Christmas crafts for kids

21 Easy Christmas crafts for kids

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Super simple DIY projects for Christmas

Can you believe that this year is almost over?

Just a few more weeks and we’ll celebrate Christmas.

Since this year is far from normal most people will probably just stay at home or enjoy Christmas with the closest family.

We will be celebrating with my in-laws only with some good food and fun gifts for the kids.

If you are looking for a DIY activity you can do together with your kid keep on reading.

Make sure to grab this free Christmas Wishlist for instant download and print at home along with many other Christmas themed printables.

printable christmas wishlist

1. Wishlist Ornament

This cute idea from the gifted gabber consists of using your kid’s wishlist as a ornament.

You can do this every year and use them all as a cute collection for the following christmas.

I love how this is basically like a time-capsule for each Christmas.

DIY ornament wishlist

2. Santa’s Workshop Ornament

Lyne from Ottawa mommy club came up with this super simple Santa’s Workshop ornament.

The materials used for this cute ornament can be found in any dollar tree store so you don’t have to spend much money.

DIY Santa's workshop ornament

3. Handprint Reindeer

I’m in love with this absolutely adorable reindeer using your kids handprint as the antlers from simple everyday mom.

This is easy enough for my toddler to help with and definitely on my Christmas to-do list.

reindeer handprint christmas diy

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4. Handprint Christmas Tree

Another great idea using your kid’s hand prints can be found over at foster to adopt who used kids hand prints to form a cute Christmas tree.

This is a great and easy piece of art your kid can sign and decorate however they want.

Also great as a very personalized Christmas card or gift for friends and family that can easily be mailed even from far away.

DIY Handprint christmas tree

5. Buddy the elf

Another one from simple everyday mom – Buddy the elf with a free printable to download.

The elf includes the face of your child and would probably also make a great ornament on your Christmas tree.

elf craft for kids

6. Pine Cone Ornaments

Literally a two minute craft is this sweet pine cone idea from moms who save.

It looks adorable and can be used for decoration around your house as well as a ornament when you attach a string to the top.

If you have a forest nearby you might even be able to get some pine cones for free.

Pine cone pom pom ornaments

7. Lace Star Ornament

Sprouting wild ones used simple ingredients to create unique star shaped ornaments.

These are made with clay and have a beautiful pattern on top.

If you don’t want to use clay you could also use salt dough.

Diy Star lace ornament

8. Snowman Luminaries

Susanne from lil tigers came up with this super simple tutorial of how to make cute snowman luminaries.

You only need a few materials to recreate it and they look so cute when it gets dark.

DIY snowman luminaries christmas craft

9. Pasta Christmas Card

Who doesn’t have at least one piece of art that was created with dry pasta?

Cendu from Ceduparam created these adorable Christmas cards that are very easy to make for kids of all ages.

You can use the pasta as is or get creative with paint and glitter.

Pasta christmas card DIY

10. Elf yourself

This fun activity for kids called “elf yourself” can be found on simply well balanced and is very simple but so much fun.

You can participate with your kids or kids can trace each other.

Christmas body tracing activity for kids

11. Cereal Trees

If you want to be a little more resourceful this year this is the craft for you.

Using empty cereal boxes my poppet makes show you how to create beautiful 3D Christmas trees for decoration.

Christmas trees from cereal boxes DIY

12. Painted Rocks

Rock painting became quite popular the last year so of course it has to be on the list for christmas crafts.

Sustain my craft habit will teach you how to make absolutely adorable Christmas themed painted rocks.

Christmas themed rock painting

13. Gingerbread Man or Woman

Little figures and crafts using Ice Cream sticks are a classic DIY project for kids.

These Gingerbread men or women are easy and fun to make with the tutorial by mombrite.

Ice cream stick gingerbread man craft

14. Clothespin Snowman

Another great typical household item for crafts are clothespins.

About a mom transformed normal clothespins into cute little snowman.

These could also be perfect as a little extra decoration on Christmas gifts or to hold gift tags in place.

Clothespin snowman craft

15. Crumbled Paper Ornaments

These Ornaments made with crumbled up tissue paper are super colorful and can be hung on the tree with a string attached or used for a sweet Christmas themed wall paper.

I could also see them on colorful paper as a homemade christmas card.

You can find the full tutorial at the craft at home family.

Crumbled paper ornaments Christmas project

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16. Paperclip Angels

Recreate your whole family as a sweet little angel made out of paperclips.

The tutorial for this cute idea can be found at super mom hacks.

Paperclip Christmas angels craft

17. Nativity scene with rocks

If you like to work with the materials nature gives us this craft might be for you.

This nativity scene recreates the holy night when jesus was born completely made with rocks and other natural material.

The tutorial for this fun craft can be found at The ambitious parenting.

Nativity holy night scene with rocks christmas craft

18. Waterless snow globe

If your kid loves snow globes you need to try this waterless snow globe with a christmas theme from the mileon.

Easy to make without the big mess with materials you already have at home.

Snow globe without water

19. Printable Nativity Scene

Another creative way to recreate the holy night nativity scene is this free printable by catholic icing.

All you have to do is download the printable and let your kids color them in to their liking before gluing them together.

This could also be a 12 days of Christmas activity where you make one per day with your kids until the whole set is finished.

free printable nativity scene christmas

20. Orange slice fox ornament

This homemade ornament for your Christmas tree does not only look absolutely adorable – it also smells great because it is made using dried orange slices.

Get the full tutorial over at Red ted art.

Orange slice ornament christmas

21. Pipecleaner Ornaments

Another fun way to create unique ornaments is this diy project by Whimsy Roo that is using pipecleaner to create different shapes.

Pipecleaner christmas ornaments diy

Which Christmas craft project are you gonna start this year?

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Easy christmas crafts for kids

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