24 Kid & Toddler Christmas Craft Ideas

Kids make Christmas wonderful.  It can be hard to slow down and enjoy the time with them.  One of the best things we have found to do together is crafts.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

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1.Salt Dough Ornaments

Ready, Set, Bake! This salt dough ornament recipe is as easy as 1-2-3, but I broke it into ten steps so that I could include more pics of my kiddos – ha!

From: Mommy Potamus

2. Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Transform basic craft sticks into this super cute gingerbread man ornament for your Christmas tree.

From: The Resourceful Mama

3. Cave of Stars

There are soooooo many things to do with an empty box, the options are almost endless.  We happened to have a huge one and it went from a house, to a cave, to a cave of stars.  Its a simple concept, really – but oh so fun!!!

From: Play At Home Mom

4. Christmas Bow Sticky Wall

A Christmas bow sticky wall is the perfect activity for toddlers. Lily (20 months at the time) was entertained for quite a while with this one. Aiden (then age 6) also had fun joining in and playing with her.

From: Inspiration Laboratories

5. Santa Hat Christmas Craft

Christmas is the perfect excuse to spend some time crafting with your kids. I love this simple popsicle stick Santa hat craft because it’s perfect for kids of any age! Not only is this simple Christmas craft for kids easy to make, but it can also be a learning experience. Keep reading to find out how you can have fun and learn with this cute kid’s craft.

From: Hunny I’m Home

6. Christmas Paper Rolls

If you’re looking for easy Christmas crafts for kids then you’ll love these Christmas toilet paper roll crafts. Kids love to create crafts with toilet paper rolls. The best part is that toilet paper rolls can be recycled into a Christmas craft activity. From the snowman to the elf – these will be a big hit for Christmas! We will show you how to turn your toilet paper rolls into 4 different Christmas characters and we know you will just love how they turn out!

From: the best ideas for kids

7. Fake Snow

It almost never snows where we live. Never. And it did 2 days ago. It was a magic night for the kids. Especially the little one, who has never seen and experienced snow before.

From: Playtivities

8. Christmas Tree Balance

If you’re looking for creative Christmas activities that are simple to set up and keep kids engaged and challenged, this one is for you!

From: The Inspired Treehouse

9. Paper Plate Angel

After the success of my Paper Plate Owl, I thought to myself “How can I make a similar craft for Christmas?” I realized that two things may crafts for kids very popular:

From: Our Potluck Family

10. Snow Globe Cup Ornament

These adorable snow globe cup ornaments were made by Krista Boyer-Clark and they are the perfect thing to make for Christmas gifts! They are so easy and don’t cost very much if you already have the supplies.

From: Crafty Morning

11. Cotton Ball Snowman

The snowmen are easy to make (I even have a free snowman template to use if you would like) and so soft and fluffy to touch.

From: A Little Pinch of Perfect

12. Christmas Tree Ball Sort

If you have a toddler who loves to get into the big Christmas tree, try making this (or our Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers) to keep him/her occupied and his/her hands away from the real tree.  Not only is it super fun, it great for fine motor control (fitting those balls inside the small openings) and color recognition.

From: I Can Teach My Child

13. Magic Reindeer Food

This Magic Reindeer Food Recipe is super cute for kids to sprinkle in the yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. The poem is sweet…

From: Oh My Creative

14. Christmas Tree Sensory

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This Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle can bring the excitement, sparkle and wonder that is the Christmas season to babies and toddlers, while also providing a calming sensory retreat for preschoolers and older children. It is quick and easy to make, even with the help of kids! Read on for instructions.

From: Stir the Wonder

15. Bow Tie Noodle Wreath

I had a ton of noodles in my craft box so I figured I would make a bow tie noodle wreath today! Pictures don’t do it justice, really. This shimmery wreath is perfect for homemade Christmas cards! It’s also a perfect art project for kids to do around the holidays.

From: Crafty Morning

16. Kid’s Fingerprint Ornaments

I made these cute clay ornaments with the kids to hang on the tree this year, and I love how they turned out!

From: Cutesy Crafts

17. Snowman Ornaments

Turn a clear plastic ornament into an adorable snowman face! This EASY SNOWMAN ORNAMENT WILL win the hearts of everyone. Great for home or preschool, or as a fun activity at a Christmas party.

From: Happy Hooligans

18. Potato Stamp Ornaments

I had a few potatoes going bad so I cut them up and used them as a Christmas stamp! Any child could do this art project with the guidance of an adult. I think these would look great on a homemade holiday card!

From: Crafty Morning

19. Beaded Candy Cane Craft

Not only do these make fun gifts that kids can make themselves, they are creative package toppers, too.

From: Fountain Avenue Kitchen

20. Footprint Christmas Ornament

We LOVE handmade ornaments. I mean come on, what’s cuter than a painted macaroni frame with your kids adorable face in it? haha. We always try to make a new ornament with our kids every year.

From: Eighteen 25

21. Sparkly Snowflakes

We always love to make a few new Christmas ornaments each December. Earlier this month we used several popsicle sticks to make sparkly snowflakes!

From: Toddler Approved

22. Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Make this fun and colorful Paper Plate Christmas Tree craft for kids or make several for a perfect kid-made Christmas decoration.

Enter this 3-D paper plate Christmas tree. This Christmas craft is easy to make and you probably already have all the supplies you need.

From: Creative Family Fun

23. Christmas Trees

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Here’s a toddler craft that’s all about the process and my goodness, our toddler Christmas trees have so much to offer! exploration of paint and colour, playing with different materials to decorate their trees and lots of fine motor work to strengthen the hands.

From: Arty Crafty Kids

24. Scrunched Paper Christmas Tree

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We’ve officially reached that time of year when all my kids want to do is Christmas crafts and these sweet scrunched paper Christmas trees were perfect as it was something both my three year old and my six year old could enjoy. Tissue paper makes for a lovely sensory craft too with its noise and the feeling itself of scrunching itself and this simple craft is great for helping with fine motor skills too.

From: Crafts on Sea