Martha Stewart Holiday Crafts For Kids
Recycled Toy Ornaments
Recycle small old toys by hanging them on your tree for ornaments. Try hanging those little cars, fire trucks, and dolls on the tree. If you happen to have a children’s tree these will make great kid friendly ornaments. Or use these ornaments to fill the lower branches of your Christmas tree where kids can reach.
Just like making paper chains, make ribbon chains with left over pieces of ribbon, or recycled pieces from your packages.
Christmas Card Garland
Cut circles from your recycled Christmas cards or those free ones many of us get in the mail. Attach the circle to a thick piece of string using a sticker on the back side. To make it extra sturdy apply glue. This is another great kid friendly decoration. You can hang this garland on your tree, or may want to consider hanging it above your child’s window for a home-made room decoration they can be proud of.
Martha Stewart makes this wreath using Gingerbread-Men. Follow the link to see her rendition of a Gingerbread-Man Wreath and recipe.
This wreath would work well with sugar cookies as well. After cutting out the cookies and baking the wreath you can let your kids decorate it further with icing, candy, or sprinkles.
To make the wreath:
Arrange cookie cut-outs around a circle overlapping each one slightly.
Brush the overlapped section with a wet pastry brush and press the cookies together.
Freeze the cookie wreath until it is firm. Martha suggests about 15 minutes.
Half way through baking rotate the wreath.
Let it cool completely before hanging.
Hang the wreath away from sources of heat and moisture.
Most of all have fun creating with your little ones!