Archive for the ‘Christmas crafts’ Category

Reindeer footprint and handprint crafts

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

reindeer craft

Footprint reindeer

The kids in my son’s class made these cute reindeer for Christmas by tracing their feet and hands. They used construction paper, but you could also add a pom-pom nose, cotton ball Santa hat topper, googly eyes, and other fun elements. I think these are cute just the way they are!

What You Need: Light brown, dark brown, white, black, and red construction paper; glue; pencil; safety scissors.

How to Make It: Trace child’s foot on light brown construction paper and cut out. Trace child’s hands on dark brown construction paper and cut out. Draw nose, hat, hat fur, and eye parts on construction paper and cut out. Glue together.

Cone-shaped Santa craft

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Cone-shaped Santa craft

Cone-shaped Santa craft

Let preschoolers suit up their own smiling Santa Claus with this easy Christmas craft made with supplies you probably already have on hand. He can even top the Christmas tree!

What You Need: 8 1/2″ square red construction paper; approx. 2 1/2″ circle from pink construction paper; 1″ strip black cardstock; 1″ wide yellow rectangle (pre-cut or let children cut with safety scissors); 2 googly eyes; pink or red crayon; cotton balls; staples or tape; glue.

How to Make It: Adult helps child twist red cardstock into a cone shape and secure with staples or tape. Then child uses crayon to draw nose and mouth on pink construction paper. Glue on eyes. Child then uses glue to adhere Santa’s belt, cotton ball beard and cap tassel.

Popsicle stick sled Christmas ornament

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Kids’ names fit perfectly on these little sleds that can be hung from the Christmas tree or in the classroom.
Popsicle stick sled
What You Need: 6 craft sticks; length of ribbon; glue; glitter glue.
How to Make It: Arrange 5 sticks in sled shape as shown, touching and on a flat surface. Spread glue on back of sixth stick and place it across the base, about 1 1/2″ from the top. Let dry and tie on ribbon. Use glitter glue to write child’s name. Optional: You could punch or cut out little mittens, hats and boots to glue to the sled to look like someone is using it!

Popsicle stick reindeer ornament

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Have preschoolers make a “herd” of these reindeer and decorate a whole tree!
reindeer craft stick ornament
What You Need: 3 Popsicle sticks (craft sticks); 2 googly eyes; red pom pom; hole punch and holly-shaped punch (or make a template and cut them out); red and green cardstock; ribbon; glue.
How to Make It: Arrange 2 craft sticks in a V shape. Overlap third craft stick about 3/4 inches from top of V. Use glue to attach eyes and pom pom nose. Punch out and glue on 2 holly leaves and 3 berries (or whatever you’d like). Tie length of ribbon to both sides to hang ornament.

Pipe cleaner bell bracelet

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Within just a few minutes, your preschoolers will be off jingling these fun Christmas bracelets made from bells and a bumpy pipe cleaner. You could adapt this project to make rings or necklaces, too!
bell bracelet
What You Need: Bumpy-style chenille stem (pipe cleaner); four gold or silver bells.
How to Make It: Thread bells though pipe cleaner, stopping in between the fluffiest parts. Adult may want to help twist pipe cleaner around bells to better secure them. Twist ends together to form bracelet.