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.

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Sugar skulls are an integral (and beautiful) part of Day of the Dead festivities. We speak with an artist and sugar skull expert to find out how to make them.

By Alia Hoyt

Kids can help make the season bright with some fun Christmas crafts!

By Blythe Copeland

It's tradition for kids to share Valentine's Day cards, but there's no rule saying they have to be like everyone else's. We'll show you how to step up your child's card giving game.

By Sara Elliott

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Try these simple-to-make Valentine crafts and treats for kids from HowStuffWorks.

Light up your holiday with luminaries you make yourself. Learn about how to make holiday luminaries in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Learn how to make bows for wreaths, and you will be able to decorate your house for the holidays without spending a lot of money. Learn about how to make bows for wreaths in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Have you ever wanted to make vampire fangs, but didn't know how? Learn how to make vampire fangs from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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You can make fake scars at home using tried and true homemade recipes. Learn about how to make fake scars at home in this article.

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It's easy to make a handprint turkey. Learn about how to make a handprint turkey in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advent calendars make a ceremony of anticipating the big day, and for more than a century, they've added drama and maybe a few surprises to the weeks before Christmas.

By Sara Elliott

Get ideas and guides for creating homemade costumes from household items.

By Healey McBride

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Halloween is the perfect time of year for kids to use all the fantastic, creepy and ghoulish inspiration surrounding them and channel it into creative craft projects.

By Maria Trimarchi

Breakfast in bed is the perfect treat to show a family member that you care about them. Get the perfect breakfast in bed menu for your family's next special occasion.

Give dad a handy place to stash his spare change with this craft. Give it a theme or make it simple – it's up to you!

Make dad feel like royalty on Father's Day by crafting a special crown just for him.

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Pin the Tail on the Turkey is a great game for the kids to play at Thanksgiving. Help the turkey get his feathers back!

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

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.

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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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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?

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.