Winter break means kiddos who are full of energy have plenty of extra free time at home, while many parents are still working.  We compiled a list of simple crafts that are low-cost but don’t lack in fun! Try them out, post them on social media and tag #kazutime! We’d love to see – and maybe feature – your child’s masterpiece! Here are some of our favorite Christmas crafts, selected from Personal Creations’ 50 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Thumbprint Christmas Tree 

All you need is paper, paint, and a finger! 

You need:

      • Paper
      • Paint

Let your kiddos try finger painting the outline of a Christmas tree! Then, add some different colors to create a unique tree to hang on the fridge.

Candy Cane Slime

 People of all ages like slime and chances are, your child loves slime!

You need:

      • Glue
      • Saline contact solution
      • Bake soda
      • Food coloring

 Make a red and white slime and then individually roll them out. When they are at the desired length, twist them together and shape it like a candy cane! If you want, you can also construct a Christmas tree with different colors!

Reindeer Puppets

The best friends are the friends you make — literally, and these puppets are super easy to make!

You need:

      • Glue
      • Popsicle Sticks
      • Brown Construction paper
      • A few buttons
      • Ribbon 
      • Bells (optional)

Cut the construction paper to make the reindeer’s head. Then, glue the paper to the popsicle stick and add the buttons to create the face. If your feeling fancy, add the ribbon and bells!

Of course, Christmas isn’t the only holiday in December! Here are our most loved activities from The Spruce Craft’s Kids Crafts to Celebrate Hanukkah

Marshmallow Dreidels

Combine a little sweetness with tradition, and this is what you get!

You need:

      • Marshmallows
      • Pretzel sticks
      • Chocolate kisses
      • Sprinkles (optional)

Push the pretzel stick through a marshmallow (covered in sprinkles if the kids are feeling festive) and then into a chocolate Kiss!

Popsicle Stick Star of David

This simple craft not only looks great but is a great decoration for anywhere in the house! 

You need:

        • Popsicle sticks
        • Paint
        • Glue

Take six popsicle sticks and paint them with any color you want. Then make two triangles and glue those triangles together to make the Star of David.

Paper plate Star of David

If you don’t have popsicle sticks, you can still make the Star of David with a paper plate and some yarn!

You need:

      • Hole punch
      • Paper plates
      • Yarn

Punch six holes equal distance away from each other and weave the yarn through them to make the Star. If they are feeling extra crafty, they can color the plate!

What happens after Christmas in many places in the world is a holiday called Kwanzaa. Here are some of our favorite crafts from Activity Village’s Kwanzaa Crafts!

Handprint Kinara

Our hands are the best painting tools we have!

You need:

        • Red, green, black, gold and yellow paint
        • Paper

First, have your little ones cover their hands in paint, then press them onto the paper. This can get a little messy but what is fun without a little mess? 

Unity Cup Craft

This craft only needs a few craft cupboard supplies and boom— it’s beautiful!

You need:

        • Paper cups
        • Cardboard tube
        • Corrugated cardboard
        • Black paint
        • Sequins

First, glue the cardboard tube to the middle of the circle and then glue the paper cup on top of the tube. After it has dried, paint everything black and while wet, stick on some sequins! 

African Drum

 If you’re not afraid of constant banging, this is the perfect craft for any musically inclined kid!

You need:

        • Terracotta plant pot
        • Red, green and black paint
        • A sheet of paper or thick tissue paper
        • Rubberband

Take the terracotta plant pot and paint it. Then, grab a sheet of paper or thick tissue paper and tightly fasten it over the pot with a rubber band.

In these difficult times when parents are balancing work and parenting, we hope these crafts provided a breather of sorts. Click here for some more fun indoor activities for your littles! If you’re planning on traveling, check out these tips to make the trip a little smoother. Have a happy and safe holiday season!