Easy Cardboard Tube Wreath Christmas Craft

After using our loose parts Christmas play for about a week, I wanted to do something else with the cardboard tubes we used. This easy wreath is a fun recycled Christmas craft kids can make using cardboard tubes and some basic craft supplies. To set up the activity I punched 2 holes on opposite sides of each cardboard tube that had already been cut and painted green. Lovey used sparkly red yarn to lace the cardboard tubes together. You don’t {Read More}

Washi Tape Ornament Christmas Cards

When we went caroling last week I wanted to have cards for the girls to pass out to the people we were visiting, and they were very excited to make something to bring along with us.  These washi tape ornament Christmas cards turned out so pretty that I just had to share them with you. Homemade Christmas Cards I apologize for the lack of process photos. I wasn’t planning to share these on the blog, and I was busy crafting {Read More}

Easy Dot Sticker Christmas Crafts

We always have dot stickers handy. They are a great boredom buster, and they can be used in a wide variety of learning and play activities. Plus, peeling and placing stickers is terrific fine motor practice for little ones. In our next few posts, I’ll be sharing some of the ways we’ve been using dot stickers this holiday season. The first activities we did were a couple of Christmas crafts with dot stickers. Amazon links included for your reference Dot {Read More}

Egg Carton Bell Christmas Craft

We’ve been having a lot of fun making Christmas crafts this season! These egg carton bells were quick and easy to make, and they are a lot of fun to play with, too. Materials This post contains affiliate links. Egg cups trimmed from an egg carton Acrylic paint Paint brush Jingle bells Chenille stems Holiday ribbon We started by painting our egg cups. After they dried I bent a chenille stem in half and pushed it through the center of {Read More}

Washi Tape Wreath Craft

Yesterday I shared our washi tape Christmas tree craft. The girls enjoyed this simple craft so much and we had a ton of tape leftover, so I decided to set up another version of the craft on a different day. This time we made washi tape wreaths. We also made a slight change to the process to make it a little more toddler friendly. Although it’s terrific fine motor practice for most preschoolers, tearing tape is a skill that can {Read More}

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Craft

Do your kids love playing with tape? Mine LOVE it! Whether they are using it for projects, hanging up items, or just good old-fashioned play, tape always seem to entertain them. I knew they would both like doing some Christmas crafts with washi tape. We started with a basic Christmas tree shape cut out of plain colored paper. I gathered some holiday washi tape and set it the materials out as an invitation to play one morning. Both tearing and {Read More}

Easy Christmas Tree Shirt for Kids

We had so much fun creating the glitter Christmas tree shirts that we shared yesterday. Lovey was eager to make some more glitter creations, so we started with a different Christmas tree shirt for kids. Like yesterday’s shirt, this one was very easy and quick to create, perfect for the busy holiday season! We stared with a plain shirt (pre-washed without fabric softener), a piece of cardboard, painter’s tape, Tulip Fashion Glitter, and Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond, and Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint. {Read More}

Glitter Christmas Tree Shirt Tutorial

Glitter! I love shiny, sparkly crafts, and so do my girls. When I learned of the opportunity to create something fun and sparkly for a sponsored post as part of the Tulip Holiday Sparkle and Shine series I knew we could create some great DIY holiday crafts to enjoy all season long. The girls usually have a special holiday shirt to wear to events and activities during the holidays. With the wide assortment of Tulip glitter & sparkle products, I knew we could {Read More}

Glitter Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

Earlier today we shared our pom pom painted Christmas tree craft. It was so quick and easy to make that the girls asked to paint some more, but this time they wanted to add a little sparkle. This time we used white Christmas trees and different shades of white and blue paint. To help the glitter stick a little better we mixed a bit of school glue into the paint. They both started by painting with pom poms. Then they {Read More}

Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

Today we’re back for more Christmas Play Days inspiration. This week I’m joining Play Trains!, Buggy and Buddy, My Nearest and Dearest, Nothing if Not Intentional, and Fun-A-Day! to bring you Christmas related play ideas. Since we first tried it last year, the girls have often asked to paint with pom poms.  I knew they would both like painting a Christmas tree craft using this technique, but it is especially great for toddlers. Materials This post contains affiliate links. Paper cut into the shape {Read More}