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Would you like to make a snowman - inside, where it is nice and warm? Sounds about right to me! This fun snowman is made from three paper plates and can be customized to make it as unique as its maker.

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Cardboard
  • Pom Poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Make four equal cuts into a paper plate, leaving the center uncut.

Step 2: Add glue to one of the cut corners and attach to the portion to the right. Continue this until all four corners have been glued and the first "snowball" is formed.

Step 3: Continue Step 2 two more times, each time cutting a portion of the plate off to make the "snowballs" increasingly smaller.

Ste[ 4: Glue the "snowballs" together largest to smallest.

Step 5: From cardboard, cut arms. From cardstock, cut nose and hat. 

Step 6: Glue the arms, hat and nose to the snowman.

Step 7: Add pom poms for eyes and buttons.

If you don't have snow, or prefer to make a snowman inside where it's nice and warm, this snowman is just the thing!

Whether you have snow or not, this snowflake - made from cardboard - is a lovely decoration for the season!

Start with: 

  • Cardboard in Variety of Colors
  • Textured Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Pom Poms
  • Paint/Paintbrush

Create it!

Step 1: Paint the cardboard and textured cardboard. Once dry, cut a variety of shapes.

Step 2: Glue the shapes together in the shape of a snowflake.

Step 3: Decorate with pom poms.

These would also be fun hanging as a garland and with a variety of colors could continue to decorate well in to the new year!

We enjoy making our own Christmas tree ornaments every year and this year is no exception. We used our yarn stash to make these colorful and fun ornaments. Because we used the glue gun, this is a wonderful project for older children or for adults and children to work on together!

Start with:

  • Paper Cups
  • Glue/Glue Gun
  • Yarn
  • Twine
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: With pencil, punch two holes on the bottom of one paper cup.

Step 2: Cut a piece of twine, loop in the two holes and tie a knot to secure.

Step 3: Glue second cup, rim to rim, to the first cup.

Step 4: Place glue on the cup and wind string around it.

With so many bright colors and interesting textures, there are so many fun ways to decorate these ornaments. Perfect for those after school playdates or even for a family craft night!

Decorating gingerbread houses and cookies are so fun this time of year. This Christmas craft - a gingerbread girl necklace - is one that can be worn to make every outfit look festive!

Start with:

  • Cardstock (white, red, black)
  • Cupcake Wrapper
  • String
  • Paper Straws
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Fold a piece of paper or cardstock in half and cut a general gingerbread girl shape to use as a template to trace and cut the gingerbread girl from cardboard.

Step 2: From cardstock, cut out eyes, buttons and strips to decorate the arms and legs.

Step 3: Glue items from Step 2 on to the gingerbread girl.

Step 4: Cut the cupcake wrapper in half. This will form the skirt. To top of wrapper, add a band of cardstock and glue to the gingerbread girl's waist. Cut a bow from red cardstock and glue to the gingerbread girl's head to add a festive little accessory!

Step 5: Punch holes into each of the gingerbread girl's arms and thread string through.

Step 6: Cut straws into pieces.

Step 7: Add the straw pieces to each side of the arms and tie the loose ends of string to create a necklace!

So many different variations to dress up the gingerbread girl - perfect for any fashion loving little maker and would be a hit for any holiday party or playdate! If making holiday necklaces is your thing, be sure to check out this Reindeer Necklace and this Christmas Tree Necklace!