Santa + Reindeer Gift Tag – Kids Crafts

Santa and Reindeer Gift Tags Kids Crafts

My kids love to do whatever they can to help with the holidays. They love to decorate the tree, make cookies, and any other holiday craft we can find or come up with. I thought it would be fun for them to make some gift tags to put on presents for their teachers and our family.

I love that my kids had fun putting these together and how cute they look on the Christmas gifts! The best part, they don’t have to be perfect and they still look pretty cute.

Here’s what you’ll need:

If you don’t have a Cricut, I also have a printable file that you can print onto your cardstock and cut out the pieces.

Santa + Reindeer Gift Tag Tutorial

For the Santa Gift Tag:

Santa Gift Tag Tutorial

First glue on the beard onto Santa’s face and then your mustache.

Santa Gift Tag

Next, glue on the red hat, then the remaining two white parts of his hat.

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Add some googly eyes or use a black marker for the eyes to complete the look of Santa.

For the Reindeer Gift Tag:

Gift Tag Reindeer

Glue your antlers onto the brown gift tag, making sure some of the antlers are coming off the tag like pictured above.

Reindeer Gift Tag

Add your googly eyes with modge podge or hot glue (which ever sticks better onto the paper. I had success with both, but sometimes the modge podge wasn’t sticking).

Reindeer Gift Tag Tutorial

Hot glue your reindeer nose onto the gift tag.

Santa and Reindeer Gift Tags

Hole punch your gift tags at the top, add some string, and you’re gift tags are all done!

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Santa Letter Printable

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I’ve been wanting to make a Santa Letter Printable for a while, and my kids were so excited when I was finally done. They’ve been anxiously waiting to write Santa a letter and send it in the mail.

When I was helping my 3 year write his letter, I asked if he had been naughty or nice this year, and his first response was “Naughty.” It made me laugh, and he recognized that he definitely had some rough patches this year, but it was perfect to go over the things he was trying to improve on this year.

These letters are the perfect way to get your kids excited about Christmas and let Santa know what they’re wishing for this year. It’s super easy to put together and you don’t need an envelope since it’s a tri-fold letter!

Santa Letter

First you’ll need to print out the letter on both sides and trim it down.

Santa Letter Printable

Fold the letter twice so that the opening of the letter looks like the picture above.

Dear Santa Letter Printable

And the “to” and “from” side look like this.

Place a stamp on your card and they’re ready to send it off to Santa!

Download the Santa Letter Printable

 

Hot Chocolate Bar + Printables

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With the cooler weather upon us and family in town the week of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to create a Hot Chocolate Bar during their visit. My kids and I love hot chocolate, so this was the perfect opportunity! My kids loved adding in their favorite mixes and toppings and having something to warm us up during the cooler week.

Hot Chocolate Bar

To go along with Hot Chocolate Bar, I also created these Hot Chocolate Bar printables to make it a little more festive.

Hot Chocolate Bar Printables

I love how easy it is to put this all together, and you can use as many toppings and mix-ins as you like. I’ve included some of the basics on the printables!

Printable Hot Chocolate Bar

Using disposable cups with lids was perfect for everyone, especially the kiddos. I didn’t have to worry about them breaking a mug and you can make them look cuter with these coffee sleeve printables.

Hot Chocolate Bar with Printables

Hot Chocolate Bar and Printables

I used a fancy cake stand to create some dimension to the look of the Hot Chocolate Bar.

Printables for a Hot Chocolate Bar

Add some cookies or candy to the bar, and you’ve got yourself a perfect Hot Chocolate bar!

Hot Chocolate Bar

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Download the Printables Below:

Hot Chocolate Bar Sign | Baby It’s Cold Outside Sign (5×7)

  Hot Chocolate Bar Labels| Coffee Sleeves Printable

Halloween Treat Bag Printables

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DIY Halloween Treat BagsWe are getting to my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, fall smells, and the upcoming holidays. While they can be stressful at times, they are still fun and I love sharing these holidays with my kids.

These Halloween Treat Bags are fun to do with kiddos and are great to hand out to friends, your students, or use as party favors. They only take minutes to make and can be filled with any type of small candy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Cardstock

Halloween Treat Bag Printables

Treat Bag (at least 4 inches wide)

-Candy

Rafia (for the witch only)

-Green Ribbon (for the pumpkin only)

-Stapler

-Glue Gun

Halloween Treat Bag Witch Printable

Printable Witch Halloween Treat Bag

  1. Start by cutting out all your Treat bags & pieces. Fold along the gray lines, and fold the tops accordingly so that it forms a triangle as pictured.

Mummy Treat Bag

For the Mummy: Skip to steps 2-4.

Witch Printable Treat Bag

For the Witch: add hot glue to the top corns of the face, making sure that the flap is folded over so that it’s not accidentally glued instead. She will look like a bald witch at this point, totally normal. 🙂

Witch Halloween Treat Bag

Add the witch’s hat with hot glue. Skip to steps 2-4.

Frankenstein Printable Treat Bag DIY

Frankenstein Treat Bag

For Frankenstein: After folding, add Frankenstein’s pieces to the back of his “face.” Follow steps 2-4 below.

DIY Witch Halloween Treat Bag

2. Insert the candy into the plastic treat bag, and cut the tops if desired.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

3. Staple the candy bag to the back of the folded treat bag printable.

Witch Printable Halloween Treat Bag

4. For all the printable Treat Bags, except the pumpkin, add tape or a glue gun to seal the candy bag in the back to cover the staple.

Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bags

For the Pumpkin: Hole punch two holes at the top of the treat bag once the flap has been folded over.

Pumpkin Halloween Treat Bag

Insert the ribbon into the holes and tie the ends together, and you’re done!

Halloween Treat Bag Printable

Happy Birthday Glitter Gift Tags

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Cricut Glitter Birthday Gift Tag

I got a Cricut for my birthday, and I fell in love! There are so many things you can create with it and one of my most favorite things to make are these Happy Birthday Glitter Gift tags. Let me tell you, they look so pretty and so perfect on presents and really add some “sparkle” to your gifts! I’m sharing how to make them over at Eighteen25 and these are great for making ahead of time!

Cricut Birthday Tag

These are the perfect addition to any gift, and they even add some eye candy to a batch of cookies you’re handing out to a friend, or around a mason jar like the one pictured above! Tie these gift tags with some baker’s twine to presents wrapped in tissue paper, or a brown gift bag and you’ve got an elegantly wrapped present. 🙂 There is no wrong way to use these gift tags, and you’re friends will love them!

 

Tissue Paper Cupcake Wrap

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I was up late trying to quickly finish cupcakes for my friend’s Mint, Pink & Gold Baby Shower earlier this week. I had just designed and printed out cupcake wrappers and started to cut out the first wrap. I taped the wrap onto the cupcake and thought that it was going to take way too much time for me to finish the rest of them. I looked over at my dining room table and saw that I still had some of the gold polka dotted tissue paper laying there. Whether or not this idea is completely original, I had to try it out. I cut down the tissue paper to fit the cupcake, stuck it into a plastic cup and it looked cute and most importantly, it was going to save me lots of time!

Here’s how I did it:

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I cut down my tissue paper to a 5×5 square (sizes will vary by cupcake).

Cupcake Tissue Paper

Gather the sides of the tissue paper and wrap it around the cupcake.

Cupcake Tissue Paper 2

Stick your cupcake and tissue paper wrap into the cup.

Cupcake Tissue paper 3

Ice your cupcake, making sure the icing doesn’t touch the tissue paper.

Cupcake Tissue Paper 4

Last, but not least, insert the cupcake into a candy bag and wrap it with ribbon or baker’s twine and it’s ready to be used at your next party! These were super easy and such a great time saver! Don’t be surprised if you see me using these more than once!

Mint, Pink & Gold Baby Shower + Printables

Baby-Shower-Mint-Pink-and-GoldOur good friend Rachelle (who is also an amazing photographer) is having a baby in less than 3 weeks and we wanted to throw a baby shower for her. We tried to keep it simple, and had a pancake bar that included a super delicious homemade buttermilk and strawberry syrup. Everything was delicious, and we had lots of fun celebrating Rachelle and her baby! We can’t wait to meet her little girl soon!!!

Photo Credit goes to Rachelle Packard. (I must make a side note that I did the editing on the photos, as they are nowhere close to how good Rachelle’s photography and editing skills are).

When it came to designing printables, I followed these color palettes.

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Baby Shower Diaper cake

Baby Shower Invitation

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Drink Wrap Printables

Baby Shower Game

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Price is Right Printable & Labels

Cupcake Tags

Cupcake Favor Printable

Baseball Printables

Baseball Printables

It’s that time of year again – baseball season has begun. It’s the start of a brand new year, and the hope that your team will do better than the last. It’s a brand new team that has been given a clean slate. In my home, Opening Day is considered a Holiday, and we are die hard Oakland Athletics fans (I married into it). I was never a baseball fan, or a sport fan in general, and yet after 5+ years of marriage it has slowly grown on me. My husband grew up going to A’s games, and now that we have a family of our own, it’s turned into a family event. I can now say I enjoy going to baseball games, especially since both our boys love it.

I’ve slowly been turning our boy’s room into a Baseball/Oakland A’s bedroom, and I’ve finally gotten around to making some wall art for their room. If you’re family is as big a fan of baseball as we are, then you’re going to love these Baseball Printables. I’ve created two versions of the quote “Baseball isn’t just a game, it’s Life,” and “Let’s Play Ball” with a few different colors to match your favorite teams. Hope you’re enjoying the beginning of baseball season as much as we are!

Let’s go Oakland!

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Baseball Printable Banner (Baseballs Only) – download here

Baseball is Life

Baseball-Quote-TanBaseball is Life – Tan – 5×7 | 8×10Baseball-QuoteBaseball is Life – Blue – 5×7 | 8×10

Play BallLet's-Play-Ball-Dark-BlueLet’s Play Ball – Blue – 5×7 | 8×10Let's-Play-Ball-Dark-NavyLet’s Play Ball – Navy – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-Dark-PurpleLet’s Play Ball – Purple(ish) – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-GreenLet’s Play Ball – Green – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-OrangeLet’s Play Ball – Orange – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-Red

Let’s Play Ball – Red – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-TurqouiseLet’s Play Ball – Turquoise – 5×7 | 8×10 Let's-Play-Ball-YellowLet’s Play Ball – Yellow – 5×7 | 8×10

Easter Cupcake Toppers & Liners

Easter Cupcake Topper and Liner Display

The Cadburry Eggs make another appearance! Seriously, I have no will power when it comes to these things. They are just so good, I’d trade them in for cupcakes! 🙂 Which is what I did in today’s project. I was used plain party cups (the size I used were 2 inch dia) and gave them a quick Easter “make over.” Here’s what I did.

Materials Needed:

Paper Party Cups (2 inch dia)

Tape

Scissors

Paper Party Cup Liners – download here

Paper Straws

Easter Cupcake Toppers – download here

Side note: If you’re using regular cupcakes, download these cupcake liners in the following colors: Blue | Yellow | Green | Pink

Easter Cupcake Topper 1

1. Use these Party Cup Liner printables. Cut out your liner and make a circle.

Easter Cupcake Topper 2

2. Measure it around your party cup to make sure it will fit. It’s not going to be perfect on the bottom, but you won’t notice it unless you pick it up. Grab some tape and place it at the end of the liner.

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3. Place some Easter Basket grass in the cup and insert your cupcake topper.

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4. Strategically add your Easter Candy of choice to keep the cupcake topper standing, and you’re done!

Mini Easter Baskets – Free Printable

Mini Easter Baskets Display

I have to admit, last year was the first year I ever had a Cadbury Egg (or it had been a VERY long time since I had one) and I fell in LOVE! I have been addicted to them and have to control myself whenever I have them in my house, so as you can imagine, taking pictures of these Mini Easter Baskets was not easy. On the other hand, these Mini Easter Baskets are very easy to put together.

You can use these as part of your table setting for the “Kids Table” (or the “Adult Table”) at Easter Dinner, use them for a party favor or a little treat to pass out to friends. I’ve created 5 different colored printable baskets, or you can use your own scrapbook paper and use the Blank Mini Easter Basket printable here to print on the back. They’re a fun addition to your Easter celebration and they’re totally budget friendly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Printer

-Mini Easter Basket Printable (grab the downloads below)  or (blank version here)

-Glue or Double Sided Tape

-Grass for Easter Baskets

-Easter Treat

-Easter Tags (download here)

-String

JD Easter Basket

JD really wanted to help and did a pretty good job (sort of). When I asked him not to squish the “basket,” he couldn’t help himself, so the picture of the pink basket is a little squishy thanks to this kid. 🙂

Instructions:

Mini Easter Basket Cut Out

1. Cut out all of the materials.

Mini Easter Basket Dotted

2. Fold along the dotted lines on all four sides.

Mini Easter Basket Folded Tabs

3. Fold down the tabs and place double sided tape or glue onto the tabs.

Mini Easter Basket Tabs

4. Stick the tabs onto the inside of the box, making sure the pattern is on the outside.

Mini easter Basket Box

Your box should like this when all of the tabs have been taped or glued.

Mini Easter Basket Tutorial Handle

5. Insert the handle on the inside of the box with tape.

Mini Easter Basket tutorial tag

6. Cut out the “Happy Easter Tags” and attach it to the handle with string.

Mini Easter Basket Purple

7. Insert the grass and your Easter Treat and you’re done!

Download this Purple Polka Dot Mini Easter Basket here.

Mini Easter Basket Mint

Striped Mint Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Pink

Pink Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Triangle

Multicolored  Mini Easter Basket – download here

Mini Easter Basket Green

Green Chevron Mini Easter Basket – download here