December is finally here! For many of us, that means celebrating holidays with our loved ones and cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa while we watch the snowflakes fall. As such, we’ve gathered a list of 8 projects you and your family can do together to get into the spirit. No matter what your beliefs, or how you plan to spend the holiday season, we have a project for you!
Pinecone Christmas Tree
If you’re looking for a fun and rustic craft to do with your children, then look no further. This adorable, wood-based project from PJs and Paint is a great way for the whole family to sit down and make something together. Use these adorable pinecone trees to decorate your own home, or have your children gift them to family, friends, or teachers.
Paper Straw Snowflake Art
For a more seasonal-focused project, what could symbolize winter better than the iconic snowflake? I Heart Crafty Things presents a great project to do with your children to get them in the winter spirit. All you need are some basic crafts supplies, and paper straws. You and your family can make as many as you like and hang them up all over the house for decoration!
Candy Pot Crafts
If you have a little green thumb around the house, chances are good that you have some extra gardening supplies laying around. Even if you don’t, these adorable little candy pots are a SUPER fun way to get your kids in the holiday spirit. Crazy Little Projects provides a detailed walkthrough of how to make your very own Santa, elf, snowman, and reindeer candy pots. Don’t let that stop you, though, because with a project like this, the sky's the limit. Let your children flex their creative muscles and make their very own flower pot creatures and creations using their imagination!
Printable DIY Dreidel
Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, or you just want to teach your children about other beliefs, this project is simple and fun. Family Education provides a great diy dreidel craft. Simply print it out, have your children color and decorate it how they please, and follow the instructions to cut out and assemble it.
If you have any slime lovers in your house, this is a great project for you. This activity from I Heart Arts and Crafts is a simple, but fun way, to help your children create a festively, Christmas-y slime to add to their collection. And, as always, if you’re running short on supplies, make sure to head over to the shop and pick up the Pinwheel Crafts Glitter Slime kit. It comes with everything you need including the added benefit of already being green and sparkly!
Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
This is another season-focused project and, on top of being appropriate for children of all beliefs, it’s also incredibly clever! The guide to creating your very own snowman tea light decorations (you can hang them anywhere, not just a tree) can be found over on One Little Project. There, you will find the step by step instructions for making 2 different designs. Of course, if your children want to make their own custom snowmen, let them improvise their own unique designs!
Yarn Wrapped Trees
For a more simple project that doesn’t require a plethora of complex supplies, check out these adorable yarn-wrapped Christmas tree ornaments. All you need for this cute project from Easy Peasy and Fun is some cardboard, green yarn, and some colorful pom poms. Let your children make as many as they like and hang them on the tree and all over the house!
Paper Roll Candles
If you’re looking for additional Hanukkah-themed projects, we recommend this fun, paper-based craft from Joyful Jewish. It even allows for up-cycling your empty cardboard rolls from the bathroom and kitchen. That’s a win-win in our book!