Santa's Beard Countdown to Christmas Calendar. Perfect for kids to work on fine motor & cutting skills. Maybe a snowman to countdown to winter/Christmas break. Or a flower or spring item with wavy lines for Spring break countdown.
Gingerbread kits are not just for the holidays! Here, the cookies from the Wilton Mini Gingerbread Village become a Winter Wonderland village perched on top of a cake billowing with drifts of icing snow. (decorating cakes for kids)
Candy Cane Ornaments Here's an easy craft to do with children: Create pipe cleaner candy canes to hang on your Christmas tree. Fun for young children to make and give as gifts, too- items can be found at your local craft store.
I made these luminaries with empty wine bottles and half-gallon milk cartons. After the initial freeze I removed the wine bottles and added more water to raise the bottom level to conveniently hold a votive candle. Henhurst Interiors: Christmas in Vermont
Year round crate filled with different things for each season. Love this simple holiday decorating / repurposing idea: Fill a crate with jars, candles, and greenery and/or pine cones. (via Kaleidoscope of Colors)