Christmas Crafts for Kids

Try this quick and easy craft to add color to your home for the holidays. It's also a perfect way to keep your kids occupied for a while.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes




Draw and cut a candy cane shape from cardboard. These can be any size. Glue red and white pom poms to the cane, alternating colors. You can also make "flavored"/rainbow candy canes by combining yellow and white, blue and white, etc.

Large candy canes can be hung on curtain rods, door knobs or anywhere else you can find a spot. You can also make small pom pom candy canes, using small pom poms, and use them to decorate your tree or as package ties.

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September 23, 2005

We are planning our annual company Christmas event. This event is for company employees with their families that will include children. The children's ages range from 2 to 3 years and teenagers as well. We are in need 1 or two crafts that they can be involved in for about two hours of their time. Somthing that will not be too complicated or messy because of the location and other circumstances involved with the event.

We have a budget to follow and the cost needs to be minimal and yet fun stuff. The event will take place on December 10. The number of kids is not yet known. Would appreciate some help with suggestions. Thank you in advance for your help.



September 23, 20050 found this helpful
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How about making candy canes out of tri-beads and pipe cleaners. Alternate red or green beads with white or clear. Then shape into a cane. Add a string as a hanger. Pretty simple and inexpensive too!

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By Linda (Guest Post)
September 23, 20050 found this helpful
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Cute reindeer candy canes are easy. Use a candy cane, fold a pipe cleaner in half and wrap it around the hook of the candy cane, then twist or bend it to resmble antlers. On the curved part of the cane glue 2 jiggle eyes and a red pom pom nose. Use tacky glue.

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November 14, 2006

Hello Frugal Friends,

My daughter is looking for quick and easy Christmas crafts for her and her daughter to do to share with her first grade class. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Teresa from VA


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November 15, 20060 found this helpful
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There's always the old Rudolph candy canes- just twist brown pipe cleaners (cut in half) around the curve of the cane for antlers, glue on googly eyes and a small red pom pom nose (can get at crafts store or use a cinnamon candy decor). Can jazz these up with ribbon/pipe cleaner "scarves" too.

Or- cut two large mittens out of construction paper.
Have glitter, scraps, markers etc. to decorate. Make sure child's name is on them. Punch holes and string them together with about 10" of yarn- cute tree decoration. Can make for every family member and pets too.

Bring me back to my Brownie leader days! Cherish this time >^..^<

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January 25, 2017

Make your own versions of these familiar red and white striped Christmas treats. Here are a couple of easy candy cane theme crafts for kids, using simple materials and basic techniques.

completed paper circle candy cane

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November 16, 2016

This is a page about Christmas craft ideas for toddlers. Finding Christmas crafts geared to toddlers allows your little ones to help create decorations and more.

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December 14, 2015

This page is about making a paper plate Christmas collage. Kids of all ages love to decorate paper plates. Create unique, artistic expressions of your holiday cheer.

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December 4, 2015

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Painted Recycled Box Christmas Decoration

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November 15, 2011

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