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55 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

The holiday season is upon us. Whether your looking for handmade gifts for the entire family to do, or a simple craft for the young children, you’ll love this list of easy Christmas crafts for kids.

Kids of all ages love fun Christmas crafts, such as Christmas tree ornaments, popsicle stick Christmas trees, paper plate wreaths, thumbprint candy canes, and a mistletoe handprint poem.



Easy Christmas Crafts

1. Paint Stick Snowman Ornament

Christmas tree crafts are my favorite! When little hands craft Christmas decorations, they become keepsakes for years to come.

Go your local hardware store, and get a few paint sticks – they are perfect for craft sticks and are free. Then, open your craft cupboard, and grab your favorite Christmas craft supplies. Red, silver, and gold sequence, mini popsicle sticks, mini googly eyes, and ribbon are great starters.

This painted snowman craft is also an easy to make ornament for parents from kids.




2.  Salt Dough Santa Handprint 

3. Pom Pom Christmas Tree

I often hear parents say the perfect Christmas craft is one that all family members can do together. This next craft is a fun way for the whole family to have fun – including the three year olds and the older kids.

With the supervision of an adult, simply put a dab of glue (hot glue) all around the Christmas tree, and let the kids press on the pom-poms.



4. Candy Cane Ornaments

There are lots of ways to make a candy cane ornament. Some of the best ideas I’ve seen are candy canes made out of beads, buttons, yarn, and pipe cleaners. These are easy kids crafts that can be made with household items.


5. Snowman Handprint Ornaments

Back onto the homemade ornaments from kids, this one is a parent favorite year after year. Grab a traditional Christmas ornament bulb, white paint, and a black and orange fine-tip sharpies, and you’re ready to begin.

To make this easy handprint snowman ornament, paint the kids four fingers and palm of their hand white. Then, they hold the ornament in the palm of their hand, with the fingers stretching up the sides.

If you don’t want to paint the kids’ hands, you can give them a paintbrush, and let them paint their own snowman. This, too, makes a great gift to parents from kids. Again, let the white paint dry first, before allowing the kids to draw on the snowman hat, face, and buttons. Either way, this fun craft is easy peasy, and makes a special ornament for years to come.




6. Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Crafts 

As a teacher and a parent, I have grown to love pipe cleaner craft kits.

On the days when I don’t have time or energy to get everything out of the craft supply closet, I reach for the pipe cleaner kits. They are great for one little project and creative family fun all year long.

There are many possibilities for easy Christmas crafts for kids with these simple, non-messy, craft supplies. For example, they can make candy canes, jingle bells, or Christmas trees.


7. Puzzle Snowflake Ornament – Easy Christmas Craft

We all have those puzzles with missing pieces laying around the house or classroom. Instead of throwing them away, upcycle the pieces to make a puzzle snowflake ornament.

Spray-paint the pieces, let dry, then spray-paint the back. Once dry, allow the kids to glue together the pieces to form a snowflake. It’s always best to have a completed sample for the kids to reference.

If you’re working with the younger kids, you’ll need to offer a lot of guidance to form the shape of a snowflake. When done, sprinkle a little pinch of glitter and add a ribbon. This easy Christmas tree ornament, and paper snowflakes, are a great activity for a kids’ Christmas party.




8. Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft 

9. Gingerbread House Ornament

10. Fingerprint Candy Canes

There isn’t much explaining to do for this easy Christmas craft for kids. The fingerprint candy cane is made of just that….fingerprints of red and white paint. This is a great craft to reinforce patterns, and looks adorable on the front of homemade Christmas cards.


11.  Candy Cane Reindeer

12.  DIY Pom Pom Ornament

13. Toilet Paper Roll Gingerbread Man

14.  Glowing Snow Globe

15. Mistletoe Handprint Poem for Christmas

If you’re looking for a keepsake handprint poem for Christmas, this mistletoe poem is perfect! 



Get your Christmas handprint poem, HERE or on TPT


16.  Cinnamon Stick Trees

17. Wood Slice Rustic Santa Ornaments

18. Jingle Bell Slime

19. Yarn Tree Paper Plate Craft

20. Paper Plate Santa

Watch as Glued to My Crafts demonstrates how to make this easy paper plate santa craft for kids. 


Christmas Crafts Ideas

21.  Lace and Color Stocking 

22. Paper Snowman Craft

23.  Cinnamon Ornaments

24. Painted Pinecones

25. Toilet Paper Wreath  

26. Lego Wreaths

27.  Paper Plate Snowman Wreath

28.  Snowman Hat Ornament

29. Paper Snowflake Quilt


Reindeer Crafts for Kids

30. Handprint Reindeer Craft

These reindeer crafts are frame-worthy! Use brown paint to make the handprint. Then add the details to form a reindeer. This is a cute and easy handprint craft for Christmas


31. Reindeer Cork Decoration

32. Reindeer Headband Craft

33. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament

34. Reindeer Paper Plate Craft with Cotton Balls

35.  Wooden Spoon Reindeer

36.  Handprint Reindeer Card

37.  Wooden Spoon Reindeer

38. Reindeer Food

39. Reindeer Treat Bags



Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids

40. Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

Get your Christmas crafting started with this easy craft for younger children. Let your kids tear up red and green construction paper into small pieces. While they are busy tearing paper, and building their fine motor skills, you can cut the circle from the center of the paper plate.

To make this paper plate Christmas wreath, turn on some Christmas music, get into the holiday spirit, and let your kids have fun gluing on all of their torn paper pieces.  Cover the whole wreath. You don’t want to see negative space.. Although, let’s be real. However the kids make the wreath ornaments is perfect! When done, use two rectangle paper strips to make a paper bow, staple it on, and your craft is done!


41. Christmas Cone Tree

42.  Christmas Tree Water Bottle Craft

43. Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

44.  Yarn and Stick Christmas Tree

45. Easy Christmas Tree Craft

Construction paper, glue, and mini buttons are all you need for a simple and cute Christmas tree craft.

Arrange three green triangles into a shape of a tree. Then, there are several easy ways kids can decorate their paper crafts. For example, I’ve seen great ideas for this Christmas season craft, such as decorating the tree with dot stickers, mini pom-poms, small buttons, or foam stickers.


46.  Christmas Tree Card

47.  Paper Cup Christmas Tree

48.  Pine Cone Christmas Tree

49. Christmas Countdown Craft


Grinch Crafts for Kids

50.  Popsicle Stick Grinch

51. Paper Plate Grinch Heart

52.  Grinch Pom-Pom Ornament

53.  Handprint Grinch

54.  Wooden Grinch Ornament

55. Grinch Slime


Before you go, here are a few blog posts you may enjoy:

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