Christmas cookies and crafts are synonymous with the holiday season for Lolli and Me! Our family loves creating #intentionalmemories by baking and crafting together as we countdown to Christmas–and a highlight is hosting our annual Milk & Cookies party for family friends. We’ve gathered a few cookie decorating supplies and clever Christmas crafts below to inspire your own cookies and crafts ideas this season, whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for fun activities to do at home:
‘Tis the season for gingerbread! Decorate gingerbread man ornaments with this foam gingerbread man craft that comes with a tag explaining “The Legend of the Gingerbread Man.” For a craft station, we like to set out Christmas plates and placemats for kids to use as workspaces while designing their ornaments.
Of course, we always love making a gingerbread house each year but generally don’t like to get out all of the icing and decorations more than once. So, to continue the theme with less mess, we like this foam gingerbread house kit and little Lego set for kids (a great stocking stuffer, too!). And for a festive addition to your holiday entertaining, try gingerbread house mug toppers on the rim of a glass for eggnog or hot chocolate!
Decorating Christmas cookies is one of our favorite holiday traditions. We love to have friends over to celebrate the season together, and decorating (and eating!) Christmas cookies is a festive form of entertainment for children of all ages. A go-to setup involves picking up sugar cookies and icing from our favorite bakery, gathering up festive sprinkles, and letting the kids loose to create away! At the end of the day, friends can pack up the cookies in a treat box to carry home for Santa.
Creative cookie cutters add extra excitement to your holiday baking plans! Create a Christmas tree tower out of star-shaped cookie cutters, or make a wintery scene with this classic Christmas cookie cutter set. For an activity with all the pieces included (that’s not more gingerbread), try this mini chocolate cookie house decorating set, which comes with everything you need to build and decorate the tiny house!
Entertaining, relevant crafts with little clean-up time are ideal for this mom. Luckily, you don’t always need to make a mess to create something everyone will enjoy! For our Christmas party, we like to set out coloring sheets, stickers, and markers for kids to create last-minute Christmas cards for loved ones near and far.
You don’t need messy icing, containers of glitter, glue or ink to create, which can add stress to what should be a joy-filled time. These mess-free Christmas crafts are cute and simple to put together in a pinch (or one a trip to Grandma’s house)! Create “stained glass” ornaments with stickers, or let your little one punch our a few cardboard pieces to make an adorable “gingerbread” village! And if you want shimmer and shine minus the spills, these mess-free glitter stickers will satisfy without a sparkle explosion:
Shop all cookies and craft supplies below (Most can be shipped Amazon Prime for pre-Christmas delivery!):
We can’t believe Christmas is just a week away! What are your favorite family Christmas traditions? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram by leaving us a comment! Merry Christmas from Lolli and Me! We hope your season is filled with intentional memories, family fun, and cherished times around the table and tree!