Are you looking for a way to fill this Christmas season with joy and lasting memories? What better way to do that than with some fun and creative crafts!
Whether you are a church leader wanting to foster deeper community among your members or a parent hoping to make meaningful memories with your kids this year, here are a few fun craft ideas to make that happen:
Handmade tree ornaments are the perfect way to commemorate the time together. Encourage everyone to write the date somewhere on the ornament (can be displayed for all to see or hidden) so that they can always look at that ornament every year and remember the fun times.
If you are looking for ideas, this site has exactly what you need.
Everybody loves a good laugh, and nothing gets a laugh like seeing someone wear a ridiculous outfit. Encourage participants to bring a sweater and decorate it with an endless array of festive items. The uglier, the better!
Is there anything better than a freshly baked cookie? Enjoy the warm smells and laughter with an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Even the kids can help out with rolling the dough, using Christmas-shaped cookie cutters, and applying icing and sprinkles.
Check out this website for a delicious shortbread cookie recipe perfect for the occasion.
A seasonal wreath on your front door is a wonderful way to add a little holiday spark to your home and make your front door feel welcoming. This craft is special because participants can be grouped together as a family for every member to contribute to making their home decoration unique. Whether you are doing this in your home or as a large church group, gather the family around and enjoy quality time together.
Head over to this site for tips on how to assemble these unique and festive decorations.
Want an activity that is fun and can be geared toward both very creatively inclined participants and easy for novice crafters? Handmade stocking stuffers offers the perfect avenue for everyone to have fun!
Take a look at this website for ideas and inspiration.
Consider handing them out to a local women's shelter for the mothers to give to their kids this Christmas.
Advent is a season of preparation and expectation. A calendar is the best tool for that. Create a calendar for your family that is festive and eye-catching that prompts everyone to look forward to Christ's arrival.
Not sure what to put in the calendar? You could repurpose our Advent Chain idea from our INSERT 3 ADVENT IDEAS FOR FAMILIES BLOG POST post and put the slips of paper in each calendar day.
If you are needing a place for ideas and inspiration, this page is a great resource.
A handwritten note in the mail is a special thing to receive. All the more true if the entire card is handmade. Consider spending time this year making and sending something that will show the recipient just how much you care for them.
This craft is perfect because it's an opportunity for people to create something together while also sending love to others. This activity is a great way to shine God's light in the form of a thoughtfully crafted and written gift.
Any decoration works! You can use stamps, stencils, paint, glitter, and anything else your imagination needs. If both kids and adults are involved, you could let the kids do the messy decorating and the adults could do the writing inside the card.
We hope these ideas get the creative gears turning in everyone's head. Ask anyone else who plans to participate for any other fun craft ideas. The goal is to give everyone a chance to participate and develop stronger bonds this holiday season.
May this year be the year you and your loved ones draw closer to one another and to Jesus.
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