5 Easy Holiday Crafts and Snacks

reindeer cookie recipeThe holiday weekend has arrived! And whether you’ve got a house filled to the brim with guests or prefer a celebration on the quieter side, now’s the perfect time to whip up some kid-friendly holiday crafts and snacks so you can squeeze every ounce of fun out of the season. We’ve saved you some time by gleaning the best kid-friendly treats and crafts from around Pinterest and the blogosphere! Ready? Gather up your Santa hat, your glitter glue and your appetite and let’s get going!

Reindeer Cookies

On Dasher, on Dancer! On Donner, on Blitzen! While the cookies are warm, let’s get in the kitchen! These cute, easy cookies from the Speckled Freckle blog (pictured above) are sure to be a huge hit, and a great snack for when you need a break from all your crafting and gift-wrapping. Let the kids make reindeer faces and antlers with colored candies and pretzel twists for a snack they’ll be proud of–and love to eat, too.

baby christmas craftBaby’s First Christmas Craft

Have a little baby at home? This adorable Christmas tree craft from No Time for Flashcards proves you’re ready to start crafting as soon as you can sit up! Baby can have fun learning about texture and be a part of the creative family fun with this sweet handprint Christmas tree. Click on over for the tutorial and get your baby ready to craft. You’ll love displaying her very first art!

healthy fruit candy caneHealthy Fruit Candy Cane

Not all Christmas snacks have to be crazy creative or full of sugar! You can make this fruity candy cane featured at Parenting.com in just a couple of minutes with fruit you probably already have at home! Slice up the fruit and let your kiddos arrange it into a cute candy cane shape. They’ll be giggling as they gobble up this healthy treat!

bubble wrap christmas treeBubble Wrap Christmas Tree

Got bubble wrap lying around from Christmas packages? All kids love it, and now you can take bubble wrap fun up a notch! No Time for Flash Cards wins again with this great craft for little ones. Grab some paint and recycle a brown bag for a fun painting and crafting experience your kiddos will love. The end result is this funky, unique Christmas tree that will look great wherever you choose to display it.

snowman on a crackerSnowman on a Cracker

Here’s another awesome healthy snack offering that’s as festive as can be! Your Organic Child serves up this tasty snowman made from whole grain crackers, cream cheese, carrots and raisins. Let kids have a blast decorating their own and filling their tummies with these wholesome snowmen. Sharing snacks and giggles is a great way to fill your home with happiness this holiday season!

Does your family have snacking and crafting traditions at the holidays, or do you like to do something new each year? We’d love to see pics of your favorite festive snacks and crafts on our Facebook page! And from our family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday celebration!

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