to keep Brinley busy while i got a few things done, i had her make garland for her tree. this is an easy and cheap craft. just make sure your child is old enough to use a needle and thread.give your kids a pile of fun pom poms.
have them thread them onto a somewhat "sturdy" thread/string... in any order they want. let them place it on their oh-so-pretty-sparkly pink Christmas tree.