It is cold and snowy here, with the big day just around the bend. So today I wanted to share with you the ultimate preschool crafts for Christmas! We have ornaments, homemade gifts, and Santa crafts galore! If you are looking for a different theme or season, please be sure to check my Preschool Crafts for more collections.
There is something so wholesome about Christmas crafting, isn’t there? I love sitting around the table with my kids making little Santa and reindeer crafts. We are creating sweet little crafts, but even sweeter memories.
Now, let’s keep those memories nice and sweet! Preschool crafts for Christmas need to be easy. They need to be simple to set up. And they need to be engaging and fun!
These are the best of the best Christmas crafts from my blog. I hope you find an idea or two just perfect for you and yours.
Just before we get into it, I have something extra special for you. My Christmas Countdown Calendar has one simple activity to enjoy with your little one each day leading up to Christmas (perfect for preschoolers!). It also comes with a bunch of activity sheets that are wonderful to pull out at a Christmas party, or just when you want a moment of quiet to sip your coffee. Grab yours for FREE right here:
Preschool Crafts for Christmas
My Most Popular Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers
Christmas Crafts for Kids – This is quite the jackpot list of Christmas crafts for preschoolers… and babies, and even elementary-aged kids! We have categorized these cute and clever crafts by age, for your convenience. You know that if you found them here, they’ll be rewarding and simple to make.
Christmas Art for Kids – Sometimes kids (and adults?!) just want to play around with their art supplies and see what happens! These Christmas art activities for kids allow for just that and will result in memorable pieces you will cherish for years!
45 Christmas Crafts for 3 Year Olds – I think you’re starting to get that we like to keep things easy. Well here’s an amazing list of Christmas crafts and activities that are fun and simple enough for our terrific toddlers! Older kids can always take part by adding their own “big kid embellishments.”
Paper Plate Christmas Crafts – This post was so fun to create because I was amazed at how many beautiful crafts can be made from a simple paper plate (or two). This post is all about using what you have on hand to keep things easy over the busy holidays.
Christmas Ornament Crafts
Ornaments with Salt Dough and Cloves – These salt dough and clove ornaments still decorate our tree today and they still look adorable! The cloves add a cozy scent of baking. The added bonus? Working with salt dough and poking it with cloves helps develop fine motor muscles.
Kid-Made Ornaments for Christmas – The first thing most little ones want to do when they see the Christmas tree going up is watch, touch, and help! Sometimes this causes minor heart attacks for parents, but having kids make their own Christmas ornaments is a great way to involve them. There’s something here for kids of all ages.
A Simple Paper Plate Christmas Craft – Need a craft in a snap? (A GINGER snap?! Ha! I just had to.) Grab a paper plate, string or pipe cleaners, and any craft supplies that can be used for decorating. And there—you have yourself a Christmas tree ornament!
A Washer Snowman Craft for Kids – Do you have little ones ready to explore building tools and materials? Did you know they can play with these same materials and turn them into a craft? Here we share an idea we came up with one winter when working and playing with screws, nuts, and bolts. This washer snowman would make a great gift for a handy person in your life.
Invitation to Create Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers – This preschool craft for Christmas is the perfect way for your little one to expand into their own creativity. Lay out supplies you know they’ll enjoy and be successful using independently, then invite them to create. Invitations to create are fabulous activities for a family gathering or children’s party.
6 Easy Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make – What makes this list of preschool crafts for Christmas so special? Preschoolers can truly make each one of these all by themselves! This independence makes the process especially rewarding for little ones. And if you found it on How Wee Learn, you know it’s going to be easy and budget-friendly!
Gifts and Cards for Preschoolers to Make
Christmas Cards for Kids to Make – Who wouldn’t melt receiving a handmade card from your little one this Christmas? I know many Nanas would be over the moon, but especially friends and family that don’t get to see your kiddos as often. This list includes Christmas cards made with paper, unique materials, and even items from nature.
Gorgeous Gifts Kids Can Make – I cannot tell you how many times I have returned to this list when I need gift ideas. These crafts are incredibly versatile for any occasion and great for any age. If needed, adapt them for your child then dab on some red, green, and gold, and—voila!—the perfect preschool craft for Christmas!
Christmas Handprint Art – Handprint art and crafts can be an especially heartwarming gift to receive over Christmas. They also make for fabulous decorations and are a wonderful way to include babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in holiday crafting. Check out this list for some beautiful handprint art ideas.
Fuzzy Santa Mason Jar Craft – Sometimes the best crafts happen on a whim, and that’s exactly how we arrived at this one! This is a perfect preschool craft for Christmas because, with the miraculous wonders of contact paper, your child can easily stick on everything to build Santa all on their own. Maybe you might be inspired on a whim to make a mason jar snowman, or a reindeer, or an elf, or a… okay, you get it.
The Sweetest Christmas Mason Jar Crafts – If the post above swooned and inspired you, wait until you see this list! If you have nowhere to put those delicious Christmas cookies or that sensational hot chocolate mix, why not deliver it in one of these adorable mason jar crafts?
Reindeer, Santa, and Christmas Tree Preschool Crafts
Footprint Wrapping Paper – Here is a great example of how you can turn almost anyone of your preschool crafts for Christmas into wrapping paper! This delightful sensory experience is fun for everyone and can be more or less decorated depending on your kids’ ages.
Ho-ho-holy Moly Santa Crafts for Preschoolers – Is it even possible to go through the season without making a Santa preschool craft for Christmas? This is a well-varied list of Santa crafts that could turn into ornaments, toys, or gifts for others.
Christmas Name Puzzle – We absolutely love puzzles around here, so it would be quite strange for us NOT to have a Christmas-themed puzzled craft. Help your child grow more confident recognizing and spelling their name with this super simple Christmas Name Puzzle.
Reindeer Puppet Craft: Simple Wet Felting – If you’re looking for the absolute easiest way to make finger puppets, this is it my friends. And if you haven’t had a thought in your life about finger puppets, you might want to check this out anyway. Finger puppets are such a delightful way for little ones to play imaginatively by themselves or with others. These puppets require no sewing and the creation process is great for strengthening little fingers. You won’t regret it!
Which one is your favourite? We love making the salt dough Christmas ornament craft every single year. It is so special to hang them on the tree year after year and see how much my kids have changed! The Christmas crafts always look so different year after year.
Maybe one of these preschool crafts for Christmas will become a tradition for you too? They can last well beyond those preschool years—I promise you!
Happy (almost) Christmas, my friends!
P.S. Don’t forget to download your FREE Christmas Countdown Calendar and Activity Pack!