Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts at HowStuffWorks has activities for each special day in the year. From Valentine's Day to Thanksgiving, check out our holiday craft ideas.


This super-easy craft makes a great Thanksgiving decoration or a piece of tabletop décor, and it takes very little pre-planning.

With virtually no prep time, the salt and pepper shaker pilgrims craft is a very inexpensive, fun little project for kids of varying ages.

This project takes very little time, but start this tradition now, and you and your family can treasure it for years to come.

Turn your kids into mini-Martha Stewarts with this elegant little craft.

This easy-peasy craft idea leaves plenty of room for creativity and imagination-stretching.

This charming snow fellow might give you the brush off, but in a good way – see how!

28 fun Halloween crafts will help your family pass the days until trick-or-treat. Learn to make party decorations, homemade costumes and other Halloween crafts.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on our relationships with those around us and on ways we can help to make the world a more peaceful place. The crafts in this article will give kids and adults a chance to spend creative time together.

Christmas activities for kids like decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, and preparing a feast are just a few things that make the season special. If you want to add a special touch to your holiday season, why not make your own gifts, games, and decorations?

Fourth of July means picnics with great food, parades, gathering with family and friends for games, and most of all, fireworks. It also means keeping the little ones busy with Fourth of July crafts. Celebrate Independence Day with crafts for kids.

On May 5, 1982 Mexico defeated the invading French army. Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to commemorate that battle. With the following activities, you'll be on your way to having a fiesta of your own by making tortillas, chocolate, and maracas.

In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean to the New World with his ships the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus Day has been observed in the United States for over two centuries. Celebrate the day with the following games and crafts.

Grandparents Day crafts are a great way to show your grandma and grandpa how much you appreciate them this fall season. Check out these pages to learn the few easy steps to make a Cup of Love, the Golden Vase, and other fun Grandparents Day crafts!

Twelve days after Christmas, many Christian religions celebrate the feast day of the Epiphany. In this article, you'll find special ways to observe this holy day with unique Epiphany activities.

Father's Day is a wonderful opportunity to make meaningful gifts with your own two hands. Check out the following pages for Father's Day activities you and dad can work on together, and special gifts you can create with step-by-step instructions.

Halloween is a time for thrills and scares, tricks and treats, good fun and games. Read about these Halloween crafts for kids to find help with decorating, throwing a Halloween party, dressing up in costume, feeding your friends, and just having fun.

Friendship Day takes place on the first Sunday in August. Though it is not as popular, this special day is celebrated in many countries. With these Friendship Day activities, you can gather up your best friends and have a celebration of your own.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that has historical and religious meaning. Learn about Hanukkah crafts for kids including dreidels, menorahs and other gifts.

From projects that help the environment, to at-home activities that bring some nature indoors, Earth Day crafts help you better understand the environment and the world around you. Celebrate the Earth by digging into these exciting Earth Day crafts.

In Spanish, Cinco de Mayo means "the fifth of May." On this day in 1862 an outnumbered Mexican army defeated the well-equipped invading French. May 5 is now a holiday in Mexico. Prepare for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with the crafts in this article.

Halloween is observed on October 31st, which is the last day of the Celtic calendar. In this article, we have collected some great Halloween activities that the whole family can enjoy. Learn about spooky games, fun decorations, and scary costumes.

Earth Day activities for kids help kids celebrate Earth Day. Check out the following pages to get started on fun and Earth Day activities for kids.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January, as a day of remembrance for the minister and civil rights leader's good works. Learn ideas for activities that help to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Christmas crafts for kids is one of the best ways to keep kids busy and entertained during "cabin fever" season. Learn nearly two dozen Christmas crafts projects--you'll be sure to find something fun and exciting to do indoors on a cold, snowy day.

Father's Day crafts give little kids an opportunity to get their hands dirty while making a special keepsake to give to dad. These easy projects are meant to be easy to make--and are easy on the budget, too. Check out these Father's Day crafts.