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8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids

2015-12-08 by tiffany

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Our family LOVES this time of year. Show us a Christmas project and we’re on it like tinsel on a tree. But when there’s only a few weeks to get all our festive fun in, I need to make sure we’re using our time wisely. That means easier dinners on busy weeknights, lots of online shopping to cut down on errands, and finding ways to keep the house neat and clean for the last-minute company dropping by unannounced.

My kids love craft projects but I don’t love the mess that usually comes with them. Finding projects that let them get their glitter fix but keeps my house clean at the same time?! SCORE.

8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

My little ones had a blast experimenting with the Stained Glass Santa & Tree Ornaments and the Mess-Free Glitter Christmas Tree & Gingerbread House kits from Melissa & Doug over the weekend.

The ornaments were super easy for both girls to do independently, which bought me time to get caught up on other holiday projects of my own (Hello, Christmas cards, I’m looking at you!)

8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

And the mess-free glitter projects are just way too cute. While both girls (ages 5 & 8) enjoyed both projects, the mess-free glitter was more popular with my 8 year old who loved being able to decorate her very own house the way SHE wanted to as opposed to sharing our real gingerbread house with her sister.

8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

The finished projects turned out so pretty, they fit right in with the rest of our holiday decor.

8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

In the middle of this crazy busy season, I love how these easy projects make it so manageable to squeeze in some art time with the kids while minimizing the extra work for me when my hands are already full.

8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Looking for more great mess-free holiday craft projects? These are some of our favorites Christmas crafts for kids:

  1. Stained Glass Ornaments
  2. Mess-Free Glitter Gingerbread House
  3. Decorate-Your-Own Ornaments
  4. Mess-Free Glitter Ornaments
  5. Use this origami paper to make reindeer bookmarks
  6. Use this paper to make countdown chains
  7. Have the kids stamp out messages for gift tags
  8. Have the kids doodle holiday pictures on this paper and use it for gift wrap

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8 Simple Mess-Free Christmas Crafts for Kids *See 8 simple ways to enjoy mess-free Christmas crafts for kids, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

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tiffany

Tiffany Dahle is the hostess behind Peanut Blossom where she shares her belief that strong families start with strong and happy mothers. She encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running! You can find Tiffany on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest.

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