There is no disputing that one of the best times to create preschool crafts and arts is during Christmas time. From homemade gingerbread men, fun little paper snowmen, lovely gingerbread women and houses, sparkling Christmas trees, or hand-made ornaments, there is just so much to pick from! Imagine the fun you can have making crafts and arts for your preschoolers, as well as sharing these creations with them during Christmas! Your kids will be nothing like Santa when he gets to see all of their Christmas crafts and arts made, so start making crafts early this Christmas!
When it comes to creating preschool Christmas crafts, the options are virtually endless. A great many of the crafts, your preschooler will love are ones they will be able to use again – perhaps in different forms (like hand-pens and glue sticks), or as part of a larger craft. So get those scissors, glue sticks, glitter, and paint-sitters out; you are ready for some preschool Christmas crafts!
One of the most popular preschool Christmas crafts involves using nontoxic materials to create Christmas treats. You and your child can make cookies and fudge using nontoxic paste. Of course, you and your preschooler can also make more elaborate treats using traditional, edible holiday items. Homemade sugar cookies and candy canes are always a hit. The best part is that you and your child can practice this craft before Halloween too!
Making your own invitations to a Christmas party is a great way to encourage your preschoolers to participate in meaningful and educational Christmas activities. Whether you send each child a separate invitation or make separate notes for each child, you can use the same Christmas themed invitation to create unique, interesting invitations that your family will love. You can use clipart from an online stock photo or create your own design using graphics software.
A great way to incorporate fun and seasonal themes into your preschoolers’ birthdays is to send them to a local Art Walk. Many local museums and community organizations host free art walk throughout the city each year. Check your local newspaper or visit your local branch of the United States Postal Service to find out when the next Art Walk is in your area. If you know of a preschool in your area, contact them ahead of time to see if they have ever done an Art Walk. Participating in an Art Walk allows you to expose your children to the wonderful talent and allow them to enjoy the experience of walking around the neighborhood and viewing the fine art works of local artists.
Another way to celebrate the season is to invite local children to take part in a Preschool Christmas crafts project. Most preschoolers love to paint and to draw so this is a great opportunity for you to get your kids involved in the arts. The benefit of participating in such crafts is that they allow your kids to exercise their creativity and at the same time enjoy the festive holiday mood that surrounds the holidays. Many preschoolers will eagerly await the Christmas morning envelope with anticipation of some wonderful painted creations that they have helped to make. In the winter months, many of these crafts can be done inside where there is no need to expose your kids to direct light and heat.
Other ideas for Preschool Christmas crafts include apple ornaments for the tree or star Wars ones for the tree. Some other ideas for festive ornaments include snowman crafts, Santa and Elf crafts, pumpkins and reindeer or Christmas trees. For more ideas on Christmas arts and crafts you can check out the Disney site or the Web site of The Artful Animals. Both of these sites offer a huge variety of unique Christmas arts and decorations that your kids will love. Whether they are traditional or modern or creative, these sites will leave you with a wonderful feeling of satisfaction knowing that you gave your child one of these wonderful crafts.