There are many different types of holiday crafts available today, some for every season. These activities are a great way of celebrating special days as they give you time with your family where everyone has fun.
There are holiday crafts that can be done no matter what you are celebrating, such as scrapbooking pages, making cards, making picture frames, etc. And then there are holiday crafts specific to certain celebrations, such as the activities broken down into sections throughout the rest of this page.
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New Years Holiday Crafts:
Metallic party hats
New Years is a time for bright metallic colors and loud noises. By purchasing metallic colored foil paper from your
local art store (or using tin-foil over cardstock); you and your family can make seasonal hats and chain decorations. By folding a piece of cardstock into a small box, filling the box with dry rice or beans, and hot-gluing a popsicle stick to the box, you can make a perfect seasonal rattle to bring in the New Year with noise and celebration
Valentines is a celebration of love and, as such, many of the relating activities are fairly feminine. Making teddy bears from patterns or making beaded jewelry is a great way to spend the day and these holiday crafts also make great gifts. Creating your own clay ornaments of angels, cherubs, or hearts is another great holiday craft and gift idea; while origami is enjoyable and can be added to personal cards.
Independence Day is a celebration with history (not that the other seasons are not, but this one is more history in the sense that we think of it today – meaning the history of our country rather than a culture). Because of that, this is a great time to bring in learning. Creating storybooks (just staple a bunch of construction paper together down the middle) to tell what happened on this day is an effective and fun way to learn and celebrate.
Storybooks can cover the events that created the celebration, can cover a personal history (what you and your family did on this day) or can be complete fiction. These can have a lot of pictures with bright colors, glitter glue, crayons, or paper cut-outs.
Don’t forget that there are also many food-related holiday crafts as well (buy Betty Crocker's Celebrate! for great year round holiday craft food ideas). Nothing is as memorable on Christmas Eve as making and decorating cookies; or on Valentines as making your own chocolate suckers; not to mention the various baking that comes on Thanksgiving. They may not typically be thought of as art, but cooking can be an extremely memorable and enjoyable holiday craft.