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Miscellaneous Christmas Craft Projects
Use a simple Christmas stocking outline on white paper. You can give the kids an assortment of whatever you have on hand to decorate it. After decorating, have them cut out the stocking (you can have them cut out two and glue them together). They then have their own stocking for Santa.
Construction Paper, Glue, Cotton Balls, Old Toy Catalogs, magazines. Trace a picture of a stocking on construction paper and cut. Use cotton balls to trim the stocking on the top. Use catalogs and cut out pictures of what you want for Christmas, and glue to the stocking.
Little paper bags, glue, crayons, construction paper, misc craft items (such as fabric scraps, beads, ect.). Get creative and make all sorts of Christmas characters. Make Santa Claus; make eyes, ears, ect, and then use cotton balls, felt, ect for the hair and beard. Don't forget the hat and red nose - like a cherry. You can also make rudolph, Mrs. Claus, elves......
Cling Wrap, christmas candy - about the size of a quarter, curling ribbon Cut 2-3 feet of cling wrap and lay flat on table. Starting on one end, place candy in the center of the cling wrap. Do this the whole length of the cling wrap, leaving 2-3 inches between each candy. Fold the cling wrap over a few times -the long way- to seal the candy. Tie a piece of curling ribbon around the cling wrap in between each piece if candy. Tie the ends together to make a necklace.
Paper Grocery Bag, Glue, Crayons, Misc Craft Items - such as fabric scraps, beads, ect. Cut a gingerbread man shape out of the grocery bag. Color or decorate as desired.
Christmas Place mats
Paper, Used Christmas Cards, Glue, Crayons, Markers, or Paint, Clear Contact Paper
Cut the pictures from cards. Draw a picture on a piece of paper & this is the back. Then glue on the card pictures. Cover both sides with contact paper.
OLD Calendars -can also use old Greeting Cards, construction paper, glue, crayons or markers. Fold a piece of construction paper in half lengthwise for the card and cut out appropriate picture from one of the calendar months to glue on cover of card. If kids can't spell Merry Christmas on their own, write it out for them on separate piece of paper and have them try to duplicate it in their own handwriting inside the card.
Recycled Christmas Cards
Use old Christmas cards. Cut the cards apart. Take the front of the card & punch holes all around it. Let the children sew or lace around the card. Curling ribbon can be used without a needle.
Blue paint, large pieces of white paper, plastic margarine lids, small Christmas cookie cutters (or basic shapes). Pour small amount of paint into margarine lids, let each child dip a cookie cutter into paint, stamp on paper, and then let paint dry. Children can take paper home to use.
Wrapping for Wreath
Turn a regular size paper grocery bag inside out. Sponge paint on various colors and/or prints of Christmas things. Place wreath in bag and staple shut, adding a bow at the top of the bag.
Cut out 5 leaf shapes using red construct. paper. Glue the leaf shapes in a circle onto green paper. In the center of the flower put some glue & add some uncooked popcorn for the flower center.
Christmas Wall Hanging
Light colored cloth napkin (pick any size you like), dowel rod, yarn (red and green), green & red paint (finger paint is best for kids), glue. Fold top of napkin over 1/2 inch and glue. Place child's hand in the green paint, and press it several times on the napkin to form a wreath. Add red thumb prints for holly berries. Attach dowel rod. Hang by yarn.