Popsicle Stick Snowflakes {101 Days of Christmas}

It doesn't take complicated crafts to make my girls happy or keep them occupied; in fact, it's usually the simplest projects that hold their attention best. This is one of those projects! Chances are you remember this craft from your own childhood, and the fun part is really in customizing your snowflake since the possibilities are…

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Fill-in-the-blank thank you cards {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Christmas is an easy time for kids to focus on what they're getting. And it's no wonder. I can't count the number of times that Emma is asked what she'd like to have for Christmas. One way to encourage a heart of…

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Easy sew felt ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

These felt button trees are one of our very favorite Christmas crafts; we've made them with each one of our preschoolers at least once because they're so simple but so fun. As our girls are getting older, though, I decided they needed a more advanced ornament craft to keep them busy. All four of them enjoy…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Painted Gift Tags

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the holidays we like to do at least one simple Christmas craft or activity every day. One of my favorite open-ended activities for kids is painting with cookie cutters. Last year we shared how we used cookie cutters to make gift wrap. This year I am…

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101 Days of Christmas: Mini Christmas Coloring Book

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you're looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied, try this printable Christmas activity book. With coloring pages, a word find and a fun mad lib, it would make a fun stocking stuffer, holiday party favor, gift or busy bag…

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101 Days of Christmas: Real Candy Cane Ornaments

These whimsical ornaments are so much fun to make! They don't have to be ornaments, though. You could also make monograms and tie them to gifts or leave off the string and simply give them as Christmas treats to eat. The candy canes will be pretty warm when they come out of the oven, so…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cardboard Box Gingerbread House

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: The holidays can be stressful and busy. I am typically conflicted between doing a cute Christmas craft with my kids that looks good and doing a creative activity that allows us to connect and enjoy time with one another. I am constantly looking for simple crafts…

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101 Days of Christmas: Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

When I shared the magnetic nativity set I made with Jennifer & Jason, they came up with the fun idea of popsicle stick puppets as another way for kids to interact with the nativity set. To make them easier to cut out and attach to the popsicle sticks, we made a few changes to the…

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