It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It has been such a long wait, and now it’s finally here. Christmas is so fun with all the decorations, trees, lights, and gifts. But what about those little ones who are home from school and in need of entertainment? No worries! We have you covered with 31 easy Christmas crafts for kids that they will love to make this holiday season.
Quick and Easy Christmas Craft Ideas
From elves to Santa scouting binoculars to homemade ornaments, we’ve got you covered in crafty goodness.
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This year, keep an eye out for Santa with our adorable Santa binoculars made from cardboard tubes and faux fur. They’re super easy to make, and toddlers and preschoolers will love having a set to watch for jolly old Saint Nick.
These cone-shaped paper plate trees will look amazing with your Christmas decor this year. They’re bright, colorful, and easy for kids of all ages. Add them to the kids’ table for the holidays.
Add some reindeer flair to your tree this year with our Rudolph popsicle stick ornaments. They’ll look gorgeous with rustic decor, and each one even has a little jingle bell at the bottom. Make extras to give as gifts or to attach as gift tag embellishments.
Kids can work on color identification and color matching with this cute and easy Christmas tree craft. Just match the pom-poms to the color on the tree! You can let the kids glue them onto the trees or leave them unglued so they can decorate their trees again and again.
How sweet are these gingerbread people? It’s easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers and is perfect for the classroom, too, since you don’t need a lot of materials. You could even start with a light brown plate to make this craft even more effortless.
Can you tell we love Rudolph here? These reindeer ornaments are made with wood slices and are SO EASY to recreate. Add clothespin antlers, googly eyes, and a jingle bell nose to finish your darling Rudolph ornament.
Salt painting is such a fun art technique that your kids are going to love. This time, we made a Christmas tree salt painting that’s perfect for the holidays. You probably have everything you need in your kitchen or craft drawer to make this craft today.
Enjoy an evening of Christmas movies with the family and make these fun snacks to go with the theme. The popcorn is inside a snowman bowl (which is fitting because it’s white), and we decorated the water to look like Rudolph. You can dress up any bottled drink in reindeer accessories, though.
Enjoy hours of sensory play with our pretty green Christmas playdough that’s perfect for cutting, molding, and shaping into Christmas trees. Provide beads, sequins, or gems so the kids can deck out the tree.
Parents and kids alike will love the fragrant smell of this fun gingerbread-inspired playdough. Add loose parts like buttons, googly eyes, and gingerbread man cookie cutters to encourage the kids to design their gingerbread men.
More Easy Christmas Crafts for Crafty Kids
Torn Paper Manger from gratefullittlehoneybee.com: Jesus is the reason for the season, and this cute manger craft is the perfect reminder of that. It’ll make a fantastic Sunday School craft as well, especially for toddlers and preschoolers.
Button and Paper Reindeer from ourkidthings.com: Your reindeer can have any color nose you’d like with this cute and easy reindeer made with buttons, paper, and pipe cleaners.
Paper Roll Christmas Craft from nontoygifts.com: Turn ordinary toilet paper rolls into cute Christmas decorations. The reindeer is our favorite, but the Santa belly and elf version are charming, too.
Egg Carton Bells from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Jingle bells, jingle bells! You’ll be singing it loud and proud while swinging your jingle bells made out of egg cartons! Kids will love making music with their handmade jingle bells.
Thumbprint Christmas Tree from adabofgluewilldo.com: Preserve your child’s precious fingerprints with this creative thumbprint tree craft. Have the kids make their trees on canvas if you want a version to hang up every year. They’ll look beautiful decorating your walls.
Paper Strip Angel Ornament from buggyandbuddy.com: Make some paper angel ornaments with your little angels this holiday season. This is a great last-minute Christmas craft—all you need are scissors, paper, and glue—and they’ll look lovely hanging on your tree.
Popsicle Stick Santa Hats from hunnyimhomediy.com: Grab popsicle sticks, cotton balls, red paint, and paper to get started on these super easy Santa hats. Add a magnet to the back of each one to add some festive flair to your fridge.
Reindeer Cards from nontoygifts.com: These kid-made reindeer cards are perfect for kids to give to their friends and teachers. They’re easy enough to make independently but still totally adorable.
Paper Plate Baubles from artycraftykids.com: Grab whatever material you have on hand—felt, tissue paper, paper scraps—to make these colorful paper baubles to hang around the house. They’ll look super bright and cheerful amongst your holiday decor. Of course, if you stick to a particular color motif during the holidays, you can provide materials in only those colors.
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments from kidsactivitiesblog.com: Create several craft stick ornaments to spruce up your tree. Learn how to make a penguin, Santa, snowman, elf, and reindeer.
Paper Plate Reindeer with Light-Up Nose from nontoygifts.com: Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you light our house tonight? Now you can have your very own reindeer with a glowing nose. We love how a battery-operated tealight is incorporated into the cute paper plate reindeer to give it that classic Rudolph look!
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers age 3-4
Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts from thebestideasforkids.com: For even more craft stick ideas, try these festive ideas that are made out of several popsicle sticks each rather than single ones. They’ll look terrific on your tree branches.
Cork Painted Snowman Cards from projectswithkids.com: Create loads of cute and easy Christmas cards for the family in no time. Handmade cards are way better than store-bought cards! These cork-painted snowman cards are quick and straightforward, each one only requiring a few minutes to make.
Popsicle Stick Elf Craft from artsycraftsymom.com: Elves are some of our favorite Christmas characters, and kids can use the instructions from this craft to make elves that look just like them! It’s easy to do by changing out the paper color for hair, skin tone, etc.
Cardboard and Macaroni Christmas Baubles from ourkidthings.com: Macaroni art needs to make a comeback! Now it can with this fun craft made with recycled cardboard and macaroni. Is bowtie pasta more your style? Use whatever pasta shape your kids enjoy!
Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament from abcsofliteracy.com: This puffy Christmas tree is darling! Use larger pom-poms for the tree and mini pom-poms to make the bauble ornaments.
Reindeer Cinnamon Stick Ornaments from hunnyimhomediy.com: Want a tree that smells incredible? Make a few of these reindeer ornaments made from cinnamon sticks. Your tree will be fragrant in no time. Hot glue is probably best for this craft (with assistance from an adult), but if you use school glue, remember to allow for extra drying time to make sure the pieces adhere together well.
School Holiday Craft Ideas
Egg Carton Reindeer Ornament from artycraftykids.com: Turn recycled egg cartons into cute little reindeer for the tree using brown paint, red pom-poms, and little pipe cleaner antlers. Aren’t they adorable?
Egg Carton Christmas Crafts from thebestideasforkids.com: If you’re looking for even more ways to use your egg cartons, try these projects! The post includes instructions for an elf, a Santa, and a Christmas tree. Kids will love playing with the figures as much as they love making them.
Recycled Reindeer Ornament from projectswithkids.com: Turn cardboard and red plastic lids into adorable reindeer fit to hang on any Christmas tree. This craft is a great way to encourage kids to recycle what they can rather than throwing everything into the trash.
Popsicle Stick Angel Craft from artsycraftsymom.com: These angels look positively angelic! You’ll need cupcake liners, craft sticks, and a few other materials to create a host of angels for the tree. They’d also make cute bookmarks!
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