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100 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

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31 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

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We’ve put together a list of fun, adorable and easy Christmas crafts for kids to get your family or class in the holiday spirit. Bonus, they will keep your children occupied while you check things off YOUR to-do list!

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31 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Not only are these crafts a way to spend meaningful time with your child, but they can also double as holiday gifts. Have them wrap their masterpieces up as gifts to give away to friends, family, neighbors, and even teachers.

These simple holiday crafts cover the gamut of ages–from toddlers to elementary kids.

snowman coloring page

Snowman Coloring Page

A cute (and free) coloring page that any age will enjoy!

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Handprint Christmas Tree Craft

A fun and a little messy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Send it to grandma and grandpa!

baby Jesus craft

Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft

Talk about the real Christmas story with this craft. A free printable makes it simple. Involves painting, coloring, gluing, and cutting. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.

pipe cleaner candy cane craft

Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes

A simple craft that little hands can do to help decorate greenery or the Christmas tree.

snowman door dec craft

Snowman Door Dec

Have the kids help decorate! Trace around cups on black paper and cut out the circles. Use painter’s tape to on the snowman pieces.

santa hat ornament craft

Santa Hat Ornament

A simple craft to prep ahead for little hands. Kids get to paint and glue.

easy snowman craft

No-Sew Sock Snowman

My children all made these at school and loved it! Plus, great way to use up those orphan socks around the house.

christmas card craft for toddlers

Christmas Card Craft

Great preschool craft to use up scraps of ribbon and colored paper.

gingerbread man coloring page

Gingerbread Man Printable

Use our free template to print, color, and glue on fun items. Pair this craft with Jan Brett’s classic, The Gingerbread Baby.

jingle bell necklace

Jingle Bell Necklace

My kids loved this craft when they were young! So simple to thread a bell and beads onto string. Perfect for school parties.

snowflake ornament craft for kids

Frozen-Inspired Snowflake Ornament

For your Frozen-obsessed kiddo, make this easy DIY snowflake ornament.

Kids christmas crafts

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

This is a fun one for kids of many ages. Use glue dots for younger kids.

Kids christmas crafts

Melting Snowman Craft

So unique and funny, children will love making a mess with glue while creating something so cute!

3d paper snowflakes craft

3D Paper Snowflakes

If your child enjoys origami, this easy-to-follow tutorial is great for an older kids to try.

Reindeer made out of twigs with googly eyes and a red button nose.

Twig Reindeer Ornament

Kids can burn off energy looking for twigs before making this cute craft!

winter trees craft

Sequencing Christmas Trees

Glue on strips of construction paper in size order (a little learning activity for younger ones!) and add dots of white paint for snow.

paper snowflakes craft

Paper Snowflakes

Includes free printable templates and a clear tutorial. A fun craft for older kids!

Kids christmas crafts

Easy Baby Jesus Craft

If you have a paper plate, colored paper, scissors, crayons, and glue…you and your child can make this craft right now. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.

marble ornament

Marbled Christmas Ornament

We’ve made these ourselves. Kids love swirling paint around inside the ornaments to create a marble effect.

cookie cutter christmas craft

Christmas Cookie Cutter Art

Not much to this idea but so fun for kids! All you need are a few washable paint colors on paper plates, a piece of card stock, and a Christmas cookie cutter. Let your little artists go!

christmas critters craft

Christmas Critters

Use toilet paper rolls, craft paper, and glue to create some fun Christmas critters. Bonus: They hold treats!

Kids christmas crafts

Popsicle Stick Ornaments

My preschool and elementary-aged children and I made these a few years ago and came up with so many silly and cute options for the tree.

candy cane craft

Tissue Paper Candy Cane

This Christmas craft is sure to keep younger or older children engaged! Tear up tissue paper or colored napkins and glue away.

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Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

I like that this ornament is different than the others and involves wrapping yarn.

stained glass ornament craft

Stained Glass Ornament

Toddlers and preschoolers will love sticking tissue paper onto glitter glue to create beautiful “stained glass” to hang on the window.

reindeer ornament

Reindeer Ornament

Here’s yet another cute and easy-to-make ornament. We have this exact one on our tree.

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Easy Santa Craft

Young children will enjoy gluing cotton balls on Santa’s beard.

angel craft

Easy Angel Ornament

All of preschoolers made this classic craft. You’ll need a coffee filter, glitter glue, a gold pipe cleaner, clothespin, and sharpie. Along with the craft, read one of our hand-picked Christmas picture books that share the real meaning of Christmas.

candy cane craft for kids

Beaded Candy Canes

A simple and relaxing craft to keep little hands busy.

paper plate snowman

Paper Plate Snowman Craft

I bet you have most of these supplies on hand!

Holiday Gift Guides for All Ages

We’ve done the work for you and curated gift guides with high-quality ideas for all ages and genders. Check out our Holiday Gift Guides here.

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Meaningful Christmas Picture Books

One of the best parts of the Christmas season in our homes is re-reading the books we’ve stocked up on over the years. Here are 15 of our favorite books that share the true meaning of Christmas

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Advent Resources for Families

The true reason we celebrate Christmas – that God sent His only Son for us – can get lost in the hustle and bustle of preparations for the holiday. Advent is a time to focus our hearts and minds on Jesus in the midst of the crazy. Here are 15+ Advent Resources for the Whole Family.

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More Fun Kid Activity Ideas

We have a collection of other fun games (with free printables included!) your family might like or that you can use for parties. Be sure to Pin these!

Polly Conner

As co-founder of Thriving Home, Polly’s passionate about helping busy parents get dinner on the table. With a house full of kids, dogs, and (usually) a DIY project in the works, she knows firsthand how every minute (and every dollar) counts. As a business owner, she enjoys wearing multiple hats and serves best as a project manager for Thriving Home.

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100 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

From Santa crafts to snowman crafts, there are plenty of fun and easy Christmas crafts for kids of all ages.

easy and fun christmas crafts for kids

There are easy Christmas crafts for kids of all ages, including toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school-aged kids, and older kids. Whether you have ten minutes before dinner or a whole snowy afternoon to fill, these crafts are the perfect way to spread some holiday cheer to your little elves.

From pipe cleaner crafts to popsicle stick crafts, there are plenty of winter crafts for kids to make that are perfect for the classroom, home, or Christmas party.

These kids’ crafts aren’t just fun holiday activities; they’re also memory-makers, keepsakes, DIY Christmas gifts, and DIY Christmas decorations. Whether you are looking for homemade DIY Christmas ornaments or DIY Christmas cards for kids to make, there is a holly jolly list of a hundred different craft projects that are just as fun to make as they are to gift to friends and family.

Pair these easy crafts with these Christmas coloring pages for hours of festive fun!

  • Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids
  • Paper Crafts
  • Other Christmas Crafts for Kids
  • Popsicle Stick Crafts
  • Christmas Craft FAQ
  • More Holiday Fun for Kids

Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids

Wine Cork Angel DIY Ornaments

Tea Light Snowman Ornament Christmas craft for kids

peanut ornaments

Angel Doily Christmas Craft for kids

Angel Doily Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids

Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

Clothespin Snowflake Ornament Christmas craft for kids

Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornaments

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Trees

Ombre Christmas Tree Garland

Melted Bead Christmas Ornament craft for kids

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Kiss Craft for kids

Christmas Kiss Crafts from It All Started with Paint

Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Burlap Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Ornament craft for kids

Candy Cane Ornaments with beads and pipe cleaners

Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornament Christmas craft for kids

Fingerprint Snowman Salt Dough Ornament

Yarn Christmas Ornament craft for kids

Yarn Ornaments from One Little Project

Felt Candy Ornament Christmas craft for kids

Felt Candy Ornaments from Happiness is Homemade

Snowflake Puzzle Piece Ornament

Lollipop Photo Christmas Ornament craft for kids

Cute Bear Christmas Ornament

Cotton Ball Bear Ornament (source unknown)

Salt Dough Reindeer Footprint Ornaments

Paper Crafts

Paper Plate Christmas Tree craft for kids

Accordion Paper Christmas Tree

Fingerprint Christmas Light Christmas Craft For Kids

DIY Paint Chip Christmas Cards

DIY Pop Up Christmas Card craft for kids

Christmas Paper Wreath craft for kids

Paper Chain Christmas Craft for kids

Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath

Family Handprint Tree Christmas craft for kids

Paper Plate Santa Claus

Reindeer Puppet Greeting Cards

Grinch Paper Plate Christmas craft for kids

Grinch Paper Plate Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Snowman Christmas Card craft

Woven Paper Christmas Tree

Paper Plate Christmas Camper craft for kids

Christmas Tree Thumbprint Art

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig

Christmas Suncatcher Craft for kids

Paper Plate Laced Christmas Tree

Hand Print Santa Christmas craft for kids

Hand Print Santa from Simple Everyday Mom

Footprint Reindeer

Hersey Kisses Christmas Craft with Kids

Other Christmas Crafts for Kids

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer from One Little Project

Decorated Pinecone Christmas Trees

Recycled Jar Christmas Cloche for Kids

Bow Tie Noodle Wreath Christmas craft for kids

Tin Can Snowman

Tin Can Snowman from Practically Functional

cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

Snowman Toilet Paper Roll Christmas craft for kids

Pinecone Elves Christmas craft for kids

Pinecone Elves from One Little Project

Clothespin Snowman Craft

No-Sew Sock Snowman Christmas craft for kids

Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

Sock Olaf Christmas craft for kids

Sock Olaf from One Creative Mommy

Holiday Character Candy Pots

Christmas Light Chalk Stencil Art

Beaded Snowflakes

Beaded Snowflakes from Early Learning Ideas

Mason Jar Felt Gnome Christmas craft for kids

Mason Jar Felt Gnome from Hey Let’s Make Stuff

Christmas Rock Painting

Christmas Light Picture Frame

Sitting Mini Flower Pot Elves

Q-Tip Snowflakes

Q-Tip Snowflakes from The Best Ideas for Kids

Waterless Snow Globe

Snowman Snowball Shooters

Pine Cone Snowy Owls

Pine Cone Snowy Owls from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Popsicle Stick Crafts

DIY Truck Popsicle Stick Ornament

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree crafts for kids

Popsicle Stick Rudolph Christmas Ornament

Simple Popsicle Christmas Tree

 Popsicle Stick Snowmen

Craft Stick Christmas Crafts for kids

Craft Stick Christmas Crafts from The Keeper of the Cheerios

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House

Christmas Craft FAQ

What are some easy Christmas crafts to make?

Popsicle Stick Ornaments: Grab some popsicle sticks, paint, and glitter, and create a Christmas tree, snowman, or Rudolph ornament to hang on your tree.
Handprint Crafts: With just a bit of colored paper, your little one’s handprint can transform into the most adorable keepsake that makes excellent holiday cards. You can make a handprint Santa, Rudolph, or a Christmas tree.
Pasta Garlands or Wreaths: Who knew pasta could be so festive? Paint them green, red, and gold, add some glitter, and hang them up.
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts: Turn those empty rolls into cute snowmen or little elves. You only need toilet paper rolls and basic crafting supplies that you can get at the dollar store.
Paper Plate Crafts: All you need is paper plates, paint, glitter, and basic craft materials to transform an ordinary paper plate into a Santa, Christmas Tree, or even Grinch!
Sock Snowmen: One lost sock and some rice — and you’ve got a snowman who won’t melt indoors!