8 Lovely & Practical Things to Make With Your Kids this Holiday Season

8 Lovely & Practical Things to Make With Your Kids this Holiday Season

Christine Lu
Nov 10, 2014
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I love handing my daughter a piece of paper and crayons and watching her go to town with her creativity. But it's extra fun for both of us when we can make something that is both beautiful and functional. It ends up being something I keep around the house (or eat!) and my daughter is feels so proud about getting to contribute. If you are looking for a couple of projects to do this weekend, check out these fun ideas and report back if you end up trying any of them!

1. If you haven't discovered air dry clay yet, it is time. Gathering Beauty has this simple tutorial for making gorgeous bowls that can be used to store treasures for both you and your child.

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2. These paper pyramid lanterns from Tinker Lab could be put on a table or bookshelf as a nightlight!

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3. This adorable piece from Little Inspiration made of felt and hot glue is the perfect bag for her toddler to carry around her snacks.

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4. Grab a giant roll of butcher paper, markers, crayons, and make homemade wrapping paper to have around for the upcoming holiday season!

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5. Speaking of the holidays, these bath bombs from Red Ted Art would make simple gifts for family, and your kids will love popping these out of the mold and watching them sizzle in the water.

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6. I made this simple yogurt cake with my daughter and it was so much fun doing it together. It won't be the neatest activity, but it will be worth it to see the look of satisfaction on your kid's face when that cake turns out.

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7. I can't wait to try this bread in a bag idea from Your Home Based Mom. The kids can knead the dough because it is mixed up in a gallon-sized zip lock bag!

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8. How cool would it be to involve your kid in putting together one of these playhouses from A Beautiful Mess? They could pick out the pattern and help put the shingles on roof and shutters on the windows.

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