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10 Glitter-free holiday crafts

Winter crafts Winter weather means a little more time indoors, and crafts are a perfect way to fill a snowy afternoon. Holiday crafts can be used to decorate your own house or given to family and friends as gifts. Kid-friendly crafts can even be made in bulk and used as gift tags for a personalized, creative wrapping idea this holiday season. Crafting with kids doesn’t have to require sacrificing every surface of your home to glitter. We’ve gathered 10 holiday crafts for kids that won’t fill your vacuum with teeny sparkles — there are other ways to shine!

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joy-string-art
clay-snowmen
diy-advent-tree
gum-drop-wreath
milk-bottle-scarves
felt-mini-christmas-tree
epsom-salt-snowman-vase
bottle-cap-snowmen-ornaments
pom-pom-snowman-desk-buddy
diy-christmas-wreath-card

  1. Joy String Art
  2. Clay Snowmen
  3. DIY Advent Tree
  4. Gum Drop Wreath
  5. Milk Bottle Scarves
  6. Felt Mini Christmas Tree
  7. Epsom Salt Snowman Vase
  8. Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments
  9. Pom Pom Snowman Desk Buddy
  10. DIY Christmas Wreath Holiday Card

Thank you to all of the fabulous craft bloggers for their creative inspiration. Like them on Facebook for even more ideas.

1. Suburble, 2. Say Yes to Hoboken, 3. Clones N Clowns, 4. Dream a Little Bigger, 5. Oleander and Palm, 6. Crafting Experiments, 7. Madigan Made, 8. One Artsy Mama, 9. Crafts by Amanda, 10. Hopeful Honey

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Long ago, in a world before iPads, Angela attempted to convince middle school students that writing workshops were just as exciting as perfecting the art of texting through your pocket. She blogs at Angela Amman, where she reviews books and captures the craziness and beauty that weave together in our lives to create something extraordinary. After reading in Listen to Your Mother 2013, Angela is thrilled to be one of a trio of women bring Listen to Your Mother to Metro Detroit in 2014, for Michigan's first LTYM performance.You are always welcome to hang out with her at Write on Edge, where she's the managing editor of a fabulous writing community. Her writing has been featured at AllParenting, Moonfrye and BlogHer. Her short stories have appeared in her collection Nothing Goes Away and in the anthologies Metaphysical Gravity, Echoes in Darkness and Precipice, Volume 2.

4 Comments
  • December 9, 2013

    Thank you so much for including my string-art, Angela!

    And yes, sometimes things need to be glitter-free for mom’s sanity! :)

  • December 10, 2013

    Thanks for including my pompom snowman! Great round up, pinning now!

  • Angela Amman Author
    December 10, 2013

    Thanks Amanda! I appreciate your participation :)

  • Angela Amman Author
    December 10, 2013

    The string art is just perfect. (And my daughter would be so sad to hear you say that, but OF COURSE sometimes the glitter needs to stay far out of the reach of little hands.)

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