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Creative Play Challenge Day 1: Make Your Own Holiday Decorations!
November 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Decorating the house together is a wonderful activity, but so is the act of creating these decorations together! Arts & crafts is always a great time to share creativity, and there's no better time than the holidays! Paper snowflakes, seasonal cutouts, and paper chains in holiday colors are a few of our favorites, and can make the house look festive and special!


Today, pick ONE decoration to make with your child, and tell us what you created!

(For holiday-themed arts & crafts ideas, visit our "Winter Wonderland" inspirational board on Pinterest.)

If you haven't signed up for the Creative Play Every Day Challenge yet, you can do so here!


  • nverheyn2011
    November 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    15 months

    Quoting Angel_Red7:

    How young? What about clay ortiments with their feet or hand imprints? 

    Quoting nverheyn2011:

    does this still count if I do everything and dd just looks on all adorable? lol I think she's still a bit too young to be doing the arts and crafts.

  • debramommyof4
    November 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    Tuesday we are making pine cone orniments
  • 2girlsYES
    November 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    I'm loving all the ideas - we will be making a trip to the craft store today :)
  • frankiesma530
    November 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

     She's in school right now but I'm thinking maybe we can make some snowflakes.  She would like making those more than the other suggestions.   Time to channel my inner child...

  • MrsNewman
    November 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    We love Chris's crafts I have a whole board on Pinterest ready to go.
  • heidi_val
    November 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    I would like to do the dough ornaments today
  • LadySaphira
    November 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    I am learning how to make quillings (self taught so it is going slowly) and my girls and I have been working on patterns for ornaments. So far only one snow flake has been completed.

  • ripemango
    November 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    We are going to make the pipecleaner snowflakes on green construction paper. It will serve as our backdrop to countdown to Christmas w Santa's beard and cottonballs.

  • bxmommy2be
    November 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    since my daughter is only 16months. i bought her finger paint and made her hand prints into turkeys. i have some christmas colors also im going to see if we can make a christmas tree out of her handprints too :)

  • momofsixangels
    November 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    We took solid color ornaments.The girls put paint on their palms and fingers.Then they press them to the ornaments.They decorate them to look like snowmen