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.
Water in a Cup
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.
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.
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!
Cookie Cutters (in holiday symbol shapes)
Paint (in a variety of colors)
Large White Painting Paper
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.
Sentence Strip (or a long paper)
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.