Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

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(Disclosure: I’m working with Kwix Stix to bring you this craft idea.) Looking for Christmas crafts for kids? Inspired by the mix and match drawing game, Exquisite Corpse, we made mix and match Christmas themed blocks decorated with Kwik Stix quick drying tempera paints. The end result is a fun toy for kids to play with during the Christmas holiday.

 

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

Materials:

pencil
Kwik Stix Thin Solid Tempura Paint Pack 
wooden blocks
black marker

1.Give your kids 3 blocks to start: one for the head, one for the body (middle), and one for the legs and feet. The goal is to make 1 complete person or animal on all four sides of each block so that you can mix and match your Christmas blocks to make funny new people.

2. Brainstorm all the Christmas people and animals you might want to paint. Here are some ideas to get you started:

santa
snowman
elf
reindeer
nutcracker
angel
Christmas tree
gingerbread man

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks
3. Sketch out your head, body, and legs before you paint.

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

4. Paint using the fast drying Kwik Stix tempura paint sticks. These really do dry fast (90 seconds) so you don’t have to worry about smears or a mess. And aren’t the colors so vibrant? We love that! We really like these Thin Stix since they’re longer and thinner which works well for crafts like this one.

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

5. Outline what you painted using black marker. This adds a nice finished look to each block.

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

6. Once you’re finished, see what funny new Christmas creatures you can make! (Like the elf/santa/reindeer in the photo above.)

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

My arts and crafts loving daughter really enjoyed this project. Plus, now we have a fun Christmas toy that we made ourselves.

Kwik Stix, from The Pencil Company, are not only egg, peanut, and gluten free, but they are also dairy and soy free. Kwik Stix are available in store at Michaels and Walgreens, and online at Amazon.com. Their 24 pack of Thin Stix is available at BJ’s Wholesale for the discounted price of $19.99 for a limited time only! It is normally sold for $24.99.

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Paint Mix and Match Blocks

Would your kids like to make this?

Buy the paints here.

Buy the wooden blocks here.

super fun and easy Christmas painted block craft to mix and match

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