Before Santa makes his annual drop-in, set aside time for some simple Christmas crafts that really celebrate the season. Spending a couple of hours (that’s the most time you’ll need!) creating these DIY projects not only teaches kids important skills (patience, creativity, thoughtfulness), but also provides a time-out for the whole family to get together and bond. You’ll only need a handful of supplies to complete these projects, which means they’re budget-friendly, too. (We think that’s very important during such an expensive time of the year!) If you’re thinking crafts are never as easy as they seem, we hear you—but promise these festive ideas are as easy as can be. (Yep, amateur crafters really are welcome.) From sparkly ornaments and holiday hats to functional advent calendars and personalized gift wrap, there’s something that’s sure to be just right for every age, interest, and holiday need. So, what are you waiting for? Prepare the hot cocoa, crank up the holiday tunes (if you need some recommendations, we can help with that too!), and get ready for a memorable—and maybe slightly messy—day of holiday craft projects. Or, for those who want something a little more luxe, try your hand at another one of our craft projects instead.