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Reindeer sucker, fun christmas craft for kids. Fast Christmas Crafts for ChildrenQuick and easy Christmas treats for kids  these are great to make as a craft project/ treat in class or at a party.  Easy to prepare for and easy to clean up… that is my kind of craft project.  If you have a younger group you could have the kids sing the Rudolph the red nosed reindeer song and conduct the music with their pops.  Or have them roll play and so some actions to the song with their pops.

You Need
Lollipops
candy eyes or wiggly eyes
Red pompoms
brown pipe cleaners
Hot glue or double sided tape

Reindeer Pop, fun christmas craft for kids

First start by getting your eyes and gluing them to your lollipop. (You can also use double sided tape if your hot glue might melt the lollipop wrapper.
Then get your red pompom and hot glue that where the nose should be at the bottom in between the eyes. Let that sit and settle for a moment.

Now get your pipe cleaners and bend and twist them into antlers. I twisted one pipe cleaner around the lollipop bottom and then made two smaller ones by folding that part in half and twisting the halves.Reindeer sucker, fun christmas craft for kids. Fast Christmas Crafts for Children

Then you are able to glue to tape the pipe cleaner down to stay in place if need be. There ya go! Super easy and cute craft that is edible.Reindeer sucker, fun christmas craft for kids. Fast Christmas Crafts for Children

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Elf 4 basic food groups gift basket, great white elephant gift

My favorite Christmas movie of all time is Elf. Love it so much! We were watching it as a family and the part where Buddy the Elf shares what the elves at the north pole came on and inspired this gift box.

If you haven’t seen it, the 4 main food groups are candy, candy cane, candy corn and maple syrup. Sounds healthy, right?

The only thing that I had a hard time tracking down was the candy corn, but luckily, Winco had them in their bulk section.

This would be so great with the movie Elf as a great family gift idea too.

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Snowman family button craft, fun craft for kids

Winter is my favorite time of the year to craft. I am not sure what it is, probably the fact that it is too cold that I don’t want to leave my house! I love when there is a chance to stay home and do something crafty with the kids. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but sitting around together doing something has let us have some of our best conversations. This is a great activity to do with the kids, perfect for a long winter day stuck indoors.

You will need

card stock or construction paper

buttons

hot glue

markers, pens

I had a small container of white buttons in various sizes that I got at Michaels a long time ago, I think it was just a dollar. I love that it came with different sizes and styles of buttons, perfect for something like this. Just pick out your buttons and place them where you would like them to be. You are going to hot glue them on, so you will probably need to help with this to prevent kids burning their fingers, especially if the glue seeps through the holes in the middle of the buttons at all.

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Once the buttons are glued on, let your littles decorate their winter scene any way they would like. I love the differences in the pages, even though they were all doing the same family, they all decorated them differently making it fun to compare and contrast.

This would also be fun to do on a piece of wood or chipboard and make an ornament or decoration out of it.

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Where my heart is ornament ~ Easy DIY Christmas Craft ideas

I love when a craft idea comes to mind and seems to come together as seamlessly as you had hoped.

I saw these bare wood ornaments at Hobby Lobby one day and knew instantly what I wanted to do with them.

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You will need:

USA ornament or cut out

paint

fine tip sharpie or paint marker

I started out by painting my ornaments white. I figured this was safest for most tree decor and color schemes.

Once the paint is dry you can draw your hearts on. With this cutout it had no boundaries for each state, so I had to do a little estimating. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just get it as close as you can. I drew mine on with a fine tip sharpie to be sure that they were small hearts. Then, draw a dashed line to connect the two hearts. I like the swirly lines the best, but a straight line would also look nice. The ornaments I did are from Boise Idaho to Whittier, North Carolina and from Boise to Seattle Washington. I think that I got them pretty close.

I chose to write a little poem on the back of each of them. You could add a little note or a picture too.

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My Idaho to Seattle ornament is a little bare, but I also like the simplicity of it. Painting it in a different color would have given it a little more visual interest I suppose.

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