My kids love digging into some art time so during the holidays, we try to add in some fun Christmas crafts. One thing I usually do is to try to blend a craft with a learning activity or working on a specific skill. Another thing, is that I look for a craft that is mainly able to be done by the child (and even young children, including toddlers).
This Torn Paper Craft is so easy, great for fine motor skills, and very versatile. My three year old did the wreath and then my six year old made a Christmas tree. It was nice having a craft they were able to be independent with and create something to start decorating the art wall with for Christmas.
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- Green Construction Paper
- White Construction Paper
- Red Finger paint
- Red Construction Paper
- Cut out a white circle and cut the center out (or use a paper plate with the center cut out)
- Let the child tear green construction paper into pieces
- Have the child glue the paper pieces onto the white circle
- Using red finger paint, have the child use their finger (or a Q-tip) to create little berries on their wreath. Add a bow using ribbon or construction paper.
The Christmas tree follows the same directions except you will draw a triangle for them to glue the pieces on. We used red and yellow finger paint to create the look of Christmas lights.
This is a favorite Christmas craft and can easily be done for all sorts of items (snowman, candy cane, gingerbread man, etc). It will be a Christmas craft your whole family can enjoy!
What is one of your favorite Christmas crafts to do with your kids?