Holiday Crafts and Hands-On Activities

...have a Holly, Jolly, Christmas this Year!


Grab the paint, the popsicle sticks, and the glitter and glue, because the holidays are here and there’s nothing like bonding with your friends and family over crafting. Whether it’s a paint and sip masterpiece for the adults or a homemade ornament for the kiddos, spread holiday cheer with hands-on activities. Come up with you own ideas to help decorate your tree and check out the events in Greater Morgantown all month long–you don’t want to miss these one-of-a-kind activities!

Homemade Craft Ideas

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

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What you will need:

  • 3 popsicle sticks
  • 1″ x 1″ square of brown card stock or piece of brown construction paper
  • A star cut from glittery card stock or construction paper
  • A piece of twine, approximately 6″ long
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors and a craft/utility knife
  • Items to decorate: you can use anything you want! Recommended items are: tiny pom poms, sparkly pip cleaners, jingle bells, rhinestones, buttons and glitter.

Clothespin Snowmen

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What you will need:

  • natural wood clothespins
  • yarn in various colors (if you prefer)
  • glue
  • orange mini pom poms
  • white paint
  • paint brush
  • black marker
  • scissors

Reindeer Bulbs

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What you will need:

  • Clear fillable plastic ornament
  • Brown filler (pom poms, paper shreds, etc.)
  • Large google eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Red or brown pom pom
  • Glue gun

Hands-On Activities 

  • December 1: Frosty the Snowman Paint and Sip–complete a beautiful one-of-a-kind Christmas painting-Frosty the Snowman, in one evening of Paint & Sip at Preston Community Arts Center. $25 and you must call to reserve your spot!
  • December 2: Holiday Ornaments from Nature–craft unique ornaments from natural materials at WV Botanical Garden at 1:00pm. $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
  • December 2: Paint a Joyful Noise–come out at 10:00am to relax, have fun, and paint! There will be guided instructions to paint your 16×20 acrylic painting. Call to make your reservations today at 304-698-3663. (This event will also be held on Dec. 7 at 6:00pm and on Dec. 16 at 10:00am.)
  • December 3: West Virginia Black Bears Holiday Event– Free from 5 to 7:00pm. There will be games, crafts for the kids, an ugly sweater contest, pictures with Santa and more!
  • December 9: The Art of Flower Arranging–use as few as two or three flowers to create a simple and stunning arrangementBotanical Garden at 1:00pm. $15 for members, $25 for non-members.

Show us your completed holiday crafts by using #TourMorgantown!

Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.

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