This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here.
With Christmas approaching, I like to make many of our kids activities ones that we can use during the holiday season. Gift bags and tags are great fun to make, they’re useful and they’re loved by family and friends. There’s no age limit with this activity. My toddler has made them, and so have teenage friends of ours. The great thing about them is that that there are so many different ways you can do them. For these, we have stuck with stickers, mainly because my children are only little and this is the easiest way for them, although you can also paint or stamp them for more great effects. They are definitely one of our favorite Christmas crafts.
What you need:
- Gift Bags – you can normally buy these from your local dollar store or craft store. White works best for painting or stamping, but I like the colored bags when using stickers
- Christmas sticker – we used quality foil stickers
- Diamante stickers (it’s worth buying these as stickers, as gluing on the diamantes can be painstaking, especially with toddlers and younger children).
- Blank gift tags or gift cards
What to do:
- Give your child a blank gift tag and gift bag
- Set out a variety of Christmas stickers, diamantes and any other items that they may like to add to their bag.
- Add a bell to the gift bag
- Write on the gift tag
These can also be used for birthdays and other special occasions, simply change the colors and the choice of stickers.
Carol is a primary and special education teacher, who loves to share the crafts and activities that she gets up to with her two young children at My Bored Toddler. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.