Christmas crafts for a 5 year old

Jennifer - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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any one have any good Christmas craft ideas that are easy, simple, and fun... I have a 5 year old boy and 8 month old girl???

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Teresa - posted on 12/16/2009

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we just made a cute craft at Pat Catan's Craft Center....SUPER EASY too! The kids poked different lenghts of white and/or silver pipe cleaners into a styrofoam ball....no glue or mess...all the way around to make a snowflake ornament. Make a longer pipe cleaner into a loop to hang....even my 3 year could do it without any help and they turned out quite cute!

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It's not necessarily christmassy but we made pinecone bird feeders. Or even do pinecone ornaments. roll the pinecone in peanut butter then birdseed and hang it up outside; roll pinecone in sugar water or glue then have fun with glitter. Also some cookie recipies are fun to play with- I usually have a ton of little ones in my house. I'll let the 5+yr olds make paper snowflakes.

Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2009

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Hi. I have a 5 and 4 year old. I love doing crafts with my kids and they look forward to them. For Xmas activities I have made a gingerbread house, xmas ordiments and a popcorn chain. These are all pretty easy and fairly inexpensive ideas that your kids will proabaly enjoy!

Jennifer - posted on 12/15/2009

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This year i went to Micheals and bought unfinnished wood picture frames...i had the kids paint them and i bought all sorts of christmas foam sticky things...i got at walmart. they decorated thme and i took their pics and that is one of their gifts to people...i kept one too!

Tricia - posted on 12/15/2009

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family fun magazine always has some great ideas - and many times using stuff around the house. they have a really good website too!

Josephine - posted on 12/14/2009

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Make a paper plate angel. Make a slit to the centre of a small plate and staple to make a cone. Then cut paper doillies in half and stick them as wings. Glue on a ping pong ball (painted pink and face drawn with markers). Use yarn for hair . Add a halo with pipe cleaners. Done!

Kelley - posted on 12/13/2009

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I got a book out of the library for my son that was about 2 hampsters that made a snowman. We made a paper one like they did. You trace a cup for the circles, tape them together and put them on a toilet paper roll. I had pipe cleaners and pom poms from the dollar store to decorate the snowman. They used seeds in the book. The book is called Max and Mo make a Snowman by Patricia Lakin. Hope that helps!

Tonya - posted on 12/13/2009

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My 5 year and I enjoy the good old fashion paper chains, it is simple to do, not at all messy and easy for everyone to enjoy!

Kelly - posted on 12/12/2009

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my kids' favorite thing is to make dough for modeling.(3/4 C. hot water,1/2 C. salt, 2 C. flour.) dissolve salt in water.gradually add flour and knead into dough. model and bake at 250*. then paint. i've used this dough to make ornaments (bake with a wire loop inserted in ornament as it's hanger.) best if you spray finished product with acrylic gloss to perserve. store in cool dry place. don't forget to date ornaments for yrs. to come, make great gifts. use your imagination. i've done this with their classes with great success. they use this recipe throughout the year for fun. do: handprints, roll out letters (hot glue to plaque), school projects,etc.

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You can get a ginger breadhouse at walmart for 10$ fun and easy. Also trace two hand prints and cut out a triangle. Have the triangle point down and use the 2 hand prints as ears for a rain deer.

Michelle - posted on 12/12/2009

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Trace his hand on green paper (or any color) and cut out a bunch of them. place them in a circle to make a hand print wreath.

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