21 Christmas Crafts for Kids


With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, kids sometimes have a bit more energy than usual. Creating fun crafts is a great way to keep them busy while working on fine motor skills. They also get the chance to create some adorable Christmas crafts to either give as gifts or use for decorations. These 21 Christmas Crafts for Kids make it easy to get your little ones crafting in no time. The hard part is deciding which fun craft to do first! Take time this busy holiday season to make something beautiful with your kids…along with some wonderful memories.

With just some cutting help from an adult, even little ones can make this Tissue Paper Christmas Tree.

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Older kids who can cut out shapes will be able to make this project mostly on their own. You can decorate your tree with pom poms, stickers, stars, or even colored tissue paper squares to make it your own. Note: When using glue with tissue paper, a small amount of glue goes a long way. Too much, and the tissue paper will absorb it and start sticking to little fingers or tearing.


Pom Pom Pinecone Trees

Pinecones get a Christmas makeover with a little glue and some colorful pom poms. Your child can make this project with any colors they like. These would be so pretty with red, white and green pom poms. You can also purchase tinsel pom poms to add a little pizzazz or even add some glitter.

Styrofoam balls and a few simple craft materials come together for two super cute Christmas crafts.

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Reindeer + Snowman Christmas Ornaments

Your little ones can make a reindeer ornament and a snowman ornament. These would make great teacher gifts.

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Paper plates, a little paint, yarn, and pom poms make pretty little Christmas trees perfect for use in a centerpiece. Since each plate makes two Christmas trees, this is a fun and frugal craft.


Stocking Craft

Some paper, glue, and tissue paper strips are all that you need to create these adorable stockings! You can punch a hole in the top to use your stocking as an ornament.


Bottle Cap Reindeer Craft

These bottle cap reindeer ornaments are too cute! These would make perfect gifts for family members. They would be so excited to receive a little homemade love from your little one. Red ribbon.


3 Christmas Marble Painting Crafts

Marble painting goes Christmas with 3 awesome projects. One crafty afternoon and you can have sweet peppermint candy decorations, candy canes, and even a candy holder to give as a gift.


Handprint Reindeer Ornament

Handprint craft projects are wonderful. You can see just how much your child grows from year to year. This reindeer ornament fast, simple and oh-so-cute.

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Christmas Card Craft

Christmas cards are the perfect way to stay in touch with friends and family members during this busy time of year. Make it extra special by creating these easy Christmas cards with your children. Each card will be unique and made with love.


Fireplace Ornament

This fireplace ornament craft is ideal for children over the age of 5. It takes a little more time to prepare the craft sticks and get them glued together properly, so your child will need some patience or a little help from you. The finished ornament is beautiful and something different than other ornaments.

Many homes don’t have chimneys, and it is inevitable that children will ask questions about Santa’s arrival. If you and your child make one of Santa’s magic keys, they won’t have to worry about how he will visit them on that magical night. Your child can decorate their special key for Santa any way she likes.
Sponge painted Christmas lights are beautiful and so easy to make! You could even sprinkle some glitter on while the paint is still wet to really make these lights twinkle. The sky is the limit with color combinations for your child’s very own light string.


Handprint Grinch Craft

The Grinch is nearly synonymous with Christmas thanks to the incredible Dr. Seuss. Another fun craft using your child’s handprint, this Grinch will steal your heart and put a smile on your face.


Toilet Roll Snowmen

Toilet paper roll crafts are a great way to upcycle something you would be getting rid of otherwise. These snowmen are cute and they can stay up for the winter even after your tree has been put away.


Reindeer Cupcake Liner Craft

There always seems to be more cupcake liners in a package than the amount of cake batter you have. These cupcake liner reindeer look great with brown or tan cupcake liners, but I think they would look great with any color liner. Christmas colors or even Christmas decorated liners would be fun!


Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

Wreaths are such a fun craft for kids. If you hang this paper plate Christmas wreath on the front door, your little one will light up every time they see it. This is a great project for using up tissue paper and construction paper scraps.

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Colorful Snowflakes

These colorful snowflakes are pretty at Christmas time and all winter long. You will need to use the hot glue gun to make the snowflake shape. If you would rather not use hot glue, you can use craft glue that works with wooden craft sticks.

Your little ones will learn about shapes with this adorable stacking shapes reindeer craft. You can cut out the shapes in advance to have them ready to go for craft time. You could also use different sizes of googly eyes to make this project as well.


Paper Plate Elf

These paper plate elves are so jolly! I love that you can make different size elves by using different sizes of paper plates. Again, when using glue and tissue paper, make sure not to use too much!


Pom Pom Snow Globe

This simple pom pom snow globe could be made for Christmas or just for winter. Your child can decorate the trees in the globe to look like Christmas trees. They can even add other Christmas characters by drawing them in alongside the trees. Let them use their imagination to create a magical Christmas snow globe scene or a winter wonderland. Adding iridescent glitter would really make these snow globes pop!


2 Poinsettia Crafts

Poinsettias are beautiful, but not everyone can have them in their homes. These two poinsettia crafts let everyone have those gorgeous Christmas flowers in their home.


There you have it! Twenty-one fun Christmas Crafts to keep your little ones busy this holiday season. I hope you are as excited as I am to create some beautiful Christmas crafts and memories this year with the special children in your life. Please let me know if you try out any of these projects. I’d love to hear about them!

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