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Simple Crafts to Entertain Children During The Holidays

It is hard to believe that the Christmas season is here already. The older I get, the faster the months go by! Although to be fair, I did just have my 7th baby in November, so that month was a blur! We are just starting to get back into a routine now, but it is still slow going. I am soaking up all the baby snuggles I can get!

With the holiday season here already, many people are feeling the stress of the hustle and bustle. There are gifts to be bought, decorations to be put up, parties to attend, baking to be done…and you know the list goes on.

If you didn’t get a chance to check out my Simplify The Season Holiday Party, make sure you head over there. There was a new post each day in November, encouraging and inspiring you to simplify and enjoy this holiday season.

With a new baby in the family, we are really slowing down this season and focusing on little things we can do as a family, without adding any stress or unnecessary expectations. One of those things is fun holiday themed crafts! My children would make crafts all day long if I had the patience to let them!

Thanks to Scott and Walmart, we were able to create some new, simple ornaments for our Christmas tree this year and I thought it would be fun to show you how they came out!



Supplies needed:

Paper towel rolls

Paint of choice


Hot glue


String to hang ornaments

The directions are quite simple…and flexible! My girls made all different ornaments and they all came out great!

*Cut the paper towel roll into half inch strips, to make the “petals”

*Depending on the type of ornament, paint the petals/leaves with colored paint or with glue and add glitter

*Once dry, hot glue the pieces together to form a flower or snowflake etc, or get creative and make another shape. We made snowmen and round ornaments too!

*Add a piece of string to the ornament to hang on your tree and voila!


Glue and glitter…a little girls favorite combination!

A fun night of Christmas crafts would not be complete without snacks, right? We made a batch of brownies and decorated them and got all hyper with sugar so we could craft and sing until it got dark. As you can imagine, quite the mess was made but it was quickly cleaned up with our Scott paper towels. 


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1 Comment

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    Anne | onedeterminedlife
    December 4, 2017 at 10:25 am

    You are so braves to break it the glitter with kids! Looks like she had fun!!

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