Holiday Crafts

Holiday crafts are a definite holiday tradition. I have numerous handmade ornaments on my Christmas tree. Some that I made as a child and some that my daughter has made. Making an ornament is a great way to keep your child’s holiday crafts over the years.

Ann Arbor Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts at Home

Tri-Bead Ornaments

Tri-Bead Ornaments are one of my perennial favorites. I remember making them as a kid, and my daughter loves making them. They are great for preschoolers to practice their dexterity and pattern making skills. Tri-Bead Ornaments are great for a tree or to decorate a package.

Christmas Countdown Tri-Bead Ornaments

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Christmas Origami

My daughter loves making origami. We bought a pack of holiday colored origami paper and found some directions online. We had a lot of fun making Christmas Origami.

Christmas Countdown Origami: Christmas Tree
Christmas Countdown Origami: Santa
Christmas Countdown Origami: Candy Cane

Stockings

When my daughter was in preschool we attended a stocking decorating event at Michaels. We still display the stockings every year. She had so much fun that we bought stockings for her to decorate and fill for her grandparents and aunts and uncles.


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Ornament Frame Craft Kits

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When my daughter I found a box of foam picture frame ornaments. They were perfect for attaching to gifts from my daughter and for our own tree. My daughter was able to do all of the decorating by herself. I was able to find these similar ornaments on Amazon.

Height Ornaments

I love little ornaments for the tree that mark my daughter’s growth. For years we added a photo ornament each year. Create one of these height ornaments each year to mark your child’s growth. Unfortunately I think we’re starting too late. My daughter is already 5’3″. That would be a lot of string to wrap up.

Sweet keepsake ornament idea!http://loveandmarriageblog.com/sweet-memory-ornament-printable/

Posted by Red Ted Art on Monday, October 29, 2018

Pinterest Holiday Crafts

I also have a Pinterest board with other craft ideas.
Check out our board here:

Holiday Craft Events

There are also lots of Holiday Craft events around Ann Arbor. I love these events because I don’t have to find project ideas or the expertise to guide my daughter.

We are still adding holiday events to our calendar, so this list will continue to update throughout the holiday season.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

🎄Holiday Gnome Workshop

1:00pm-3:00pm at Maker Works: 3765 Plaza Drive
Cost: $65+

Friday, November 22, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Saturday, November 23, 2019

🎄Holiday Craft Party

11:00am-12:00pm at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor: 2465 W. Stadium Blvd
Cost: Free

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Family Plank Workshop

5:30pm-7:30pm at AR Workshop: 3260 Washtenaw Ave
Cost: $37.50+

Sunday, November 24, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Stealing Christmas Painting

1:00pm-3:00pm at Painting with a Twist: 3143 Oak Valley Dr
Cost: $40

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

🎄Family Plank Workshop & Farmhouse Ornaments

1:00pm-3:30pm at AR Workshop: 3260 Washtenaw Ave
Cost: $29.50+

Friday, November 29, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Holiday Party Llama Painting

1:00pm-2:30pm at Painting with a Twist: 3143 Oak Valley Dr
Cost: $25

🎄Woven Star Ornament

2:00pm-3:00pm at Westgate Branch of AADL: 2503 Jackson Ave
Cost: Free

Saturday, November 30, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Neon Christmas Tree Painting

1:00pm-2:30pm at Painting with a Twist: 3143 Oak Valley Dr
Cost: $25

Sunday, December 1, 2019

🎄Circ Fundays: Frozen Funday

12:00pm-3:00pm at The Circ Bar: 210 S. First St, 2nd Floor
Cost: $5

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Thursday, December 5, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Friday, December 6, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Saturday, December 7, 2019

🎄Christmas Cookie & Plate Decorating Event

9:00am-10:00am at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor: 3010 Washtenaw Ave Suite A107
Cost: $22

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Sunday, December 8, 2019

🎄O Tannenbaum

9:00am-10:00am at Hudson Mills Metropark: 8801 N. Territorial Rd
Cost: $5/Adult, $3/Child

🎄Christmas Cookie & Plate Decorating Event

11:00am-12:00pm at My Urban Toddler Ann Arbor: 3010 Washtenaw Ave Suite A107
Cost: $22

🎄HoliDIY Ornaments Open House

11:00am-2:00pm at AR Workshop: 3260 Washtenaw Ave
Cost: $5/ornament

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Rooftop Landing Reindeer on the Terrace

2:00pm-4:00pm at Dexter District Library: 3255 Alpine St
Cost: Free

Thursday, December 12, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄PJs & Stories with Santa

4:30pm-5:30pm at Saline Rec Center: 1866 Woodland Dr
Cost: $8/child for registration through 12/1, $10 from 12/2-12/11, and $12 the day of (no walk-ins)

🎄PJs & Stories with Santa

6:00pm-7:00pm at Saline Rec Center: 1866 Woodland Dr
Cost: $8/child for registration through 11/26, $10 from 11/27-12/6, and $12 the day of (no walk-ins)

🎄PJs & Stories with Santa

7:30pm-8:30pm at Saline Rec Center: 1866 Woodland Dr
Cost: $8/child for registration through 12/1, $10 from 12/2-12/11, and $12 the day of (no walk-ins)

Friday, December 13, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Saturday, December 14, 2019

🎄Santa's Workshop & Storytime

11:00am-1:00pm at Pittsfield Township Community Center: 701 W. Ellsworth Rd
Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident

🎄Tiny Expo: Indie Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

11:00am-5:30pm at Downtown Branch of AADL: 343 South Fifth Avenue
Cost: Free

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Xmas Nap Painting

3:00pm-5:00pm at Paint and Pour: 5 S Washington St
Cost: $35

Sunday, December 15, 2019

🎄Circ Fundays: Harry Potter Yule Ball

12:00pm-3:00pm at The Circ Bar: 210 S. First St, 2nd Floor
Cost: $5

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄An ELF Christmas

4:00pm-6:00pm at Hudson Mills Metropark: 8801 N. Territorial Rd
Cost: $12/adults, $9/children

Thursday, December 19, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Friday, December 20, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Saturday, December 21, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

Sunday, December 22, 2019

🎄Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $27/house

🎄Winter Symmetry Painting

2:00pm-4:00pm at Paint and Pour: 5 S Washington St
Cost: $35

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.
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