29 Best Christmas Crafts for Kids That You'll Love Making With Them

29 Best Christmas Crafts for Kids That You'll Love Making With Them

Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends and making fun memories that will last a lifetime—this rings especially true when it comes to children. While there are plenty of ways of doing this—think snow angles and sledding—there are some days where indoor activities are the best option. Rather than sitting the kids down in front of holiday movie (although we love doing that too!), spread your love of DIY Christmas craft ideas by making a Christmas crafts with the help of the little ones.

santa advent calendar with cotton balls

BRIAN WOODCOCK
Santa Advent Calendar

The kids will love helping Santa’s beard grow with fluffy cotton balls. By the 25th he will have the full monty!

To make: Cut Santa’s face from white craft paper. Add texture with colored pencil. Cut pink cheeks, eyes, and nose from construction paper; glue to the face. Cut the hat from red and white craft paper; glue to the face. Glue a large cotton ball at the point of the hat. Cut a long beard shape from white craft paper. Write the dates of the month leading up to Christmas on the beard. Hang the calendar and set a bowl of cotton balls and a bottle of glue nearby

diy hot chocolate kit

BRIAN WOODCOCK
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DIY Hot Cocoa Kit

We can guarantee that you’ll have to make the kids a cup of hot cocoa when you recruit them to help assemble these sweet DIY kits. But spending quality time making gifts for loved ones will be worth the sugar rush.

To make: Paint a red circle with acrylic paint (or use a round red sticker) on a 1-cup mason jar. Once dry paint on a bit of greenery and write hot cocoa. Layer hot cocoa mixture, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows in the jar. Place a square of seasonal fabric between the lid and screw band and tighten.

wreath made from strips of felt

BRIAN WOODCOCK
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Felt Wreath

Simply tie strips of green felt around a wreath form to create this fluffy and fun holiday decor.

To make: Cut strips of two different shades of green felt. Tie strips around a wreath form. Attach small red ornaments throughout the wreath with hot glue. Loop a length of wide ribbon around the wreath to hang.

jingle bell swag made with ribbon

BRIAN WOODCOCK
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Jingle Bell Swag

Kids will love helping you make this sweet holiday noise maker. Have them thread the bells on the ribbon while you tie the bow. Hang on the front door, above the mantel, or at the end of a bed.

To make: Thread large jingle bells onto three lengths of ribbon; knot one end of the ribbon. Tie the unknotted end around a small wreath form or a length of wire shaped into a circle. Wire together a small bunch of seasonal greenery; attach to the wreath or circle form. Tie an oversized bow and hot glue to the wire just above the greenery.

christmas crafts for kids treat bags

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Christmas Character Treat Bags

If your kid has a Christmas party at school or you’re hosting one of your own, these sweet Christmas treat bags make the perfect carrier for taking home goodies. Make a cast of characters for even more fun!

Get the tutorial at The Homes I Have Made.

christmas crafts for kids candy pots

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Christmas Character Candy Pots

Not only will these little pots look so cute as a Christmas table decorations, but they’re also meant to be filled up with treats for optimal Christmas candy snacking!

Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects.

christmas crafts for kids santa plate

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Paper Plate Santa Claus

Your kids will love making this adorable googly-eyed Santa, complete with a pom pom nose and white mustache.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.

christmas crafts for kids balloon wreath

STUDIO DIY
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DIY Christmas Balloon Wreath

Add a pop of color and whimsical fun with this charming DIY Christmas wreath made out of balloons. Let your little ones help you for a kid-approved Christmas decoration in their rooms.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

christmas crafts for kids pinecone

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Pinecone Tree Craft

This project is so easy to put together, you don’t even have to go to the craft store to find the supplies. Just venture to your yard for materials for these pine cone crafts, paint the pine cones green, and add dots of color for “ornaments.”

Get the tutorial at PJs and Paint.

christmas crafts for kids snowflake ornaments

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Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Craft

There’s nothing wrong with making snowflakes by cutting holes in paper, but we think these are just a little more jazzy. Your kids will love deciding which colors to use and, of course, bedazzling each flake.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.

christmas crafts for kids photo ornament

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Lollipop Photo Ornament Craft

Create personalized ornaments with your child’s school pictures. They’ll look great hanging on your tree and make for great gifts for grandpa and grandma, too.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts.

christmas crafts for kids popsicle sticks

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Christmas Popsicle Stick Craft

Can’t decide what to make with your little ones? Start with popsicle sticks. They’re easy to find and super versatile—just look to this craft!

Get the tutorial at The Keeper of the Cheerios.

christmas crafts for kids paper plate tree

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

You’ll soon find that you can make almost anything with paper plates. Just cut one into thirds and layer on top of one another. For the ornaments and garlands, use pom-poms and ribbons.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.

christmas crafts for kids handprint

SIMPLE EVERYDAY MOM
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Handprint Santa and Reindeer Craft

Your kids can use their hands for more than just cutting and gluing paper with this project. Have them trace their hand on a sheet of paper to create Santa’s beard and Rudolph’s antlers!

Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom.

christmas crafts for kids grinch slime

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Grinch Slime Craft

Slime is popular for its versatility, and the fact that it’s extremely fun to play with! That’s why your kids will enjoy mixing up a batch of Grinch-inspired slime—with a red heart to boot.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts.

christmas crafts for kids hanging tree

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Christmas Tree Whirligig Craft

When it’s Christmastime, you can never have too many trees around your house. Add one more to the bunch by cutting a spiral shape into a paper plate. To finish your tree, attach “ornaments” to each level using string and top it off with a star.

Get the tutorial at Red Ted Art.

christmas crafts for kids candy canes

VICKY BARONE
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Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornament Crafts

It’s not hard to figure out why we love these DIY ornaments: They’re so simple to put together. All you need are pipe cleaners, beads, and ribbons.

Get the tutorial at Vicky Barone.

sock snowman craft

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No-Sew Sock Snowman

Forget the needle and thread—grab some socks and buttons instead!

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.

popsicle stick christmas trees

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Decorating these popsicle stick ornaments will be a special treat for your little helper.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

snowman toilet paper roll craft

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Toilet Paper Roll Snowman

Your kids will love personalizing these mini toilet paper snowmen.

Get the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous.

yarn-wrapped christmas trees

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Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornaments

If only decorating a real Christmas tree was this easy!

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.

scrap tree ribbon ornaments

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Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments

Never leaf scrap ribbon lying around again.

Get the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.

sparkly icicles

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Sparkly Icicle Craft

Use aluminum foil, glue, and glitter to make this cool craft.

Get the tutorial at Kids Craft Room.

tea light snowman ornaments

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Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Turning tea lights into snowman ornaments? Now that’s a bright idea!

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

pasta christmas tree

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Pasta Christmas Tree

Your little noodle will love designing their very own tree this Christmas.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas For Kids.

pom pom pinecones

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Pom Poms and Pinecones Ornaments

We’re a fan of any craft that uses pom poms.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

santa slime

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Santa Slime

Give kids something to do with their hands while the adults prep Christmas dinner.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas For Kids.

paper plate ornament craft

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Paper Plate Ornament Craft

Finally, a bauble that can’t break!

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning.

twig reindeer ornaments

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Twig Reindeer Ornaments

This reindeer ornament will go down in (craft) history.

Get the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.

Written by: Katelyn Lunders & Chloe Gorman

Original article can be found here: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g5030/christmas-crafts-for-kids/