have fun and be creative and the most important thing of all is just giving your child your attention! Blessings! :-)