This week there are both Christmas and Hanukkah freebies and craft
ideas! For Hanukkah, the kids can make some great crafts to give as
gifts. Martha Stewart even has decorating ideas and crafts.
For Christmas, the kids can have breakfast with Santa or follow his
path on the NORAD Santa tracker. Another great Christmas freebie is
the printable gift tags. There isn't anything worse than running
out of them while your wrapping gifts. If that happens to you, just
print some out on your computer! There are some for both
Freebie #1:Free NORAD Santa Tracker - Amp
up the excitement by going to their site Christmas Eve and track
Santa's journey! There's even a countdown clock!
Click on the "TRACK SANTA" tab at the top of their
looking for last minute costumes or last minute crafts, you've come to
the right place! Halloween is already HERE so hurry up and get started
on these last minute Halloween ideas!
Paper bag costumes Create a hula
skirt, or a Native American or Explorer vest out of a brown paper bag.
That makes the costumes easy AND free. Let the kids decorate it with
paint or even permanent markers.
Posterboard costumes Be a sandwich
sign, a paper doll, or even a robot – decorate white posterboard with
Sharpies and you're good to go. Get creative!
It may seem like gorgeous Christmas decor is out of your range, but many
of the gorgeous expensive home decor items that you see while you're
out shopping can be made for a fraction of the price. Here are five DIY
Christmas Decor projects that can be made for under $5 each.
The free stuff keeps coming this Christmas! My favorite from the list this week is the free video that is emailed from Santa to your child. You get to enter their name, upload a photo, and pick all the good deeds they have done through out the year. Then they get all put together in your video from Santa.
Amazon is giving away free Christmas music downloads everyday until 12/25. If you prefer, 'A Christmas Carol' is free to download. There are a couple of new craft e-books this week if you're looking to create the perfect gift.
There are only few weeks until Christmas is officially here. If you're looking to keep the
kids busy while you do some baking or decorate the house, this list will help.
There are plenty of easy printables and crafts even for the younger kids. They can
color and assemble a printable Christmas tree that can be used as an Advent Calendar.
Parents can print out some Christmas cards for the kids to color so they can
mail the cards to their grandparents. There are ginger bread house templates
and recipes you can make, kids of all ages like doing this.
My favorite is in the "10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids." It's the Elf Candy Cane Holder. It's too cute!