17 Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids to Create
Hey y’all, Tiffany here with some fun Christmas crafts for kids.
Christmas break can be so much fun! But it also can be overwhelming for kids who are used to a structured school day.
We like to have lots of things for the kids to do over their Christmas break that are fun, like reading Christmas books for kids or doing free Christmas printables. But we want a variety of ideas that take up some time and add some structure to the day.
Even though we don’t do Santa – because we try to keep the focus on Christ all month long – there’s nothing more fun for kids than making crafts for Christmas that are themed with snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and more! Making Christmas crafts as a family is one of our meaningful Christmas family traditions.
These Christmas crafts for kids are a great way to keep little hands busy and also celebrate the Christmas season! They go great with these 39 Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make and other Family Activities That Aren’t Food or Presents.
One of my favorite things to do to save money at Christmas is to purchase Christmas-themed items like craft supplies, etc. on the day AFTER Christmas to get those clearance prices! Here are some other Legitimate Ways to Have a $1,000 Christmas for CHEAP and also 4 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Gifts Again.
After you make these adorable Christmas crafts for kids, you should make some delicious treats to go Christmas caroling, then come home for the best creamy hot chocolate.
You may also want to check out our other Christmas posts:
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Christmas Crafts for Kids
The Cutest Reindeer Painted Rocks for Kids to Make
Have fun making these adorable reindeer painted rocks! They are super easy to make, and kids can add their own unique touch by adding a colorful bow to their reindeer. Using paint pens to draw in the eyes and nose made this a super simple craft that kids as young as preschool would be able to do without much assistance.
These reindeer rocks would also make a great Christmas ornament, just glue on some string to the back of your rock and you have a lovely reindeer ornament for your tree.
Snowman Christmas Countdown Craft
Are your kids constantly asking you how many more days until Christmas? Make this fun Christmas craft so your kids will always know how many days until Santa arrives. This Snowman Countdown Calendar is perfect for little hands to help make.
DIY Baby's First Christmas Footprint Plate and Mistletoes Craft
Is this your baby’s first Christmas? Then make sure you include him or her in the holiday fun, too! This footprint plate you can do with them will be a beautiful treasure from their first Christmas. It’s a great Christmas craft for kids!
DIY Elf Kids Craft
Need a quick kid’s craft that your kids will love putting together? Try these paper DIY elves! Have your kids get out that construction paper, glue, and let’s make some elves! This would also be a fun surprise for your elf to show up with if you do Elf on the Shelf at your house!
Rudolph Gift Tags - Easy Christmas Craft
Make these cute and easy Rudolph Gift Tags, an easy Christmas craft kids can do. These quick and easy Rudolph Gift Tags are so cute. The best part is they are super easy to make with a few craft supplies. You still have time to make them this year, or Pin them to your favorite Christmas Craft Board for next year.
Penguin Shaped Card
Help your kids practice their scissor skills with this easy Christmas card making project. Download the free template to create this cute little Penguin card. All you need is some black, white and either orange, yellow or gold card, plus a couple of googly eyes and some glue or double-sided tape.
Free Christmas Bookmarks to Color | Cultured Palate
Free Christmas Gift Tags to Color
One way to get your kids into the Christmas spirit is thinking about the gifts they get to give! These Christmas Gift Tags to Color will make those gifts extra special because you took the time to give some of yourself to make the gift beautiful. They’re a great Christmas craft for kids!
Easy Kid Craft Yarn Pom Pom Snowball Fight Kit
Help the kids make a yarn pom pom snowball fight kit and have fun playing even if it’s not a white Christmas where you live.
Snowball fights are always good winter fun, but what if you live somewhere where it doesn’t snow? Make your own DIY Snowball Fight Kit! This snowball fight kit is the perfect Christmas craft for kids to do, because it’s as simple as making fluffy, soft yarn pom poms.
Superhero Christmas Decorations - Superhero Village
Printable templates for your kids to make their own superhero village. Templates include Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Black Panther
Mini Rustic Christmas Wreaths
Christmas is the season for handmade decorations and gifts. Handmade gifts bring back the happy, nostalgic memories that define the Christmas season. As much as everyone adores handmade gifts, most of us don’t have time for complicated crafts. These mini rustic Christmas wreaths are handmade charming and you and your kids can make one in just minutes. Really.
DIY Kids Felt Christmas Tree
Felt Christmas Tree craft with templates for all of your child’s favorite Characters including Superheros, Minions, Ninja Turtles and Princesses. Best of all, this is so simple that your kids can help make it! It is the perfect alternative for your littles to touch and play with (without destroying the real Christmas tree).
DIY Christmas Candy Wrapper
There are many occasions during the holiday season when your kids will want to give a small gift to someone. Making these DIY Christmas candy wrappers are so easy and meet so many different gift needs. Plus, they’re just so cute that your kids will want to make up occasions to make them for. They’re a great Christmas craft for kids!
Upcycled Book Page Wreath
Looking for a simple wreath that your kids can help you make for the Christmas season? This wreath is inexpensive and easy to make! It’s a great Christmas craft for kids!
Easy Rag Wreath Christmas Ornaments
Looking for a fun and easy project that you can make with the kids to help everyone get into the holiday spirit?
These easy rag wreath ornaments are quick and simply to make and if your children can tie a basic knot (like the the first knot in tying their shoes) they can help make these cute ornaments to hang on your tree at home or to gift to family and friends. Here’s what you need.
Illuminated Snow Scene in a Jar
Snow globes are like a little magical place inside of a jar. And it’s not only the glass and the scene inside. . . if it’s lit, it’s even more magical. Learn how you and your kids can make your very own illuminated snow scene right inside of a mason jar.
How to Make “Bleached” Pinecones Without Bleach
Do you love the gorgeous look of bleached pinecones? They have a farmhouse look and feel and are perfect for any Christmas decor. Recreate this look without the use of toxic bleach so your kids can participate! Check out this quick and easy DIY and learn how to make bleached pine cones without the bleach. The method is all-natural and only takes a few minutes of hands-on time.
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These are adorable! I especially love the scrap fabric wreaths and the mason jar snow globe.
What a great list of crafts! Thanks so much for sharing a,
Oh my I just love these Ideas! Christmas crafts are a huge hit in my family. I cant wait to try a few of these
Very cute! Great ideas!
These are so adorable and easy to make! I love the little reindeer gift tags. I would hang them on a tree!
These are so such great ideas for the little ones, I love the yarn Pom Pom kit. Fun without pain 🙂 thank you! Great post
So many unique ideas!
This is a fabulous set of festive crafts for all kids everywhere. Great compilation.
Wow this is such a great list!! I can’t wait to do some of these with my son. Thank you for the ideas!