Free Family Crafts, Events & Activities 12/30

Barnes & Noble - Check your local store for events.

Bass Pro Shops – Check your local store for events.

Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday 12/31 from 11am-3pm, Kids make New Year’s Noisemakers.

LEGO Stores –

Tuesday 1/3 at 5pm, Free Lego Monthly Mini Model Build: Cobra! Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store.

Michaels –

Friday 12/30 from 11am-1pm, Gert’s Construction Paper Crafting Event: Create a fun craft gator with construction paper.

Tuesday 1/3 from 11am-1pm, Make-it Take-it School Box time capsule event with purchase of pencil box. (40% off coupon)

Saturday 1/7 from 1pm-3pm, FREE Make-it Take-it Yarn Backpack Buddy.

Free Family Crafts, Events & Activities Round Up!

Babies R Us -

Tuesday 12/27 at 6:30pm, Gearing Up for Baby: Strollers, car seats, play yards and high chairs…get thescoop on gear that’s right for you and baby! Sponsored by Safety 1st.

Bass Pro Shops – Santa’s Wonderland from 11/5-12/24. Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

Through 12/24 Every weekday, Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 pm and every weekend, Saturday & Sunday, from noon to 5pm, kids can take part in making crafts and holiday ornaments, like a snowman door hanger or animal sun catcher and construct great ornaments out of fishing bobbers, Popsicle sticks, jingle bells and more—even decorate Christmas cookies December 19th-24th! Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

Free fun Santa Bandz bracelet offered every weekday to the first 150 kids who visit Santa’s Wonderland Monday through Friday from 5-7pm (a different style will be offered each week).

Free 4×6 studio-quality photo with Santa from 3pm to 8pm Monday through Friday, Saturday’s 10am to 8pm and Sunday’s noon to 5 pm.

Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday 12/24 from 11am-3pm, Kids make Holiday Ornaments.

Michaels –

Monday 12/26 from 11am-1pm, Jake’s Art FREE Make-It Take-It Event: Turn a simple page into a personal work of art.

Wednesday 12/28 from 11am-1pm, Gert’s Tissue Paper Crafting Event: Grow a tissue paper palm tree with creativity and ease.

Friday 12/30 from 11am-1pm, Gert’s Construction Paper Crafting Event: Create a fun craft gator with construction paper.

Pottery Barn Kids – Tuesday’s from 11-11:30am, Story Time.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

The Home Depot – See Adult Weekly workshops here.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area. They will open at 5 am the day after Christmas!


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Baby Jesus Sock Craft

baby Jesus Christmas craft







Since the real meaning of Christmas is Jesus, I have really been wanting to make a baby Jesus craft. Since we have a ridiculous number of mismatched socks, I started thinking about how to use them, and I really love the baby Jesus in a manger that we came up with. The kids have had so much fun with this!! They were able to help stuff it, and it was really quick and easy to make.

All that you need to make it is:

  • 3 socks – one pink, one yellow or white and one black or brown
  • stuffing
  • rubber bands (I just used my girl’s rubber bands to make it.)
  • markers
We made baby Jesus out of a pink sock since babies are pink when they are first born. We just stuffed a pink sock. Then, we used a rubberband to make his head and 2 arms.
Next, we made the manger out of a black sock that we stuffed. I would have used brown since it would look more woodlike if I had a brown sock. We folded the top of the sock over and held that into place with a rubberband. We also placed baby Jesus under that rubber band to hold him onto the manger.
Then, we used a yellow sock to wrap baby Jesus in swaddling cloths.
baby Jesus Christmas craft
My daughter’s have been playing with baby Jesus ever since. It is really sweet! I hope to figure out a way to make the whole nativity set before Christmas.

Reindeer Hand Christmas Craft







We are making quite a few Christmas crafts. Here are some cute reindeer hands that we made. We make these every year while the kids are little, and I love comparing the reindeer from year to year.

These are really easy to make!

1. Trace the child’s hand.

2. Cut out the hand and turn it upside down.

3. Attach a red nose to the thumb.

4. Attach an eye to the thumb as well.

5. Add a collar and ears.

6. Color the bottom of the other 4 fingers black for hooves.

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Christmas Wreath Craft For Kids

Christmas wreath craft







We have been busy making Christmas crafts! It has been so much fun! We made this cute Christmas hand wreath using cutouts of our three youngest children’s hands. Usually I make separate wreaths, but this year, I decided to make one wreath using all of their hands. I really like it!! I always try to make crafts using our kids hands. It is fun to pull them out each year and see how much they have grown!

I placed the largest handprints on the bottom, and glued them together. Then, I added the next largest hands and the smallest hands. I added a bow to the bottom of the wreath and then we added buttons for decorations.

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