Get Crafty: DIY Holiday Fun

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and everyone is home for the holidays!

So why not round up family members–young and old–to create these fun and easy-to-make crafts?

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Sock Snowmen

What You Need:

Roll of thread/string

Glue Stick

White tube socks

Plaid-colored socks

Orange construction paper

Buttons of your choice

Small flower buttons

Googly eyes

What To Do:
1. Choose a white tube sock and fill it with either rice or dry beans, and then close the top with string or thread.

2. Tie off (tightly) two sections of the rice- or bean-filled sock with string or thread, to resemble the shape of a snowman.

3. Now, cut off about a 1/3 section from the bottom of a Plaid-colored sock. You will use this for your snowman’s cap. Use the remainder of the plaid-colored sock for the snowman’s mid-body sweater.

4. Use the glue stick to paste an assortment of multi-colored buttons along the front of the plaid-colored sweater.

5. Finally, use about two inches of string or thread to tie one Flower Button to the top of your snowman’s cap.

Christmas Tree cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

What You Need:

1 can of green frosting

Waffle ice cream cones


Traditional white-layer cupcakes

What To Do:

1. Use a white-layered Cupcake as your base. This will resemble snow.

2. Place one waffle ice cream cone on top of the cupcake.

3. Take the can of green frosting and layer the cone (from bottom to top) with green icing.

4. Finally, add colorful sprinkles to your assortment of Christmas tree cupcakes to make the appearance of lights.


Kwanzaa Candles: Mishumaa Saba

What You Need:

Tan, red, black, and green Popsicle sticks

White construction paper

Coloring markers

What To Do:

1. Glue two Popsicle sticks together. This will serve as the center of your candle holder.

2. Attach two Popsicle sticks to the base of your center (forming an upside down T). This will serve as your base.

3. Attach 4 Popsicle sticks horizontally at the top of your center; 2 on each side.

4. Add your candles: Add 3 red candles to the right of your candle holder, 1 black candle in the center, and 3 green candles to the left.

5. Add your flames: Cut out small flames by using the white construction paper, and color accordingly. Attach your flames to each candle.