Two quick and easy Christmas crafts to make as decorations with your family and kids.

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A Couple of Christmas Crafts Projects For a Perfect Winter Afternoon Family Activity

By: Mary L. James

Christmas is best enjoyed with the simplest of things like spending some quality time with your family. This year, why don't you do just that? Gather the family around, put on some holiday music and make Christmas crafts together. Everyone will enjoy a fun family activity plus you can use the crafts you make a part of your holiday home decorations.

Here are 2 simple Christmas crafts you can make:

6-pointed Paper Snowflakes

What you'll need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Start with a square piece of paper. A regular-sized paper (8 � x 11inches) makes 2 snowflakes so cut the paper in half and form a square from each half. If it's your first time to make a snowflake, you can use the whole paper to practice with.
  2. Fold your square diagonally to create a triangle.
  3. Make a smaller triangle by folding the larger triangle in half.
  4. Look at the small triangle in thirds then fold the left and the right thirds over.
  5. To make the 6 points of the snowflake, cut the top of the triangle off at an angle.
  6. Cut away the sides of the triangle in different shapes and variations. Use your imagination for this.
  7. Once you have your snowflake ready, you can decorate it with paint or glitters to add a unique effect.

Snowman Ornaments

What you'll need:

  • A clean, used baby sock
  • Small piece of felt (1 � x 5 inches)
  • Tipped markers
  • White String
  • Cotton Balls
  • Paint

Steps:

  1. Mix paint and water into a small bowl. You can use any color that you want for the snowman's hat.
  2. Dip 1/3 of the sock's open end into the mixture. Be sure to wring off excess liquid so the color won't spread to the rest of the sock.
  3. Set the sock aside and let it dry thoroughly.
  4. Once the paint is dry, stuff some cotton balls into the sock's toe until it is 1/3 filled. Use a string to secure the cotton balls into place. Repeat this step and make another snowball below the first.
  5. Take the small piece of felt and wrap it around where the 2 snowballs meet to form a scarf.
  6. Draw a face for the snowman for finishing touches.

Sounds fun, doesn't it? Everyone in your family will surely enjoy making these easy Christmas crafts. A great way to spend more time with your kids and actually get them excited about it.

About the Author
Mary James loves writing about Christmas topics and creating websites about them. Her latest website showcases some great felt ornament kits, and you can see them at http://www.squidoo.com/bucilla-felt-ornament-kits

Article Source: EzineArticles.com


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