Holiday Projects for Kids Waiting for Santa

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As a child, I remember the days leading up to Christmas being full of restlessness.  After all, it’s boring waiting around for Santa to visit with all of those new toys and gifts we’ve been dreaming about for months.  Here are a few free or very low cost projects to keep the little ones busy while they’re waiting for the man in the red suit to arrive.

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Printable Snow Globe Craft from Learn Create Love

Printable Snow Globe Craft

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Hershey Kiss Mice Ornaments from Spoonful

Hershey Kiss Mice Ornaments

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe from Brit + Co.

Use Holiday Shaped Cookie Cutters to Make Festive Treat Shapes

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Reindeer Coloring Page from Moms Network

Reindeer Coloring Page

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Craft Stick Snowmen from Formula: Mom

Craft Stick Snowmen

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Mini Elf and Santa Treats (Made with Ice Cream Cone Marshmallows) from Munchkin Munchies

Mini Elf and Santa Treats (Made with Ice Cream Cone Marshmallows)

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Tumbling Penguins from The Party Artisan

Tumbling Penguins

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Christmas Paper Dolls from Her & History

Christmas Paper Dolls Sheet 1

Christmas Paper Dolls Sheet 2

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Crazy Cute Christmas Photo Booth Props from Catching Fireflies

Crazy Cute Christmas Photo Booth Props

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Candy Cane Wreath from Beverly’s

Candy Cane Wreath

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 Christmas Maze from The Kidz Page

Christmas Maze

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DIY Pet Paw Print Ornaments from Cornflower Blue Studio

DIY Pet Paw Print Ornaments

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Christmas Treats Word Search from Puzzles to Print

Christmas Treats Word Search

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Christmas Tree Pin Tutorial from Wild Olive

Christmas Tree Pin

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  • Andrea

    I am intrigued by the DIY Pet Paw Print Ornaments. I’d love to see a blog on you making this stuff and getting a paw print from Brenna.

    • Andrea, it’s not as easy as you might think! I bought a kit years ago to do this, and it took several attempts to get a paw print that resembled an actual paw print. I still have two that I hang on my tree every year, and I gave one to Brenna’s Grandma. I’m not sure if I’m up for that challenge again, but if I have time this week, perhaps I’ll give it a go! Remember, we still have to put her in an elf outfit…that’s going to be an experience in itself!