Though messy, this activity is limitless, very easy, and you probably have everything you need right within your house! We have made anything from masks to decorative bowls to nests for stuffed animals using paper mache!
Salt Dough Ornaments & Keepsakes
This craft is great for a wide variety of ages! You can even give these out as holiday gifts to the family!
This is a fun craft for a large range of ages. You can display it on the wall or turn into "to" "from" tags! This one is inspired by Art Projects for Kids.
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Not only is it important to feed the birds during these winter months, it has been entertaining and rewarding seeing them at the feeders.There's a lot of ways to make food for the birds, just make sure the ingredients don't contain a ton of sugar or fillers.
You can make the traditional pine cone rolled in peanut butter and birdseed or if you don't have birdseed, try suet cakes! The attached recipe was provided by a local mama and makes 2 9x13 pans worth (12 cakes) so it's great for gifting or stocking up for the winter. The suet basket can be bought for $2 at most Wegmans! Happy Bird watching!
Kid Designed Wrapping Paper
I've been trying to get the kids more involved in the 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 side of Christmas and this gift wrap project really got them excited! You can use butchers paper or upcycle some large paper bags. Really any big piece of paper will do! At first we made potato stamps but eventually those were pushed to the side and the kids painted with their hands, feet, crayons, markers etc. and added personal touches for the recipient. They really got into it and I didn't have to buy more wrapping paper. Win win!