Our thanks to Oriental Trading for providing the crafts for this Christmas crafts for school parties post. You can see and try out some of these crafts in the Jersey Family Fun Kids’ Quarters at the Tuckerton Seaport this month.
Before you know it, school will start wrapping up for this school year. If your child’s school is anything like my boys’ schools, the last school days will be filled with holiday school parties. It’s one of my favorite school days. As a room mom for 8 years whether it’s coming up with ideas for classroom party games, classroom party foods, or classroom party crafts, I love it. It’s fun tapping into my own creativity, searching through the pages of Oriental Trading Company for ideas or a combining their kits with my creativity.
Whenever I pick out crafts for a school holiday party I have four requirements.
Crafts for School Parties must be
- Relatively inexpensive ~ When you are creating crafts for a school holiday party, there are typically 15-30 students. I can’t spend the entire party budget on the crafts alone. I like to keep my costs to 50 cents or lower per project.
- Easy to do ~ I also prefer projects that aren’t overly complicated. At our school parties, we have 30 minutes to an hour for a party. During that time we have to provide snacks, games, crafts and sometimes a story. Crafts that can be done quickly and don’t require extra time to dry are always a hit with me.
- Minimal extra supplies needed ~ One of the things I love about Oriental Trading Christmas Crafts is that their kits tend to include all the supplies you need. I love that! It makes it so much easier when I don’t need to run out and get extra supplies.
- Room for creativity ~ The perfect crafts for a school holiday party are both easy and allow for kids to show their unique style of creativity. Give 20 students the supplies to decorate an ornament ball or foam gingerbread ornament and you can get 20 different designs.
With my requirements in mind, I knew it would be easy to find easy Christmas crafts for school parties from Oriental Trading Company’s Christmas craft collection.
5 EASY Christmas Crafts For School Parties
Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
About the Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Christmas Ornament Craft Kit, $19.99 for 48
Oriental Trading Company’s Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments come in kits with 48 gender neutral gingerbread ornaments with self-adhesive foam shapes. Each Gingerbread ornaments is 5″ in height. For ages 5 & older. The stick-on foam shaped pieces are medium-sized. Strings are included to hang the gingerbread as ornaments.
What I love about the Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
I loved that these Fabulous Foam Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments require no glue. The kit includes more than enough stickers for decorating the gingerbread people. Students can dress their ornaments with hats, bows, stars to personalize them. There are icing buttons that can be used for buttons. Gumdrop stickers can be used for gloves or shoes. Wavy pieces can be used to give gingerbread people hair or extra embellishments. There are adhesive letters included as well. One tip: attach the ornament string at the top of the gingerbread people before placing any stickers on the head. There is a prepunched hole for the string, but it can be hard to get to once you’ve covered the head with a sticker.
DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments
About the DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments, available in a variety of multipack sizes and prices
Oriental Trading Company offers different variety packs of DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments. The size we picked came 4 dozen per pack and are 2 1/4″ in diameter.
What I love about the DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments
I love these DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments because there is no wrong way to decorate an ornament. At the Tuckerton Seaport, we had children decorate the ornaments with extra stickers from the gingerbread people, extra stickers from our collection, pieces of pipe cleaner, and glittery glue. Gather up any random odds and end craft supplies and let kids get creative with decorating an ornament. These ornaments pop open allowing them to be decorated from the inside or outside. Older children could draw on them with sharpies or swirl paint around on the inside. A younger child can just cover with stickers. A student celebrating Hanukkah may want to decorate their ornament in blue and silver colors while another student may want to create a Kwanzaa scene with candles created from pipe cleaners in different colors. There is no limit on what can be done with a DIY Christmas ornament. Click over if you want to read our steps for making a Christmas Splatter Paint ornament.
Silly Gingerbread Magnet Craft Kit
About the Silly Gingerbread Magnet Craft Kit, $4.78 for 12
Run, run as fast as you can toward ordering these adorable gingerbread crafts for kids. A popular pick for parties and for fun at home, these affordable and adorable characters will are calorie free versions of a Christmas favorite. Create your own gingerbread man or woman with the included self-adhesive foam pieces. 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″. Makes 12. All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces.
What I love about the Silly Gingerbread Magnet Craft Kit
I loved that there were 4 different styles of gingerbread personalities. With each one individually-wrapped with their own adhesive pieces, it was easy to pass them out and let kids get to creating.
Snowman Stocking Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
About the Snowman Stocking Christmas Ornament Craft Kit, 19.99 for 50
Look what was stuffed in your Christmas stocking! Create and hang up these festive Snowman Stocking Christmas Tree Ornaments by the chimney with care to help decorate for a magical Christmas holiday. Even by the fireplace the only thing these 50 frosty fellows will melt is your heart. Includes self-adhesive foam pieces. (50 pcs. per unit) 5 1/2″ All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces.
What I love about the Snowman Stocking Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
These Snowman Stockings add just the right amount of challenge to make it something for the slightly older child or student. By bending and twisting the pipe cleaner arms each snowman can show a little uniqueness. This is also another one of those great Oriental Trading Christmas crafts for school parties where each kit is individually packaged and everything sticks. No glue or drying time required.
Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments
About the Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments, $6.99 for 24
Scratch in designs to reveal a bright rainbow of color on these DIY Christmas ornaments. A great craft for kids, hang them up on the Christmas tree or hang them around the house with the rest of your Christmas decorations. (24 ornaments, 12 scratching tools and 24 satin ribbons per unit)
What I love about the Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments
These Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments couldn’t be easier for students as Christmas crafts for school parties. A younger student may create a random or simple design with the scratching tool. While an older student may want to scratch out a more elaborate pattern or picture on the tree.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas for easy Christmas crafts for school parties. These no mess, no fuss, no drying required crafts will make your holiday classroom party fun.
What ideas do you have that make for easy Christmas crafts for school parties?
Comment below we’d love to hear them.