Simple Holiday Family Crafts to Make with On-Hand Material

Does your family have paper cups, Legos, plastic spoons or toilet-paper rolls lying around? Transform them into angels, snowmen and even a chimney for Santa!

If you can believe it, I noticed that many of the craft stores started marking down their holiday craft supplies last week. Last week! While we’re much closer to Christmas now and Hanukkah is about to begin, December isn’t over just yet, right? If your children are in the mood for some holiday-themed crafts but you can’t find enough supplies at the store, this week’s roundup is for you. Here are a few project ideas that recycle items at home you probably already have sitting around.

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Paper Cup Angel Luminaries

A project that requires plastic drinking cups, crayons and coloring? Check! Your children can make a big group of these angel luminaries by Molly Moo Crafts to decorate their bedrooms or scatter throughout your home.

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Lego Snowman

It’s a safe bet we all have some Lego bricks at home, don’t we? Have your children try their hands at building a Lego snowman with this set of building instructions from Frugal Fun 4 Boys.

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Plastic Spoon Snowmen

Leftover plastic spoons from lunches? Turn them into flowerpot snowmen with a bit of advice from Crafts by Amanda.

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Santa in a TP Roll Chimney

Here’s a project, by Crafty Morning, that might be good to leave out for Santa’s big arrival. Save those toilet paper tube rolls and turn them into a silly chimney joke craft.


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