Frosty Family Fun – Holiday and Christmas treats, crafts, and DIY ideas the whole family will love!
Are you looking for some new, unique, and budget friendly crafts and recipes? Oh good! I have you covered:) Today I have picked out a variety of treats and projects that put a smile on my face and I know that you will love them too. I should probably mention that, just because a project looks amazing, it’s only fun if it’s not too difficult, right? So, I picked out some ideas that won’t break the bank and won’t add to any holiday frustration. Bake, create, and make fun things with your family this year!
Frosty Family Fun
1. Edible Snow Globe Cupcakes
No really, those are gelatin snow globes and here’s how to make them!
2. Rudolph Christmas Treat Jars
Cute, simple, and 100% adorable. You have to check out the Santa jar and the Snowman jar. Which one is your favorite?
3. Santa Hat Pretzels
Take some regular shaped pretzels (easy enough), add some red candy melts here, a marshmallow there, and boom! You’ve got the cutest bite sized Christmas treat to take to the party.
4. How to Make a Cardboard Christmas Fireplace
If your image of Christmas includes stockings hanging on a fireplace but your home doesn’t have one, you can make a surprisingly realistic version from cardboard. Start with four cardboard display boards — the kind students use for science projects. You can find them at hobby or office supply stores and home centers.
5. Finger Print Christmas Lights
Dot, dot, not a lot! Show your kids how to take their tiny little fingers to make these festive Christmas lights! I love that this project isn’t a big mess. I’m busy enough during the holidays and cleaning up paint everywhere is no fun.
6. Soda Bottle Penguins
Do you see what I see? Those little penguins are made from plastic soda bottles! Whoever thought of this is so smart!
7. Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
Star light, star bright, this wood pallet glows at night! Oh my gosh- I love that this DIY pallet Christmas tree is a little bit rustic, a little bit traditional, and 100% beautiful. Make it once and use it year after year!
8. Cardboard Gingerbread House
This is pretty much a little kid’s DREAM at Christmas! A gingerbread house they can actually go inside of! With cardboard and paper, look how they create the look of a candy house ….. WOW!
9. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lights
These look easy enough, right? Dip strawberries in colored chocolate (using food coloring or colored chips) then decorate them with edible glitter to create christmas lights! You will need this kind of edible glitter – found here
10. Mistletoes – Footprint Mistletoe
Adorable handprint, fingerprint, and footprint canvas art to make with your kids!
11. How to make Candy Sleighs
A fun project to make for that special teacher, babysitter, friend, or neighbor this Christmas. Click the picture for further instructions.
12. Hang Christmas Ornaments in a Window
It looks so pretty from the outside too! (source unknown)
13. Hanging ornaments from the chandelier
14. Make HUGE Christmas Ornaments
I made these using kids playground balls.
15. Disney Christmas Wreaths
These are precious!
16. DIY Candy Cane Sleighs
Mini candy sleighs! Glue miniature Kit Kats to 2 candy canes. Use a little more glue to prop a Christmas eraser up with a Hershey’s kiss! Weeee! Click here to get these Christmas erasers. So cute and so easy to do (source unknown).
17. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
Such a creative way to make a keepsake!! Stuff a clear plastic ornament with the newborn beanie and hospital bracelet. I think it would be neat to make a keepsake ornament every year. As the kids get older, they can pick what they want to put inside the ornament. Such a beautiful way to decorate the Christmas tree. I made shadow boxes for newborn keepsakes – see them HERE.
18. Glittery Snow Paint
This looks magical and cold!
19. Wine Glass Snow Globes
20. Santa Bread
This looks adorable (and tasty too!)