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.


Oktoberfest is a two-week festival in Germany, celebrated during the last week of September and the first week of October. You can make the most of this time of year with Oktoberfest Crafts based on this harvest's most bountiful fruits, the apple.

Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) commemorates the U.S. men and women who have died in military service to our country. These Memorial Day crafts are great ways for families to do something together to honor our fallen soldiers.

On New Year's Day, billions of people celebrate the passing of one year, and the hopes for prosperity in the next. Join with family and friends to create a unique New Year's Day keepsake or participate in one these holiday season activities.

On Mother's Day it is a tradition to give mothers gifts to show them how special they are; some of the best gifts are handmade. Skip the flowers, and learn about wonderful handmade crafts and gifts that your mother will be sure to appreciate.

Halloween is one of the most popular annual events for adults and children alike. In this article, learn the best ideas for costume crafts to transform your costume from ordinary to 'spooktacular.' Check out these crafts for more Halloween fun!

In the Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the New Year. In fact, "Rosh Hashanah" literally means "Head of the Year." In this article you'll discover fun Rosh Hashanah crafts you can make yourself, like a shofar and honey cards.

In many European countries, December 6 is known as St. Nicholas Day. The holiday celebrates the life of St. Nicholas, who is similar to the one American children know as Santa Claus. Learn how to make cool crafts to celebrate St. Nicholas Day.

St. Patrick's Day is one of the oldest holidays. The day celebrates the life of St. Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland. Learn timeless activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, making leprechauns, lucky charms, and the pot o' gold game.

Mardi Gras crafts are enjoyable projects to do with your kids. Bright colors, party masks, delicious food, and festive noise result in a festive mood around the house--just when kids are starting to get cabin fever. Check out these Mardi Gras crafts.

Labor Day first began in the 1880s as a day off for the hardworking men and women of America. Today it continues to celebrate the efforts of workers on the first Monday of September. Learn ways to celebrate Labor Day with fun activities and games.

There never seems to be a spot to keep those beautiful cards that arrive each holiday season. Finally, we have the answer -- the Happy Holidays Quilted Card Holder. Learn how to make it here.

Every step that goes into the Santa's Special Delivery Quilt will be worth it once you see the finished product. Learn how to make it here, where you can also download the free quilt pattern.

Christmas is the time for good food and good eating. In this article, we'll show you how to make Christmas crafts for the kitchen, including delicious dishes, merry mugs, and cheerful centerpieces.

Dress your family in Christmas-themed attire that you've made yourself. We'll show you how to create everything from Christmas knit scarves and mittens to Christmas vests and Christmas tree ties and suspenders. Learn how.

Christmas can be the warmest and happiest season of the year for many people. The holidays are also when creating decorations and presents is most fulfilling. Learn how to make Christmas crafts for the home.

Every woman loves some sparkly adornments to wear around the holidays. In this article, we'll teach you how to make beautiful Christmas jewelry, including holiday and fine necklaces and bracelets.

Everyone loves receiving Christmas cards. This year why not make your own Christmas cards for an extra-special touch? Learn how to make handmade holiday greetings that will be cherished by all who receive them.

Giving is what makes Christmas such a heartwarming season. So much time and care is spent selecting the "perfect" gift, but what about the packaging? Learn how to make a Christmas gift basket.