1. Fingerprint Snowman Ornament
Supplies: mini square canvas, paint, brown & black markers, ribbon, mini orange pom pom, blue & white paint & glue
Directions: Paint the canvas blue. Once dry, have the child make a snow man using their fingerprints in white paint. Once dry, draw on arms & eyes with marker. Last, glue on pom pom nose & ribbon to hang.
3. Make Your Own Christmas Lights
This was one of my girls’ favorite activities this season!
Supplies: white card stock, hole punch, string, paint or markers
Directions: Cut out a Christmas light shape out of card stock. Have your children paint, color, etc. Punch a hole in the top of each light & string the lights. Hang & enjoy!
4. Easy Gingerbread Houses (that don’t fall down when decorated!)
Supplies: Orange juice or milk carton, tub of icing, graham crackers & decorations
Directions: Cut an empty milk carton in half. Spread icing on the bottom (the cut open portion) & stick it to a plate. Then, spread icing all over the carton & cover with graham crackers. Use more graham crackers & icing to form a triangle roof. Let dry (preferably over night). Then decorate!
5. Snowman Door
Supplies: Black construction paper, orange construction paper, red construction paper or wrapping paper & tape
Directions: Cut eyes, buttons & mouth pieces from black construction paper. I traced a mug for the smaller circles & a plate for the larger pieces. Cut a carrot nose out of orange construction paper. Make a scarf from the red paper. Have the kids help you tape the snowman together on a door!
6. Pom Pom Jingle Bell Ornaments
I saw a cute pom pom ornament idea on Pinterest that Fancy Ashley made. I love her blog & saw that her kids helped with them. I changed them a bit to fit the Polar Express theme party we were having. For more party details, click here.
Supplies: red, green & white pom poms. small silver bells, clear plastic ornaments
Directions: Ahead of time, take the top, metal portion off the ornament (they can poke little hands). Then have your child fill the ornament with pom poms. Add in some small silver bells (this makes the ornament jingle). Last put the metal top back on.
7. Fast Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
If your kids are anything like mine & LOVE making Christmas cookies, here’s a fun easy way to do it more often, without baking all the time.
Make one big batch of gingerbread men. Put in a tupperware or zip lock. Make a large zip lock with:
paper places, sprinkles, marshmallows, icing etc. When the kids want to “make cookies” take out the 2 bags & you’re set to go!
Add some Christmas colored beads to some sparkly pipe cleaner and make a festive candy cane!
12. Christmas Tree CountdownCut a Christmas tree out of green paper. Print numbers 1-25 onto white paper and cut into squares. Glue onto the tree. Add a star to the tree and add a yarn door hanger. At the bottom of the tree, staple a baggie full of holiday stickers. Every day the kids can add a sticker to help count down towards Christmas!