Christmas Craft: Button Christmas Trees

Tomorrow is the beginning of winter vacation for us and I am trying to find plenty of activities to keep the kiddos entertained for the next 3 weeks.  I have a feeling that this Christmas button tree is going to be one of their favorites!  I think I might want to make one myself.  Depending on how well they turn out I might frame them and keep them to put out every year.  Thanks Meet the Dubiens!

Here is all you need to make these:

  • buttons – shades of green, bright colors for decoration and a couple brown for the trunk
  •  canvas
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • glue

Here’s how to make to make it -> Button Christmas Tree Tutorial

Lego Christmas Crafts

Do you have any Lego Lovers in your home?  My oldest daughter is just barely discovering the awesomeness that is Lego.  She can spend hours building with them.  I cannot wait to show her these Christmas themed ideas!  She is going to be so excited.  All it takes are some Legos and some creativity.  How is it that I never htougth of this before now?  Thanks for sharing Our Forever House!

Here’s how to make these -> Lego Christmas Crafts Tutorials


Kid’s Thanksgiving Craft: Paper Loop Turkey

My kids don’t have school today, which means I need to find some fun crafts and activities to keep them busy and away from the TV while I scramble around preparing for the big day tomorrow.  I found this paper loop turkey on Pinterest and my kiddos LOVE it!  I love that I had all the supplies on hand.  These turkeys would make cute napkin holders for Thanksgiving dinner or even name cards for the table.  Thanks Free Kids Crafts!

Here’s what you need to make these turkeys:

  • Construction paper: Brown, Tan, Orange, Gold, Red
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Here’s how to make them -> Paper Loop Turkey Tutorial


Fall Craft: DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

I am not the most creative person out there, but thanks to Pinterest I don’t have to be.  While looking for Thanksgiving decoration ideas, I came across this beautifully themed Thanksgiving centerpiece idea.  Not only do I love the way it looks, but I also love how easy and inexpensive it is to make.  This is something that would look great on matels, coffee tables or even dining room tables.  Thanks My Heart’s Desire!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • hurricane vases (or whatever you have) of differening sizes
  • 2+ bags of corn kernels
  • candles
  • artificial fall leaves
  • jute, twine or ribbon of your choice

Here’s how to make it -> DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial


Fall Craft: Autumn Leaves Placemat

Here is a great way to enjoy the changing leaves of fall with your children.  It all starts with taking a family walk to collect leaves and then heading home to create these placemat masterpieces.  Thanks for the fantastic idea Candace Creations!

Here’s what you need to make these: 

  • fall leaves
  • contact paper

Here’s how to make them -> Autumn Leaves Placemat Tutorial