6 fun and inexpensive Christmas activities for kids
1. Birdseed Ornaments
We made birdseed ornaments last week and my children had so much fun. We also spilled some bird seed on our front lawn in the process of making them and this resulted in quite a few extra feathered friends camping outside our house the next day! Find a full tutorial on how to make birdseed ornaments here.
2. Christmas Card Popsicle Stick Puzzles
Use last year’s Christmas cards to make Popsicle Stick Puzzles. Just glue the cards onto popsicle sticks, cut them apart, and let your children have fun putting the puzzles together.
To make it a little more challenging for older children, do three or four different puzzles and put all the popsicle sticks in a pile and let them have to sort and put the puzzles together. Impress Your Kids has a full tutorial on how to make Popsicle Stick Puzzles.
3. Button Wreaths
Turn leftover buttons and ribbon into these adorable button wreath ornaments from MarthaStewart. These would make fun gifts to give!
My daughters have loved building felt snowflakes. They enjoy following the patterns or coming up with their own patterns. If you don’t have felt, you could also make these out of paper. Find the Build-Your-Own-Snowflake template here. If your children enjoy this activity, they would probably also enjoy building their own felt snowmen.
5. Christmas Pattern Blocks
When I saw these Christmas Pattern Blocks, I just about squealed! My children love pattern blocks, so I can wait to print these out and let them have fun match the shapes to make different Christmas pictures.
6. Snowflake Tortillas
This isn’t necessarily a Christmas activity, but we made Snowflake Tortillas last year in December and the children loved doing this! We are definitely planning to do this again this month. Find the Snowflake Tortillas recipe here.
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