3 DIY Fun and Festive Christmas Crafts

Saturdays are perfect for crafting! Put on your Christmas playlist, gather up the kids and your supplies, maybe put a Santa hat on and have a fun afternoon creating festive crafts and decorations for your house! 🙂 Bonus points for dancing and singing while you work. 🙂

 

First up is this adorable Snowman Wreath. This is my favorite project to date!

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This project took about an hour and I used items that I already had around the house. Creativity and innovation.. sometimes you have to improvise! haha!

To make the snowman, you will need:

  • 3 Wire hangers
  • Pliers
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Garland
  • Glue or tape

Click here for instructions.

 

Next up is my college text book Christmas Tree. I came up with this version a few years ago after seeing all those beautiful book trees on Pinterest.

See kids? Those pricey text books can still be used after college!

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Between my husband and myself, we have a small collection of college books hanging out on shelves in our den. I thought it would be fun and humorous to use them in creating a book Christmas tree. I’ve done this for the past few years and I still get a kick out of it.

Click here to learn how I assembled it.

 

Last, but not least, is the adorable Bumble decoration! I love Bumble and I wanted to make my own. This project was pretty simple and I love the result!

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Seriously? How cute is that? Again, this was a project that I completed using only materials that I had on hand.

What you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Blue construction paper
  • White paper or cardstock
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Scissors

Click here for instructions.

 

Bonus!

In case you missed it…

 

My Elf on Shelf Inspired tradition —- Bumble’s Adventures! It’s not too late to start a new Christmas tradition! If you don’t want to spend the money on an Elf kit or if you just want to do something different.. Check it out!

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Happy Crafting!

Halloween Water Color Tape Resist | Art Crafts for Kids!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love creating unique and fun Halloween inspired crafts with my son. This watercolor tape resist project is incredibly easy and there are endless possibilities! The kids will have a great time creating different designs with the tape and will be excited to pull off the tape to reveal their artwork!

 

Here’s What You Need

  • White paper. Printer paper is great.
  • Watercolor paints.
  • Paint brushes.
  • A jar, cup, or container of water.
  • Painter’s Tape.
  • Newspaper.

 

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Materials needed.

Cover your work space with newspaper.

Begin placing tape on the paper in a design of your choice. Create a Jack-O-Lantern, a bat, a witch’s hat, or anything else Halloween inspired. It helps to leave a little excess tape hang over the edge of the paper if possible.

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Start painting. Use a variety of colors to make your art piece exciting.

Allow the paper to dry. This usually takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

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Once the paper is completely dry, gently and carefully begin peeling off the tape.

Voila! Your masterpiece is complete!

 

Keep going! Make as many pictures as you’d like. Play around with different designs and see what you can create. Have fun!

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Monster | Halloween Craft for Kids.

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Spooky Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Monsters

 

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love creating spooky crafts and decorating the house with my son. We put on a fun Halloween movie or a silly Halloween music playlist and start creating. It’s always a good time! Recently, we made these scary tie dyed coffee filter monsters. They were incredibly easy to make and they turned out so cute!

 

Here’s What You Need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Washable markers. We like Crayola.
  • A black permanent marker. We use Sharpie.
  • Newspaper
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

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Materials needed.

Cover your work space with newspaper. This craft can get a little messy.

Color the coffee filters with washable markers. Use as many colors as you like and don’t worry about leaving white spaces. The bigger markers work best.

Use your spray bottle filled with water to saturate each coffee filter. If you don’t have a spray bottle, put the colored coffee filter under running water for a second or two to get it wet. This is messy, so be careful!

 

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Lay the coffee filters flat on newspaper and let dry. This takes between 20 minutes to an hour.

 

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Once the coffee filters are dry, you’re ready to create your monsters! Use construction paper to cut out eyes, mouths, eyebrows, horns, whatever you like! Be creative!

 

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Glue your creations to the coffee filter to create your scary monsters.

 

 

Have fun and create as many monsters as you’d like!

Happy Halloween!