Every parent knows the holiday season means significant stress and lots of running around. Whether baking or wrapping presents, your children will prolong the process and cause you to take even longer than planned. Frustrating and aggravating, sometimes you need that time to yourself to get everything done. The hassle of taking care of children and organizing can sometimes be more stressful than the actual task at hand. Here are some crafts to help keep the kids busy and amused while you finish what you must do.
Paper snowflakes – everyone loves a few snowflakes here and there. Let the kids create unique snowflakes and hang them in the window for everyone to see and enjoy.
Painting ornaments – all you have to do is pick up some craft paint and solid color ornaments from the store. After that, let the kids paint beautiful pictures of Christmas symbols (Snowmen, Santa, Rudolf, etc.) and hang them on the tree. It will be a joy for the whole family to look at.
Gingerbread house – delicious and fun; let the kids create a town out of their imagination with a gingerbread house kit. It’s amusing to see what they come up with and how they view a house all decorated for Christmas.
Box Figures – easy and fun; all the kids need is some construction paper and glue. Take an old box and transform it into a humble Christmas friend. Let their imaginations go wild regarding this recycled and suitable environment activity, whether it’s frosty or Santa.
Homemade Christmas crayons – what do you do with those all broken and still lying around the house? Here is the solution: melt the remaining crayon in a pot and put the liquid into a Christmas-shaped stencil. Let it sit and cool off for some time. Once the newly transformed crayons are ready, let the kids color for hours with their new fabulous Christmas-shaped crayons.
Christmas cookies – bake the outline of a cookie shape and then get the kids to help decorate them. It’s fun for the whole family to enjoy.
So now that you’ve seen some tricks on how to keep the kids busy for hours, go and apply them. With a homemade touch around the house, nothing beats the sense of knowing that a child’s imagination has brought the meaning of Christmas to life.
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