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 crafting gifts for your friends and family! Whether it’s a paint and sip masterpiece for the adults or a homemade wreath for the kiddos, find joy this season with easy holiday crafts and activities. Come up with your own ideas to help decorate your tree, and check out the events in Mountaineer Country all month long. You don’t want to miss these one-of-a-kind experiences!

Homemade Craft Ideas

Christmas Tree Sun Catchers

Craft Source: Fantastic Fun and Learning

Christmas tree craft sun catchers hanging in front of a window.

What you will need:

  • Contact Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Different shades of green tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Colorful Plastic Gems

Snowman Handprint Cards

Craft Source: The Best Ideas for Kids

What you will need:

  • Black Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Black Marker
  • Orange Marker
  • Scissors


  • Mountaineer Country Craft Experts

    If you don’t want to deal with the mess or need help from the experts, leave it to Mountaineer Country to have some of the best!

    • Incredible Creations Ceramic Studio in downtown Kingwood offers hand-poured, painted, and fired memories. Plus, all products are handmade locally by West Virginians. Choose from an assortment of over 5,000 pieces small to large. There is something for everyone to create!
    • The WOW! Factory in Morgantown is a craft-based fun center for people of all ages. Whether you want to paint your own pottery or create a unique mosaic, the opportunities to get creative are endless.
    • Gallery 62 West by the Taylor County Arts Council in Grafton provides all kinds of artsy opportunities. Attend an art class yourself, or browse some of the beautiful local art pieces.

    Hands-On Activities 

    • December 3rd, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Enjoy breakfast with Santa and a Christmas craft for kids at Tygart Lake Lodge. Santa will be in the lodge starting at 9 a.m. The Tygart Lake State Park Foundation will have a Christmas card craft, cookies, and a free library book table.
    • December 3rd, 11 a.m.: Enjoy a morning of creativity with The WOW! Factory! This event is for young artists ages 5-12, to create a retro reindeer in this Kids Kanvas course. They will be hosting other Kids Kanvas events throughout the holiday season!
    • December 8th, 6 p.m.: Get crafty with the Art Party! Join them for an evening of hot cocoa, holiday tunes, & wreath-making fun! Food will be available to order from the Art Bar next door but feel free to BYOB & snacks.
    • December 10th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: You and your friend, mate, or significant other will enjoy sipping hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or cider as you dabble in the arts with Gallery 62 West. Paint a winter forest scene with cardinals that you’ll be proud to display in your home!

    Check out additional hands-on activities throughout the season with our events calendar!

    Show us your completed holiday crafts by using #VisitMountaineerCountry and we may share your photo!

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.