21 easy Christmas crafts for kids to make

Published on October 8, 2020 By Yaz Joy Vigus 5 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 kindergarten or in pre-school, Christmas arts and crafts are all about making joy!

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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!

Paper snowflakes by The Printables Fairy Fun Learning for Kids

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 colorful 3D stars by The Artful Parent for younger tots. These stunning stained glass paper star designs by Conscious Craft are brilliant for older kids!

Artful Parent Paper Stars Tutorial Stained glass window Christmas Star

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!

Easy Peasy and Fun Snowman paper plate snowman reindeer crafts for kids paper plate

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.

DIY papercraft Reindeer hat Christmas tree headbands

5. Popsicle stick Christmas crafts

Save up your popsicle sticks and make these cute holiday 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!

Popsicle stitch Christmas Crafts Artsy Craftsy Mom popsicle Christmas crafts

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 colorful 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!

DIY Potato stamp snowman Christmas card DIY handmade Christmas potato stamp cards

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.

Kids Craft Room Angel

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!

Christmas kids craft pine cones by Lovely Indeed Pine cone bobble Christmas Kids craft by One Little Project

9. Yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments

If you’re looking for kindergarten 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!

Yarn wrapped Christmas Ornament Yarn wrapped Christmas kids ornaments

10. Paper roll Christmas crafts

Give your toilet rolls a second chance at life by transforming them into Christmas characters. With a bit of paper craft 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.

Snowman loo roll Christmas crafts for kids Paper roll penguin Christmas kids craft

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!

Christmas slime DIY crafts for kids

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!

Reindeer burlap ornament

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!

Egg carton snowman Christmas craft for toddlers

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!

Christmas paper chain crafts for kids

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 cozy night light afterwards.

Paper cup Angel luminaries by Molly Moo paper cup Angel Christmas craft luminaries by Molly Moo

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!

Toddler Approved Snow Flakes Sparkly stars craft for kids

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.

Pipe cleaner Christmas craft trees White pipe cleaner tree ornament

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.

hand print kids craft Christmas cards Hand print reindeer childrens craft

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!

Christmas childrens craft snowman pegs

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!

Paper plate giant baubles Mum in the Mad House

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!

Christingle craft for Christmas

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About the author

Yaz Joy Vigus

Yaz Joy Vigus is a Copywriter at LoveCrafts. She loves creating inspiration pages, roundups and content for the LoveCrafts community. She’s experienced first-hand how crafting can help practice mindfulness and wellbeing. One of her fave ways to unwind is curling up with her latest crochet project and a good movie! 

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