Holiday Crafts for Kids
Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 4:32pm
Kids 3-13 are invited to come join us on Tuesday, December 14, from 4-6 p.m. to make holiday
and winter-themed crafts. We'll have lots of different projects and supplies for you to enjoy and create with!
Or if you can't come, or you need something right away, try these titles (or ask your local library staff for help finding others):
Kwanzaa Crafts by Carol Gnojewski
Lots of fun crafts and activities. Make Kinara pick-up sticks, an African-style mask, or a story-telling stick--it's all simple but enjoyable to create, and comes with lots of opportunities for learning! The activities in this book are best for ages 6 and up.
Christmas Crafts by Fay Robinson
Ideas for simple decorations and gifts you can make from widely available craft materials. Best for ages 7 and up.
Crafts for Hanukkah by Kathy Ross
Lots of ideas for crafts and games to celebrate Hanukkah or simply to learn about Judaism. If learning is your purpose, you'll want more information--and there are lots of good introductory books about Hanukkah available--but if what you want is fun activities somehow linked to Hanukkah, this book is for you. Best for ages 4 and up.
Christmas Crafts from Around the World by Judy Ann Sadler
A selection of fun and easy crafts related to Christmas traditions from many different countries. Make a Mexican pinata or a Woven Swedish Basket or another traditional (more or less--some of them are a little contrived) decoration! Best for ages 7 and up.
Origami Holiday Decorations for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa by Florence Temko
Celebrate the big three December festivals with Japanese paper folding. Sounds a bit strange, perhaps, but this is a fun way to celebrate a variety of cultures with only a few sheets of paper!
Best for ages 8 and up.