Christmas season is equally exciting for all, right from one-year old toddlers to college-going teens to retired oldies. For the toddlers, it means going with mommy for shopping and getting gifts, mainly toys, from Santa Claus. Though most people tend to overlook it, there is yet another way through which they can indulge their preschooler in Christmas and that is through holiday crafts. Yes, there are a number of Christmas crafts that work well for toddlers. They are extremely simple and can be undertaken by your child, without even the slightest possibility of danger. The excitement and happiness on the child’s face, as a result of doing something on his/her own, is something that you will adore forever. Getting interested? Read on to explore some Christmas crafts for toddlers.
Simple Christmas Craft Ideas For Toddlers
- Green Poster Board
- Decorations (glitter, pompoms, ribbon, etc.)
- Take the green poster board and with the help of scissors, cut it into the shape of Christmas tree.
- Help you child adorn the tree with the various decorations, along with glue.
- Let the child do it himself/herself and just guide him along the way.
- Place the tree in his room and let it remain there throughout the Christmas season.
- Glitter (red, green, silver and gold)
- Ribbon or String
- You can get pinecones from the local park or buy them from a craft store.
- Hand glue to your toddler and let him sprinkle it over the pinecones.
- Now, make him either drizzle the pinecone with glitter or roll it in the latter.
- Finally, tie a ribbon or string on the top of the glittering pinecone.
- White Construction Paper
- Pipe Cleaner
- Cotton Balls
- Glitter (optional)
- With the help of scissors, cut the construction paper into the shape of a snowman.
- Help your child glue pipe cleaners to make the nose and mouth.
- For the eyes, give him buttons to glue to the snowman.
- Help him/her glue cotton balls to the snowman.
- Attach the pompom on top of the snowman's head.
- If your child likes it, you can give him glitter for decorating the snowman further.
- Floral Foams
- Pom- Poms (black)
- Styrofoam Balls (different sizes)
- White Paint
- Take a bigger Styrofoam ball and cut it from the bottom, so that it can stand on a surface.
- You even ask your kid to paint the ball in white color and guide him/ her on the way. Now, make him/her sprinkle glitter on it as well.
- Give touch ups to give the ball a finished look, along with glitter and let it dry.
- After the paint has dried, make your kid stack balls with toothpicks. Use glue, so that it sticks with it.
- Allow your kid to dress up the snowman with muffler, hat, earmuffs, etc and add pom-poms, to make eyes and mouth.
- Let the child have a picture clicked with his/ her new friend and let them stay in their room.