Holiday Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

These holiday craft ideas are transferable to a variety of holidays and themes. Keeping with the T.I.M.E. philosophy, these activities promote meaningful experiences for parents and children alike. They help develop self-worth, team work, creativity and independence.

Painting with Candle Wax

Materials

Candles
Water Colors
Water in a Cup
Painting Paper

Directions

1. Draw a picture on the paper using the candles only. (You will not be able to see the picture.)

2. Paint over the pictures with the water colors and... Ta-Da! The picture appears like magic.

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Making Snowflakes

This is an old activity for many of us but in the eyes of the child seeing it for the first time it is magical.

Materials

Paper
Scissors

Directions

1. Cut out a circle

2. Fold the circle to into eight folds.

3. Cutout shapes in the center of the paper and all around.

4. Open up the paper - A Snowflake!

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Wrapping Paper

Materials

Cookie Cutters (in holiday symbol shapes)
Paint (in a variety of colors)
Paint Tray
Large White Painting Paper

Directions

1. Dip the cookie cutters in the paint.

2. Stamp the cookie cutters on the paper and let it dry.

In the pictures I used Gingerbread cookie cutters. You can also use Christmas cookie cutters and Hannukah cookie cutters.

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Hugging Hands

Materials

Sentence Strip (or a long paper)
Crayons
Construction paper
Scissors
Glue

Directions

1. Trace your child's hands on the construction paper.

2. Cut out the traced hands.

3. Glue the hands at the ends of sentence strip paper.

4. Write "I Love You" on the sentence strip and decorate it.

Hug your favorite person with these hugging hands.

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