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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


Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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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