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Popular Christmas Craft Ideas This Holiday Season

By Rob Buenaventura

Christmas is one time of year when people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds begin looking for craft projects. The great news is that many project ideas and how to's can be found quite easily online or off. The World Wide Web is chock full of all kinds of do it yourself craft ideas for Christmas fun. Women's magazines make an excellent offline source for this incredibly useful information as well.

Looking for Christmas craft ideas? Try some of these:

Baking your own shortbread cookies. Of course the fun doesn't stop with the baking. You then need to decorate them with colorful icing and sprinkles (the little ones love to help add the sprinkles). Once they've been baked and decorated, string them on fishing line and use them as decorations. You can use a knife in order to shape the cookies are opt for cookie cutters in wonderful shapes and designs for Christmas baking delight.

Making Garlands. This particular craft requires group participation. Not only do you need to pop the popcorn and smack the hands of those attempting to steal the popcorn, you also need help during the actual stringing process. Of course you aren't limited to popcorn, you can also opt for cranberries or nuts.

Another great Christmas craft is the making of your very own Christmas decorations. You can find inspiration and crafting materials in the shape of Styrofoam, play dough, and ribbons. One great thing to do especially with kids is to take a package of ordinary Christmas balls and use glue in order to create patterns on the balls. After creating the design roll the ball in glitter for a sparkling pattern.

If you are truly dedicated to the craft of crafting, you can create your very own holiday candles (hint, hint: these make great gifts too!). The simplest way to do this is by rolling up sheets of beeswax. If this doesn't appeal to you as much you can also melt wax in a double boiler to make your own candles. You can find scents to add to your wax at a local craft store, most will have some scents designed specifically for Christmas. You can find molds in popular holiday shapes to complete your craft project.

The time spent with family creating these wonderful crafts for the holidays will be remembered long after the toys, gifts, and gizmos have been forgotten. Take the time to enjoy making beautiful crafts together and strengthen the bonds you have with your children.
About the Author
Rob Buenaventura is a successful webmaster of GetChristmasShopping, a site providing tips on Christmas decoration ideas and other Christmas ideas. For more tips on Christmas decoration tips, check out GetChristmasShopping

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