As Christmas grows near, your kids are probably gearing up for the impending visit by the jolly elf with excess adrenaline surges that are surely keeping your blood pressure elevated.
Planning quiet time crafts that everyone will enjoy is a good way to keep the peace, maintain your sanity and give your kids the creative outlet they deserve.
Creativity And Christmas Ornaments
Christmas ornament kits are a great way for kids to create their own special Christmas memories. It’s also easy for mom and dad, as everything your little darlings need is packaged together. There’s no need to rush from store to store hunting for miscellaneous supplies or discovering too late that you’ve forgotten some essential component or craft supply.
Melissa & Doug Glitter Christmas Ornaments
Kids love glitter. Parents hate glitter. Now, your little guys can have all the fun of creating glittery Christmas ornaments without your home looking like a snow globe just exploded.
Melissa & Doug have done it again with this mess-free ornament kit that simple enough for younger kids and pretty enough to hang on any Christmas tree.
This kit comes with pre-stamped sticky-backed foam ornament shapes and pre-cut glitter insets kids use to create their own shimmery decorations. The package includes supplies to create six ornaments with ribbons for hanging, so you may want to pick up several sets.
Creativity for Kids Sparkling 3D Wonder
This set of six plastic ornaments is a nice way to create unique, hand-painted Christmas ornaments you can use on a Christmas tree, holiday wreath or piled in a festive bowl as a centerpiece.
The clear plastic balls come in three sizes, two of each size. The dimensions are 2″, 2-3/4″ and 3-1/2″ and come with everything you need to complete the project.
There’s glitter paint, lining paint, project sheets and ribbon, along with suggested holiday patterns to spark creativity. The 3-D paint is applied first to the project sheets where it dries overnight. As it dries, the colors brighten and become more vibrant. Foam snow pellets can be added for a texture to the wet paint or can be added into the balls for a snow-globe appearance.
Paint Your Own Ornament Set
This set of six charming ceramic Christmas ornaments includes three sets of paints and brushes, so all the kids can paint simultaneously. The bisque ceramic is easy to paint and includes snowmen, Santas and angels just waiting for your child’s personal touch.
The six basic paints can be mixed to create any color your child wants. This is a great way for budding artists to learn about the color wheel and color creation.
Your child’s completed decorations would make a cherished gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other special folks in your little one’s life.
Kids Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
These snowflakes are so pretty, you may want to decorate your entire tree with them!
Your kids will have a ball creating their own, unique, beaded snowflake ornaments that you’ll enjoy hanging year after year. They’d also look great hanging on a mantelpiece or catching the sunlight suspended in a window.
This kit includes everything your children need to design six, unique snowflakes. Each ornament is 5-1/2″ when complete and comes with both ribbons for hanging and envelopes that can be used when giving as a gift.
Included in the package are metal snowflake frames and over 450 assorted plastic beads that can be combined in infinite combinations. There are also easy-to-use instructions and ideas.