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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How to Make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

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.

5 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

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

10 Cute Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Kids

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.

Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids

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

How to Make Holiday Luminaries

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

How to Make Bows for Wreaths

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.

How to Make Cheap Vampire Fangs

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

How to Make Fake Scars at Home

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.

How to Make a Handprint Turkey

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

How to Make an Advent Calendar

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.

Crafty Costume Ideas: How to Make Easy Super Hero Costumes from Household Items

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

5 Halloween Craft Projects for Kids

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.

Breakfast in Bed

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.

Craft a Father's Day Coin Dish

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!

Craft a Father's Day Crown

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

Pin the Tail on the Turkey Game

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

Potato Thanksgiving Turkey

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

"Thankful" Message Box

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Place Cards

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

28 Fun Halloween Crafts

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 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

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 Crafts for Kids

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.

Cinco de Mayo Activities

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.

Columbus Day Activities

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.