35+ Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids
December 11, 2023
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Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids to Keep Them Busy all Vacation Long!

Christmas craft ideas for kids can be tricky. They need to be something really easy to avoid frustration. They need to have simple supplies to keep the project easy for mom, auntie, teacher, or grandma. Plus we don't want to make a HUGE mess. So, how can we possibly find a Christmas craft idea that checks all the boxes?

Luckily there are lots of creative people out there and I've gathered up my very favorite Christmas craft ideas for you that I guarantee you'll be able to complete with littles. Though they might need a little guidance if you want your crafts to actually look like something! : )

Christmas Wreath Kids Craft Ideas

Easy Christmas Wreath craft ideas for kids - by Salt Lake City Party Stylist

1. Pine Pipe Cleaner Wreaths

Easy Christmas craft ideas for kids mini wreaths

Created by Joy in the Commonplace these cuties were actually made by her children. Such a fun and easy way to create mini-wreaths. These would make great place card holders for your Christmas dinner too!

2. Mason Jar Ring Twine Wreath

Mason jar lid wreath craft for kids

These mason jar rings take a minute to wrap with twine. You might want to pre-wrap them for little ones and use glue dots or a low temp glue gun to add the decorations. But this one is totally do-able and fun for kids of all ages. Get the step by step from my friend Janine Huldie.

3. Fabric Wrapped Foam Wreath

Fabric wreath idea for kid Christmas craft

This fabric wreath is a super fun and easy way to use up those holiday fabric scraps. Check out the simple wreath tutorial at the Mod Podge Rocks Blog.

Snowman Christmas Crafts for Kids

Easy Christmas Snowman craft ideas for kids - by Salt Lake City Party Stylist

4. Snowman Spoon Ornament

Snowman spoon Christmas craft

Plastic spoons can become a new best friend with a little decoration. You can get the printable pieces and instructions for these spoon snowmen at This ole Mom.

5. Playdough Snowman Christmas Activity

Playdough snowman Christmas craft

Put together a fun play dough snowman kit for gifting or just put together a tray for an activity day. Get the play dough snowman supply list and instructions at Tikkido.

6. Paper Plate Snowman Countdown

Snowman plate countdown craft

Kids love counting down to Christmas. This paper plate snowman countdown from Coffee and Carpool is super fun and easy enough for kids to make.

7. Painted Mason Jar Snowman

Painted mason jar snowman craft

Need a gift for grandparents or teacher? Try painting a snowman on those extra glass jars you've got laying around. Sustain my Craft Habit can walk you through this Mason Jar Snowman project.

Christmas Tree Craft Ideas for Kids

Easy Christmas tree craft ideas for kids - by Salt Lake City Party Stylist

8. Ribbon Christmas Tree Kid Craft

Ribbon tree ornaments kid craft

Do you have a drawer full of scrap ribbon? Use it this holiday season to create these darling cinnamon stick ribbon tree ornaments from Hunny I'm Home.

9. Pom Pom Painted Christmas Tree Activity

Pom pom painted Christmas tree

Get your Christmas tree print and use pom poms to fill it in with paint dots. Check out Crafted With Bliss for the full Pom Pom Tree tutorial.

10. Origami Tree for Christmas Craft

Origami Christmas tree

My kids LOVE making origami art. Try folding these origami trees with instructions from Origami Expressions. Then feel free to decorate it with paint “ornaments”.

11. Christmas Tree Glitter Snow Globes

DIY Glitter snow globes as a fun Christmas activity for kids

Snow globes are fun to play with and even better to make with your kids! These glitter snow globes are slow moving and double as calming jars. Get the full Glitter Snow Globe tutorial at Parties With A Cause.

12. Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Craft

Cupcake liner Christmas tree craft

If you've got a large collection of cupcake liners, this project is for you! You can also snag a few new styles to create this Cupcake Liner Christmas tree from Lil Tigers.

13. Lego Christmas Tree Ornament Activity

Lego Christmas tree activity

If there's a LEGO lover in your house, this Christmas Tree LEGO ornament will be a big hit! Find out how to make this darling Lego Tree ornament at Creative Green Living.

14. Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree Decorating Activity

Ice cream cone Christmas tree activity

Christmas activities that you can also eat are always a big hit! If your crowd is too small to make successful gingerbread houses, these Christmas tree cones are perfect! Get the instructions for how to build your own Sugar Cone Christmas Trees at Glitter on a Dime.

15. Beaded Garland Paper Christmas Tree

Beaded Christmas garland craft idea

Create cardstock Christmas trees and decorate them with beaded garlands. These Perler bead garlands are great for kids and make for darling ornaments. Get the easy Beaded Garland tutorial at DIY Candy.

Christmas Craft Ideas Using Dough

Easy Christmas Crafts for kids using dough or slime - by Salt Lake City Party Stylist

16. Make a Playdough Tree

Christmas tree playdough kids activity

Play dough activities are always a hit and these “Make a Tree” kits from A Dab of Glue Will Do make a great children's gift. Or the perfect activity for a large group, like classrooms, or youth groups. This STEM Christmas activity has been kid tested and kid approved!

17. Play With Gingerbread Slime

Gingerbread slime for kids

A gingerbread slime recipe for Christmas sensory play! This easy borax-free slime is a perfect kids activity for home or school. Get the Gingerbread Slime recipe at Crayons and Cravings.

18. Create Handprint Salt Dough Ornaments

Handprint salt dough ornaments for kids

Salt Dough is so versatile. Use it make these Handprint Ornaments from The Best Ideas for Kids. Paint and finish any way you'd like. But I highly recommend using glitter!

19. Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon dough ornaments for kids

Quick and simple, these classic old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments are a favorite craft that my family loves to make together every holiday season. Get the Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament recipe at Decor Hint.

Snowman Playdough Fun

Playdough snowman Christmas craft

Making another appearance in our list in the Dough category are these sweet play dough snowman kits from Tikkido.

20. Drawing on REAL Cookies!

Colored Christmas cookies for kids

Next time you make sugar cookie dough, bake and top them with Royal Icing. Once set use food pens to create your own Christmas cookie scene. Get all the details on this Christmas Cookie Decorating Kids Activity at Jordan's Easy Entertaining.

Christmas Paper Crafting for Kids

Easy Christmas Paper Craft ideas for kids - By Salt Lake City Party Stylist

21. Handprint Santa Craft for Kids

Handprint Santa for Kid Christmas craft

These Christmas handprint craft makes the cutest Santa Claus! So grab the construction paper and your little one and make some fun Christmas Handprint decorations with Crafts by Amanda.

22. Life Size Elf Portrait

Full size elf portrait for kids Christmas activity

Use a roll of kraft paper to trace your kid's bodies and turn them in to jolly elves for Christmas. Elf Yourself with this fun activity fro, Simply Well Balanced.

23. Photo Head Elves

Photo face elf craft for kids

Don't be a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! Make yourself a few little elves for gifting or decorating the tree. Get the Printable elf craft from Simple Everyday Mom.

24. Christmas Cone Printable Decorations

Christmas ornament cones printable

These printable Christmas characters from A Mummy Too are a perfect decoration for Christmas that are easy enough for kids to put together.

25. Printable Pop Up Nativity

Printable pop up nativity

This printable Nativity Scene from Saving Dollars and Sense is a great religious activity for kids. Little ones will need help cutting out pieces, but all ages will be able to glue the pieces together for a fun Pop-up scene.

26. Printable Christmas Puppets for Kids

Printable puppets for Christmas kids craft

These printable Christmas hand puppets from the Printables Fairy is a darling activity to try this winter break. Put them together and put on a puppet play of your very own!

27. Christmas Service Activities Paper Chain

Kindness chain for Christmas

This printable Christmas Kindness Countdown Chain from Coffee and Carpool is my idea of the perfect advent for the season. Giving service and showing kindness to others is what Christmas is all about.

Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids

28. Popsicle Stick Reindeer

Reindeer popsicle craft for kids

An easy reindeer Christmas ornament with popsicle sticks for the kids to make this Christmas. Get the easy how-to Reindeer Popsicle Stick ornament instructions from Simple Everyday Mom

29. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Popsicle stick snowflake kids craft

The popsicle stick snowflakes from The Best Ideas for Kids are a fabulous craft activity for a group of kids, or just a one-on-one afternoon.

30. No Sew Sock Gnomes

Cute no sew sock gnome as a fun DIY Christmas decoration

My favorite craft activity are these No Sew Sock Gnomes! They're simple enough for kids to make and cute enough to give your friends and neighbors as a holiday gift.

31. Lego Candy Cane Ornament

Lego candycane ornament for Christmas

Another fun LEGO ornament idea from Creative Green Living is this darling candy cane. You can make a whole trees worth of LEGO ornaments.

32. Fingerprint Wood Slice Ornaments

Fingerprint ornaments for kid Christmas

Little fingerprints are so cute. And what better way to display those little fingerprints than these wood slice ornaments from Mommy Snippets.

33. Simple Wood Ornaments

Wood ornament with name Christmas Kids crafts ideas

All those fun unfinished wood shapes at the craft store are calling your name! Collect a few let the kids paint it up, then add your name. Easy Wood Ornaments from Creative Green Living.

34. Felt Stocking Christmas Garland Kid Craft

Felt stocking craft idea for kids

Add simple felt stocking to a garland for a cute Christmas decoration. Pre-cut stocking pieces for young children, and trace pattern onto felt for older kids to cut on their own. Pattern and instructions for felt stockings available at Crafty Sewing Sew.

35. Galaxy Christmas Globes Kid Craft

Galaxy ornaments for kids Christmas

Try making these galaxy ornaments from Two Kids and a Coupon. You'll be surprised at how she gets the colors to swirl!

BONUS Christmas Crafts Ideas for Kids

Santa Belly Treat Cup

DIY Santa Belly Treat cups Christmas Craft idea

This Santa belly treat cup from Crafts by Amanda is such a cute way to display fun foods for a party, or to use as a gift container.

DIY Christmas Crayons

Gingerbread man crayons for a fun DIY Christmas activity

These DIY Christmas Crayons from yours truly are such a fun Christmas Kids craft. It's a great craft for any time of year actually! Start saving those broken crayons and get your craft on for the next holiday season!

If you try any of these Christmas craft ideas for kids, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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  1. Sarina

    Thanks for sharing our wreath idea!


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