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6 Arts and Crafts to Inspire Your Child This Christmas Season

2021-11-23 by Melissa & Doug
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The Holiday Magic of Arts and Crafts

The holidays are a magical time of celebration, giving, and family. Introducing arts and crafts around this time of year is the perfect way to entertain any child bouncing off the walls with holiday cheer. Arts and crafts are a wonderful creative outlet and a way to teach your child the importance of giving. Make time for independent play or join in on the fun to make priceless memories and gifts for friends and family members. Our top crafts offer a stimulating and enriching experience for youngsters at any stage of childhood, fostering creativity and so many other developmental skills. We’ve got your family covered!  

6 Arts and Crafts to Inspire Your Child This Christmas Season 

These are our top picks for arts and crafts that promote imaginative learning and play this Christmas season.   

Wooden Stamp Set – Happy Handles

Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set - Happy Handles

Age: 4+ years

Why it’s great:  With 6 fun rubber stamps and vibrant colors to choose from, creativity is limitless! The 5″ by 7.5″ container makes storage easy, not to mention the easy-to-grip handles on each stamp promote dexterity motor skills. Melissa & Doug stamps come in a variety of other shapes and themes, such as letters and numbers, dinosaurs, animals, and more!
Sweet detail: Messy paints and ink stains? Those are things of the past. All the ink in this arts and crafts set is washable and kid-friendly.
Skills: Fine motor, creative expression
Countless Ways to Play: Have your kids help with Christmas cards this season by using the stamps to add flair, storytelling, and a personalized touch to each seasons’ greeting—or check out our holiday printables for extra special gifts for the family. Stamp some creativity on Christmas crafts this year! 

Scratch Art® Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art® Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

Age: 4+ years
Why it’s great: Hello personalized and special Holiday gift tags! Your child can practice writing letters and creative designs on any of the 125 notes included in this arts and crafts set—and they can be used as adorable letters to loved ones.
Sweet detail: This kit comes with a wooden stylus that mimics a pencil, and a nifty “desktop dispenser” makes upkeep and organization simple!
Skills: Fine motor, creative expression
Countless Ways to Play: Use any of our handy ABCs printables to familiarize your kiddo with letters and ask them to spell the names of loved ones and family members. 

Design-Your-Own Bracelets

Melissa & Doug Design-Your-Own Bracelets

Age: 4+ years
Why it’s great: Hands-on play is infinite when kids have 4 reversible bracelets and more than 100 sparkling gems and stickers. Youngsters can make incredible designs and share them with friends and loved ones. After all, Christmas is the season of giving!
Sweet detail: All bracelets are adjustable and reusable, meaning they can fit mom, dad, even grandma and grandpa!
Skills: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination, creative expression
Countless Ways to Play: Your child can be everyone’s holiday jeweler! Let them make gifts and treats for anyone stopping by for the holidays. 

Multi-Craft Weaving Loom

Melissa & Doug Multi-Craft Weaving Loom

Age: 6+ years
Why it’s great:  The adjustable frame, 91 yards of rainbow yarn, and illustrated design booklet takes Christmas crafts to a new level. Choose from four craft projects, animal tapestries, or allow children to weave a magical creation all their own!
Sweet detail: Arts and crafts have never been easier for your kiddo thanks to the easy-grasp knobs that allow switching from craft to craft a breeze.
Skills: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination, concentration, creative expression
Countless Ways to Play: Ask for a specific crafty creation this holiday season for yourself or a relative and then proudly display the woven treasure!

Stained Glass Made Easy – Santa & Tree Ornaments

Melissa & Doug Stained Glass Made Easy - Santa & Tree Ornaments

Age: 4+ years
Why it’s great: Peel and stick, mess-free, and totally fun for kids. This Christmas crafts set is the perfect way for kids to make homemade gifts for friends and family.
Sweet detail: More than 50 stickers come with the set to let your child run free with creativity and make a stunning “stained glass” design. The set also includes both strings and suction cups—depending if your child wants to hang their creation on a tree or in a window.
Skills: Concentration, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination
Countless Ways to Play: Encourage your kids to use abstract colors in their Christmas craft to spark even more creativity or teach them colors by using more traditional hues!

Created by Me! Butterfly Magnets Wooden Craft Kit

Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Butterfly Magnets Wooden Craft Kit

Age: 4+ years
Why it’s great: Let your kids’ imagination take flight! This arts and crafts set of 4 butterflies includes everything your child will need to get decorating: 4 pots of paint, glitter glue, 10 gem stickers, and a paint brush.
Sweet detail: The sturdy shape and beautiful wood craftsmanship ensures these creations will last for years to come.
Skills: Concentration, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination
Countless Ways to Play: Use the custom magnets to hang masterpieces created by your little artist! If they’re not ready to part with a Christmas craft this holiday season, hang it on the fridge.

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