Christmas Craft for Kids, Fun & FREE
Christmas time is such a busy time of the year for everyone else too, right??
Well, for our family, we have a celebration every month for the rest of the year starting in August- including thanksgiving and Christmas; It’s been so much busier!
Along with that, our two oldest kids are in school in different towns different times of the day and we run our growing business by ourselves, together, while also caring for and while I am breastfeeding a newborn baby in between.
Of course, doing a Christmas craft with the kids makes everyone happy!
Christmas gets so busy when you have kids.
But, the busier I get the more blessings I realize I have.
I’ve also realized that being busy is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Sitting at home is not really “my thing”, I have learned. I know a lot of people who can, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
However, staying busy is something i love.
Don’t get me wrong, I have days as I’m sure we all do, that I love to sit at home and be alone with my family. And to be honest, I look forward to those days too!
Anyways, this last week we finally got around to decorating the house for Christmas and getting our tree up and decorated.
The kids love this time of year! For me… it’s stressful. But fun? How could it not be fun when you get to see the excitement and innocence?!
Christmas time is such a happy time. But more importantly it is what you make it.
God created the day to be celebrated in full thanks and joy.
Children seem to exemplify that perfectly. Joy joy joy.
Always choose joy.
Do it for them. And most importantly do it for yourself.
Even if you don’t have your own kids; find something or start by creating a tradition for yourself and if you want to, include others.
We recently started this year taking our kids to the annual Christmas parade here in our hometown.
Yes it was freezing and cold, (nothing a little hot chocolate can’t fix), but at the end of the day we had a good time and we created another memory, a good one at that!
Creating something familiar that you can bring yourself to and look forward to every time the holidays roll around is so important.
No matter how much family you are around, how many presents are under your tree or even the phone calls you may or may not get;
Christmas is about family.
I am the type of mom who loves to do new things, especially crafts with my kiddos (if I see that it’s easy enough to do of course;) ), especially around a holiday.
It’s something my kids look forward to and it makes me thrilled to create the memories with them.
Since it’s almost Christmas time I was searching for a new craft to do with them on the weekend that the “reindeer” were in town. The reindeer were actually really, really cool and my kids were stoked that they got to see a little part of “Santa’s crowd.”
Searching on Pinterest, I found an awesome printout to make a Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer headband! How fitting I thought.
We had a lot of fun with this!
- First; I printed out the template which is 2 pages, onto white card stock paper and then cut them out.
- Then let the kids paint them, and then I glued and stapled them together. (We also put scotch tape over the staples to protect their foreheads from any chaffing).
We also took the handy dandy tip they give you of taping Popsicle sticks on the inside of the antlers to help hold them up.
It really helped hold them up better, too.
We had many compliments as we went about our day seeing the reindeer and running errands in town! My kids were so excited to share with everyone that asked them, that they made them themselves!!
We would love to share with you and your kiddos too for a fun christmas time craft!
Here is the link to the Kids Craft Room website where I got the FREE printable from:
Have fun with it, but most of all cherish the memories you are creating for yourself and with your kids.
Truthfully, they will remember these days and will appreciate them so much. Someday, you will too!