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Make Christmas Pins with Kids (Great for Gifts!)

These Christmas pins are EASY and fun winter crafts for kids! Make them with simple supplies; they are great for holiday gifts.

Make Christmas Pins with Kids (Great for Gifts!)

Hi there! I’m Candie Cooper and so excited to be guest posting for Amy’s MPR blog. My specialty is jewelry making – but I also love holiday and winter crafts for kids. With Christmas coming, you might be thinking about gifts for teachers, neighbors, postal workers, etc.

I’ve got a quick kids Christmas project that you can make with your kids every inch of the way. For this project I used the magic potion that this entire blog is about: Mod Podge!

Winter Crafts for Kids

This project uses a very special formula – Sparkle Mod Podge. Everyone loves a little glitter, and Sparkle Mod Podge adds a subtle glitter touch to your project. Of course you can layer it up and add a ton of glitter if you like – that’s up to you!

In addition you’ll need a ruler (cut into pieces), acrylic paint, pins or magnets for the back, glue, scissors, a Sharpie, paintbrushes and various embellishments to decorate your pins (described below).

Finger prints made on blue cardstock with acrylic paint

Place some white paint on a paper plate. Make fingerprints on blue card stock and leave to dry. Cut around the prints.

Bottle of blue acrylic paint and painted yardstick pieces

Slice a yardstick into 1.25 inch sections. Sand around the edges with a nail file or sandpaper to smooth. Optionally, you can paint the yardsticks (I used water with my paint to make a stain). Glue a magnet or pin back onto the back.

Bottle of sparkle Mod Podge, Christmas pin, silver Sharpie, and Christmas scissors

Mod Podge various embellishments onto the front of your Christmas pins – buttons, snowflake sequins, chipboard hearts, flat back crystals, words are a few ideas. For the snowman, I used permanent markers to draw a face and decorated the yardstick piece with silver polka dots.

Add a little glitz around the snowman’s face with Mod Podge Sparkle. Hot glue a tiny piece of yarn for a scarf.

Cute Christmas pins for kids pinned onto a white sweater

Wear your finished Christmas pins with pride all winter long – or give them as gifts!

If you like Christmas and winter crafts for kids, check out these other cute ideas I think you’re going to love:


Wednesday 16th of January 2013

Using this with my church craft group tonight, thanks :)


Tuesday 11th of December 2012

What a fun idea! I love it!

Jayne Rice

Thursday 6th of December 2012

Love these Candie!


Wednesday 5th of December 2012

Those are adorable!

Robin Coxon

Wednesday 5th of December 2012

I like your DIY snow pin idea. They are simple and rustic making them appropriate for this time of year.