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Christmas can take a lot of energy from you between cooking a large meal for friends and family and searching for the perfect gifts. Once those tasks are complete, decorating your home for the holidays seems to fall to the bottom of your list. But why not enlist your kids to help? Having your children create cute creation for your Christmas table (and some sweet treats!) not only takes on thing of your list, but keeps them occupied while they are home from school for the holiday. For some inspiration on great crafts for little hands and some easy to make treats, check out this great list of kid-friendly Christmas crafts and snacks!
Paper Plate Laced Christmas Tree
If looking for some cute ideas to add to your table, have your kids make these adorable trees made from paper plates! Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these adorable trees come together. With a simple list of supplies, this craft will keep your kids occupied and give you a great homemade table decoration!
Christmas Trees Kisses
Linda from It All Started With Paint shares an adorable table decoration for trees made with chocolate kisses. Using scrapbook paper, toothpicks, and tape, these come together quickly, perfect for a last minute decoration. This can be used either to add some pop to your table or add names to guest to them and you have instant and seasonal place cards!
From Better Homes and Gardens comes this adorable felted snowman- perfect to add a little frost to your table ambiance. Using felt, some wire, and rubber these snowman are a great craft that will keep you kids busy- but some assistance will be acquired. Before you know it you’ll be hearing a whole lot of “frosty, the snowman was a jolly happy soul…”
Winter Snow Globe Place Cards
A great craft to get your kids part of decorating and preparing for the meal. Amy of Makes and Takes shares her daughter’s favorite craft to make during the holidays. Painting bases of paper towel tubes and attaching hand drawn snowglobe scenes, this craft can be personalized for each guest or allow your child to get creative. With a metallic marker add names of guest to the base and voila- a perfect place card for your table!
No Sew Santa Placemats
Love to have placemats on your table to help prevent messes? Cheryl from That’s What Che Said has the perfect seasonal craft for you! A quick craft, these placemats only require some felt, ribbon, and glue to make these Christmas-table ready! This easy craft is great for kids!
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer
Debbie from One Little Project shares a great Christmas themed table decoration that’s edible too! Dipping marshmallows in chocolate and using pretzels,, candy, and more chocolate, she creates a reindeer face. Make thees with your kids for a family friendly holiday activity!
Rudolph and Snowman Christmas Sandwiches
If your kids like to play with your food, then this tutorial from Ciara of My Fussy Eater is the perfect activity for during the holidays. Let your kids play with their food and create sandwiches shaped and decorated like Rudolph and snowmen!
Polar Bear Cookies
Baking cookies during the holidays is a must. But why not get your kids involved in the process? Make these kid friendly polar bear cookies that are a no bake recipe! This adorable how-to from Tara of Noshing with the Nolands is the perfect winter themed treat!