Posts Tagged "christmas"

Easy Christmas Meal Ideas the Kids Can Help With

How can the kids help you to prep or cook Christmas dinner? Even though your littles can't chop vegetables or use the stove, you can still find plenty of ways for them to pitch in. Check out the easy holiday recipe ideas children can help with. Christmas Salad Get in the holiday spirit with a green (and red) salad. Not only will this festive starter add cheer to your Christmas dinner table, it's also a healthy menu option. Choose your family's favorite greens and help your child to wash and dry them thoroughly. Put the greens in a large salad...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

Snowball Paint Print Holiday Card Craft

With winter on the horizon, your kiddo is ready for a good old fashioned snowball fight. But there's no snow. Or maybe you it's just too cold to go outside. Celebrate the season and use paint, cotton balls and paper to create a cute winter craft. And bonus, this paint print art activity also doubles as a DIY holiday card! Art Materials You'll Need Tempera paint Card stock paper Markers or crayons Scissors Cotton balls How To Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a semi-circle, starting at the fold. Cut along the line. Unfold the paper...

Paint Print Christmas Card Crafts for Kids

Before you send a store-bought greeting, check out the cute Christmas cards your kiddo can create! Whether you're a Pinterest-ing crafter or your child just enjoys anything that involves art, these paint-covered projects are perfect for the holidays. Santa Print Card Pour a pool of red paint onto a piece of scrap cardboard, a paper plate or wax paper. Have your child make a fist to dip into the paint. Press your child's paint-covered fist onto a piece of snowy white card stock paper to make Santa's red coat. Add a face with crayons or markers and a hat with...

Sponge Paint Print Christmas Cards for Kids

Create your own cute Christmas cards with your children this year. Forget about the generic store-bought cards. This year your kiddos can craft their own holiday greetings with a few swipes of tempera paint and a regular kitchen sponge! Check out the easy-to-follow directions and help your family to design their own Christmas tree art cards for family and friends. Art-Making Materials You'll Need Card stock paper Kitchen sponges (plain sponges, not scrubbing sponges) Scissors Temper paint in green, brown and red Markers Christmas Card Crafting Steps Cut the sponges into shapes. Your child will need a triangle for the...

Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Do you want to fill your holiday party with plenty of festive baked goods? Even though you want to cerate a buffet of red and green goodies, you might not have the time (or the baking skill) to whip up the Christmas treats from scratch. Don't worry. Check out these easy options that you can create with almost no effort. And the best part is—the kids can help too! Santa's Hat Cupcakes Bake a batch of boxed vanilla cupcakes or use your favorite recipe. Top the cupcakes with a cone of red icing. If you don't have red icing, or...

Kids’ Christmas Thank You Cards

Holiday greeting aren't the only Christmas cards your kiddo can craft. After "Santa" is done gifting your child with presents, it's time to send heartfelt thank you's. Don't worry. If your tot still believes in the magic of Santa, you don't have to ruin the illusion by asking them to write a thank you to grandma or grandpa. Instead, have them send thank you notes to Santa! You can send these off to the North Pole — or just give them to the real gift-givers! Materials You'll Need Card stock paper Scissors Markers or crayons Finger paints or tempera paints...

Last-Minute Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Are you looking for a few last-minute Christmas crafts for the kiddos? These easy-to-make art projects are perfect for the pint-sized Picasso who is looking for a holiday activity. Try these artsy activities with your preschooler, kindergartner or young grade school-aged child. You can easily adapt each idea to fit your child's age, stage and developmental needs. Red and Green Ice Freeze two batches of colorful ice cubes — one red and one green. Drip a drop of food coloring into each compartment of an ice cube tray, add water and freeze. Give your child the frozen cubes to "paint"...

Christmas Holiday Mocktails

Celebrate Christmas with a few fun, fruit-filled and fabulous drinks that the whole family can enjoy! Non-alcoholic holiday mocktails provide everyone from tots to teens (and adults too) with a tasty treat that has a Christmas-time theme. If you're planning a holiday party, or just have an evening of together-time with the family, these winter mocktails are easy alternatives. Cranberry Punch The Christmas red of cranberry juice brings a holiday theme to your dinner table. Mix three-fourths cranberry juice with one-fourth fizzy seltzer water to a bubbly look. If you want to mix things up, skip the seltzer and use...

Homemade Christmas Tree Crafts

Decorating the Christmas tree doesn't have to include buying pricey ornaments. This year, try something new. Instead of ready-made decor, have the family help you to craft a tree-full of artsy awesomeness. That's right. Each family member (including the adults) will help to make the holiday decor and dress the tree. Check out these easy-to-make Christmas tree ornament crafts! Paper Shape Ornaments Use card stock paper or cardboard to create shapes. Cut out circles, stars, triangles or any other shape. Punch a hole at the top of each one (using a hole punch). Thread a piece of yarn through the...

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