Free Printable Kwanzaa Crafts and Activities

Free Printable Kwanzaa Coloring Pages, Crafts, Lesson Plans and Activities
Kwanzaa is a uniquely African American winter holiday which begins on December 26 and is celebrated for nine days. Candles are lit and prayer offerings made. Here are free printable Kwanzaa coloring pages, crafts, games, lessons and activities. Read more...

Holiday Potpourri Craft

Easy, Homemade Potpourri: Great Craft for Preschool and Special Needs Students During the holiday season, when I am not baking, I keep a small saucepan simmering on low with potpourri. I make my own holiday blend. Here is an easy potpourri recipe that doubles as a gift and craft for preschool, seniors and special needs students. Read More

Free Printable 3D Pop Up Cards

Free Printable Pop Up Cards Patterns-- Cheap Holiday Card Making Crafts
'Green', 'Inexpensive' and 'DIY' are this holiday season's buzzwords. Here is a Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa craft that is all three: pop-up holiday cards made right from your recycle bin; with free printable stencils, they are darn near free. Read More

Free Printable St. Lucia Crafts

Free Printable St. Lucia Day Activities Advent is the period of preparation for Christmas. Several special feast days fall during Advent: December 6- St. Nicholas, December 12-Our Lady of Guadalupe and December 13- St. Lucia. Here are free printable activities for St. Lucia Day. Read More

Decorating Real vs. Artificial Trees: Green, Health, Safety

Real Christmas Trees vs. Artificial Holiday Decorations: Green, Safe, Inexpensive When my husband and I first married, we were die-hard DIYers and traditionalists. We vowed always to have a real Christmas tree each holiday. We would trudge through snowy fields and cut our own. But reality hit me in the head last year. Read More

Free Printable Holiday Stencils

Free Printable Holiday Stencils for Winter Holiday and Christmas Card Making Crafts We've been making our own Christmas and holiday cards for years now. Since 'Green' and 'Saving Money' are bywords this Christmas, this card making craft includes a contest to create unique, green designs from recycled materials. Makes lesson plans for art, ELA, social studies, and volunteer groups. Make with senior citizens and disabled, too. Free printable stencils included Read More

Stained Glass Window Christmas Cards with Free Stencil Templates

Easy Stained Glass Window Christmas Card Crafts with Free Printable Holiday Stencils I'm always looking for good Christmas and holiday crafts that work with senior citizens, preschoolers and special needs students. As a former adult ed instructor, I look for no fail, user friendly crafts that build a sense of accomplishment in students. Here's a no-fail stenciled holiday card making craft with free printable stencils. Read More

Cheap Homemade Holiday Gifts for Senior Citizens, Homebound

Easy Green Recycled Holiday Gifts to Make for Disabled, Handicapped, Homebound, Seniors and Bird Watchers Bird feeders are some of the easiest crafts to make for holiday gifts. Bird feeders are inexpensive, eco-friendly gifts that will delight anyone on your holiday gift list, especially grandparents, shut-ins, elderly and homebound. Read More

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