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DIY Winter Crafts_ Easy Projects for Kids of All Ages


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If you’re not in the creative spirit, you can always ditch the DIY and come race at Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix

Deck the halls (and yourselves!) with joy this holiday season with these fun and creative DIY projects that kids and families can enjoy together at home. Get crafty, spread holiday cheer, and make precious memories that will last a lifetime!

Table Of Contents:

  • Jingle Bell Handprint Ornaments
  • Scented Pinecone Snow Globes
  • Reindeer Handprint Reindeer Food Bags
  • Cozy Cookie Decorating Party
  • DIY Photo Booth Fun

1. Jingle Bell Handprint Ornaments:

These adorable ornaments are easy to make, personalize, and perfect for little hands.

Materials:

  1. White cardstock
  2. Gold or silver paint
  3. Red glitter
  4. Clear plastic ornaments
  5. Red ribbon for hanging

Instructions:

  1. Help children trace their hands on the cardstock. Cut out the handprints and have them paint the fingers and palm with gold or silver paint.
  2. Let the paint dry, then sprinkle red glitter generously over the palm (representing a jingle bell!). Shake off any excess.
  3. Carefully slip the glittery handprints into the plastic ornaments. Tie a red ribbon at the top for hanging.

2. Scented Pinecone Snow Globes:

Bring the winter wonderland indoors with these fragrant and festive snow globes.

Materials:

  1. Mason jars with lids
  2. Pine cones
  3. Mini bottle brushes (trees)
  4. White pom-poms (snow)
  5. Glitter (optional)
  6. Essential oils (pine, peppermint, etc.)
  7. Glycerin
  8. Distilled water

Instructions:

  1. Place a pine cone and mini bottle brush (tree) inside each jar. Add a sprinkle of glitter for extra magic, if desired.
  2. In a separate container, mix equal parts of glycerin and distilled water. Add a few drops of your chosen essential oil for a festive scent.
  3. Pour the glycerin mixture into the jars, ensuring the pine cone and tree are submerged. Screw on the lids tightly.
  4. Shake the snow globes to watch the “snow” fall and enjoy the wintery aroma.

3. Reindeer Handprint Reindeer Food Bags:

Make Christmas Eve even more exciting with personalized “reindeer food” bags for Santa’s furry helpers.

Materials:

  1. Brown paper bags
  2. Brown paint
  3. Black buttons (eyes)
  4. Red pom-poms (noses)
  5. Googly eyes (optional)
  6. Markers
  7. Oats, popcorn kernels, or cranberries

Instructions:

  1. Help children paint the paper bags brown (reindeer bodies). Let them paint or glue on black buttons for eyes and red pom-poms for noses. You can also add googly eyes for extra cuteness.
  2. Let the children personalize the bags with their names or messages for Santa using markers.
  3. Fill the bags with oats, popcorn kernels, or cranberries (reindeer food!). Place them near the windowpane on Christmas Eve and encourage the children to leave a carrot and milk for Santa too!

4. Cozy Cookie Decorating Party:

Nothing says Christmas like freshly baked cookies. Host a family cookie decorating party and bring out the creative spirits!

Materials:

  1. Your favorite cookie recipe (sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, etc.)
  2. Cookie decorating icing in various colors
  3. Sprinkles, candy pieces, gummies, etc. (decorations)
  4. Cookie cutters (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Bake the cookies according to your recipe. Allow them to cool completely before decorating.
  2. Prepare the icing in different colors and fill piping bags (or small bowls). Set out various sprinkles, candy pieces, and gummies for decorating.
  3. Let the children unleash their creativity! They can flood the cookies with icing, pipe designs, add fun decorations, and create their own Christmas cookie masterpieces.
  4. Enjoy the delicious decorations and the warm family bonding time!

5. DIY Photo Booth Fun:

Capture the joyful moments of the season with a festive DIY photo booth.

Materials:

  1. Large sheet of paper or fabric (backdrop)
  2. Christmas decorations (streamers, tinsel, lights, etc.)
  3. Props (Santa hats, reindeer antlers, elf ears, etc.)
  4. Camera or phone

Instructions:

  1. Create a festive backdrop using a large sheet of paper or fabric. Decorate it with Christmas-themed items like streamers, tinsel, lights, or photos.
  2. Gather fun props like Santa hats, reindeer antlers, elf ears, glasses, candy canes, or anything else that fits the holiday theme.
  3. Set up your camera or phone on a tripod or stable surface. Encourage the children (and adults!) to strike goofy poses with the props in front of the backdrop.
  4. Capture the silly photos and create lasting memories of your festive DIY photo booth fun!

Get creative, have fun, and let the holiday spirit guide your imagination. Merry crafting and Happy Holidays!

After you’re done with your DIY Christmas Activities, even though we don’t have snow days in Las Vegas, you and your family can come by and race around our track at the Mini Grand Prix. Maybe you’re upset that your ornaments actually didn’t turn out as good as you thought. Take that anger out on the track by racing for first place in Las Vegas.