Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

We believe that one of the most rewarding parts of being a parent is crafting with your child. Toddlers truly love to be creative and when you introduce them to crafts, they’ll grow up with a sense of pride in their creations. We’ve compiled what we believe are the best easy Christmas crafts for toddlers that will allow you both to have fun while creating something beautiful.

Use Noodles to Make a 3D Christmas Tree

Why not make a Christmas tree with your toddler using some pasta? It’s fun, easy, and quick, and we’re certain that it’ll leave your toddler very happy.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Elmer’s glue
  • Cardboard (thin) or cardstock paper (thick)
  • 1 box of bow tie noodles or pasta
  • Spray paint or regular acrylic paint
  • Glitter

Instructions for you to follow:

1. Roll up a piece of cardboard or cardstock paper into the shape of a cone and use Elmer’s glue to stick it together

2. Put some Elmer’s glue around the bottom first.

3. Stick the bow tie noodles on before the glue dries.

4. Continue this process until you reach the top of the cone.

5. Once the cone has dried, spray paint or hand paint the cone using acrylic paint.

6. While it’s still wet, shake on some glitter and let it dry.

DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holders

Materials you’ll need:

  • Mason jar
  • 1 tablespoon glitter
  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • Ribbon
  • Tacky glue
  • Small piece of greenery
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Tea lights or LED lights
  • Sponge brush (to apply the glue)

Instructions for you to follow:

1. Begin by mixing the glitter and Epsom salt together in a round bowl. This is so that you can easily pour the mixture over your jar after the glue is applied. Heads up – this process can get very messy, so have a newspaper handy to catch the fallout.

2. Use the sponge brush to apply an even, thin layer of tacky glue on the outside of the mason jar. Avoid applying too much of the tacky glue as you’ll end up with drips or lines on the jar.

3. Once you’ve applied the glue, pour over the Epsom salt mixture until all the glue is fully covered. Note: you need to do this step straight away.

4. Put your mason jar aside for an hour so that it can dry.

5. Use Elmer’s glue to stick some greenery on top of the jar.

6. Wrap the twine around your mason jar until you’re happy.

7. All you need to do now is add some small LED string lights or flameless tea lights at night to really bring your jar to life.

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