For those of us who are grandparents, the holidays may mean getting to enjoy more time with the grandkids because of family gatherings and winter break from school. With winter break and having as much energy as kids do, we know those busy little hands would love to participate in some fun holiday activities! Spend quality time with your grandkids this season by creating a few of your own festive treasures together. Here are four holiday crafts that are simple and sure to please, allowing you to create lasting memories with your grandkids!
1. Recycled Garlands and Ornaments
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If you cannot bear to part with Christmas cards you have saved over the years, this craft is a perfect way to hold on to the sentiment they represent. Additionally, the cards can serve as a great way to spark treasured stories about the friends and family members who sent them. Click here for instructions.
2. Christmas Tree Pasta Craft
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Your grandkids will have fun “using their noodle” to come up with various Christmas tree designs for this project. Once complete, each child’s masterpiece can be gifted to friends or family members in the form of a card, wall hanging or ornament. Click here for instructions.
3. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments
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Who doesn’t love a snowman? Your grandkids will get a kick out of these illuminated decorations that are sure to bring holiday cheer. Let your grandkids decide where to hang them – from doorknobs to the Christmas tree to the mantel, the opportunities are endless! Click here for instructions.
4. Snow Globes
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Let it snow! Even if the weather outside is not wintry, your grandkids will love getting into the spirit of the season by coming up with unique winter scenes for their own snow globe. Make sure you have several glitter colors on hand to fuel their creativity. Click here for instructions.
No matter what activities you decide to plan with your grandkids, we encourage you to cherish the memories you make in the process. We would love to hear about favorite holiday traditions you enjoy sharing with your grandkids. Comment below or on our Facebook page!