Christmas Craft Ideas For Gifts
The spirit of Christmas sparks creativity and inspiration in the hearts of kids (and adults) of all ages, and no gift feels as heartfelt as one that is handmade. That’s why Kid Made Modern loves to help families craft and create their very own Christmas-themed gifts!
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Homemade ornaments add the perfect personalized touch to any Christmas tree. Creating and decorating ornaments is also a great group activity for kids — everyone gets an easy and fun opportunity to deck the halls in style. Using the Kid Made Modern Paper Mache Ornament Kit (or your own materials,) here’s how to get started on making some adorable adornments for your tree.MATERIALS
Paper Mache Ornament Kit, which includes:
- Paper mache ornament balls
- White glue and glue dots
- Sequins and beads
- Tissue paper squares
- Metallic cording
- Glitter vials
- Pom poms and paillettes
- Paints and a small brush
- Create your background
Use the white glue to attach small pieces of tissue paper onto the ornament base. You can use multiple colors of tissue paper and create a pattern, or use just one color for a solid background. Once you have your base, you can add paint and glitter to set the scene!
Get creative and decorate your ornament! Glue pom poms and sequins using the white glue as well as the glue dots.
- Loop the top
Loop the metallic cording through the hole at the top of the ornament and tie shut. For extra flair, you can thread a colorful bead or two through the cording.
- Finishing touch
Kid Made Modern’s Paper Mache ornaments easily open and close, meaning you can hide an extra gift inside! Add some extra pom-poms or maybe even a piece of candy inside for a sweet surprise.
A DIY stocking is the perfect way to add a personalized touch to your holiday decorations, and fill your mantle with artistic cheer. Create your own one-of-a-kind felt stocking, or make a stocking for a friend and fill it with goodies for an extra surprise.
Design Your Own Felt Stocking Kit, which includes:
- Felt stocking
- Felt Stickers
- Jumbo rickrack
- Gold rickrack
- Glitter glue
- Tacky glue
- Create your background
Use the long, solid-colored felt stickers to create a colorful pattern.
Add your personal creative touch! Use the festive felt stickers and glitter glue to make your perfect holiday creation.
- Finishing touch
Use the tacky glue to line the top of the stocking with the rimrack trim. Fill the stocking with goodies, and hang on your nearest mantle!
A hand-written card is the best way to tell someone you care, and a hand-crafted card is the best way to show it. Handmade cards are a great craft for kids of all ages, and make for a perfect group activity.
Kid Made Modern’s Design Your Own Holiday Cards Craft Kit comes with over 250 materials and supplies, all packaged in a paper mailbox that can also be decorated!
Whether you use a kit or your own supplies, here’s what you’ll need:
- Postcards, card stock, or construction paper
- Colorful markers and pens
- Stickers, gems, and felt cutouts
- Craft your card
Get creative! Glue or stick your decorations onto the card.
- Write your card
Leave a heartfelt message to let your loved one know you’re thinking of them this Holiday season.
- Send it off!
An advent calendar is the gift that gives all month long. With Kid Made Modern’s DIY Advent Calendar, every day unveils a different creative prompt that will keep your crafter in the holiday spirit all season long. At the end of the project, your little one will have 25 hand-crafted gifts to give to loved ones.
- Decorate the calendar
Using crayons and gel pens, color the outside of the calendar. Each day when you revisit the calendar, it will be a colorful work of art in itself.
- Follow the prompts
The Advent calendar features 25 unique creative projects to make each day. These include beaded bracelets, a letter to Santa, and even a homemade reindeer!
- Gift your creations
At the end of your DIY Advent Calendar, round up your 25 creations, wrap them up, and share with your family and friends!
These holiday crafts are a great way to connect with your family and spread holiday joy. Whether it’s a homemade card or a personalized stocking, DIY gifts make for a very Merry Christmas!
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