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post #1 of 13
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What are some good hoilday crafts for kids to make something a 4 year old could do?

I am running out of ideas.
post #2 of 13
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/ there is a whole list of crafts there.

have fun!
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/ there is a whole list of crafts there.

have fun!
Thanks that will help me get a start on some ideas now THANKS
post #4 of 13
you're very welcome!
post #5 of 13
Another suggestion is to hit the library or a Barnes and Noble. My kids had ton's of books with projects in them when they were kids and we always went and sat in the library or barnes and noble to pick them out. It was kind of a tradition. We even found cook books with simple recipes for kids for the holidays.
post #6 of 13
A good holiday craft for kids is making miniature Christmas trees by covering an inverted ice cream cone with green frosting and sticking on candies.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #7 of 13
For Christmas you can buy a box of candycanes (whatever flavor) and if you put the two hooked ends together, they make a heart... You can tape them this way and use them as ornaments for the tree

OR, take paperplates and draw faces on them like Santa and glue cottonballs on it for the beard.
Something that goes over well in my house is Snowman poop You can simply put cottonballs in a ziplock bag, or marshmellows... of course, I have two demented lil boys so they get a kick out of it. (tootsie rolls can be pulled apart and rolled into balls and it's reindeer poop as well )


Candycanes and pipe cleaners make reindeer also. Just wrap them about halfway up the curved end and thats the antlers. Glue black craft pompoms to the end and it's the nose.

Plain white paper can be folded and cut into snowflakes... and they have confetti too

For Halloween a simple plain paperplate can become a mask with a little bit of creative coloring and some yarn.

Black pipe cleaners can be shaped into spiders.


I have a soon to be 5yr old and he LOVES to do this stuff!
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
A good holiday craft for kids is making miniature Christmas trees by covering an inverted ice cream cone with green frosting and sticking on candies.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch

Thanks that sounds like a neat idea i will give that a try
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
For Christmas you can buy a box of candycanes (whatever flavor) and if you put the two hooked ends together, they make a heart... You can tape them this way and use them as ornaments for the tree

OR, take paperplates and draw faces on them like Santa and glue cottonballs on it for the beard.
Something that goes over well in my house is Snowman poop You can simply put cottonballs in a ziplock bag, or marshmellows... of course, I have two demented lil boys so they get a kick out of it. (tootsie rolls can be pulled apart and rolled into balls and it's reindeer poop as well )


Candycanes and pipe cleaners make reindeer also. Just wrap them about halfway up the curved end and thats the antlers. Glue black craft pompoms to the end and it's the nose.

Plain white paper can be folded and cut into snowflakes... and they have confetti too

For Halloween a simple plain paperplate can become a mask with a little bit of creative coloring and some yarn.

Black pipe cleaners can be shaped into spiders.


I have a soon to be 5yr old and he LOVES to do this stuff!

Oh Dixie you alway crack me up hahaha. tootie rolls had me rolling on the floor laughing haha. That was great. I like the paper plate idea for mask that is a good one have to do that one too. And the canday cane raindeers sound neat too. you have some great ideas.
post #10 of 13
My favorite one for thanksgiving is to make a turkey out of the childs handprint. Make a paint handprint on a piece of paper and then when it dries let the child glue things like leaves (or whatever else they choose) for the feathers and draw a face and beak on the nose! Voila! A turkey!!

I have plenty more (I used to be a preschool teacher, but many of them are too complicated for me to type out...If I think of some more simple ones I'll let you know!

Check out Good Housekeeping Magazine, they always have neat little craft Ideas in there too!
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My favorite one for thanksgiving is to make a turkey out of the childs handprint. Make a paint handprint on a piece of paper and then when it dries let the child glue things like leaves (or whatever else they choose) for the feathers and draw a face and beak on the nose! Voila! A turkey!!

I have plenty more (I used to be a preschool teacher, but many of them are too complicated for me to type out...If I think of some more simple ones I'll let you know!

Check out Good Housekeeping Magazine, they always have neat little craft Ideas in there too!

Thanks yeah keep me in mind if you come up with some more idea that would help me alot thanks
post #12 of 13
I don't know if this is age appropriate but based on the other posts I think it would be ok... I have no clue how old I was...

But I have some things I made from when I was little...

If you have a dog you could use some little doggy treat bone things and glue some googly eyes, pipecleaner antlers, & a nose on to make a reindeer. Mine is probably about 20 years old now and it looks like he has leprosy but it still makes an appearance at X-mas time!

You could also take some pictures of them and give them some construction paper to make a little frame for the picture- to hang on the tree...

What about buying plain bulbs and some little decorations (like stickers, sequins, glitter, etc) to attach with glue. Could be messy though...

For Halloween- I think I was in first grade... we made spiders out of plaster of paris (is that right? I don't know what it's called!) and pipe cleaners. I think you could make a mold to pour the stuff in and then just stick the legs in before it dries... then we painted it black & gave it some eyes. Still have that too!

In first grade we also made a skeleton out of styrofoam peanuts. Our teacher had made copies of a skull, the collar bone, hands, pelvis, and feet and we cut them out. Then used fishing line to string the peanuts on and tied it to the right pieces to make a skeleton...

I don't know if my ideas are any good... they may be too messy or not age appropriate but it's all I could think of!

I'm sure if you helped- which I'm guessing you are planning on helping- they could at least do some of them!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by SarahBeez View Post
I don't know if this is age appropriate but based on the other posts I think it would be ok... I have no clue how old I was...

But I have some things I made from when I was little...

If you have a dog you could use some little doggy treat bone things and glue some googly eyes, pipecleaner antlers, & a nose on to make a reindeer. Mine is probably about 20 years old now and it looks like he has leprosy but it still makes an appearance at X-mas time!

You could also take some pictures of them and give them some construction paper to make a little frame for the picture- to hang on the tree...

What about buying plain bulbs and some little decorations (like stickers, sequins, glitter, etc) to attach with glue. Could be messy though...

For Halloween- I think I was in first grade... we made spiders out of plaster of paris (is that right? I don't know what it's called!) and pipe cleaners. I think you could make a mold to pour the stuff in and then just stick the legs in before it dries... then we painted it black & gave it some eyes. Still have that too!

In first grade we also made a skeleton out of styrofoam peanuts. Our teacher had made copies of a skull, the collar bone, hands, pelvis, and feet and we cut them out. Then used fishing line to string the peanuts on and tied it to the right pieces to make a skeleton...

I don't know if my ideas are any good... they may be too messy or not age appropriate but it's all I could think of!

I'm sure if you helped- which I'm guessing you are planning on helping- they could at least do some of them!
Thanks them are some great ideas thanks yeah i like the idea about decorating the bulbs. We have done the plaster it was alot of fun we made hand and feet prints though so it might be nice to do a hoilday one too. Thank you
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