Let the crafts for kids begin! Enjoy summer vacation and get a head start on Christmas by enjoying craft time with your kids. What are crafts without a trip to the Dollar Store and your craft stash? Affordable, easy and fun crafts for kids of all ages in this collection of crafts and DIY for the upcoming holiday season.
Christmas In July Kids’ Crafts
Reindeer Rice Krispies Pops
This is a favorite! Reindeer Lollipops made from Rice Krispie Treats. Make your own rice krispies or save time and use the pre packaged rice krispie treats. I just love reindeer during the holiday season! Click here on how to assemble your Reindeer Pops.
Christmas In July Community Service Project
It is summer, it is hot and fleece …. yikes! Yes, summer is the time to make no sew fleece blankets especially in the cold weather states because blanket drives for the homeless and needy begin in October! The non profit organizations who support those in need are gearing up in October so they are ready when the colder weather begins in November.
Project Linus is an organization whose mission is to provide comfort blankets to children in need. Blankets are needed year round and many community service groups make blankets in the school year; but blankets are needed all year. No sew fleece blankets are easy to make and can be finished in many ways – check out the Pinterest Board for the different ideas on how to finish a no sew fleece blanket.
How To Use No Sew Fleece Blanket Scraps To Benefit Pets In Shelters
If you have ever made a no sew fleece blanket then you know that blanket making produces fleece scraps. Don’t throw those scraps away! Gather your fleece scraps and make blankets for pets in shelters. Rescue groups and local humane societies are always looking for pet blankets for their furry -soon to find their new home- cats and dogs.
Popcorn Wrapper Snowmen & Hershey Bars
Be on the lookout for snack size Hershey Bars and single serving microwave popcorn to make these adorable stocking stuffers or teacher gifts for the holidays. What? It is July and these are edible? Yes, you can make these in July and (hint hint, people will love these if you are having a garage sale as a cute add on). Simply check the dates on the candy and popcorn. If you are making the Hershey Bar snowmen then the bars should be stored in the refrigerator. Learn how here.
Reindeer Ornament From Dog Bones
Woof! It is never too early to start making Christmas ornaments and I guarantee your favorite furball may be very very interested in this craft. Open the box of dog treats, grab your glue gun and let the fun begin. This is a kids’ craft that requires adult help for the assembling the dog bones with the glue. Who doesn’t love a little reindeer which is created with dog bones! Find out how to make this Reindeer Ornament here. Be careful if the furball is around and safety first for our beloved furry family members; store this ornament on a high shelf or closed container that Fido cannot open.
Dollar Store Christmas Candle
The Dollar Store is a treasure trove for crafters and this is a Dollar Store Christmas Craft perfect for summer. Find your favorite size glass container at the dollar store and check out the floral aisle for glass stones. Click here to find out how to make this illuminating craft for Christmas.
These are so darn cute! Can you tell last year was the year of the Reindeer Crafts! Wood clothespins can be used to make these little darlings and if feeling adventuresome mini Reindeer can also be made. This is an advanced craft for older children due to the positioning of the clothespins, but the little ones can watch, finish Rudolph off with a fuzzy nose and learn too!
Christmas In July Plarn Drive – Christmas In July Kids’ Crafts
Plarn is plastic yarn made of plastic bags. Sleep mats for the homeless can be made out of plarn by your local knitting and crochet groups, but first plarn must be made! Each sleep mat takes 500-700 plastic bags and making plarn is an easy way to involve your kids into this community project.
Kids can help gather the bags, sort the bags, cut the bags and then make the plarn!