December 9, 2019 | In: Autism Resources , Why We Rock
The holidays are around the corner, so what better way to get ready than to do some easy holiday crafts with your kids? These crafts are a perfect way for your kids to channel their creative juices AND develop their senses. Gluing, painting, and cutting are all activities that help develop their fine motor skills! Here is a list of 10 easy Holiday Crafts to get your kids in the holiday spirit, develop their motor skills, and add some cute decorations to your home!
1. Candy Cane Reindeer
Add this sweet Candy Cane Reindeer to your tree or stocking! This is a super easy craft to do because all your kiddos need are candy canes, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and red pom-poms. Your kids can go one step further and give their reindeer a little bow!
2. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments
Making these cute Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments are another easy DIY Christmas activity for your kids. All they will need are paint, markers, ornaments, and their thumbs! If you think your Christmas tree is missing a little “something”, these are a cute and fun way to personalize your ornament collection.
3. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Next on the list are snowflakes! Your little ones can create these beautiful snowflakes with a few popsicle sticks, paint, and other decorations of their choice. Let them get creative by designing theirs with paint or any spare stickers, ribbons, glitter they have on hand!
4. Popsicle Star of David Bunting
Wondering what else your kiddos can make with popsicle sticks? Popsicle Star of Davids! If you have leftover supplies from other holiday crafts, your little ones can create this bunting for your home this Hanukkah.
5. Paper Snowflakes
Popsicle sticks aren’t the only way to make snowflakes. Just give your kiddos a piece of blank paper and let them cut it up! If you don’t want your kids to use scissors, they can draw the design and you can cut it out for them. No matter what, in the end, you and your kiddos will end up with some unique designs that you can hang around your home.
6. Hanukkah Dreidel Garland
Another simple holiday craft is to create a Hanukkah Dreidel Garland. All you need to have on hand are a couple of recycled shopping bags, scissors, glue, and anything your kids can decorate with! These are a great way to keep the Hanukkah spirit alive in their rooms.
7. Hand Christmas Tree Card
Looking for something a bit more advanced? This Hand Christmas Tree Card is the perfect craft! With just their hands, they can create a Christmas tree and use their thumbs to create Christmas light decorations. These personalized Christmas cards are guaranteed to be a hit with family and friends!
8. Paper Plate Santa
Ho ho ho, it’s Paper Plate Santa! Help your kids create their own versions of Santa Claus with paper plates, paint, and cotton balls. Have leftover supplies? They can create Paper Plate Mrs. Claus so Paper Plate Santa isn’t lonely!
9. Cotton Ball Snowmen
Another easy DIY craft is to make Cotton Ball Snowmen. All you need to do is draw three stacked circles, grab a bag of cotton balls, and your kids will take it from there. The end result is a soft and fluffy snowman they can place in their room—and the best thing is it won’t melt!
10. Paper Plate and Clothespin Menorah
The last craft is a Paper Plate and Clothespin Menorah! With just paper plates and nine clothespins, your kids can create their own menorahs! They can even decorate the clothespin “candles” with paint and glitter for a personal touch.
These 10 easy holiday crafts will have your home overflowing with fun and unique decorations that your kids will be proud to hang up for the holidays. We hope you and your kids have fun with these craft ideas. If you’re looking for another way to develop your kid’s senses, come over to We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, an indoor sensory gym designed to help your kid’s develop motor skills.