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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.