31 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
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We’ve put together a list of fun, adorable and easy Christmas crafts for kids to get your family or class in the holiday spirit. Bonus, they will keep your children occupied while you check things off YOUR to-do list!
Not only are these crafts a way to spend meaningful time with your child, but they can also double as holiday gifts. Have them wrap their masterpieces up as gifts to give away to friends, family, neighbors and even teachers.
Good News of Great Joy
A simple, weekly Advent devotional that’s intended to help your family focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.
The discussion questions and wide range of fun activities are designed for children ages 2-11.
Each weekly activity focuses on a different aspect of the Christmas story.
31 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
These simple holiday crafts cover the gamut of ages–from toddlers to elementary kids.
Handprint Christmas Tree Craft
A fun and a little messy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Send it to grandma and grandpa!
Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft
Talk about the real Christmas story with this craft. A free printable makes it simple. Involves painting, coloring, gluing, and cutting. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.
Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes
A simple craft that little hands can do to help decorate greenery or the Christmas tree.
Snowman Door Dec
Have the kids help decorate! Trace around cups on black paper and cut out the circles. Use painter’s tape to on the snowman pieces.
Santa Hat Ornament
A simple craft to prep ahead for little hands. Kids get to paint and glue.
No-Sew Sock Snowman
My children all made these at school and loved it! Plus, great way to use up those orphan socks around the house.
Gingerbread Man Printable
Use our free template to print, color, and glue on fun items. Pair this craft with Jan Brett’s classic, The Gingerbread Baby.
Jingle Bell Necklace
My kids loved this craft when they were young! So simple to thread a bell and beads onto string. Perfect for school parties.
Frozen-Inspired Snowflake Ornament
For your Frozen-obsessed kiddo, make this easy DIY snowflake ornament.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
This is a fun one for kids of many ages. Use glue dots for younger kids.
Melting Snowman Craft
So unique and funny, children will love making a mess with glue while creating something so cute!
3D Paper Snowflakes
If your child enjoys origami, this easy-to-follow tutorial is great for an older kids to try.
Rudolph the Spoon Reindeer
Kids will love painting and gluing to make this cute Rudolph craft.
Sequencing Christmas Trees
Glue on strips of construction paper in size order (a little learning activity for younger ones!) and add dots of white paint for snow.
Includes free printable templates and a clear tutorial. A fun craft for older kids!
Easy Baby Jesus Craft
If you have a paper plate, colored paper, scissors, crayons, and glue…you and your child can make this craft right now. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.
Marbled Christmas Ornament
We’ve made these ourselves. Kids love swirling paint around inside the ornaments to create a marble effect.
Christmas Cookie Cutter Art
Not much to this idea but so fun for kids! All you need are a few washable paint colors on paper plates, a piece of card stock, and a Christmas cookie cutter. Let your little artists go!
Use toilet paper rolls, craft paper, and glue to create some fun Christmas critters. Bonus: They hold treats!
Popsicle Stick Ornaments
My preschool and elementary-aged children and I made these a few years ago and came up with so many silly and cute options for the tree.
Tissue Paper Candy Cane
This Christmas craft is sure to keep younger or older children engaged! Tear up tissue paper or colored napkins and glue away.
Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
I like that this ornament is different than the others and involves wrapping yarn.
Stained Glass Ornament
Toddlers and preschoolers will love sticking tissue paper onto glitter glue to create beautiful “stained glass” to hang on the window.
Here’s yet another cute and easy-to-make ornament. We have this exact one on our tree.
Easy Angel Ornament
All of preschoolers made this classic craft. You’ll need a coffee filter, glitter glue, a gold pipe cleaner, clothespin, and sharpie. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.
Holiday Gift Guides for All Ages
We’ve done the work for you and curated gift guides with high-quality ideas for all ages and genders. Check out our Holiday Gift Guides here.
Meaningful Christmas Picture Books
One of the best parts of the Christmas season in our homes is re-reading the books we’ve stocked up on over the years. Here are 15 of our favorite books that share the true meaning of Christmas…
Advent Resources for Families
The true reason we celebrate Christmas – that God sent His only Son for us – can get lost in the hustle and bustle of preparations for the holiday. Advent is a time to focus our hearts and minds on Jesus in the midst of the crazy. Here are 15+ Advent Resources for the Whole Family.
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