I’m putting together links to all my previous posts on things to make and do for Christmas. I may have duplicates here, and I may have missed some I’ll have to add later, but this is a good start.=)
Quick and easy ‘countdown to Christmas’ paper chain, with a twist- write down an act of service, Bible verse to read, craft to make together etc. Ideas to write here. Use this for other ‘countdowns’ as well.
Round up from other blogs of fun and easy, but often elegant or adorable, gift ideas to make.
Getting organized for the holidays.
Easy craft for children- the paperbag gingerbread man
Origami ‘balloons’ (scroll to the bottom of the post for the balloons. The rest of the post is easy group games to play, games that require no parts or pieces).
German Papercutting- a craft made easy even to the ten-thumbed, thanks to scanners and copying machines.
A very easy and attractive Christmas ornament- even a toddler can make it! I
stole borrowed this idea from Blest with Sons, and I LOVE it. It’s really lovely and very easy for even a small child to do- even our Cherub, with her multiple disabilities can do this, and it’s CHARMING!
Wax cookie cutter ornaments (simple, attractive, and they smell nice, too!)
Little House on the Prairie baked Christmas hearts
Felt Mice to go over Candy Canes (cute- we just save the felt mice and use them again each year)
|Balls from Christmas Cards|
Glue dough ornaments and glue dough paint (I love these)
Some easy Christmas treats (suitable for gifts as well)
Glitter birds (these need a few days to dry, so start early)
Craft suitable for tiny tots- uses Christmas cards and toothpicks.
Tiny folded paper lanterns, easy to make from a bit of ribbon and scraps of wrapping paper (or attractive paper of any kind), very pretty over Christmas lights. You can make these in a minute. Make a dozen in five minutes. See here as well.
A sweet, sort of toffee flavored oatmeal topping, easy, frugal, tasty on apples, ice-cream and other sweet treats.
Frugal and classy Christmas Gift- notebook
Christmas ornaments easy for very young, adaptable for the more grown up. Pierced envelopes for sachets (linked).
Use old Christmas cards to make lovely Christmas balls for the tree (other uses suggested as well). Lovely, easy for a child of about six or over (if a child of six cannot do it, I probably can’t, either).
pierced paper ornaments, ornaments using a nail and a juice can lid- the pierced paper designs are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers and look pretty nice when finished.
VERY easy crocheted bonnet for a doll or a child- I promise, it’s truly simple. If you can crochet a chain stitch and double crochet you can do this.
Other kits to put together for gifts. Many of these use frugal things you probably already have on hand, some use things like egg cartons and film containers.
Felt mitten ornaments (I’d make mine without the pom-poms).
An old fashioned Christmas plan from a vintage book of things to make and do.
Last minute Christmas Gift ideas, frugal, free, or easy, using what you probably have on hand. Something for everybody.
paperplate craft- pop-up snowmen, menorah candles, trees, gingerbread men- whatever you can think of.
Cookie Recipe: We’ve been making this recipe for over five generations in our family.
Cranberry Ginger Cookies- easy, delicious, simple ingredients.
Other people like salt dough. I prefer this dough made with cornstarch or arrow-root powder, as the color is whiter, making it a truer surface for reflecting your paint colors. I tell you how to make your own paint, too.
Toilet paper tube village towers- or rockets, depending on who is making them.
“Swedish” style Christmas tree for the dollhouse. I used items I had on hand or growing in my yard, including something made from the above dough recipe.
baked honey hearts