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.


The tradition of decorating Easter eggs goes back many hundreds of years--so far that no one is sure when it began. Here you'll find several ways to decorate Easter eggs, a game and even a magic trick. Get started on these "eggs-cellent" projects!

The Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays with month-long celebrations to bring good fortune. Learn these special Chinese New Year crafts for kids to welcome good fortune for the year for you and your family and friends.

Costumes, candy, spooky decorations--Halloween has everything a kid could want. Celebrated on October 31 every year, it's the perfect holiday for kids to show their creative side. Learn these fun and easy Halloween crafts and activities for kids.

Christmas food crafts are fun for everyone. Teach your kids how to make edible decorations. With a little time and effort you can make great gifts, ornaments, and even a healthy meal. Learn Christmas food crafts from candy canes to gingerbread.

Canada Day activities are a fun way to spend the first day of July. The holiday is a celebration of Canada's creation, history, and traditions. In this article, you'll discover exciting games and activities that show off your Canadian pride.

Universal Children's Day began in 1954 when the United Nations recommended that countries establish it to promote the welfare of children. In the United States, it is the second Sunday in October. Learn these crafts to celebrate Children's Day.

The United States celebrates July 4, 1776 when the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Many celebrate this holiday with fireworks, picnics, barbecues, and patriotic displays. Try out some of these Fourth of July activities.

On April Fool's Day, pranksters play practical jokes on family, friends and neighbors in order to embarrass those silly enough to believe it. Learn these April Fool's Day crafts to discover new ways to play pranks on your family and friends.

Valentine's Day is a day to show your affection, and Valentine's Day crafts are a wonderful way to show your loved ones just how much you care. Check out this article to learn crafty ways to celebrate the fun and romance of Valentine's Day.

Making your own Christmas ornaments and decoration crafts is an excellent way to celebrate the joy of the holidays for all ages and generations. In this article you'll learn a number of craft projects to do together to celebrate the Christmas season.

Easter is celebrated not only for religious significance, but also for the season -- spring! Birds are singing, flowers blooming, and the sun is shining. Learn some crafts for decorating eggs, crafting cute Easter critters, and playing Easter games.

The first celebration of Christmas was in Rome in the year 336 AD. Today, many still celebrate it every year on December 25 by exchanging gifts or decorating a tree. Make these Christmas crafts for kids to get the little ones involved in the holiday.

Easter is a Christian holiday, and for many, it's also marked by traditions like the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and chocolate-filled baskets. In this article, you'll find crafts, recipes and activities that will liven up your Easter celebrations!

May Day crafts welcome spring into your home. The holiday falls on the first day of May and is a celebration of the reappearance of flowers in the spring. In this article, you'll find ways to celebrate May Day with fun activities and crafts.

Congress declared Friendship Day a holiday in 1935, and these Friendship Day crafts help celebrate togetherness. This Friendship Day -- the first Sunday in August -- celebrate with your friends by making creative crafts and playing these group games.

On February 2 of every year, Americans celebrate Groundhog Day when we await the presence of the famous creature in the hope that he will give us the good news of an early spring. Discover fun, family-friendly activities to welcome Groundhog Day.

In the United States, Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November to commemorate the pilgrims' first Thanksgiving in 1621, who celebrated with the helpful Native Americans. Check out these great activities for this all-American holiday.

Valentine's Day is a day that we celebrate every year on February 14th by giving letters and perhaps presents to the ones we love. Nothing beats the warm ad fuzzy feelings from giving or receiving a handmade card. Learn about Valentine's Day cards.

Kwanzaa celebrates the cultural heritage of African-Americans. It was first celebrated in 1966. Find inspiration and learn about great Kwanzaa craft projects in this article, like the Barotse Bowl, the Kwanzaa Bag, and the Woven Kwanzaa Mat.

St. Patrick lived almost two thousand years ago in Ireland. He was a Christian missionary, is the patron saint of Ireland. Join the Irish and celebrate the holiday with these St. Patrick's day crafts, like the Lucky Sprouts and the Shamrock Balloon.

Sweetest Day crafts help to make the holiday--celebrated on the third Saturday of October--more fun. It was first observed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1921 to remember the poor, sick and orphaned children in the city. Check out these Sweetest Day crafts.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States with traditional foods including sweet potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey. In fact, turkey is so popular that some people even call it "Turkey Day." Check out these turkey crafts.

Thanksgiving in America is a time to think of what we are grateful for. It wasn't until 1863--thanks to the efforts of Sarah Hale--that Thanksgiving was decreed a national holiday. Try out these crafts for one of the best holidays of the year.

Veterans Day is a holiday to celebrate the men and women who have served the United States in the armed forces. The holiday is observed on November 11, and was first observed in 1919. Learn these Veteran's day crafts to show your appreciation.

Mother's Day is a holiday honoring mothers. The United States celebrates this it on the second Sunday in May. In addition to giving gifts, this holiday begs time spent together. Celebrate with Mother's Day activities for kids that the whole family can enjoy.