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10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
Whether in school, or at home, turn off the devices, and have fun with these easy Christmas crafts for kids.
Paint Stick Snowman Ornament
Go to your local hardware store, and get a few paint sticks. 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.
Simply paint the stir sticks white, all except the top two inches. The kids will paint that part black. Paint and use a small popsicle stick to go across the break of black and white paint. This will be the hat rim.
After the paint dries, use a hot glue gun to adhere the sequence. Cut and glue a small piece of your fabric or ribbon to be the snowman scarf. Next, draw a face (or use googly eyes), and that’s it. Your painted snowman craft is now an easy to make ornament for parents from kids.
Pom Pom Christmas Tree
This easy Christmas craft is so much fun, and turns out so cute!
Grab a Styrofoam cone, a bag of fuzzy pom poms, and a hot glue gun. The colors are entirely up to you and your Christmas theme preference.
Some like the traditional Christmas colors, such as shades of red and green. Whereas others, like my daughter, wanted to make a bright and colorful pompom tree. She picked a multi-color bag with bright, fun, colors. We used 2-3 bags of pom-poms.
With the supervision of an adult, simply put dots of hot glue all around the Christmas tree, and let the kids press on the pom-poms. Skyler started at the bottom and worked her way up.
Snowman Handprint Ornaments
Back onto the homemade ornaments from kids, this one is a parent favorite year after year.
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.
The handprint will look like 4 snowmen standing on a snow covered ground. After the paint dries, use your sharpies to draw a face, and snowman details.
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.
Pipe Cleaner Craft Kits
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.
These kits usually come with pipe cleaners, buttons, wiggly eyes, stickers, pompom balls, and mini bells.
There are many possibilities for easy Christmas crafts for kids with these simple, non-messy, craft supplies.
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 on some glitter and add a ribbon. Now, the kids will have an easy homemade snowflake ornament that will hang on the tree for years.
Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
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, and let your kids have fun gluing on all of their torn paper pieces. Tell them they have to cover the whole wreath…no white should be showing when done. When done, use two rectangle paper strips to make a paper bow, staple it on, and your craft is done!
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.
Mistletoe Handprint Poem for Christmas
If you’re looking for a keepsake handprint poem for Christmas, this mistletoe poem is perfect!
You can paint the kids hand green, then let them paint a bow.
If you don’t want to get out the paint, you can have the kids create their own mistletoe handprint. Simply trace their hand, and let them create the perfect mistletoe using crayons and markers.
Get your Christmas handprint poem, here.
Easy Christmas Tree Craft
Construction paper, glue, and mini buttons are all you need for a simple and cute Christmas tree craft.
I’ve made this with my students and my daughters, both different ways, and they turned out so cute.
One way, is to allow the kids to cut out and decorate a Christmas tree using an array of buttons.
Or, you can give the kids rectangular strips of Christmas scrapbooking paper (various sizes), and let them build their own Christmas tree. Then, when done, they can add buttons as decorations. This way, the kids are working on size and measurement.
Every Christmas, I have my daughters button tree hanging in the hallway. This year, however, it’s packed away in storage. Therefore, I can’t even show you just how cute it is. It’s so cute, and a great way to have fun while learning and crafting.
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
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