I love the holidays, every one of them. They’re a great way to make lasting family memories. Every year we have a list of things we do that have become traditions over time. We do the usual: baking, decorating, taking photos with Santa at Christmas time, taking a drive to see the lights, and going to pick out a tree. We try to find activities for toddlers, babies, and kids of all ages so everyone is involved.
We also love to make crafts, both to keep and give as gifts. Kids love to be a part of the gift-giving process and as a parent, it’s important to help teach them thoughtfulness and gratitude. Since I have children ranging in age from 4 to 11 years old, I’ve had my fair share of experience finding crafts that work for many stages of life. I’m going to share my go-to holiday crafts for all ages - including babies!
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Holiday Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Babies
Birth to 18 Months
*Handprint molds that make great ornaments. Check out a tutorial here.
*Mistletoes. Easy tutorial here.
*Fingrerprint reindeer ornaments. Learn how to make them using this tutorial.
Toddlers 1.5 to 3 Years
*Handprint tree. Check out a tutorial here.
*Paper plate Christmas wreath. Learn how to create this craft by following this tutorial.
*Popsicle Christmas tree. Easy tutorial here.
Preschoolers 3 to 5 Years
*Salt dough Christmas trees. Check out this easy tutorial.
*Fingerprint keyring craft. Learn more by using this quick tutorial.
*Pine cone Christmas trees. Fun guide here.
Big kids 6 to 11 Years
*Stringing popcorn or cranberries for the tree. Check out this step-by-step tutorial.
*Christmas jewelry such as a jingle bell necklace. Learn how by using this guide.
*Santa planter. Click here for the tutorial!
Share your favorite holiday crafts and activities for toddlers and babies in the comments below!