Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Crafts and Tips for Cute Christmas Photos

Need some ideas for some crafts to do with your kiddos this Christmas? Here are some that I've found. 

For older children, try these Cookie Cutter Ornaments. Directions can be found at  Martha Stewart.

I just love these little Pinecones. Smaller kiddos should be able to help make these! You'll find directions at decorating your way. (It's a post by Myra. Her blog is  My Blessed Life, and I love it!)

And, if you feel real crafty, here's an adorable card holder! You'll find directions at Craftiness is not Optional.

If you're like me, you have trouble getting a really good photo of the children in front of the tree. That can be frustrating! Click on the links to view these helpful tips:

This link will be helpful if you use a DSLR. So far, I can only drool over them.  I'm only an amateur, after all. :) But I'll still see if something like this trick will work with my lil'ol' point and shoot! You'll find the post at Unskinny Boppy.

This post at Under the Sycamore is amazingly helpful, as well! Take a look at the difference in these photos!

Finally, here's a neat little checklist to help you remember which shots to try to capture this season! You can find the free printable at Rock the Shot.

If you have any kid-friendly crafts or photo tips to share, please leave a link! We'd love to check it out. 

Jessica is a follower of Jesus Christ, the wife of an amazing husband, and the mother of four children who are the loves of her life. She is passionate about homeschooling, enjoys spending time with her family more than anything else,  would rather buy a new book than new clothes, is always starting on a diet, and thinks that chocolate is the next-best medicine to laughter. Other than reading, her favorite hobbies are music, decorating, blogging, and making attempts at photography. She blogs about this, that, and the other at www.itsthelittlethings4.blogspot.com.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my photo! I appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you. :)

  2. Thank YOU, Beth, for sharing the tip and for stopping by today! Merry Christmas to you, as well! :)