Sparkly, felted, or fuzzy, pom poms are having a moment. There are countless ways to use these bits and bobs to turn up the holiday cheer with a craft project, gift wrap, or decorating with pom poms. Here are ten great ideas:
Everyone needs to stock up on food for the holidays. If you want to get your kids in on the act, you might want to DIY yourself some amazing play food. And while we've seen lots of felt food tutorials out there, there are many other super creative ideas using other supplies. Read on for a collection of homemade play food that doesn't require felt!
Some of my favorite gifts growing up were the gifts designed to make, build, and create. I will forever remember the happy hours spent designing and building wooden ornaments (a DIY woodworking project my dad came up with), handcrafting ornate letters with my Hello Kitty stationary set, and sewing pillows with my sewing kits. Check out these 10 great kits to buy or for inspiration to DIY your own kits this holiday season.
Whether you're knee-deep in snow or somewhere balmy, snow globes bring the magic of winter right into your hands. Making your own is a great holiday project to take on with kids. Here are a few DIY snow globe projects: one without water, one in a light bulb, and one that puts the kids right into the action.
If it's getting cold and dreary in your part of the country, here's something to brighten the view when you look out your window: lovely, shiny, icy ornaments filled with birdseed and cranberries. Make it your next rainy day project!
Lighting the menorah is major cause for excitement, and sometimes kids can't get enough. For fun that they can enjoy endlessly for eight nights, check out these flameless options to buy or make yourself.
The time has come to celebrate potatoes! Gather plenty of friends, plenty of oil, and, of course, plenty of potatoes, and spend a few hours printing and frying to your hearts' content. Make your holiday cards with one hand while eating latkes with the other!
As an adult, my Thanksgiving day is filled with cooking, chatting, and snacking. When we get together with family, it's fun to be able to catch up while tearing bread for the stuffing or cleaning green beans. My kids, though, aren't so thrilled with sitting in the kitchen while we gab with each other, so they are often looking for some fun. I've rounded up a few Thanksgiving-themed activities to engage your kids while the meal is being prepared.
Simple, pretty, and inexpensive to make — what's not to like about the paper snowflakes of our youth? Whether you decide to use old packaging paper, cupcake liners, doilies, or even junk mail, check out these 10 crafty ideas to get you started on your holiday decorating.