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What are your favorite holiday crafts?

I need some ideas to keep my kiddo busy in the coming months. What are your favorite crafts to do with your kids for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas?

 
EwansMommy

Asked by EwansMommy at 7:36 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Makeing ginger bread houses with my kiddo's, we both enjoy it! we do it every year!
    DeeMarie87

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 7:54 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don't have many ideas, but good question! I'm curious to see the answers. :)
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 7:57 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • No actually my DH mom makes the bread....she makes it better than me lOL
    DeeMarie87

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 8:03 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Mine are older now, but we used to do crafts holidays, & even held an annual Santa's Workshop that we invited their friends to every year...I miss them. Some of our projects were Paper Bag Pumpkins just stuff paper lunch bags with newspaper, twist the top of the bag to make a stem, tie with rafia, paint the stem green & the bottom orange & add faces , Turkey Napkin Rings, Bread Dough Ornaments, you can buy clear glass Christmas Tree Ornaments, remove the metal top, let the kids swirl different colors of paint inside leave them open to dry, & make sure they don't put too much paint inside!!

    We also did gingerbread houses, sometimes haunted for Halloween, sometimes Christmas ones. For I'd bake the Gingerbread ahead, make kits, on Thanksgiving we'd divide into teams. Each team would make a holiday Gingerbread house, we'd leave them out all month. My father in law was a contractor, things could get a little competitive!
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 8:48 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Dee, do you make the ginger bread yourself? I'll have to find a recipe for the ginger bread. ;-)
    EwansMommy

    Comment by EwansMommy (original poster) at 7:58 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Thanks, ohwrite! Great ideas!
    EwansMommy

    Comment by EwansMommy (original poster) at 8:57 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • My favorite thing to make for the Christmas season are cinnamon ornaments. They become the tags on gifts and I sell tons of them at the local craft shows. My 5 year old loves making the foam houses....we get them after the season on clearance at Michaels and then save them for the next year.
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 8:04 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

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