Christmas is perhaps the most wonderful time of year for crafters like myself. There are so many beautiful things you can create. Here are a few websites that offer easy, beautiful crafts that the whole family can enjoy doing together.
http://www.raggedyscrappin.com/fpdb/images/tags1.jpg- This site provides printable gift tags that can be colored and used for gift-giving. There are several designs to choose from or you can use them all.
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas_writing_paper.htm- Here is a site with printable Christmas writing paper. There are many styles to choose from including snowmen, Santa, stockings, reindeer, penguins, gifts, doves and Christmas trees. These printable sheets can be colored and used for writing letters to Santa.
http://www.craftideas.info/html/pattern_for_tea_light_house.html- This is a cute printable for a paper house. You can print it in color or in black and white and then color it yourself. Place a few around the house with a tea light candle inside to give your home that cozy feel.
http://www.craftideas.info/html/fuse_bead_christmas_b.html- Here is a great pattern for a fuse bead Santa head pattern. You can create this craft to give as a gift or to use for your own decorating purposes.
http://www.crafterstouch.com/tip.aspx?tipid=36- This site will teach you how to make artificial snow out of three ordinary household ingredients. The snow can be used to decorate all of your holiday crafts.
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf128santacrafts/famf128santacrafts3.html- This is a craft that can be both decorative and useful. The elf and Santa clips can be used to hold Christmas cards or to help dry those wet gloves when the little ones come in from the snow.
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10293- Here you will learn how to take a simple pipe cleaner and some beads and transform them into beautiful ornaments. They can be used on the tree or attached to gifts as decoration.
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10289- Everyone loves a beautiful, scented candle and this site will show you how to make one into a lovely gift. Adult help is required for the melting of the wax but then you can let imaginations run wild with the decorating of the jars.
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11155- This handprint craft is a great gift for grandparents that are distant in miles. It is a nice way to show them how much the little one is growing and they can keep it for years to come.
http://www.momsbreak.com/printable/christmas/Christmas_Paper_Crafts_Treat_Bags.shtml- This is a cute and practical gift. The pattern is for a gift bag that you can print in color or in black and white. When finished you can fill it with homemade goodies to make it extra special.