Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The weather outside may be frightful, but yet, it’s a wonderful time to make one of these 15 Easy Snowman Crafts For Kids. Making these snowman crafts is a great way to spend the day when you are either stuck inside the house because of bad weather or don’t get to experience real snow in your area. So instead of wishing for snowflakes, grab a cup of hot coco and create your very own snowman craft this winter!
Are you looking for a very simple and easy reindeer craft to make this holiday season? Look no further! Check out these 15 Easy Reindeer Crafts For Kids that are perfect for children of ages including preschoolers and toddlers. With a few simple craft supplies and a bottle of glue, the following reindeer crafts are sure to be the hit of the party this holiday season!
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Christmas is a wonderful time to do arts and crafts with your children. Especially when they can roll up their sleeves (or in this case their pant legs!) and get dirty. Science has shown that children are more engaged and focused when they’re working on hands-on projects—even fidgety kids like mine.
In fact, children learn through all their senses. As they do arts and crafts, and use familiar materials in new ways, they’re constructing meaning. But more than simply moving materials around, hands-on activities activate kids’ brains. Now that’s a good reason to make a Child’s Footprint Christmas Tree over the upcoming holiday break when children are out of school. We can entertain and education them at the same time!
Tonight Field Trip Girl and I made a Child’s Footprint Christmas Tree for her grandma for Christmas! Any child can make a Footprint Christmas Tree along with a little help from mom or dad and friendly mop nearby. This project can also get a little messy, so make sure your child is wearing clothes that you don’t mind them getting paint on.
To make a Child’s Footprint Christmas Tree, you will need the following supplies:
- Green paint for the tree
- Brown paint for the tree base
- Yellow paint for the star
- A variety of paint colors for the ornaments
- Blank canvas
- A mop & bucket of water just in case you need to clean up any messes.
- Baby Wipes
- Paper towels
First, paint the bottom of your child’s right foot with green paint. The more paint the merrier for this craft! I also like to have add a little paint between the toes to make sure I get a full footprint on the canvas.
Next press your child’s foot down on the blank canvas.
Paint your child’s left foot and press it down on the canvas. Now you should have a basic outline of a Christmas tree. Don’t worry about it looking perfect!!! It is a child’s art project after all. Set it aside and let it dry.
Have your child add a brown tree base and yellow star on the Christmas tree. Finally, your child can paint Christmas ornaments to the tree by using their fingertips to make little round balls. Allow to dry. Then hang up your little Picasso’s masterpiece just in time for Christmas!
Make sure to have some handy-dandy baby wipes near by to wipe the paint off your child’s feet or your floor might end up looking like this! Field Trip Girl got up before I could catch her and decided to prance around my floor with her little green feet! Cute, but messy!
To clean up the mess I used my new O-Cedar MicroTwist™ that I recently ordered on Amazon. The O-Cedar MicroTwist™ is also available at other retailers.
The mop’s features made cleaning up Field Trip Girl’s footprints a breeze. I cleaned up the paint on the first pass with no excess dripping thanks to the O-Cedar MicroTwist™ super absorbent microfiber head.
I also like the fact that the O-Cedar MicroTwist™ covers 75% more area at a time due to its extra large 16-inch mop head. Many of the other mops I have used in the past couldn’t get the job done right, because they were much smaller. Afterwards, I was still on my hands and needs cleaning up the mess. Not this time around! And once the O-Cedar MicroTwist™ dried, I easily stored it away using the tabs that locked the mop head into place.
Here’s an after picture of my clean kitchen floor!
So what type of holiday crafts do you plan to do with your little ones this season? Whatever you decide…just a tip! Don’t forget the mop!
Happy Holiday Crafting!
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Christmas is one of my favorite times of year! It is also one of my favorite times to do a variety of arts and crafts with my kids. Yesterday we created a Homemade Gingerbread House using snack size boxes of Chips Ahoy! and Nutter Butter. Here’s how we did it!
To create a Homemade Gingerbread House, you will need the following supplies:
- 2 – Chips Ahoy! boxes
- 1 – Nutter Butter box
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Red Glitter
- Paint Brush
- Tacky Glue
- Plastic Snowflake Mini Decorations
- Holiday Stickers
- Packing Tape
- Holiday Figurines (Santa Clause, Frosty the Snowman, etc.)
Homemade Gingerbread House Tutorial
Step 1 – Cut open the 2 Chips Ahoy! boxes. Lay them flat.
Step 2 – Glue one vertical end piece of each Chips Ahoy! box together using tacky glue. Push down to seal and let dry.
Step 3 – Now take each long vertical end piece of the cardboard box frame and glue them together. Push down to seal and let it try. You should now have a larger size rectangular box created out of two individual Chips Ahoy! boxes.
Step 4 – Glue and seal the top and bottom of the gingerbread house box frame.
Step 5 – Cut 2 triangles and 2 rectangular pieces out of the Nutter Butter box with scissors for the Homemade Gingerbread House roof. You can measure how much cardboard you will need for the roof by estimating how big your gingerbread house frame is.
Step 6 – Assembly the roof pieces with packing tape.
Step 7 – Add the roof on top of the gingerbread house box frame and attach with packing tape.
Step 8 – Paint the outside of the gingerbread house with brown acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
Step 9 – Paint the top of the roof with tacky glue and add red glitter. Let dry.
Step 10 – Glue the plastic snowflakes onto the front of the gingerbread house. Allow to dry.
Step 11 – Add the holiday stickers and figurines onto the gingerbread house with glue if needed. Let dry.
My kids decided to create a Santa Clause and reindeer themed gingerbread house! I think it turned out rather cute and is a perfect addition to our holiday decor. Now all we have to do is wait for Santa Clause to arrive on Christmas Eve for him to enjoy it!
FYI, I picked up all of my supplies for this craft, including the Chips Ahoy! and Nutter Butter boxes, at my local Walmart. Plus a few extra snack boxes for the holidays such as OREO, Double Stuf OREO and RITZ Crackers! I found all the snack boxes near the checkout register. The snack size boxes are inexpensive, so they are perfect for teacher gifts and stocking stuffers.
What type of holiday crafts do you like to make with your little ones? Please share with us in the comment section below. I look forward to seeing your Christmas crafts too!
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It’s that time of year again! Time to make your gift-giving list, go shopping and then wrap all the Christmas presents that you bought for your friends and family. Whew! That took some time, but now you are done. Wait…no your not! What about Fido? Doesn’t he deserve a present too? Don’t panic! I have a solution for you. Make your fuzzy pal a special Holiday Dog Grooming Gift Basket this Christmas!
In my household, Field Trip Dog rules! He goes everywhere with us. When I take the kids to school, to the park to play and more. So there is no better time than Christmas to show Field Trip Dog that life just wouldn’t be the same without him! In fact, I love him so much that I only choose top-of-the-line pet products for him.
Field Trip Dog actually prefers Mars Pet Treats and thankfully, they are also great for gift basket making.
Holiday Dog Grooming Gift Basket Tutorial
To make a Holiday Dog Grooming Gift Basket for your furry baby, you will need the following supplies.
- 1 – Basket
- 1-2 Snowflake Decorations
- 1 – Pack of PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX®
- 1 – Pack of PEDIGREE® Jumbone
- 1 – Frisbee
- 1 – Dog Chew Toy
- 3 – Small Tennis Balls
- 1 – Pack of Pet Wipes
- 1 – Holiday Hand Towel
- 1 – Dog Grooming Brush
- 1 – Dog Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
- Gift Basket Filling
- Clear Packing Tape
First, attach 1-2 snowflake decorations on to the front of the basket using clear packing tape.
Next add the decorative filling to the basket. You can use whatever type of filling you want (i.e. shredded colored paper, foil strips, tissue paper, etc.)
Now comes the fun part! Adding in all the treats and goodies that your pet will love.
Add one pack of PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® and PEDIGREE® Jumbone into the basket.
I choose PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® for Field Trip Dog, because they are good for a dog’s oral care and PEDIGREE® Jumbone are fantastic at keeping dogs occupied during holiday parties.
After the treats, add the grooming supplies to the basket. We want Fido to be nice and clean for his holiday photo, right?!!
And for the final touch, add the pet toys into the basket for hours upon hours of fun with your fur ball!
For your information, I found all of my supplies for this gift basket at my local Walmart. Specifically, the PEDIGREE® products were located in the pet aisle.
Be sure to check out more great gift ideas for pets. I’d love to hear about a favorite pet you will be gifting treats to this holiday season!