Gifts Arts & Crafts Ideas
Designing Wrapping Paper
Let the children design their own wrapping paper
using newsprint, ink stampers,
felt tip colored markers, tempera paint, etc. Glitter can also be
glued onto the paper.
Photo Frame Gift
Glue four craft sticks together to make a frame. Leave an opening
in the center a bit smaller than
your photograph. Decorate the front of the picture frame in any way
you like... crayons, glitter,
foam stickers, tempera paint, colored noodles, markers, etc.
Paste a picture inside the frame.
Here is a great Christmas present for the parents.
Get donated carpet squares from places around town and paint the
children's feet white and put
them onto the middle of the rug. Use puffy paints to make them into
snowmen and write...
Let it snow onto the rug and finally add the child's name and date
to the rug.
For one of our parent gifts we take blue poster board (sometimes I
get it from Hobby Lobby)
and cut three smaller posters from each sheet (11X9..I believe). I take a
copy of the poem below
and use the fancy scissors to cut the edges and glue to the middle
of the poster. Then, the child's
picture is placed above the poem and the child writes their first name
under the poem and then
the year under their name. A blob of white paint is put in the palm of one
of their hands and they
rub both hands together. I help them place their hands on the sides of the
poem making their
handprints. When dry we laminate them and place inside an envelope made
out of two large
white sheets of construction paper that are stapled together. They
use markers to write:
To: Mom and Dad
They use Christmas stamps and red, green and blue ink to
decorate the envelope.
Click below for a printout of the poem.
Sometime you get discouraged
Because I am so small.
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But every day Iím growing-
Iíll be grown up someday.
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.
So, hereís a final handprint
Just so you can recall.
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.
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We used quart size canning jars to make candle holders.
The children decorated them with stickers and foamy pieces.
Wooden Candle Holders
We also made wooden candle holders. We had a parent cut tree
trunks and drilled holes in the
middle for taper candles. The children then used a variety of materials
such as glitter, pom poms,
Christmas confetti, foamy pieces to decorate them for their
We had brown bags donated from a local grocery store. We
used cookie cutters to dip into paint and decorate their bags.
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!