Schools out, the air is chilly, and the Holidays are here again! Make this time of year extra special with these 10 fun DIY crafts kids and their parents will enjoy! Here in San Francisco, snow is a scarcity, so many of these crafts involve turning your home into an artificial winter wonderland. All of these amazing crafts foster sensory development and encourage creativity—something your child won’t even notice amidst all the fun they’ll be having.
1. Snow Dough
This incredible recipe creates “snow” that crunches in your hands—just like the real deal! Recipe here.
2. Christmas Crackers
Fill these with candy, small toys, and other goodies for a fun and interactive stocking stuffer. Instructions here.
3. Crayon Drip Holiday Ornaments
These adorable ornaments are so easy to make but look like professional abstract pieces of art! Find out how here.
4. Yarn Wrapped Winter Wreath
This festive wreath is fun and easy to make! Instructions here.
5. Felt Houses
Turn your home into a Christmas village with this display of tiny homes. Put LED lights in them for a cute and festive night light! Instructions here.
6. Tissue Paper Tree
Douglas Firs are nice, but this tissue paper tree is just as impressive and takes up virtually none of the space! Have fun making it using the instructions here.
7. Tabletop Holiday Village
This printable village will make any tiny space festive! Print it out here.
8. Mason Jar Winter Scene
Make your own tiny winter wonderland with just a few materials and a mason jar. Add lights for an adorable holiday effect. Get the instructions here.
9. Winter Rhyming Activity
Just because school’s out doesn’t mean the learning fun has to stop! This fun rhyming activity can be customized for a range of activities, from vocab to addition and multiplication! Instructions here.
10. Winter Photo Backdrop
Just because you don’t live in a snowy city doesn’t mean you have to forsake gorgeous winter photos! This snowy backdrop is perfect for winter family photos. Get the instructions here.
We hope you have fun making these fun and easy crafts! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!
The Blue Orange Team
****This lovely blog post was put together by our intern, Gina Campanelli!