With the weather getting colder and the holidays quickly approaching, P and I have been spending more of our days inside. This time of year I have always enjoyed filling my time with various projects. As P gets older, I am having a lot of fun thinking of crafty things that I can do with her. This year I thought that it would be fun for her to make Christmas tags for all of our gifts.
Last year she helped me make Christmas tags too. I gave her some kraft paper, washable markers, and stamps with washable ink and let her go to town. I used a Christmas tree punch to punch out the tags and then taped them onto the gifts.
They were pretty cute but I knew this year she would enjoy getting to put a little more thought into creating them.
She loved getting to use glitter and glue and adding the stars and gems in just the right spot. She really took pride in her work and loved showing the Christmas tags off to her daddy when she was done.
We had a lot of fun with this little project and it gets bonus points for being a great fine motor activity as well!
- Cardstock in various colors
- Glue and Q tips to apply it
- Washable markers
- Stamps with washable ink
- Hole punch
- Gems, stickers, punched out shapes or anything else you’d like to embellish your tags with
- Something to trace around to draw the ornaments (I used a juice glass)
Draw ornaments and cut them out. Punch holes for the ribbon.
It might be best to suggest decorating with the markers and stamps BEFORE the glitter and glue but hey, this is a learning experience.
Put a little glue on waxed paper or a paper plate and give your child a Q tip to apply the glue to the tags where ever she sees fit.
A spoon proved helpful in getting the glitter from the bowl to the paper (and spreading it around…)
P had such a blast with this project. She can’t wait to put them on the Christmas presents and show off her little works of art to all of her Grandparents and cousins!
How do you involve your little ones in gift giving? Do they make cards? Pick out gifts? I’d love to hear your ideas. Drop a line and let me know!
As always, happy crafting!!