Let their imagination flow while the classes are turned off, rustic natural crafts that let your child and family create together. You can make these crafts as fun decorations for your home, or even give them as unique gifts to your loved ones (or teachers!).
Pine Cone Crafts
The possibilities of creation when you hand a child a pine cone are endless, anything from googly eyes to a dash of paint can transform the natural material into an amazing decoration. Silver, gold, and even green sprays or paints are perfect for creating a polished craft with your child. Under supervision, give your child the freedom to pick how to paint the pine cone with your given colors. Try flicking the paint from the brush to create a unique texture that is fun to make.
Once they dry completely, add plaid or green ribbon or leave it as is to place in a tree, on a mantle as a natural decoration.
Though cutting and sanding the wood is the fun part, your child will have to do the decorating part (unless you’re teaching them woodworking early). You can purchase blank wooden log-like discs or create your own!
For the older kids, using an etcher to brand and design the wood will be an exciting experience. For the little ones, stick to easy painting and designing ideas, like easy snowmen or fun hand-painted snowflakes. Use a ribbon that matches the colors of your design but try to keep it simple, it should blend into the tree.
Burlap Gift Bags
Now that you’ve created these small gifts and ornaments they’ll need a place to go! You can find small blank burlap bags in bulk at many craft stores just waiting to be turned into something amazing. They may be blank now, but using your stamps, stencils, and paint you and your child will turn them into incredible gift bags!
Make them as unique as you want by putting the receiver’s initials on the bag or a stamp of something you know they love. Alternatively, you can make them uniform by placing the same stamp on all of them, and then adding unique designs.
These bags make great holders for small gifts and double as an adorable decoration. Place a small bear or even just stuffing to puff out the bag and hang it as an ornament.
Rustic doesn’t stop at designing; creating fun unique crafts this holiday will inspire your designing and bring your family together.