Watch this video to learn how to make a cute Christmas tree decoration with your children as a holiday activity.
How to Make Christmas Decoration for Kids
This is a lovely craft project you can do with kids - make a bunch of acorns that you can use as fall or winter decorations. You will need: small foam balls, mod podge, brown acrylic paint, glitter and brown yarn for the cap.
The holiday season wouldn't be the same without decorations. Ornaments and fancy lighting brightens up a neighborhood and helps spread the holiday cheer. While decorations and Christmas lights are fantastic, why not get a little more creative and some fun in the process? One ...more
Remember when you were just a wee little kid and there was nothing better to do on a snowy winter afternoon than cutting out paper snowflakes and unfolding them to see what beautiful shapes and designs would appear? This paper snowflake craft will bring back memories for some ...more
If you're on a budget this year, you can still gift your kids something special that they'll enjoy for years to come. Check out this video to learn how to craft animal hand puppets easily, with minimal sewing. Great for acting out childhood stories or to entertain during a ba ...more
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...how beautiful would a Christmas tree be, though, without any ornaments? If you've finally hit the tree lot and picked out the perfect grand fir, make sure it shines bright by decorating it with several of these intricate lacy snowflake de ...more
Whether you're a teacher or a fantastic parent, this kids activity is a must for young children. Learn how you and your kids can create a wonderful and colorful paper train, perfect for a wall decoration at school. There's nothing to this kids craft project, except the followi ...more
In this video, learn how to make a Christmas paper lantern decoration perfect for the next holiday season! Include this festive addition to your next Christmas gathering and show off your do it yourself Xmas spirit to your guests! You can use any paper suitable to your tastes, ...more
Looking for something to do with all of those old books you have? If you have a bunch of old novels or textbooks collecting dust in your home, have a look at this video. In it, you will learn how to make a gorgeous Christmas tree decoration using old books, glue and sparkles! ...more
A fun way to display photos and artwork in your home is with homemade frames. Keep the crafty feeling of the art and make a colorful frame for display. This project can be done with kids of any age, and they will love helping to decorate their rooms or play areas. These frames ...more
Out of time and out of choices for Christmas cards at your store? Fear not. Simply take a gander at this crafting video to learn how to craft a beautiful glittered snowflake decoration you can apply to cardstock to make a Christmas greeting card. This project is made using he ...more
Learn how to make an origami paper star for Christmas. Fun project to do with kids. This origami animation is brief and to the point. If you are looking for a no frills origami tutorial, this video is for you!
Here's a quick and easy way to add some Christmas flair to your home this holiday season. These mini wreaths will be a huge hit. You will need: green pipe cleaners scissors ribbon craft glue a ring from the neck of a water bottle minature accents This is a really cute chris ...more
Childcareland demonstrates how to make Play dough Christmas cookies with your kids in this video. You will need play dough, cookie cutters, something to roll with and a baking sheet. Take the play dough and manipulate it until it is soft and flexible. This is good for developi ...more
Take this year's Christmas cards to new heights by making your own unique cards! In this vido, learn how to make a pop out Christmas card with these easy to follow instructions from Leona of Artists Resource. Surprise your Christmas card list with this wonderfully inspired car ...more
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to do a handprint Christmas project with your kids. Paint your kid’s hand with a thick layer of white paint, place it over green construction paper, press it and gently lift it. If the child doesn’t like painting of the hand, yo ...more
This is a great activity for children to develop some fine motor skills. The blueprints of the Santa can be found on the website. Just print it out and depending on how young the children are they can cut out the Santa or you can cut out the Santa. With the Santa cut out glue ...more
You can make Christmas ornaments with your children! You will need craft sticks or popsicle sticks, crayons or markers, non toxic craft glue, yarn, tissue paper or pom poms and safety scissors. Now, make your own Christmas tree shaped holiday ornaments.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Christmas countdown chain. The materials required for this craft are: construction paper, paper cut into small circles, glue and marker (optional). Begin by cutting the green and red construction paper into even strips. Users ...more
Shelley Lovett explains that reindeer food is, and demonstrates how it is made. Reindeer food is something you can make and then sprinkle on the snow or grass in your yard in order to help Santa's reindeer find your house. All have to do is mix some quick oats with a little re ...more
Roxy and Sarah take a trip to the craft supply store, and pick up material to make inexpensive Christmas presents at home. Kids can learn how to make a decorated cocoa jar to give to teachers, coaches, or neighbors. All you need is a glass jar, hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, ...more
Looking for a fun, simple project to do with your kids this winter season? This cheap and simple art project won't cost you a dime. Learn to make Christmas snowflakes with paper, and pretty soon you'll have great decorations to hang up on the windows.
We can't guarantee that these candy trees will still be there the next day if you happen to have a few candy-obsessed kids running around the house! As short or as long as they last, these candy trees are a gorgeous compliment to your holiday decor. When untouched, these trees ...more
They say if you don't believe, you don't receive. Therefore, I'll choose to believe that this holiday season, Santa's elves have learned how to code in Unity and leverage ARKit to deliver these jolly AR apps for helping children of all ages virtually decorate their homes. On ...more
A video from http://www.donpower.me that shows how to draw a simple Christmas tree. This video is basically for kids. The presenter in this video, shows how using simple crayons a Christmas tree can be drawn in not time. The short duration of this video (0:59 seconds) is proo ...more
Want to celebrate New Year's Eve, but haven't a clue how to do so? Maybe some of these New Year's Eve pa rty ideas will help you bring in 2011. These New Year's Eve ideas include things like cheap DIY decorations, cool 2011 party glasses, exotic jellyfish shooters, and even k ...more
Perhaps the most important decoration of the holiday season is the Christmas tree. It's where all of the magic happens. If you're not into real Christmas trees, there's always some festive alternatives, but for those of us who can't live without a natural Christmas tree, choos ...more
One of the more enjoyable parts of Christmas (other than opening gifts of course) is going out to find the perfect tree, struggle bringing it into the house, and decorating it. As the years went by, I realized that our tree looked exactly like every other tree in the neighborh ...more
The Origami Spiked Pentakis Dodecahedron is an excellent Paper Christmas Decoration Star made out of 15 paper squares. In spite of the large paper size I was defeated by the last module after nearly 2 hours (!) of trying to lock the last unit in place each time another one dis ...more
The only thing better than eating a cupcake is eating two cupcakes, and the only thing better than eating two cupcakes is, as it follows, eating three. So imagine the way your kids' faces will light up when you bake them these gigantic Christmas tree cupcakes! Made of not one ...more
Christmas is near, which means Christmas cookies. And if you love cars and cookies, this video will show you how to produce your own cookie cutters in the shape of your favorite Porsche. This technique could also apply to other vehicles, as well. The video has a German soundtr ...more
Tonight is the night. Christmas Eve. The night where Santa Claus and his trusty reindeer soar across the skies to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world. But tell me— do you know where Santa Claus is right now? No? But you could. Santa's work ...more
This origami video shows how to make a simple dove-like bird. I then go on to show you how to turn it into a hanging decoration. This would be great as a Christmas tree ornament or some other holiday decoration to represent peace. This simple project is a great holiday craft. ...more
Kids and former kids all grew up dreaming about perfect Christmases filled with snow, toys, and of course, Christmas cookies and treats! Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of holiday goodies like cookies, candies, and pastries. So create your own versin of a wint ...more
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the spicy, warm aromatic smell of cookies and gingerbread-scented cupcakes baking in the oven. Along with the scent of pine needles on your Christmas tree and freshly fallen snow, festive baked goods instantly propel our senses into ...more
Need a quick and festive snack to feed your kids during the holiday break? These marshmallow and cereal wreaths will make the perfect Christmas treat, and it helps that they're no-bake treats, which means more time for you to do other Christmas-related activities! Ingredients: ...more
Learn this fun holiday craft that's great for kids! This pinecone placards make a great Thanksgiving decoration for the table. Follow along to learn how to make Martha Stewart's cute Thanksgiving turkey pine cone placards. All you need are pinecones, corn husks, and stems of g ...more
Sonnet with thecheapmoms.com gives a step by step demonstration in making Spicy Applesauce Ornaments. Fun for the kids and great gifts for the holidays. Spice up your Christmas tree!
You probably decorate your dining room table for Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? We realize that the big turkey, mashed potatoes, and various other sides take up most of the room on the table, but that doesn't mean you can't add some non-edible flavor. Make your dinin ...more
Heidi demonstrates how to make a great holiday gift with your childs handprint. Great fun for the kids and a great gift idea. Easy way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree.
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season. The EyeClops Mini Projector looks more like Wal ...more
"The Christmas Song" is the Christmas song of all songs, but many know this holiday favorite under a different name— "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire". It may not be as old as other Christmastime favorites, like "Jingle Bells" or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", but thanks ...more
Cupcake decorating is fun no matter what season you're decorating for, from Christmas tree-shaped cupcakes for the holidays to these cheery sun cupcakes for the month of June. Celebrate the beginning of summer with your kids by getting them to participate in decorating a slew ...more
Even though Christmas and the winter holidays have now passed, January is just as chilly and requires equal amounts of hot chocolate and steaming hot baked goods from the oven to warm your kids up after getting a good chill outside. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to bake ...more
Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video ...more
This tutorial demonstrates how to make very cheap Christmas tree decoration using feathers and Christmas silver balls. Here a violet and pint feathers are used. The best way to buy feathers is to buy feather bows in which feathers will be fixed together using some wire or stri ...more
Coffee as a table decoration? You bet. You're probably used to having coffee in a cup as a hot drink or a cold latte, but coffee - rather, coffee beans - has so many uses than just for food. If you're in need of a quick holiday centerpiece, you need little more than coffee be ...more
Looking for a unique Christmas decoration? In this tutorial, see just how easy it is to make a wreath out of Christmas ball ornaments. This video makes it incredibly easy to do and you will be able to craft a beautiful hanger in no time. No other homes on the street will have ...more
This isn't your grandma's paper snowflake! Get creative and add a new dimension to your winter decorations. You will need two 8 by 8 inch pieces of white paper, a pair of scissors, a stapler, string, glitter, glue and iridescent cellophane. This is a fun holiday craft project. ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a natural and inexpensive Christmas wreath. The materials required for this wreath are: some greenery, garden wire, pair of pliers, ball of string, scissors and ribbon. Begin by cutting the wire into 120 cm and bend it in half. ...more
Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work if you let it get out of hand. Keep it simple and try and use as many things as you have around the garden, like tomato cages. When you combine tomato cages with a few other unlikely objects, an ...more
Wrapping a gift is great but adding a giant bow to the top of it makes the present that much more appealing. In this tutorial, learn how to make a huge bow to put on top of gifts.. you can also use the bow as a decoration for a wreath, Christmas tree, wall decoration, etc. Mak ...more
This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .
Bring a little joy and festivity to this holiday season, check out this do-it-yourself video to see how to make a festive holiday wreath, perfect for creating that festive atmosphere around your house during Christmas. At home on your front door or in a hallway, this cheerful ...more
You can use ribbon as a tree decoration! This tutorial shows you how to take a spool of wide ribbon (use wired ribbon for best results) and use it to create a unique and eye catching holiday decoration for your Christmas tree.
Popcorn garland is a classic holiday decoration for your Christmas tree. Try these tips to make stringing your popcorn garland easier, and see alternative decorations to add sparkle to your garland.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the Gingerbread Man cookie character from the Shrek movies using polymer clay. This cute little guy makes a great Christmas ornament or decoration for a Shrek-themed party. So, follow along with this demonstration and learn how to ...more
This video will show you how to make an interesting 3D paper snowflake. You will need 6 pieces of paper, some scissors, glue and a stapler. First, make 6 squares which are the same size. After folding the squares across its diagonal axis into a triangle and folding it over aga ...more
'Tis the season for Christmas tree decorations and everybody's favorite board game— SCRABBLE! Okay, that was too ebullient on my part. I have to admit, as much as I love a good game of holiday Scrabble, I consider myself to be somewhat of a Christmas grinch. At least, when i ...more
Scrabble Bingo of the Day: * CAGANER [n] A caganer is a small figurine of a person defecating in place, pants humorously around the character's ankles. It's a traditional Christmas decoration in Catalonia, Spain and in neighboring areas, where it's placed within the nativity ...more