Fun Kids Projects to Celebrate the Winter Holidays

It's beginning to look a lot like crafts-mas! Get into the holiday spirit by decorating your home with homemade decorations you make with your kids. Crafts are a good way to build creativity in both children and adults.

There are a lot of fun winter holiday-themed craft projects for all ages. We scoured our closet of craft supplies to find our favorites to share with you. Here is what we put together.

Marbleized Shaving Cream Ornament

This is not a quick and convenient craft, but the end result is well worth the work and the wait. By using shaving cream and watercolor paint, you create a really cool marbling effect on ball ornaments that add a fun flavor to any holiday tree. This is also a great craft to do with children of all ages—toddlers to teenagers will enjoy making a magical holiday ornament!

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Quilled Holiday Tree Cards

Quilling is the art of coiling thin strips of paper into a tight circle. If you take a bunch of quilled paper and arrange it into a triangle, it kind of looks like a holiday tree! This project creates a lovely greeting card that can be given to a parent, family member or friend. All that's needed is a bunch of paper (such as scrap paper from previous projects), some glue and a toothpick to help with coiling. This is a great project for elementary school-aged children.

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Shrink Art Snow Blow Ornament Craft

This is a craft that puts yourself in the middle of a snow storm for another ornament to decorate your holiday tree. With this craft, draw a self-portrait on some shrink art paper, shrink the paper down in the oven, and insert into a clear, plastic ornament with fake snow. You can also draw elements of your environment, such as trees, buildings and animals, to help set a little scene.

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Paint Scrape Christmas Tree Art

Paint scraping is a simple technique with a super cool final effect. Because you can create a whole bunch in a short time period, this is a great craft to sneak into a larger project, such as holiday-themed garland or a mobile. As a technique, paint scraping is also versatile. You don't have to stop at holiday trees—you can also use paint scraping to decorate holiday wreaths, holiday stars and a variety of other shapes!

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Printable Reindeer Antlers

Have you ever wanted to dress up like your favorite reindeer? Now you can with these printable reindeer antlers! This craft comes with a template that you can print at home. Just print, color, cut, paste and then run around with your new costume piece. The simplicity of this craft makes it a perfect craft for younger children.

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