I love hanging ornaments my kids have made on our Christmas tree. I also like using things I have leftover from prior holidays. So I’m going to share some easy Christmas kids’ crafts you can make from old Christmas cards. Depending on how big your Christmas cards are, you can make a beautiful Christmas tree ornament or a festive kissing ball to hang up instead of mistletoe.
Here’s What You Need to Make These Easy Christmas Kids’ Crafts:
- 8 Christmas Cards
- Coffee Mug
- Glue Stick
- Paper streamer
Here’s How to Make These Easy Christmas Kids’ Crafts:
1. Trace a circle with a coffee mug on the blank side of each card.
2. Cut out the eight circles.
3. On the blank side of each circle, use the ruler and pencil to draw a triangle so each corner of the triangle is at the edge of the circle.
4. Fold the edges of the circle along the lines of the triangle so the edges turn up on the decorated side.
5. Create four pairs out of the eight circles by gluing each pair together at one edge.
6. Continue to create a sphere by gluing the four pairs to each other using the remaining edges.
7. Create a hole to hang the kissing ball by inserting the pencil tip through one edge.
8. Insert ribbon through the hole to hang the kissing ball.
9. Glue a paper streamer at the bottom of the kissing ball.
Now you have a kissing ball ready to hang or a beautiful ornament to hang on your Christmas tree! Either way though, you have recycled Christmas cards, spent some quality time with your kids and have a keepsake to bring out every Christmas.
While Thanksgiving is definitely about the turkey, it’s also about the side dishes. And while we do like to experiment making various veggies, we always make sure to have some kid friendly recipes like this super easy corn casserole recipe. Not only do my kids love eating this corn casserole, they love making it too! And frankly with all the baking I do, I appreciate the help!
What You Need to Make this Kid Friendly Corn Casserole Recipe:
- 3 (15 ounce) cans cream-style corn
- 3 (11 ounce) cans whole niblet corn
- 3 (8.5 ounce) packages of dry corn bread mix
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups of sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups of melted butter
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
How to Make this Kid Friendly Corn Casserole Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease 9×13 baking dish.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. (I said this was easy!)
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly brown.
5. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
6. Bake for 15 more minutes or until center is firm.
For more yummy fun, check out these other kid friendly recipes!
While the corn casserole is in the oven, have your kids color these turkey coloring pages!
Our Thanksgiving Days usually go about the same way. We wake up, turn on the parade, put the turkey in the oven and begin preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Around noon, our guests arrive and we eat mid-afternoon. By late afternoon, I’m full, sleepy and just want to relax on the couch. My kids, not so much. They’re always looking for activities to do and they definitely don’t agree with me that napping IS an activity! So I looked around and found these great turkey coloring pages. That way they can do something fun that doesn’t require me to get off the couch.
Turkey Coloring Pages
Turkey in a Pilgrim Hat
“Give Thanks” Turkey
If they color all of these turkey coloring pages too quickly, check out these other coloring pages to print!
My second grader made this recipe at school and couldn’t wait for us to make it at home! My first thought was . . . I can wait because I don’t like pumpkin pie, but her enthusiasm was so adorable I decided to give it a try. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised! I stand corrected. THIS pumpkin pie I like! Of course, “pie” would be an overstatement. It’s more like a pumpkin pudding mixture in a dixie cup. Hey, but it’s yummy and great for kids to make.
Here’s What You Need to Make Upside-Down Pumpkin Pie:
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin pie filling
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Crushed graham crackers
Here’s How to Make Pumpkin Pie in a Dixie Cup:
1. Stir the vanilla pudding and milk together until the mixture is thick.
2. Stir in the pumpkin filling and pumpkin spice.
3. Spoon pumpkin pie mixture into cups.
At my daughter’s school they used dixie cups, but I used glass dessert dishes instead.
4. Crush graham crackers and sprinkle on top of the pumpkin pie mixture.
This is seriously the easiest pumpkin pie you will ever make!
For more fun recipes to make with your kids, try these kid friendly recipes!
I have younger children so to date I’ve shared Halloween pumpkin stencils that are festive, like these free pumpkin carving stencils or cute like these Disney pumpkin carving patterns. However, neither of these types of pumpkin stencils are scary. Then it occurred to me that many of you might have kids that like something on the scary side for Halloween! So here are some great scary pumpkin stencils as well.
Scary Pumpkin Stencils:
Witch with Cauldron
For more pumpkin fun, check out these painted pumpkin ideas, paper plate pumpkins, paper bag pumpkins and pumpkin shaped Rice Krispie treats!