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Christmas Craft Ideas

Do you ever have a difficult time thinking of new and thoughtful ideas for Christmas gifts? Purchasing something special for everyone on your list each year can be a daunting task.  Once you’re out among the throngs of shoppers, you may not even know exactly what it is that you are searching for.

What if this year you do what you’ve been thinking of doing, but haven’t yet done? What if this year you make your Christmas gifts? These simple Christmas crafts can be fun projects that you do with your family, and the recipient will cherish the end results.  

To start, if you have someone on your list with children or a beloved pet, consider the Keepsake Memory Frame. You can create a very special, one of a kind treasure with the Sculpey Keepsake Clay and Frame Set. The soft, pliable clay makes it easy to get a clear print (be it hand, foot or paw).  Then simply bake the clay print in the oven to harden. Easy-to-follow instructions take you through the project quickly and with virtually no mess. Insert a picture of the child or pet and you’re ready to wrap!

Children love to be involved, so what about some fun kids Christmas crafts? For teachers, classmates or co-workers, there are Beaded Snowflakes! You’ll be able to craft 6 unique beaded snowflakes using 6 wire snowflake forms and over 450 assorted beads. Kit includes 6 ribbons for hanging, 6 gift envelopes and 6 envelope seals, making this a perfect craft for gifting! Get into the spirit and spread the joy to those around you.

Another great gift idea for a kids Christmas craft is the 2 Square Plates 4 U 2 PaintSet. You will paint your designs on the underside of the plates in reverse so your masterpieces can be enjoyed from the front. There are ideas for what to paint included with the kit or you can let your imagination run wild! Then when the plates are completed, you can wrap a plate along with a plate hanger or plate easel and you’ll have two gifts ready to go!

To get younger kids involved in creating a gift that will be admired for years to come, consider the DYO Picture Frame Kit. You'll have everything you need to create a very special frame including the wooden frame, glitter glue, craft glue, sparkling gems and letter stickers. Add a school picture (or any favorite 5” x 7” photo), and wrap it up! This kit is for ages 4 and up, so it would be the perfect project to add to your list of preschool Christmas crafts!

While we’re thinking of childrens Christmas crafts, I have to mention the Shrinky Dinks Holiday Fun kit.  This is a craft project that will be a treasured holiday decoration for years to come.  You'll receive everything you need to make and fully decorate a 9" silver tinsel tree. Simple assembly will have your tree up and ready to decorate in less than 15 minutes. Then you'll have hours of fun making and baking the Shrinky Dinks decorations.  This is truly a unique and fabulously fun family project!

This is just a short list of crafty ideas that all begin with kits that include everything you’ll need to get started right away. For more craft ideas, visit the Crafts area of our website. You’ll find all kinds of ideas there for everyone on your list!

Of course, we’d love to see your crafts. Share pictures and ideas with us on our Facebook page!

Merry Crafting!


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