Growing up, there is nothing more exciting then unwrapping presents and checking out your stocking on Christmas morning. Christmas stockings were always like the icing on the cake at our homes. Just before we unwrapped all of our Christmas presents underneath the tree, we were treated to a few smaller surprises in our Christmas stockings.
If you're looking for fun Christmas activities in preparation for the holiday, make these stockings with the kids help and get everyone in the gift-giving spirit. We found the following crafts that you can help the kids make for a fun pre-Christmas activity filled afternoon.
Have a Polka Dot Christmas
When it comes to Christmas crafts, people usually lean towards traditional colors and elements. So polka dots are not one of the first things that come to mind. And because this project is so colorful, this Christmas stocking craft will certainly add a merry and bright touch to your Christmas mantle spread.
We love how Living With Punks paired her Christmas stockings with a matching garland. While there is sewing involved with this craft, it's not a tough undertaking so even the most unskilled sewer will produce a pretty end result that adds a whimsical addition to your Christmas décor.
Cute Paper Christmas Stocking Craft
The people over at Snackpicks created this really easy and adorable paper Christmas you can easily make at home. All you need is paper, yarn and a hole punch. Help the kids with punching the holes in the right place and they’ll love “sewing” their Christmas stocking together.
Snackpicks gives you a really detailed tutorial of how to make these cute paper stockings.
Homemade Fleece Photo Stocking
This lovely idea comes from Cleverly Inspired shows you how to make a homemade fleece Christmas stocking that features photos. This particular stocking shows photos of the kids from throughout the years.
Make this stocking big enough so that each year for Christmas you can pull it out and add another photo of your child. What a sweet way to celebrate the kids and holidays!
Unique Way to Countdown to Christmas
Create this fun Christmas stocking craft and made an Advent calendar with your kids old Christmas socks.
This idea found here shows you how you can turn these “Christmas stockings” into a garland that you can use in your Christmas decorations. Fill each sock with treats for the little ones to countdown each day until Christmas with.
Challenge family and friends at your holiday party.
Ask the kids to do this skit for the family.
Keep the whole party entertained!