20 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
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It’s nearly Christmas time again! Leading up to Christmas, my kids love making Christmas crafts and each year our tree gets fuller with more handmade ornaments and decorations. Here are 20 easy Christmas crafts for kids to enjoy.
1. Mini Christmas Tree with decorations.
I love how bright, modern and non traditional these Christmas Trees look. Grab some straws, string and anything you might have in your art box and get started on this cute Christmas tree craft!
2. Paper Straw Christmas Trees
These lovely bright paper straw Christmas trees are so simple to make, you probably can’t stop with making one. They would also look great as gift tags or on DIY Christmas cards.
3. Cupcake Christmas Trees
Use Christmas coloured cupcake liners to make these Christmas trees. Put the Christmas trees on cards or in a garland and decorate away!
4. Santa and Reindeer Puppets
One of our favourite reindeer craft activities, make this set of Santa and reindeer puppets with your little one and let them have fun doing a puppet show or wearing them as masks.
5. Christmas Paddle Pop Stick Characters
Make some Christmas craft decorations for your Christmas tree with paddle pop sticks, googly eyes and felt. Are there any other characters you can think of making?
6. Owl Baubles
Have fun making these cute owl DIY Christmas baubles with plain baubles and adding features. For parents who like a coordinated Christmas Tree or love a sentimental decoration that will last generations, check out these incredible personalised Christmas Ornaments.
7. Reindeer Baubles
Using your little one’s thumbprint, you can make personalised reindeer baubles to give to teachers, friends and family.
8. Reindeer Hat
How cute is this reindeer hat! Make the antlers using your child’s arm print and stick them on a brown cardboard crown.
9. Pasta Wreath
Add glitter and colour to your uncooked pasta to make this very simple DIY Christmas wreath. Great for Christmas cards and gift tags.
10. Cardboard Wreath
Using a paper plate and some toilet rolls, you can recreate this cardboard wreath. Hang it on your front door to welcome all your Christmas visitors.
11. Recycled Card Ornaments
Recycle your Christmas cards from previous years and make these DIY Christmas ornaments for the tree. Let the kids decorate these ornaments with sequins or mini pom poms and other items they have in their craft box.
12. Salt Dough Ornaments
Using your child’s hand and foot print, you can make this Santa and Reindeer salt dough ornaments. The lovely thing about this is that when you get out the ornaments every year you can see how much their hand or foot size has grown!
13. Reindeer Handprint
There are lots of fun things you can turn your hand or foot print into like this reindeer. Add antlers and eyes to bring your child’s handprint to life! If you’d like to make this an extra special Christmas Gift, get your kids to create their art on these amazing Christmas Cards For Kids that are purpose designed for Christmas arts & crafts gifts.
14. Felt Christmas Tree Garland
Kids will love cutting out felt trees and gluing shapes onto them. String all the trees together and hang them around your house. This festive felt Christmas tree garland will brighten up any home.
15. Ribbon Christmas Tree
A very simple craft that you can use to help teach your little one how to tie knots. Find some branches and use green or red ribbons to make this Christmas tree ornament they make a wonderful gift too! If you’ve gone to the trouble of creating gorgeous handmade Xmas gifts, you’re going to love these personalised Christmas Cards Packs that add an extra touch of love to your thoughtful gifts.
16. Christmas Tree Window Decorations
Make some decorations for your windows in the shape of Christmas trees, angels or candy canes. Get your child to stick coloured pieces of tissue paper onto clear contact and cover it with another sheet of clear contact when done.
17. Angel Light
These angel lights are so sweet and very safe for your little one to make and play with. Using LED tea lights, simply decorate the outside of the plastic cup and have fun lighting up your angels.
18. Christmas Tree Paper Chain
Paper chains are so easy and fun to make. To make this Christmas tree, cut green and red strips of paper and assemble using the picture as a guide.
19. Beaded Candy Cane
A cute little craft to do with your toddler to teach them colour, pattern and threading! Use the candy canes to decorate your tree and you won’t need to worry about them getting eaten!
20. Christmas Cards
Handmade Christmas cards are the best! Have a card making session with the kids and see what you can come up with. These Christmas cards are so easy to make using ribbon, shape punches and paper stock.
Organising Your Christmas Crafts
We know that over the years it can be tricky storing and organising your kids’ arts & crafts. Our hot tip for keeping your Christmas crafts for kids sorted & identifiable is so easy. Simply apply these durable Name Labels to your kids’ Christmas craft activities, and you’ll know which art is theirs when it’s time to display them at their 21st birthday party 😉 Struggling with working out how to store all of your Christmas decorations? These Personalised Santa Sacks and Personalised Christmas Stockings are an incredible idea. Simply personalise them with your Child’s name and when Christmas is done, you can use it to store their decorations in until next year’s tree decorating event.
Will you be making any of these easy Christmas crafts with your kids? We hope you have lots of family fun creating and crafting together. If you’re looking for more Christmas decoration inspo, make sure you check out these clever Christmas tree alternatives!