Christmas is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Christmas to me means spending quality time with family and friends, making crafts, and drinking hot cocoa. My absolute favorite thing about Christmas is seeing everyone’s decorations inside and outside of their homes.

You don’t have to go out and buy all those fancy Christmas decorations, you can be creative and make some of your own, which I find to be better anyway. There are plenty of crafts you can do with your keiki and lots you can do without them too.

Here are some fun activities you can do with your keiki:

Got a ton of bottle caps lying around? Perfect, you can make some snowmen out of them.

Photo: Snowmen made of bottle caps and yarn
Pic from: http://pinlavie.com

Popsicle stick Trees

Photo: Christmas trees made of popsicle sticks
Pic from: http://pinlavie.com
Fingerprint Christmas Lights
Pic from: http://www.craftymorning.com

I’ve recently become obsessed with making my own wreaths for every holiday or season. Having a wreath on your front door and inside your house just makes everything look that much better. You can basically make a wreath out of whatever you want -- which is the fun part!

Here are some ideas:

Photo: Wreath made from candy canes Photos: Making a wreath from Christmas tree ornaments
Pic from: http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com