Things for kids to do
Create colorful seed bead ornaments to adorn your crafty Christmas tree this season! Hot glue the metal loop and cap onto the ornament to prevent it from popping off as you work. Cover the ornament with Mod Podge and lightly sprinkle on seed beads. Once the ornament is dry, seal it with one more layer of Mod Podge.
Seed Bead Ball Ornament
Candy Cane Mice Deputy crafts editor Silke Stoddard has made these easy, inexpensive, and sweet mice for whole preschool classes as holiday gifts and party treats. "I've even made them for holiday bake sales and used them as gift toppers," she says. For a twist, try making them on heavyweight paper instead of felt. Learn how to make Candy Cane Mice with felt and our printable template.
Christmas Finger Puppets @Parents.com: After your kids make these holiday-inspired finger puppets, it may be hard to part with them! What you'll need: Assorted colors of felt (red, black, white, brown, and beige), scissors, dime-size coin wrappers, quick-setting gel glue (such as Beacon's 3-in-1), 1¼" round natural wooden beads, fine-tipped marker; additional embellishments such as pipe cleaners, small buttons, and mini pom-poms...
Don't forget about kids during the holidays - share projects like these with them!
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