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  CHRISTMAS AND WINTER Arts, Crafts & Activities
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

ADORABLE SNOW FOLKS Gr. 3 and up
Amanda Formaro has a fun way to create snow folks out of mittens. [read more]

APPLE CINNAMON ORNAMENTS all ages
Students will make and sculpt apple cinnamon "dough" into desired shapes with the help of Kim Swanger. This scented holiday modeling material smells like Christmas! [read more]

BULLETIN BOARD: CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA K - Gr. 5
Here's a maritime inspired bulletin board idea for the holidays. [read more]

CARD GIFT BOXES Gr. 6-8
Recycling old christmas cards into gift boxes in the shape of house. From Connie Miller. [read more]

CHRISTMAS BAUBLESPreK - Gr. 2
Create decorations from plastic container lids. From Paula Armstrong. [read more]

CHRISTMAS WREATH PreK and up
A quick and easy way to make wreaths out of clotheshangers and fabric. Inspired by a lesson from Michelle Downey. [read more]

CHRISTMAS WREATH II Gr. 3-5
Make a wreath using recycled plastic sandwich baggies. [read more]

COFFEE CREAMER SANTA Gr. 3 and up
Amanda Formaro shares her great idea for creating a Santa using an old coffee creamer container. [read more]

CONE FRIENDS PreK - Gr. 5
Printable cone friends (Santa, Elf, Angel) to color and use as decorations. [read more]

CLAY POT SANTA Gr. 3 and up
Santa & Mrs. Claus are ready to bring joy to all the girls and boys. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

CLAY POT SNOWMEN Gr. 3 and up
This darling snowman and snowwoman make the perfect couple. All bundled up for a cold winter's day, and so easy, younger kids can make them too! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

CLAY POT WINTER FRIENDS Gr. 3 and up
These winter friends are looking cool in their ice blue outfits, just waiting for the ice rink to open! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

CLOTHESPEG REINDEER K and up
Making ornamental reindeer using clothespegs. What fun! [read more]

COTTON BALL SNOWMAN K - Gr. 5
Kids can make cute snowmen ornaments using cotton balls and buttons. [read more]

CRAFT STICK REINDEER PreK - Gr. 2
You and your students or children will love making these cute and easy Christmas tree ornaments. [read more]

FOAM TREES/ORNAMENTS PreK - Gr. 2
Amy Krengel shares her ideas on how to make fun foam Christmas Tree Ornaments. [read more]

FUN WINTER COOKIE POPS Recipe
A great recipe for the holidays. From Amanda Formano. [read more]

GINGERBREAD HOUSE Recipe
Tobey Williams shares an idea for a yummy Christmas favorite. [read more]

GLASS ORNAMENT SNOWMEN Gr. 3 and up
Looking for a quick and easy dress up to those plain glass ornaments in your Christmas box? Amanda Formaro shows you how. [read more]

GLITTER BALL ORNAMENT PreK to Gr. 5 NEW
Nothing says Christmas like glitter glue! Use glitter to create this fun ornament. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

GREETING CARDS All Ages
Kim Manson has a great idea for making personalized holiday cards. [read more]

HAND AND FOOT PRINT REINDEER PreK - Gr. 2
Susanne Blair shares a fun way to create a reindeer! [read more]

HAND PRINT WREATH PreK - Gr. 2
Kids can use their handprints to create a wreath on fabric. Submitted by Pam Hahaj. [read more]

HANDY WREATH PreK - Gr. 2
Using handprints and paper plates to make wreaths. From Nicki. [read more]

HOLIDAY CRAYON CRACKLE CARDS Pre-K and up
Creating one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards with children. All you need is paper, crayons and glue. [read more]

KRIPPS Gr. 3 - 8
A Kripp is an Austrian Christmas tree ornament. [read more]

LIGHT BULB ORNAMENTS Gr. 3 and up
Paint burned out lightbulbs to create ornaments for the tree. [read more]

LIGHT BULB SANTA Gr. 3 and up
This ornament is a classic and can be designed in your own special style. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS K - Gr. 5
A creative way of teaching children that the best gifts come from the heart. People who love you, love the things you make for them. You don't have to spend a lot of money. From Gretta Keel. [read more]

MIXED MEDIA CHRISTMAS TREE Gr. 6 - 8
Jinx Hall share a great cooperative art idea for your middle school students. [read more]

MOSAIC CANDLES K - Gr. 5
These colorful TP roll "candles" are such fun to make and a joy to look at. [read more]

NUTCRACKER DRAWING LESSON K - Gr. 8
Students will learn about using grids to plan out proportions and symmetry as they create a step-by-step drawing of a nutcracker. From Julie Moses. [read more]

PAPER ORNAMENT COLLAGE PreK and up
Students can create an ornament collage using scraps of colorful paper.[read more]

PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS K - Gr. 5
Use creativity and imagination to design Christmas stocking pictures on paper. [read more]

PINE CONE ELF Gr. 3 - 8
Start with a pinecone to create this cute little elf ornament. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

PINE CONE ORNAMENT (Simple) PreK - Gr. 5
Got pinecones? Make some terrific simple ornaments for the holidays. From KinderArt.com [read more]

PUZZLE WREATHS PreK - Gr. 8
These fun and colorful wreaths will brighten up any home or classroom during the holidays. [read more]

REINDEER SCULPTURES Gr. 3 - 8
These adorable reindeer sculptures will engage and entertain your students. Using a variety of materials (including tp rolls), children can create one-of-a-kind reindeer that stand on their own four feet! [read more]

RICE WREATHS (Mini) PreK - Gr. 5
A very unique way to create a Christmas wreath using plastic container lids, glue and rice. From Carol Turgeon. [read more]

SANTA COUNTDOWN CALENDAR K - Gr. 3
What a fun way to count down the days of December! [read more]

SANTA EGG All Ages
Who says eggs are only for Easter? Try making this Santa egg ornament. From Sheila. [read more]

SCRAP MATERIALS SANTA PreK - Gr. 5
Students can create a Santa face using scrap materials, including garlic peels! From Smita Srivastava. [read more]

SNOW GLOBES K - Gr. 5
Make your own snow globes. From Dee Cantrell. [read more]
(Section: Crafts)

SNOWFLAKE (BERRY BASKET) PRINTS PreK - Gr. 2
Gena Yarbrough's lesson helps children understand the concept of printmaking. [read more]
(Section: Printmaking)

SNOWFLAKE-INSPIRED DESIGNS: PRINTABLE PATTERNS All Ages
An old favorite... who can resist? Here we have eight (8) unique printable snowflake-inspired patterns for you to print, decorate and display. [read more]

SNOWMAN SCULPTURES PreK - Gr. 2
These soft snoman sculptures are cute, cheerful and tactile. Using a variety of materials including cotton, ribbon and chenille stems, children can create one-of-a-kind snow people. [read more]

SNOWMAN WALLHANGING All Ages
This cheerful snowman will greet visitors as they come in the door. Hang him on the door, in the entryway, above your kitchen counter, wherever his cheerful face fits best! From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

SNOWFLAKE TREE All Ages NEW
Strips of painted paper are all you need to create this festive holiday tree picture. From KinderArt.com and Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]

STARFLAKES All Ages
Making star shaped snowflakes using wood clothespegs and paint. From KinderArt.com [read more]

STYROFOAM BALL SNOWMAN PreK - Gr. 5
Kids can make snowmen ornaments using styrofoam balls. From KinderArt.com.[read more]

SUNSET SILHOUETTES K - Gr. 5
A lovely painting lesson from Beth Elzinga. Our example shows a tropical scene but as Beth explains, a nativity silhouette is striking with this technique as well. [read more]

TASTY HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Recipe
Delectable goodies that will fill your kitchen with wonderful smells. [recipes] read more

TOILET PAPER ROLL TUBE SNOWMAN PreK - Gr. 2
Use a paper tube and some scrap materials to make a cute snowman ornament. From Kate Bush. [read more]

TRIANGLES AND BUTTONS TREE All Ages NEW
Triangle shaped paper and buttons are used to make this fun and festive tree. From KinderArt.com and Anitra Redlefsen. [read more]

TRIANGLE/CIRCLE ANGEL PreK - Gr. 2
Make a paper keepsake with your little ones using triangle and circle shapes. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

WASTE NOT SNOWMAN All Ages
There are plenty of crafts you can make from items found around the house, or even those headed for the garbage can. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

WHIMSICAL WOODEN SANTA All Ages
This rosy-cheeked Santa Claus can be put together in less than an hour. These are wonderful accents for your dinner table or fireplace mantel. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

WINTER CUT OUT PICTURES PreK - Gr. 2 NEW
Use holiday themed foam shapes to create unique winter pictures. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

WOOD SCRAP SNOWMAN All Ages
If you have access to some small wood scraps, or perhaps a board you can cut up, you can make these cute little additions to your holiday shelves. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]

WRAPPING PAPER COLLAGE PreK and up
Learn how to creating a work of art using leftover bits of wrapping paper. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

WREATHS (SEA WREATHS) PreK - Gr. 8 NEW
Kids can make sea-themed ornaments for the tree. From KinderArt.com. [read more]

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