Arts & Crafts

9 Eco-Friendlier Holiday Crafts for Kids

The holidays are coming on fast, and making crafts is part of the tradition for many families. Gathering around the craft table and creating fun holiday projects and Christmas decorations is definitely one of my family’s favourite things to do during the holidays. It gives us an opportunity to enjoy a delicious mug of homemade dairy-free hot chocolate and create fun memories that can be enjoyed year after year.

But when it comes to holiday crafts, we may not always consider their impact on the environment. Fortunately there are lots of greener and environmentally-aware crafts out there perfect for the holidays. I’ve put together this fun list of eco-friendlier holiday crafts your entire family can enjoy making together.

Whether you upcycle something already within your home, use found items, or simply choose environmentally-friendly supplies, there’s something here for everyone to make this holiday season. I hope that you enjoy making some of these with your family this year!

Eco-Friendly Holiday Crafts

1.      DIY Mason Jar Ring Map Ornament

Upcycle mason jar rings and vintage maps into classic map Christmas ornaments! Remember your love for your favorite travel locations every year with this fun DIY craft.

2.      Literary Ornaments and Tags

This craft makes a lovely gift for any book-lover. It’s the perfect way to re-use books around the house that you won’t read again or have been damaged in some way.

3.      Snowflake Painted Rocks

Bring a little bit of winter indoors with these simple yet pretty painted rock snowflakes.

4.      Toilet Paper Roll Pillow Boxes

Kids love making and decorating these cute little pillow boxes made from old toilet paper rolls. These are great for holding gift cards, candies, and other little gifts.

5.      Driftwood Reindeer Craft

Use found driftwood to create these adorable reindeer ornaments. They’re perfect for your tree or can even be used as wall decor in a frame as pictured below. Cute and easy to make with your entire family.

6.      Upcycled Greeting Card Gift Tags

Upcycle last year’s greeting cards into unique gift tags for gift giving this year. This is a quick and easy project that even younger kids will love to make.

7.      Upcycled Wood Block Snowman

Use your children’s outgrown wooden blocks to make a cute snowman 0rnament for Christmas. Wouldn’t these make great handmade gifts for the grandparents?

8.      Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

All you need is two ingredients to make these super simple homemade cinnamon ornaments! This is a great DIY holiday craft or fun Christmas gift idea for both kids and adults to make and customize!

9.      Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Advent Calendar

What a wonderful project to make together leading up to the holidays! Add small candies or treats in each compartment for kids to count down until Christmas Eve.

Whether you’re making gifts or to decorating your own home over the holidays, with so many cute, creative, and eco-friendlier holiday crafts to choose from, you’re sure to find something that everyone will love to make this year. Enjoy!

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