Whoohooo! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! These weeks leading up to the big day are the most magical of the whole year, aren’t they? I don’t know about your home, but ours is bursting with Christmas crafts for kids.
We have a giant painter’s tape Christmas tree on our floor. Paper reindeer are appearing everywhere… Santa is being cut out (well, his beard is)… Oh, and loads of gnomes! But that is my crafter’s side hustle. Christmas crafts are definitely the name of the game right now.
I thought it would be wonderful to create a great big resource for you full of crafts for this season. I also thought it would be helpful to divide by age group. So I did! Here you will find:
- Christmas crafts for babies,
- Christmas crafts for toddlers,
- Christmas crafts for preschoolers,
- Christmas crafts for kindergarteners,
- as well as Christmas crafts for primary elementary and junior elementary students.
I hope these crafts are just perfect for you and yours!
But just before we get started, grab your FREE Holiday Crafting Guide!
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Christmas Crafts for Babies
Scrunched Tissue Paper Christmas Tree by Crafts on Sea – Babies will love the sensory experience of scrunching up these tissue balls to decorate their own tree.
Salt Dough Nature Wreath by The Pinterested Parent – Shape the wreath for your baby and watch them delight in pressing items from nature into the dough. Choose items you feel most comfortable allowing them to handle and supervise them throughout the craft. Using the same materials, older children can create a wintry scene perfect for a mini Christmas village.
Snowman in a Bag by Oh my! Creative – After pasting on a snowman face all by himself, baby will love playing with his sensory friend all day!
Photo Bauble Christmas Tree by Toddler Approved – I love this variation on the felt Christmas tree craft for kids that is floating around social media. Help baby learn the names and faces of those that may be far with these photo ornaments.
Handprint Candy Cane Craft by Little Family Fun – This adorable candy cane craft for kids can be made in seconds, and older siblings can get as elaborate as they’d like.
No-Mess Jingle Bell Painting by Play Learn Grow (link no longer available) – The teacher in me is delighting in the fact that making this VISUAL art will also create MUSICAL art. At. The. Same. Time. Ok, geeky moment over.
Holiday Bow Wreath by The Chirping Moms – Can Christmas crafts for kids get any simpler than this?
Snowflake Resist by Play, Create, Explore – Little ones love the sensory experience of finger painting! Add some Christmas magic by surprising them with this resist technique.
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers
Mosaic Gingerbread Man by The Pinterested Parent – Have kids tear or cut the mosaic pieces, helping them practice their scissor skills. Use whatever craft supplies you have on hand to decorate the gingerbread man.
Christmas Light Suncatchers by And Next Comes L – Let the colours of Christmas shine through your window with this easy Christmas craft for kids!
Easy Paper Straw Wreath Ornaments by Projects with Kids – Your toddler can strengthen their fine motor skills and coordination with this fun and easy wreath ornament. Choose items you feel most comfortable allowing them to handle and supervise them throughout the craft.
Sticker Christmas Tree Craft by Hands on as We Grow – What an easy, low-prep Christmas craft for kids! You can’t go wrong with this one!
Q-tip Painted Snowflake by No Time For Flashcards – Older toddlers and preschoolers may cut the paper strips themselves and arrange their snowflake. No paintbrushes? No problem! Q-tips are a fun way to get the job done.
Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers
45 Christmas Crafts for 3 Year Olds – Last year I shared with you a great big huge round-up of Christmas Crafts absolutely perfect for Preschool. So if you are looking for preschool crafts for a Christmas theme, be sure to check it out!
Christmas Crafts for Kindergarteners
Christmas Tree Name Puzzle – This is such a cute little Christmas tree activity that is full of learning! A cute craft that promotes scissor skills, name recognition, and so much more.
Christmas Ornaments with Salt Dough and Cloves – While this Christmas craft for kids is nice and easy and perfect for all ages, it is ESPECIALLY perfect for Kindergarteners. Those little hands are getting stronger by the day, and working with salt dough is a great way to help those hands get stronger still.
Bead and Salt Dough Ornament by Homegrown Friends – Little hands will be strengthened as they work the dough to make their ornaments. Children will love seeing how their creations will transform after going into the oven!
Egg Carton Christmas Tree by i heart arts n crafts – Decorate an adorable three-dimensional Christmas tree with paint, a recycled egg carton and on-hand craft supplies!
Even More Christmas Crafts for Kindergarteners!
Pipecleaner and Bead Snowflake Ornament by The DIY Mommy – This is a simple and beautiful Christmas craft for kids of all ages. Children will be strengthening their fine motor skills, counting, identifying colors, and maybe even practicing patterns!
Paper Chain Advent Calendar by Modge Podge Rocks – Your little one will love counting down the days until Christmas by tearing one link each day. These can be decorated in various ways and tie in nicely with any Advent traditions your family already has.
Paper Plate Baby Jesus by Danielle’s Place – This adorable craft would be a great fit for a Sunday school class or used as a tie-in to an Advent activity.
Name Snowmen by Fun-a-Day – This is an adorable Christmas craft for preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Jumble up the letter snowballs and see if your little learners can unscramble their names and assemble it themselves.
Christmas Tree Play Dough by Early Learning Ideas – This sensory play dough is both fun to touch and lovely to smell. Add it to an invitation to play or a play dough learning center throughout the Christmas season.
Giant Gingerbread Man by Happy Toddler Playtime – This is a low-prep Christmas craft for kids that will keep them engaged for a LONG time.
Christmas Crafts for Primary Elementary Kids
Fuzzy Santa Mason Jar – This little mason jar is such a sweet Christmas project for kids and is great for storing little goodies and gifting them away!
A Washer Snowman – An adorable little Christmas ornament! It makes an ideal craft for all those handy kids out there who like to use tools.
Pasta Keepsake Christmas Ornaments by The Best Ideas for Kids – This craft does require a few steps so you can wait for different layers of glue and paint to dry. Just think of grama’s face when she receives this adorable ornament, and you know it’ll be worth it!
Coffee Filter, Pasta, Straw Snowflakes by i heart crafty things – Kids will have so much fun arranging these materials to create a unique snowflake design. I feel a math lesson on shapes and symmetry coming on.
Weave a Christmas Tree by The Kitchen Table Classroom – Using two sheets of beautiful paper (from old art, or created new for this craft) your kids will hone in their weaving skills crafting this gorgeous free-standing Christmas tree!
Invitation to Create: Ornament Station by Paper and Glue – This would be a great Christmas craft for kids to make as a class or at a Christmas party.
More Primary Christmas Crafts
Silhouette Paintings by Arty Crafty Kids – Encourage the exploration of colour mixing and artistic expression with this gorgeous Christmas craft for kids.
Shivery Snow Paint by 123 Homeschool 4 Me – Your kiddos will love creating a textured snowy scene with puffy pain that sparkles like real snow!
Paper Plate Christmas Window Scene by The Pinterested Parent – I love how The Pinterested Parent accidentally discovered how beautiful this craft looks in front of a flameless candle
Handprint Wreath by The Best Ideas for Kids – Make this easy keepsake wreath for your own home or to give to a grandparent as a gift.
Scrap Fabric Tree Ornament by Fireflies and Mud Pies – This adorable, cozy craft is super simple to make, AND it’ll fill your home with the scent of Christmas baking!
Christmas Crafts for Junior Elementary Kids
Three Layer Christmas Tree Painting by 123 Homeschool 4 Me – This beautiful Christmas art encourages kids to use various techniques to create a one-of-a-kind work.
Jumping Elf Puppets by Kids Craft Room – Incorporate these silly elves into a Christmas party game or a family puppet show!
Three-dimensional Pasta Christmas Tree by Crafty Morning – Guests will definitely be doing a double-take at this gorgeous centerpiece; they won’t believe it’s made with pasta!
Christmas Door Decorating by Conexao Decor – It’s easy to think door decorating is reserved for school classrooms, but this doesn’t have to be! Give your kids various Christmas craft supplies and invite them to decorate their own bedroom doors!
Toilet Paper Gingerbread Man, by Meaningful Mama – Could this turn into an Elf on the Shelf alternative in your home?
Stick and Yarn Christmas Trees by House Beautiful – These would look beautiful as a hanging garland! Or hanging off a tree, or even attached to a Christmas gift.
No-sew Snowman Sock Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun – The possibilities for this Snowman Sock craft are endless! Door stopper, centrepiece, guard of the Christmas cookies?
And Just the Last Few Christmas Crafts for Junior Kids
Wrapped Yarn Ornaments by One Little Project – With yarn, a few pins and some glue you can make several of these beautiful ornaments in a jiffy. They add such a cozy touch to any tree!
Felt Sewn Christmas Tree by Living Well Mom – These adorable felt Christmas trees are easy and straightforward. No matter what your sewing experience may be, this will be a rewarding Christmas craft for kids to make.
Waterless Snowglobe by Tidy Mom – Kids will love creating a little winter world all their own. This simple Christmas craft for kids can beautify any Christmas table. Or serve as the perfect gift.
Well, are you still here? Did you hang on and read ALLLL the way through? If so, you are a rockstar! That is a lot of Christmas craft ideas coming at you.
I hope you found an idea or two (or forty) just perfect for you and your kids to enjoy this Christmas.
Thank you so much for reading friends,
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Holiday Crafting Guide right here:
Amy Davis says
Such cute Christmas crafts! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ll definitely be doing a few of these with my grand-babies and myself!lol