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Kids' Christmas Craft Ideas

Winter-time brings with it the excitement of the winter holidays!  If you are looking for great kids’ Christmas craft ideas for your kiddos to make this season, you have come to the right place!!

I enjoy making crafts with kids for any holiday, but there is such a build up of excitement in the little ones during the entire month of December leading up to the Christmas holiday!

It seems that with each children’s Christmas craft we finish, more joy and excitement can be seen in the kids’ faces.

When my kids were young, every one of their Christmas projects were hung to decorate the house or wrapped up as gifts for the special people in their lives.

I, like many other parents, felt this great desire to give family, especially grandparents, homemade gifts from the kids.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift, you will find a loads of inspiration from the Christmas crafts for kids that we’ve put together for you here.

Children’s Christmas Ornament Crafts

When each of my kids’ first Christmas came around, I made Christmas ornaments for our tree and for the trees of all of the grandparents. The gift was from the baby to grandma and grandpa.

By the next year, the toddlers that they had become made the Christmas ornaments with my help. And, as the years went on, they played a much bigger role in choosing and making the ornaments to be given.

We have many kids' Christmas craft tutorials below that will help you and the kids make the perfect ornament this year.

If you have a toddler at home, one of the easiest ornaments that will also give them great fine-motor practice and improve their hand-eye coordination as they craft is the Bead Garland Christmas Ornament.

We have both a video and a written tutorial for this project, and it’s easy peasy!!

Be sure to use the plastic fillable ornaments when making these or any other fillable ornaments with the little kids!  

I especially love the Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments! Your elementary school-aged kiddos will enjoy this unique kids' Christmas craft idea, for sure.  This is the first time I’ve seen this done, and I think it is so creative! 

It’s definitely not too simple or too difficult!  As Goldilocks would say, “It’s just right!”.

There are directions for three different ornaments made with the paper straws.  Be sure to check it out!

There are so many other Christmas tree ornaments below that you will not want to miss, so keep scrolling.

Kids’ Christmas Craft Ideas to Decorate the Home  

Although you could use any of the Christmas craft ideas below as decorations for your home, there are a couple that I think are just delightful.

Be sure to take a look at the Clay Pot Snowman craft!  I think this cute stand-up table decoration would be perfect for older elementary and tweens, but younger kids could work on it with your help.  I would even enjoy this craft!

Handprint crafts are wonderful keepsakes and make sweet decorations as well!  The Kids Hand Christmas Wreath is a project I’ve done many times in my classroom.

The tutorial suggests using craft foam, felt and pom pons.  However, I’ve had the kids make their handprints in green paint.  For the older kids, I had them use construction paper to trace their own hands and then cut them out.

I think the red pom pons make a nice 3-D look, but in the past we’ve made them with red finger prints or red construction paper, and they were just as cute.

Looking for a children’s Christmas craft for the older kids to make to decorate the home?  

I know, I know….pasta crafts can look so cheesy.  But the 3D Pasta Christmas Trees look so festive and non-noodly when complete!  BONUS: this project will keep them busy for quite a while!

The directions call for the use of a hot glue gun, and I am not a fan of them, especially for the kids.  The hot glue does the trick to be sure, but the burn factor with hot glue is real.

I would give Aleene's Craft Glue a try on this one.  This glue formula has a higher grabbing power than school glue. The noodles won’t stick instantly, but they will adhere quicker than other glues would with no risk of burns.

What Else Can You Find Below?

This page has many more kids' Christmas craft ideas; I’ve only listed a few above.  You’ll find garlands, holiday cards, printables, candy cane crafts, and so much more!

This is a page not to be missed!

Pssst!  If you are looking for winter crafts for kids that are not related to specific holidays, we have you covered!

Kids' Christmas Craft Ideas

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3D Pasta Christmas Trees

Make some fun 3D pasta Christmas trees with your kids this Christmas! Just roll a piece of cardboard into a cone then hot glue it together. Put a strip of hot glue around the bottom and quickly stick the noodles on! Crafty Morning

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament

Kids will love to make this super simple ornament as a gift for teachers, parents or grandparents. Learn how with this video and the photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions. Needlepointers.com Staff

Blackwork Xmas Tree Card

Tween and teens who a beginning to embroidery will love using this free pattern to make a Christmas tree card as a gift. Young Embroiderers

Button Snowmen

Button Snowmen

Button snowmen ornaments are so cute and easy to make with the free instructions here. Super Mom Hacks

Button Star Christmas Ornament

Button Star Christmas Ornament

This Christmas craft is a cute star-shaped button ornament your kids can make to decorate the Christmas tree this holiday season! Mombrite

Candy Cane Heart & Reindeer

Two candy cane crafts. Squigly's Playhouse

Christmas Ball Ornament

With this free tutorial, kids can learn how to wrap around a styrofoam ball to make an adorable tree ornament. Caron Collection

Christmas Candle Holder Craft for Kids

Christmas Candle Holder Craft for Kids

Kids can make these easy candle holders as gifts for the holiday. A dollar store craft! Mess For Less

Christmas Card Garland

Kid-friendly craft! An inexpensive and fun way for kids to bring color into the holiday. Learning 4 Kids

Christmas Ribbon Filled Ornament

Christmas Ribbon Filled Ornament

Do you want a simple holiday craft that your kids can made and give as gifts or hand on the tree? How about making cute ribbon filled ornaments.
Learn more about this project.
Needlepointers.com Staff

Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft

Kids can make this Christmas tree craft into a card to give out or just to hang up in your house. Either way, the kids will enjoy making it! Kiddy Charts

Christmas Tree Craft Idea

This Christmas tree craft idea will help avoid winter boredom. The Inspiration Edit

Clay Pot Snowmen

Create this darling snowman and snowwonam with clay pots, buttons, sock. Easy, and even younger children can do this project. KinderArt

Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Ornaments

Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Ornaments

Gather the Kids! Grab some coffee filters and a few basic craft supplies and get busy making adorable Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Ornaments with kids! Red Ted Art

Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments

Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments

A few simple materials from the Dollar Store transform into cute Christmas tree and star ornaments! This tutorial shows you how! The Soccer Mom Blog

DIY Snowman Ornament

DIY Snowman Ornament

Snowman decorations are a classic winter decoration. Gather the kids and make a fun, easy snowman ornament with this tutorial. Needlepointers.com Associate

Felt Ornaments

Felt Ornaments

These no-sew felt ornaments can easily be made by kids. The Artisan Life

Glitter Christmas Ornament

Glitter Christmas Ornament

These DIY glitter ornaments will sparkle on your tree and they are super easy to make.
Learn how to make it with our tutorial and step-by-step photo tutorial.
Needlepointers.com Craft

Mitten  Ornament - Dollar Craft

Mitten Ornament - Dollar Craft

How to make a Christmas tree ornament from small mittens purchased for $1. This a a simple, fun craft project that even kids will have fun making. Needlepointers.com

Paper Clip Angels

Paper Clip Angels

Learn how to make adorable paper clip angels. Hang on the tree and give as gifts. Super Mom Hacks

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig

Easy and fun! Preschoolers can make this fun whirligig Christmas tree. Red Ted Art

Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments

Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments

Make three different ornaments, Christmas tree, candy cane, and angel, using paper straws. Fun Kids Craft! The Soccer Mom Blog

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

This Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament is simple and easy to make using these instructions. Mombrite

Pom Pom Ornament

Pom Pom Ornament

This pom pom ball Christmas ornament is an easy, fun Christmas ornament craft you can do with your kids this holiday season. Mombrite

Rudolph Popsicle Stick

This is a simple reindeer craft that even the youngest Christmas enthusiasts can make. DLTK's Sites Growing Together

Santa Candle

Santa Candle

Kids can make this Santa candle craft. Mom vs The Boys

Snowflake Ornament

Snowflake Ornament

Bring in the holiday season with simple snowflake decorations. Our simple free little pattern makes a wonderful 3-dimensional snowflake ornament. Needlepointers.com Associate

Snowman Ornament (Spool Knitting)

Snowman Ornament (Spool Knitting)

How to spool knit a snowman ornament. Needlepointers.com

Snowman Tea Light Ornament

Snowman Tea Light Ornament

How to make a snowman tea light ornament. Light up the Christmas tree with this ADORABLE ornament. Needlepointers.com

Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments

Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments

With this free tutorial, kids can make cute Christmas keepsake ornaments for their own tree, or to gift to family, friends, and teachers. In The Kids Kitchen

Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament

Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament

Kids will have fun making yarn Christmas trees ornaments to hang on the tree. Red Ted Art

Yarn Filled Christmas Ornaments

Kids will have fun making these cute Christmas ornaments. Golden Lucy Crafts





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