Grab a list of easy Christmas crafts for kids of all ages! Get creative this holiday season with over 50 projects they’ll love making. Great ideas for older children but also preschool age and toddlers as well.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is visiting “projects past.” If you go to your parents house during the holidays and sit with your mother while she pulls out the decorations, inevitably you’ll find something you or your siblings made within the box.
Every year, that macaroni ornament you made when you were four looks just a little bit rougher – but that doesn’t change the look of glee on your face nor does it prevent the “awww” as it comes out of the storage container. Those are some serious holiday memories!
Now that you’re an adult with children, it’s time to do some Christmas crafts for kids that they can bring out of the decorations box in a few decades and squeal about. And I’ve got some great ideas for you!
On this list of kids Christmas crafts is a little bit of everything, with lots of different materials and themes represented. There are Christmas ornaments, festive trees, snowmen, reindeer, wreaths, elves, and more. No matter what your holiday fancy is, you will find something that you and the littles love.
Not only that, but the Christmas craft ideas on this list are fun and easy for a variety of ages. Not only will older children love these projects, but there are some great crafts for toddlers and preschool age children as well. I know for a fact that you’re going to find something – this is a tried and true list of the best projects!
While I have you, I’m going to encourage you to dig into your stash of craft supplies to make some of these. You can make a lot of substitutions with what you already have on hand, so let your (and your child’s!) imagination go to town.
These can be very budget friendly holiday ideas for kids. So don’t blow the bank – work with what you have. Here are some of my favorite supplies for crafting with children:
- Egg Cartons
- Air Dry Clay
- Pom Poms
- Glitter Glue
- Mod Podge – of course!
Are you ready for the craft projects? Check out the list below. Let me know which ones you try with the kiddos in the comments. I’d also love to know what your mother brings out of the holiday archives. What did you make when you were little? Let me know that too. Happy Holidays!
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Kids love crafting during the holidays! Get over 50 ideas for kids Christmas crafts below - fun and easy ideas for children of all ages.
DIY Wine Cork Reindeer
Learn how to make wine cork reindeer, a cute Christmas craft for both kids or adults! Turn them into ornaments, place cards, decor, or gift toppers. So easy!
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
This Christmas wreath is such a fun holiday craft for kids! It's really easy to make and fun for adults, too.
Three Fun & Easy Christmas Handprint Crafts
Christmas handprint crafts are a fun favorite with small children! Make special memories with these three cute and easy craft ideas.
Winter Snow Pin Craft for Kids
These snow pins are EASY and fun winter crafts for kids! Make them with simple supplies; they are great for holiday and Christmas gifts.
Learn how to make these Mod Podge fabric ornaments with cute scraps! Perfect for your Christmas tree.
Pine Cone Christmas Trees
Learn how to make the cutest pine cone Christmas trees, a fun holiday craft idea for kids! This is a great family activity and very easy.
Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft
If you like to keep crafts simple, this elf craft is definitely easy, using paper tubes you’re likely to already have stashed away in the recycling or craft box.
DIY Christmas Bowl with Fabric
Making a fabric bowl with a balloon and newspaper is really easy! This is a fun way to do it with Christmas themed fabric. So cute!
Paper Chain Kids Advent Calendar
Kids can assemble this Christmas paper chain countdown using this advent calendar tutorial! Made from construction paper, candy-free.
How to Make Pinecone Elves for Christmas
These cute pinecone elves are easy to make and require only a few items. If you're looking for simple Christmas crafts for kids they'll love, these are great for any age.
Recycled Christmas Tree Craft for Kids
If you're looking for recycled holiday decor, this Christmas tree craft using recycled toilet paper rolls is so fun! Kids will love it.
Poinsettia Canvas Christmas Craft for Kids
This easy Christmas craft for kids will be a cute addition to your holiday decor! Families can make this poinsettia canvas together.
DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Forest
If you're looking for Christmas crafts that children can help with but won't just be tossed at the end of the season, this Christmas tree forest is perfect. I love the use of glitter, Mod Podge, and puffy paint.
How to Make a Handprint Ornament
Learn the easiest way to make a handprint ornament! No dough mixing. These Christmas handprints are so fun for kids, and great memories!
How to Make Christmas Window Clings
Learn how to make Christmas window clings using only TWO ingredients! These are so easy - you can do this holiday activity with your kids.
Salt Dough Ornaments
Learn how to make salt dough ornaments for Christmas using this how-to! This salt dough recipe can be used for many other kids' crafts.
Santa Mason Jar
Make a Christmas gift or unique decor with this cute Santa mason jar! It's really easy, even for beginning crafters or kids.
Stick Christmas Tree Craft
These stick Christmas trees are really easy to make, very versatile, and so pretty when complete. You can make your tree ornaments in lots of different sizes and decorate them with all sorts of different things!
How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament
These little angels are too cute! They are made with clothespins, felt, pipe cleaners, beads . . . and feather boa! All the goodies that kids love, and they look great on your Christmas tree.
Cardboard Roll Gingerbread Man Craft
Everything is so jolly and merry this time of year. One of the symbols of the season you don't want to miss is the elusive gingerbread man. These guys are made from toilet paper rolls. So full of cheer, and buttons!
Sugar Christmas Ornaments Kids Will Love
Learn how to make these sugar ornaments for Christmas - using things you already have on hand! Easy, inexpensive, and kids will love them.
Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft For Kids
If your kids (or you!) love the Grinch movie during the holidays, this is a craft idea you're going to have to try. Make your favorite grumpy sled driver using popsicle sticks, and you can turn these into ornaments as well.
Wood Slice Christmas Magnets
Wood slices make great, natural looking magnets for the holidays. These Christmas magnets are easy to make especially with the offered printable, and kids love playing with Mod Podge and sparkles!
Printable Accordion Paper Reindeer Toys
You can never have too many reindeer crafts in the build up to Christmas! This springy paper reindeer toy has a simple but cleverly folded body that makes it sturdy and allows it to stand up and be walked along by little hands.
Popsicle Stick Craft Window For Christmas
What is more festive than looking out the window to a cute Christmas scene? Kids will love making this with paper, stickers, and popsicle sticks.
Free Printable Christmas Stationery for Kids
Do you love free printable Christmas stationery? Grab this darling holiday set for kids with paper and envelopes! Get gift tags too. Kids will get to cut out and assemble their own envelopes, plus write their letters and place inside.
Paper Ball Reindeer Craft
I've used this method of turning paper strips into a pumpkin before, and I love this Christmas themed version! What’s wonderful about these lovely paper ball reindeer is that you can turn them into the most adorable Christmas garland ever.
Tape Resist Christmas Tree Art Activity
Tape resist art is so fun - especially when it's Christmas themed! This Christmas craft for kids is free if you have cardboard, paint, and tape.
Paper Plate Bearded Christmas Gnome
Who doesn't love gnomes at Christmas? They are a personal favorite, so I loved that Stacey created these cute guys out of paper plates. Customize the hats with any pattern of your choice.
Clothespin Snowman Craft for Kids
This clothespin snowman craft is super cute and these little fellows will look great pretty much everywhere: on the Christmas tree, holding gift tags, and more.
Christmas Wreath Photo Frame
Learn how to make a Christmas photo frame using puzzle pieces - such a fun kids' craft for the holidays, and it looks like a wreath.
Rudolph Photo Ornaments
While I've never had my face turned into a reindeer with a red nose, I'm not opposed to it! This is a very cute idea with family photos, and kids will love making these photo ornaments for themselves and the family.
Paper Plate Santa
If you're looking for a Christmas craft for toddlers, this is a great idea. Not only is there a bit of painting, but they get to glue down cotton balls to make Santa's beard!
Santa's Hot Air Balloon Christmas Decor
Learn to make Santa's hot air balloon for a cute addition to your Christmas decor! This is easy to do with a paper lantern and Mod Podge.
Colorful Confetti DIY Gift Bags That Sparkle
Create these unique DIY gift bags with your favorite Mod Podge formula and sparkly confetti. This is perfect for gift wrapping on a budget, and kids can make these very easily.
Christmas Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
Rock painting isn't just a spring activity! It's also a great kids Christmas craft. Grab some paint and add your favorite seasonal designs to some flat stones.
Plastic Lid Christmas Tree Sewing Craft
Are you looking for a Christmas craft this holiday season that incorporates fine motor work? This plastic lid Christmas tree sewing craft is festive, cute, and easy to make for your littlest crafter.
Origami Christmas Ornaments
Make these colorful origami Christmas ornaments using bright and cheery paper! These are so easy, and teach children basic folding skills.
Paper Cup Angel Craft
This is a lovely angel craft to hang from the tree, use as a Christmas tree topper or place on a shelf or mantel. This simple angel can be made in any ethnicity you like!
Felt Christmas Wreath on Scrap Wood
This felt Christmas wreath is perfect for using up those small scraps! Add to a piece of wood for some unique holiday wreath decor.
Candy Cane Slime Recipe
This is a basic slime recipe, but with a slight twist for Christmas. And it has the added bonus that it’s easy to make and smells like candy canes!
DIY Santa Binoculars
These DIY Santa binoculars made from recycled toilet paper rolls are a great Christmas craft for kids to make! They can spy on the neighbors with them to see if their twinkle lights are better than yours.
Paint Chip Christmas Garland
Have a bunch of paint chips leftover and aren't sure what to do with them? Kids can turn them into a cute Christmas light bulb garland! If you don't have any paint chips, ask the paint store if they have any they're planning on throwing away.
Tin Can Christmas Tree Activity
Make a cute Christmas tree out of tin cans! The fun part about this is that tree decorations are removable/repositionable. Have the kids decorate them, take the decorations down and start all over again.
Learn how to make the cutest corner bookmark with a reindeer theme! If your child has a love of reading, they will enjoy making this and using it during the Christmas season.
Painted Pasta Gingerbread Birdhouses
You can have the cutest Christmas themed gingerbread house with just a few simple supplies: a birdhouse, pasta, and some cute paint colors. These are so fun for the kids!
Paper Cone Christmas Tree Kid Craft
I love basic crafts with construction paper (because if you have kids, you probably have it on hand!). Make these simple Christmas trees and adorn them with rhinestone sticker "lights."
Make Peppermint Candies With Paper Plates
Do you have unused paper plates sitting in the pantry? Grab them along with some paint to make some cute Christmas candies! You could use these for place setting decor or even party favors if you put goodies inside.
DIY Pipe Cleaner Trees Christmas Craft
Pipe cleaner trees are one of my favorite Christmas crafts for kids! They are so easy and sparkly, with a variety of combinations to make cute trees (that you can see in the post).
Coca-Cola Bottle Santa and Elves Gift
Dress up some Coke bottles with this fun Santa and elves gift! Makes a perfect gift idea for a neighbor; easy to make for kids with a free template.
Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
This paper plate Christmas wreath is a simple and fun craft to make at school or home. It is a great way for kids to take part in adding their own personal touch to the holiday decor! Simply hang it on a mantel or doorknob for an easy, festive Christmas decoration.
Christmas Tree Garland Made with Perler Beads
This unique Christmas tree garland made from perler beads looks so awesome on a tree! You can make it in minutes and it’s great for any celebration.
Felt Christmas Tree Kids Craft
Need a festive way to keep the kids busy? Try this fun felt Christmas tree! Once the tree is cut, they're going to have such a great time decorating craft supplies any way they like.
PS – don’t forget to check out our Christmas crafts for adults. You can make goodies right alongside your children . . .