More Holiday Craft Ideas for the Kids

By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer

Colorful Tissue PaperWe’re getting pretty excited about the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar (sponsored by Hilltown Families & CAM) that’s coming up the day after Thanksgiving. How is the crafting going? Need a few more ideas? I’ve compiled a few that might help inspire:

    Coaster can be made by using ceramic tiles, which can be purchased at Home Depot for next to nothing. I recommend sticking felt underneath them to protect furniture from being scratched. Kids can paint them with acrylic paints. Or they can decoupage a tile with colorful tissue paper or their favorite image. (Remember to coat well with “Modgepodge” to waterproof.) They can also be made with fabric, cardboard or cork. The ideas are really endless.

    Another project with endless possibilities is the simple gift of photo frames. Again, try decoupage: you can use old photos, newspaper /magazine clippings, used postage stamps, special finds from your nature walks, kids art, etc.

    For a fun project try Martha Stewart’s Tomato Can Stilts. Click here for a tutorial.

  • CRAYON ROLL (For older kids)
    Over at Skip To My Lou there’s posted a crayon roll tutorial. For variation you could also try a pencil roll, marker roll, knitting needle/crochet hook roll, or even a needle holder book.


Please do not forget to let us know that you would like to be part of the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar. Click here for an application and email me at I will email you all the pertinent info. Click here to read more about CAM’s Holiday Raffle.

Tony(a) Lemos Tony(a) Lemos

Tony(a) is the director of Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA and maintains an herbal practice in Northampton, MA. She is a graduate of Natural Therapy at Raworth College in England and has apprenticed with many influential herbalist, including Susun Weed. She is the vice president of the North East Herbal Association, and has taught at conferences and festivals all over New England, including Green Nations Gathering and the Women’s Herbal Conference.

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