Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids (And An Awesome Holiday Hop + Cash Giveaway)

I'm back again today with the same lovely group of bloggers who shared heaps of holiday inspiration just before the Thanksgiving holiday. We've joined forces again to drum up some additional holiday entertaining ideas and have included everything from gift guides, to swanky fashion ensembles, kid's Christmas pajamas, stocking stuffer ideas and beyond. 

I'll be sharing two easy Christmas crafts that you can do right from the comforts of your own kitchen table with your kids. Each of the ideas shared below would make for a great Chistmas gift- especially for grandparents and teachers! Read on to see why! 

Be sure to hop around and visit each one of the blogs below to see their take on Christmas fun! At the end of today's post, there's also a chance to win a nice chunk of spending cash just in time to snag those last minute gifts so be sure to enter!

Gift Wrapping Idea | Thuy at Hey Thuy
Gift Wrapping Idea | Ashley at Fancy Ashley
What To Wear | Sandy at Sandy a la Mode
Gift Guide - Women | Chelsea at Two Twenty One
DIY Gift Idea - Teacher Destiny at Just Destiny Mag
DIY Gift Idea - Bestie | Taryn at Design Dining and Diapers
Gift Guide - Men | Heather at My Life Well Loved
Gift Guide - Kids | Erika at The Slaughters
Stocking Stuffer - Kids | Jennifer at Life in the Green House
Christmas Pajamas | Ashley at The Vanilla Tulip
Kids Craft | Andrea at Momfessionals
Free Printable Kristin at Taz + Belly
Cookies for Santa | Molly at Stilettos and Diapers
Holiday Decor Tips | Mandy at House of Rose

What You'll Need:

Glitter-based acrylic paint for the actual prints
Red, Blue and Black paint markers for the eyes, nose and antlers
Sponge brush to paint the bottoms of your kid's feet
1 canvas
Your kid's feet ;)

What You'll Do: 

Pour a little of your paint into a dish and paint onto the bottom of your kid's feet using the sponge brush. Utilize an extra set of hands to help hold your child over the canvas as you press their feet down. Kids are wiggly. Try not to get upset if the prints aren't perfect. (Easier said than done, from one Type-A mom to another).

Let the initial prints dry before you use your paint markers to draw on your eyes, nose and antlers. 

Be sure to add the year and any additional flourishes you wish! I think I may eventually draw a string of red and gold beaded garland around the perimeter of our canvas as a little festive frame! 

What You'll Need: 

1 box of 6 glass ornaments (from Michaels, $2) 
Peeled crayons in various colors, broken or cut into tiny pieces (size we used is shown)
Ribbon embellishment

What You'll Do:

Simply remove the cap from the ornament and place your crayons bits inside- we did roughly four or five colors per ball (be careful not to use large chunks of the darker colors, they will overwhelm!)

Replace the cap and with your hairdryer on its highest heat setting, begin to melt crayons and swirl the ornament as you go. I would suggest wearing a glove for this part of the DIY because the ornament will heat up!

When done, simply tie up with ribbon as a finishing touch! This entire project cost us less than $10 and oh the way it twinkles and shines on a lit Christmas tree! 

Don't forget to enter 
to win $300 in cold, hard Christmas Cash!

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  2. So cute I love it and cost less then $10 is even more awesome!

  3. I love the melted crayon ornament idea for my classroom! Thanks!

  4. Crayon ornaments are the best! Little mess and so easy for the littles to do!

  5. How fun are these crafts! I know my boys would love to make a mess trying these out!

  6. Merry Christmas and Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love the reindeer footprint art! Will definitely be doing this with my 3 month old. Thanks!

  8. Every year I plan to do crafts with my little ones, maybe this year is finally the year - thanks for sharing!

  9. Those reindeer feet are adorable! I'd have to sedate Owen to get footprints out of him. You should've seen us trying to get hand and footprints from him last Christmas and he was only 4 months old. Hah!

    Merry Christmas!

  10. I love those ornaments!! I'm adding that to my Christmas to-do for the weekend.

  11. Such cute craft ideas - I tried the melted crayons ornament one year - total fail for me. womp womp. I still have so much shopping to do!


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