Christmas Crafts for Kids
When they’re made by your kids, Christmas crafts become family heirlooms, sweet memories of Christmases past. Get the kids involved with some DIY crafting this Christmas season, and make a few new ornaments to hang on your tree, plus knick-knacks, advent calendars, paper snowflakes, gift tags, and garlands. We have a few fun Christmas craft ideas for the whole family to enjoy. The kids are out of school and looking for entertainment, so keep them busy with a few Christmas craft ideas that are sweet and simple. These easy Christmas crafts for kids require minimal tools and effort, so they’re a great option for rainy December afternoons or pre-party fun. It couldn’t be easier to set up a kids’ craft table at your family Christmas dinner so that the kids have something to do while the adults catch up, cook, and pour a few glasses of wine. Crafting Christmas ornaments is a favorite activity at this time of year, and when you collect your kids’ handmade ornaments, each year when you unpack them to decorate the tree, you’ll remember the seasons past. Be mindful of small pieces when helping the little ones craft, and choose crafts that complement their ages and skill levels.
Reindeer Gift Tags
Let kids decorate their own gift tags. They’ll get a kick out of seeing them under the tree.
Get the how-to from Babyccino Kids
Simple Paper Snowflakes
Paper snowflakes are always a favorite (and super simple) Christmastime craft. All you need are scissors, pretty papers, and snowflake design ideas to create some snowy Christmas magic. Hang snowflakes from the ceiling, in the windows, and on your Christmas tree.
Get the how-to from Martha Stewart
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments
These festive ornaments couldn’t be sweeter. Let kids tie scraps of patterned ribbons around sticks to create ornaments you’ll enjoy for years.
Get the how-to from Fireflies + Mud Pies
Festive Paper Garlands
Let kids help out with cutting shapes and stringing garlands. Kid-safe scissors or punches in circle and star shapes let kids contribute to the Christmas decor crafts. Hang stars from the ceiling or hang garlands from the mantel and in front of windows for an easy festive touch.
Get the how-to from Brit + Co
Sequin Christmas Ornaments
Pin sequins (and a ribbon loop) onto foam rounds to make sparkly DIY ornaments for your tree.
Get the how-to from Southern Living
Kids will love creating the calendar. After filling it with gifts, they’ll also love opening it each day leading up to Christmas. Win-win!
Get the how-to from Parents
Beaded Candy Canes
Super easy and super cute, these beaded candy canes look great scattered on tables or hung on your tree. All you need are beads and pipe cleaners.
Get the how-to from Fountain Avenue Kitchen
Button Snowflake Ornaments
Popsicle sticks and buttons and glue. It’s as easy (and as cute) as that.
Get the how-to from Easy, Peasy, and Fun
Put those old clothespins to use by gluing them together and turning them into tabletop reindeer. (Paint them if you'd like!)
Get the how-to from The Seasoned Mom