A quick Google search will get you approximately 36 bajillion ideas for holiday craft projects. We’ve culled a few of our favorites, with an emphasis on things you could use or give:
Beaded snowflake ornament
Looks surprisingly like a snowflake, and can be used to adorn your tree or someone else’s.
DIY holiday cards
You need cards for the holiday, why not make your own? I could have suggested one, but BuzzFeed scrounged 49 tutorials to choose from. Better yet: have the kids make them.
Felt mittens for kids
A good project whether as a gift, or to just weather the weather. Martha’s mittens are of monsters.
Need a last-minute stocking? Has the three-year-old finally realized his stocking is a large sock, while his older siblings’ are somewhat spiffier? Have a new pet who needs treats from Santa? Just make your own stocking; it’s more meaningful than buying one. Your three-year-old will get that (in about twenty years).
“Crafting” can be as simple as arranging something artfully. If you’re unsure what to give someone, why not make a gift basket? You can steal this idea of a s’mores basket, but you can also make a movie-watching gift basket (popcorn, candy, a cozy blanket), a reader’s gift basket (list of good books, reading glasses, maybe an actual book or two), a new cook’s basket (basic tools for around the kitchen)…the options are endless.