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3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse

Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, construction paper was cut and folded and made into a Christmas mouse.

Christmas is less than a month away and you are probably looking for some cute and easy Christmas crafts to do with the kiddos. This adorable Christmas mouse craft is perfect for the mantle or as a cute ornament for the tree.

3-D Construction Paper Christmas Mouse with free printable template - animal arts and crafts for kids for Christmas and the holidays

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Over 40 Awesome Tissue Paper Crafts

Tissue paper is a favorite craft material of ours. There are so many ways that you can use it. You can cut it, tear it and crumple it up to add some color to any project. You can make lovely stained glass or luminaries.  If you use bleeding tissue paper, you can even paint with it. The possibilities are endless. Tissue paper is so versatile. Here are over 40 great and inspiring tissue paper craft ideas that you and your kids can make together.

 Over 40 Awesome Tissue paper crafts projects for kids. Flowers, animals, seasonal and holidays. Arts and crafts for kids

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Potpourri Christmas Tree Craft

We recently inherited a large bin filled with potpourri fillers. My daughter & I were so excited at the opportunity to use them in our crafts. We started a few days ago by using them to make salt dough and nature wreaths. We also formed some lovely winter wonderlands. While making our wonderlands and playing around the potpourri, we came up with another idea for the season.

Pine Cone and potpourri Christmas tree. Simple craft project that smells lovely. This is one that you could do with the kids as well. Winter arts and crafts projects with nature

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The potpourri that were used were cinnamon pine cones, cinnamon sticks, star anise,  pink roses and some other items that I am not sure of, but I am sure many potpourri fillers or herbs will work nicely.

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11 Beautiful Kid’s Art For Winter and Christmas

11 beautiful art projects for kids for the winter and Christmas. Holiday arts and crafts projects, painting, mixed media, watercolor, shape crafts

Winter and Christmas are a beautiful and magical time. The snow falling, the twinkling lights from a Christmas tree and even a snowy roof top are great creative inspiration for artists, young and old. My little one and I have greatly enjoyed creating artwork for the season. We have used watercolors, acrylics, tissue paper and newspaper. Here is a collection of some of our favorite art projects. Click on the titles to follow the links to the full tutorials.

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Bleeding Tissue Paper Christmas Gifts

We are huge fans of making art using bleeding tissue paper. The effect is so lovely and the process is a ton of fun.

Bleeding tissue paper painted Christmas presents and gifts. Pretty arts and crafts project for the kids during the holiday season. Watercolors would work nicely as well.

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always take great care in picking my wrapping paper each year. I love the look of the wrapped presents under the tree, the shine of the wrapping paper, the patterns and the bows. Christmas gifts are just plain pretty.

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Paper Plate Suncatcher Christmas Window

Paper plate sun catcher Christmas window scene. holiday and winter arts and crafts for the kids. Wax paper and SHarpies
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We have a tradition in our family. Every year, since the first year that my husband and I have been together, we put up our tree on the first weekend after Thanksgiving. It is always the same. We throw on the movie Elf, pour ourselves some egg nog and decorate for the holidays. This year, we are in a new home and there has been a little debate as to which window the tree will look best in front of. For me the view from the outside is just as important as the view from within.

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Shape Caroler Craft

Yesterday, we used some old corks and the last of our fall acorns to make a group of adorable Christmas carolers for our fireplace mantle. My daughter loved the idea of those carolers and thought that their little heart shaped mouths were so cute, so we just had to make another caroler craft.Make these adorable Christmas carolers with simple paper shapes. Holiday and winter arts and crafts for kids. Add yarn or cotton balls for extra embellishment for winter hats or scarves.

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My daughter is a big fan of cutting shapes out of construction paper to form pictures. Her scissor skills are amazing at only 4 because of this. We wanted to make a simple caroler craft using shapes. Our carolers only needed a few. We cut out a circle, a half circle, a triangle and then a rectangle for our book. We decided to fashion our carolers after each other. I made a caroler that looked like my daughter and she made one that looked like me.

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Design Your Own Gingerbread House

Every year, we bake and make a gingerbread house. This year would be no different. We baked for two days straight, making batch after batch of gingerbread for our house.Draw and bake your own gingerbread house. This is a fun idea for the kids for Christmas or winter. This would be great for a party. Holiday arts and crafts for preschoolers or kids. Baking, cooking with kids

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Our gingerbread house is going to be a replica of our house and ended up being a larger undertaking than we expected.

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In between batches of gingerbread my daughter got antsy and made her own gingerbread out of construction paper. It came out so sweet and I loved her button accents.

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Christmas Village Shape Craft

Create these lovely winter Christmas villages with simple shapes and craft materials. Kid's arts and crafts for the holidays with construction paper. Christmas villages with houses, trees and snow

When I was young girl, I can remember my grandmother’s Christmas village. She always set it up at about this time each year. Her miniature houses sat on a blanket of cotton and were surrounded by little pine trees and Christmas carolers. I used to sit and look at them whenever I would visit during the holidays. Looking at them just felt like Christmas.

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