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Holiday Projects:
Classroom Decorating and
Gift-Making Ideas

Are you tired of doing the same holiday art project year after year? Or maybe you are looking for a new project kids can make for holiday gift giving? Education World has just the project for you! Included: Handprint wreaths, cinnamon-scented ornaments, tissue paper bows and more.

Below each article you will see a brief sampling of the ideas you will find in the article. Click on any headline below for wonderful teaching resources!

Holiday keepsakes parents will love
Is the pressure on to come up with a creative gift-making idea -- one you haven't used before? Education World offers ideas for gifts that will become treasured family mementos. Included:

  • Cinnamon ornaments
  • Make and shake a snowglobe
  • Picture yourself in an ornament
  • 3-D multicultural ornaments
  • Colorful stained-glass candleholder

A bundle of fun holiday craft activities
It's the season of gift giving -- and gift making! Education World offers ten fun activities for creating holiday crafts and gifts that will put everyone into the holiday spirit! Included:

  • Christmas-tree-shaped poem cards
  • Christmas handprint decorations
  • Frame it!
  • Tissue paper bows
  • Shiny snowflake ornaments
  • and more!

Handmade holiday treasures: Student projects that make great gifts
Many of our most treasured holiday decorations and small gifts are special because they were made by hand -- especially if they were made by children's hands! Help your students make a memory this holiday season with a gift idea from the Web. These projects will put little, or big, hands to work on a masterpiece for a family member or friend. The following are among the projects you will find:

  • Handprint poem
  • Cinnamon-scent dough ornaments
  • Reindeer ornament
  • Homemade gift box and wrapping paper
  • "I love you" book
  • and more!

Ho! Ho! Holiday art projects even Santa would love
From Christmas to Kwanzaa, Hanukkah to New Year's -- welcome the many holiday celebrations of the season into your classroom with these wonderful craft activities! Included:

  • Unique paper chains
  • Candy cane mouse
  • Make a Dreidel game
  • Weave a Kwanzaa Mat
  • Potato-printed wrapping paper
  • and more!

Still looking for more ideas?

We've scoured the Web for some new ideas, and here are a handful of the ones we found:

From the Education World library

Don't miss Education World's December Holidays archive page. There you will find dozens of ideas for teaching about the holidays as well as craft activities, resources, and more.

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