What kind of kind of crafts can we make with our kids for Yule? The list is pretty much endless. When I was little, I always made garlands out of construction paper. You know, the kind where you cut strips and tape them into loops around other loops? These are a great starting point, especially for younger children. Just cut the strips out beforehand and let them go wild with the tape.
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Another great idea would be to let the kids make cards to give their friends! If you are someone (like me, *ahem*) who saves every Yule and Christmas card, this is a great thing. Just cut the images out of the old cards, and let your children mix and match them to make their own! You can buy blank note cards from any craft store. I like these ones from Paper Direct.
Make a Graham Cracker house. Just like a gingerbread house, only with less ingredients going to waste because no one eats them anyway. You can buy royal icing from the bakery department of your grocery store starting the first week of December, in most places. Then just head to the candy aisle and stock up!! There is no wrong way to do this. For easy clean-up, news papers should be spread in all directions for several feet under the crafting area. I remember how messy I was when I made these, years ago.
For a family craft, I love this Yule Log idea from Pagandad.com. The use of a hot glue gun is great. Most Yule Log crafts you see want you to use a drill.
I hope that I've been able to give you some new ideas. Doing the same thing year after year can get a little boring.
Here are the links to my previous Homemade Yule posts!
A Homemade Yule - Part One
A Homemade Yule - Part Two
A Homemade Yule - Part Three