When it comes to finding fun ways to keep your kids busy, there’s no better time than the holidays. Halloween allows you to make an incredibly creative costume, while Thanksgiving and Christmas present a range of opportunities for decorations, cards, and other cool art projects, which incorporate materials such as embroidery designs and patchwork. Here are some of the best ideas we came up with for fun art projects this holiday season.
Sew Much Fun
Halloween is a time of great creativity, which means it’s also a great time to spark an interest in your children. If your child wants a Halloween costume that’s going to require a bit of creative work, let them be involved in the process rather than making the whole costume yourself. You can teach them how to pick out different colors and materials, how to sew, how to attach different embroidery designs and some of the other basics of making a costume.
If your child isn’t too interested in the actual making of the costume, simply have them design it; even that makes for a great art project for the holidays.
Just because you’re making something during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to make something that’s only useful during the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas give you lots of great colors and themes to work with, and all you have to do is figure out what you want to make.
Painting a holiday-themed picture is always fun, but we have some even more creative ideas. You can make a throw blanket with a fall theme that you can break out each autumn or a Christmas-themed mug to enjoy your coffee and hot chocolate. This way, you get to spend time on arts and crafts you enjoy but you also get something useful out of it.
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Spread the Love
A lot of things make the holidays great, but nothing is as important as spending time with people you love. If you’re planning on sending out cards for Christmas and Thanksgiving, find a way to be a little more creative. Websites like Mixbook allow you to create Christmas cards using photos you’ve already taken, which could be a beautiful family portrait or the stunning scenery of the holiday season out your back door. You just have to take a picture on your phone or camera, upload it to Mixbook, then customize and create a Christmas card (or something else) using the easy tool they provide. You can learn more about using Mixbook to make Christmas cards here: https://www.mixbook.com/cards/christmas-cards/
No matter what sorts of arts and crafts you keep yourself busy with this holiday season, make sure you get creative and involve your children. These crafts will become as much a part of their holiday memories as the gifts and dinners.