11 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids {Must Read}

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Christmas is just around the corner and the kids are getting excited! Why not help them get ready even more with these fun Christmas craft ideas for kids.

These Christmas crafts are great for children of all ages and all skill levels making it a great family craft day!

If you have a younger child be sure to check out these preschool Christmas crafts for even more fun.

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Glitter Ornaments

Glitter Ornaments

These glitter ornaments are simple to make for kids of all ages.

Supplies Needed:

How to make glitter ornaments:

To begin you will want to remove the top of the ornament.

Then insert glitter confetti into the ornament.

Add the top back on.

You have now created glitter ornaments.

Cinnamon Stick Trees

Cinnamon stick Trees

This fun Christmas craft idea for kids is not only cute but will make your house smelling amazing.

Supplies Needed:

  • String
  • Cinamon stick
  • Different colored ribbon

How to make Cinnamon stick trees:

To start this project you will want to cut 7 pieces of ribbon. You will want to make sure they are long enough to tie around the cinnamon stick and have an excess on either side.

Next, you will begin tying the ribbon around the stick. Start at the top and tie a bow with the ribbon.

Next, add the next ribbon making it a little bit longer on each side.

Repeat this process until all 7 ribbons are tied on the cinnamon stick with the ribbons getting longer as they go down the stick.

Once done, attach the string at the top making a loop to hang on your tree.

Thumbprint Trees

Thumbprint Trees

If your kids love fingerpainting, this is the project for them!

Supplies Needed:

How to make thumbprint trees:

To begin you will want to first cut out a Christmas tree out of white cardstock.

Once cut, place it on top of another piece of paper. You do not want to attach it because you will remove it at the end.

Using your finger paints, decorate the white paper that the Christmas tree is sitting on. Be sure you do not move the Christmas tree while painting. You can fingerpaint right up and on top of the Christmas tree.

When your paper is how you want it to look, remove the Christmas tree and you have a perfect Thumbprint tree piece of art.

Felt Candy Cane Ornament

Felt Candy Cane Ornament

This Christmas craft idea for kids is perfect for your beginner sewers. It can easily be altered for non-sewers as well.

Supplies Needed:

How to make felt candy cane ornaments:

To begin this Christmas craft for kids you will want to cut out 2 felt candy canes the same size. The best way to do this is to stack two pieces of felt on top of each other and cut at the same time.

Once cut, then take your thread and do a loop stitch all around the candy canes to connect them together. If you don’t sew you can also glue them with craft glue.

Next, attach red ribbon as stripes on the candy cane with craft glue.

Now you have the perfect felt candy cane ornament to display your except sewing skills.

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Thumbprint ornaments are always a favorite in our home!

Supplies Needed:

How to make reindeer thumbprint ornaments:

To begin you will want to prep your work area with some newspaper.

Next, put some brown paint on a paper plate.

Dip your thumb into the paint and then place it on the ornament.

Continue doing this around the circumference of the ornament.

Let dry.

Continue this same process with all your ornaments that you are creating.

Next take the red paint and add a red nose to the thumbprint with the backside of the paintbrush. (the side with no bristles).

Draw eyes and antlers on with the brown sharpie.

Let them sit and dry.

Once dry hang them on your tree or wrap them up for the perfect Christmas present.

Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas coloring sheets are a great way for kids to craft without the mess. These will keep your kids entertained throughout their whole Christmas break. With 6 coloring pages there is something for everyone.

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Kids of all ages love creating Candy Cane Reindeer. These make the perfect treat for eating or decorating the tree.

Supplies Needed:

How to make your candy cane reindeer:

First, you will want to wrap your pipe cleaner around the rounded art of the candy cane. Bend the pipe cleaner to create antlers.

Next, attach your googly eyes and red pom pom nose.

Lightbulb Thumbprint Frame

Lightbulb Thumbprint Frame
Source: thriftyfun.com

This lightbulb thumbprint frame will be the best gift a mom and dad get this year.

Supplies needed:

How to make your lightbulb thumbprint frame:

To begin you will want to cut your paper 8×10 inches.

Glue a picture of your child in the middle of the piece of cardstock.

Next, have your child fingerpaint around the border of the paper. Let the fingerprints go all different directions. (This will become the strand of Christmas lights.)

Once your child has done this, set it aside, and let it dry.

After it is dried, connect each light with a thin line. Feel free to make the line swirl up and down and around to give it character. Add a little square where the line and the lights meet.

Finally frame your thumbprint art and wrap.

Clothespin Snowmen

Clothespin Snowmen

These clothespin snowmen are irresistible cute that are perfect for decorating!

Supplies Needed:

How to make your clothespin snowmen:

You will begin this Christmas craft by painting your clothespins white. You want to make sure they are dry before moving on to the next step.

Once dry you will begin building your snowman.

First, you will draw two eyes at the top next to each other.

Next, attach the orange pom pom ball as his nose.

Create a coal mouth with the sharpie.

Tie your yarn on to the snowman under the mouth to create his scarf.

Add three “button” dots in the center of your clothespins with your sharpie.

Now you have created your snowman clothespin.

Salt dough Ornaments

Salt dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are always fun for kids to make no matter what their age.

Supplies Needed:

How to make salt dough ornaments:

To begin, you will want to roll out your salt dough.

Next, choose a cookie cutter for the shape of your ornament.

Place the cookie cutter directly on top of the dough and press down firmly.

Remove the dough around the cutter and lift up slowly.

Make a hole in the top of your ornament so you can loop a string through so you can hang it on your tree.

Let this dry until hardened.

Once hardened, color or paint your ornament.

Loop string through ornament.

It is now ready to hang up on your tree.

Gingerbread Houses

Make a gingerbread house

We can’t forget about gingerbread houses when it comes to Christmas Craft ideas for kids. Kids of all ages love creating and eating their creations.

Supplies Needed:

  • Gingerbread house / Graham crackers
  • Frosting 
  • Candy

First, you will want to prep your gingerbread making area with newspaper or a table cloth because Gingerbread house making can get a little messy.

Next, cover a piece of sturdy cardboard with foil.

Now it is time to start building your gingerbread house. Start by adding frosting to the bottom of the house where it attaches to the foil. Be generous with the frosting in order to get it to stand up. Do the same when attaching the sides together.

For younger children, I highly recommend using graham crackers. They are not nearly as heavy and they are easier to keep together.

Once your house is standing, I like to let it sit for a few minutes to dry. 

Next, begin adding candy and decorating the house as well as the foil to create a beautiful landscaped yard.

After your gingerbread house is complete, you can admire it for a day or two or start eating the goodies. It is really up to you!

There you have it! Easy and fun Christmas craft ideas for kids! What do your kids like to do? Share in the comments!

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