Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? I'm yearning to bake cookies and make crafts with my children as we await St. Nick's arrival. Here are a few projects children can actually mostly do themselves.
1. Find a twig in the yard and and make these Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments by Fireflies and Mudpies. Great for manual dexterity and teaching/enforcing tying skills.
2. Elf Yourself at Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten. An adult will have to print the picture, but the shapes are fairly easy to assemble and fold. What fun to memorialize oneself this way on the Christmas tree for years to come!
3. Goggle translate may have to help you out with the Danish, but these Hama Bead Snowflakes from Karlssons would be beautiful for an older child to make. Your local craft store should carry these supplies.
4. We love these Paper Shape Christmas Trees by Buggy and Buddy. Turn it into a math game!
5. These Candy cane mice by Sewing Barefoot will likely require some adult-aided-shape-cutting, but they look super fun — and edible.
(Image credits: Melissa at Fireflies and Mudpies; Amanda Pauley; Lis Rylander Karlsson; Chelsea at Buggy and Buddy; Shannon at Sewing Barefoot)