21 easy Christmas crafts for kids to makePublished on 8 October 2020 6 min read
Looking for easy Christmas crafts to keep little hands busy this winter? These fun Christmas crafts for kids will stir up the festive spirit! From shimmery popsicle stick snowflakes to Santa’s made from paper roll, we’ve got a whole grotto of craft ideas for all ages. Whether they’re toddlers, in nursery or in junior school, Christmas arts and crafts are all about making joy!
1. Paper snowflakes
Papercraft snowflakes are the perfect way to craft up some Christmas magic! So easy, it’s a wonderful project for all ages. All you need is some white or silver paper, a pencil and scissors. Add some glitter for extra shimmer! Whether you’re using a template like these gorgeous designs from The Printables Fairy or precut snowflakes that your little ones can then decorate and collage, like these bejewelled makes by Fun Learning For Kids, there are so many ways to let it snow!
2. Paper stars
When it comes to Christmas crafts for kids, nothing will brighten up a winter afternoon than making DIY paper stars! Whether you’re making easy origami constellations to hang in the house or using glitter and mixed media to make simple flat stars sparkle and shine. We love these colourful 3D stars by The Artful Parent for younger tots. These stunning stained glass paper star designs by Conscious Craft are brilliant for older kids!
3. Paper plate Christmas faces snowman
Transform plain paper plates into festive faces! Great for toddlers and older kids too. This cool design from Easy Peasy and Fun uses buttons for eyes and rosy cheeks, white glitter, paint and glue. Or why not combine 3 plates to make a snowman body? We also love this reindeer design too!
4. Christmas festive headbands
Perfect for winter birthdays or festive parties, Christmas themed paper headbands can be made as a group and then worn for hours of fun! We can’t get enough of these cute reindeer hats and these adorable smiley Christmas Tree headbands.
5. Popsicle stick Christmas crafts
Save up your popsicle sticks and make these cute Christmas ornaments. Have the kids take their pick of Christmas characters, from a stick Santa to a snowman or even a Christmas tree! Why not make the whole set like this happy trio from The Best Ideas For Kids? Or these cute popsicle stick crafts by Artsy Craftsy Mom!
6. Potato print Snowman Christmas cards
There’s nothing more personal than giving friends and family DIY cards made by your little ones! Whether they’re in the mood for lots of colourful collage or trying out these adorable simple potato print snowman cards, a Christmas card making crafternoon is the perfect way to spend a winter’s day. All you need is basic cardstock, a potato, white paint and any embellishments to bring your splodge to life!
7. Paper plate angel
This Christmas paper plate angel is so cute! Great for slightly older kids, it takes under an hour to make and will look pretty placed at the top of your tree for all to see afterwards.
8. Pretty pine cone ornaments
If you’re looking for Christmas crafts you can make with your toddler, pine cone decorating is a fun adventure from start to finish! Head out into the back yard or take a winter walk through the woods to gather your pine cones. Once you’re home, scrub up your cones and your little one will love helping you decorate! We love these gold glitter cones from Lovely Indeed and these bright pom pom cones from One Little Project!
9. Yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments
If you’re looking for nursery Christmas crafts, this yarn wrapped Christmas tree tutorial is great for little ones and so easy to make while also using up your yarn scraps in the process!
10. Loo roll Christmas crafts
Give your toilet rolls a second chance at life by transforming them into Christmas characters. With a bit of papercraft magic you can make anything from angels to reindeer. We love these adorable penguin and snowman paper roll crafts! This Christmas arts and crafts project is perfect for young kids, just the thing when you’re looking for an easy activity on a snowy day.
11. Christmas tree slime
Why not make some festive Christmas tree slime to mark the holidays. Mix in glitter and confetti to make it extra Christmassy. This gorgeous gloopy homemade festive slime from will provide hours of fun!
12. Cute Reindeer burlap ornaments
These lovely reindeer burlap ornaments by Jenny Bevlin Dupree are so adorable and easy to make with kids! They’re especially good if you’re looking for a craft activity you can make with a group of kids without too much mess!
13. Egg carton snowman
Looking for arts and crafts for toddlers? Why not be inspired by your fave Christmas children’s books? We love this toddler-friendly egg carton snowman craft idea by Chirping Moms which was inspired by A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson. Perfect for preschoolers!
14. Christmas paper chains
Paper chains are great for kids of all ages! Plus, they’ll love stringing them up all over your house when they’re done. These fun paper chain Christmas crafts by Dixie Crafts will have your halls decked and ready for the holiday season!
15. Paper cup Angel luminaries for kids!
These beautiful angel luminary crafts use LED tea lights, so perfectly safe for kids! As it involves a little more advanced drawing and design this is a great craft for school age kids that can be used as a gorgeous cosy night light afterwards.
16. Popsicle stick snowflakes
This colourful snowflake popsicle stick craft idea by Toddler Approved will get the little ones so excited! While you’ll need to prep your snowflakes by gluing your popsicle sticks together in advance, kids will love sprinkling glitter and sequins over the top to make these pretty ornaments!
17. Pipe cleaner trees
Fuzzy sticks that you can bend into pretty much any shape? Pipe cleaners are fantastic for kids crafts all year round! At Christmas they’re especially great for making ornaments with kids and unleashing hours of fun! These pretty Christmas trees by Artsy Craftsy Mom are fantastic for brightening up your home.
18. Handprint Christmas tree crafts
Not only is this a fun kids craft, but these make lovely little keepsakes to remember your little one’s Christmas’! Use their little handprints to make cute christmas tree cards and designs that you and the whole family can treasure forever. We love these fun festive handprint ideas from Chic Craft and The Best Idea For Kids.
19. Snowmen clothes pegs
These festive snowmen clothes pegs make lovely christmas crafts for kids, which you can use to hang up other festive makes too!
20. Paper plate giant baubles
Jazz up plain paper plates with these merry and bright, giant Christmas baubles! A brilliant easy Christmas craft for kids, you can make these joyous decorations with tissue paper like Mum in the Mad House, or use whatever papercraft supplies you have to create your own design!
21. DIY Christingle
For a bit of festive tradition, this gorgeous Christingle craft is a great way to have fun with the kids while reminding each other of togetherness and family this Christmas!