One fun thing to do as you prepare for Christmas with your kids is to work on some crafts and projects. Whether they are helping you with your Christmas cards, making Christmas tree-themed crafts, creating new ornaments for your tree, or whipping up homemade gifts, Christmas crafts for kids can make December extra sweet!
If you’re stuck for the perfect Christmas craft to work on, you’re in luck. I have searched out 30 Christmas crafts for kids from a variety of categories. You’re sure to find several that you’ll want to add to your calendar.
Christmas Crafts for Kids
To make it a little easier to sort through all of these great ideas for Christmas crafts for kids, I broke them down into different categories:
- Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make (this one is actually it’s own post because there were so many fabulous ideas – 20 Christmas Ornaments Crafts for Kids and Families)
- Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
- Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
- Christmas Garland Kids Can Make
- Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids
- Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread House Crafts for Kids
- Other Christmas Crafts for Kids
Make Your Own Christmas Card Crafts for Kids
Reindeer Footprint Christmas Card from Emma Owl – This would be such a cute keepsake, especially for young children
Simple Reindeer Cards from Non-Toy Gifts – These minimalist cards don’t involve many parts, but are still obviously Rudolph
Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cards from Heart of Deborah – Washi tape is a fun and colorful way to decorate the Christmas tree on this card
Christmas Tree Pop Up Card from Artsy Craftsy Mom – Kids who love pop up books will love making their own pop up scene for this Christmas tree card
Easy, Kid-Friendly Christmas Card Craft from Real Life at Home – This card can be made with materials you already have around the house, so we opted for what we had, which was felt, buttons, stickers, and markers
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
Twas the Night Before Christmas Footprint Crafts from Messy Little Monster – This would make a darling keepsake to give to grandparents (Plus this comes with a free printable)
DIY Snowman Mug from Messy Little Monster – Simple to make but so charming!
Wood Slice Santa Ornaments from The Country Chic Cottage – I thought these ornaments would make really sweet gifts
DIY Wooden Nativity from Dukes and Duchesses – This rustic craft would be a darling gift to give to grandparents
Christmas Garland Kids Can Make
Watercolor Christmas Tree Garland from Heart of Deborah – I love the look of watercolor, and this garland craft is crazy sweet
Button and Twine Garland from Dukes and Duchesses – The rustic look of this simple garland is charming
Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids
Paint Stirring Stick Christmas Trees from Real Life at Home – We made these when the kids were all very small. This was an easy craft and so cute when they were painted!
DIY 3D Clay Christmas Tree from Adventures of Adam – I love how each layer of this project can be decorated separately. So cute!
Family Hand Print Christmas Tree from Mama Smiles – Such a sweet way to include everyone’s hands in this Christmas tree!
Yarn Christmas Tree Craft from One Creative Mommy – I can imagine how lovely these would be sitting out as Christmas decorations or to give as gifts.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – This would be a great, inexpensive craft to do with a larger group.
Super Simple Christmas Tree Threading Activity from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots – I like how this combines fine motor skills and open-ended creativity (on how it should be threaded)
Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Man Crafts for Kids
Gingerbread Men Sun Catcher Craft Tutorial from The Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Sun Catcher Ornaments from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – These are very similar, but with slightly different looks. They would both be so sweet hanging on your front windows
Easy, Delightful No Bake Mini Gingerbread Houses from Red Ted Art – I still remember when my oldest (now a junior in high school) made something like this at school. He was so proud bringing it home!
Salt Dough Gingerbread Photo Keepsakes from Play and Learn Every Day – I love when I find old ornaments made by my kids that have their pictures on them. So sweet!
Paper Bag Gingerbread House from The Kindergarten Connection – Kids would love to be creative with this super cute and inexpensive project!
Other Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids
Paper Roll Santa, Elf, and Reindeer Crafts from Non-Toy Gifts – These would be fun and easy to make
Kids’ Christmas Necklaces from Sunshine and Hurricanes – Super cute, especially considering these mostly just use paper straws and erasers!
Paper Plate Angel from Clare’s Little Tots – If you are craft challenged or have very young children, this simple craft will be an easy one to accomplish.
Paper Cone Santa Claus Craft from One Creative Mommy – This has many steps to it, so it might be too difficult for smaller children, but the finished product is super cute. This would be good with slightly older kids.
3 Paper Plate Wreath Crafts from There’s Only One Mommy – These are a great, inexpensive set of craft ideas using paper plates, which includes a yarn wrapped version, a tissue paper version, and an Advent wreath version.
Santa and Rudolph Christmas Spoon Puppets from Messy Little Monster – These would be easy for even young children to make using inexpensive wooden spoons and would be so much fun to use for pretending and story telling!
Paper Roll Angels from Red Ted Art – Sweet to display or to put on top of a very small Christmas tree
Sparkly Craft Stick Snowflakes from There’s Only One Mommy – These would be fun as an ornament or attached to a door or wall
Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make
Make sure to check out my full post that just features ideas for Christmas ornament crafts that kids and families can make. There is something for every budget, skill level, and length of time that you might have available.
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