Many schools start Christmas holiday vacation soon. Students rejoice, but parents worry that they’ve got so much work to do and so little time. Here’s a first aid kit for bored kids and distracted parents. Make free printable Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations. Put children to work coloring and assembling greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, religious holiday decorations, secular Christmas decor, gift tags and holiday crafts. All you need is a computer printer, paper (recycled is great!) scissors and crayons and voila, troublesome kids are quietly and productively entertained for hours!
Parenting Lee Hansen refers to itself as a “family holiday pastiche” and it is. There are free printable secular Christmas ornaments of gingerbread men, a religious Christmas angel paper doll swag for the doorway or tree, color-your-own gift tags, several varieties of Christmas greeting cards as coloring pages, Christmas stickers, Christmas stamps, printable candy cane note paper, a cut and paste advent wreath, holiday craft paper, Christmas decorations, bookmarks for gift crafts, religious holiday decorations of angels, doves and gingerbread men
Coloring Castle has secular Christmas coloring pages of which some are sheets of free printable Christmas ornaments to color. Use these as Christmas greeting cards or teacher gifts. Paper Toys has more pages of free printable Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations. To make durable, reusable Christmas ornaments, color the picture and glue onto clean recycled plastic or metal lids (with no sharp edges). With hot glue, attach a pop can pull tab to make hangers for Christmas ornaments. Spray with Elmer’s aerosol craft glue, or paint over with glue wash (watered down school glue) to finish and preserve.
Activity Village is one-stop printing for secular and some religious Christmas crafts and holiday decorations. Get gobs of free printable Christmas ornaments, cut and paste dioramas, holiday games, jigsaw puzzles, coloring page greeting cards, games, color-by-number, wreaths and much more. There’s a complete free printable Advent calendar and activity book. You’ll love the beautiful free printable color-your-own holiday greeting cards. Use these free printable color-your-own cards especially for older children. Secular coloring pages are detailed and challenging. Special needs children and senior citizens will enjoy making free printable Christmas crafts also.
There are so many free printable activities on these three sites alone that your children will be kept busy all season long making holiday decorations. Have your children make special Christmas ornaments for that lonely shut-in or elderly neighbor this season. Whether you observe secular or religious Christmas there’s something for everyone.