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

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.

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.

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 TreeChristmas Countdown Origami: SantaChristmas Countdown Origami: Candy Cane


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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.
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Holiday Craft Events

There are also lots of HolidayΒ 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.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

3:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-35/house

Friday, December 14, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house

Saturday, December 15, 2018

πŸŽ„Kids Club: Christmas Frame

10:00am-12:00pm at Michaels: 3655 Washtenaw Ave
Cost: $2 or $5

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house

πŸŽ„MAKEbreak: Holiday T-Shirts

1:00pm-3:00pm at Michaels: 3655 Washtenaw Ave
Cost: Buy T-Shirt, Other supplies provided

πŸŽ„Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

2:00pm-3:00pm at Downtown Branch of AADL: 343 South Fifth Avenue
Cost: Free

Sunday, December 16, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house

πŸŽ„Drawing for Kids: Holiday Foil Drawings

1:00pm-2:00pm at Downtown Branch of AADL: 343 South Fifth Avenue
Cost: Free

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

3:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-35/house

Thursday, December 20, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

3:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-35/house

Friday, December 21, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house

Saturday, December 22, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house

Sunday, December 23, 2018

πŸŽ„Gingerbread Workshop

12:00pm-7:00pm at Dexter Creamery: 8106 Main St
Cost: $25-$35/house


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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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