39 Crafty Christmas Activities for Kids

Christmas is fast approaching! Need something to keep your kids pre-occupied? Here are a few cute crafts activities for your kids to work on during the festivities.

1. DIY Coffee Filter Snowman

DIY Coffee Filter Snowman - A fun Craft for kids via cherishedblsis.com

These coffee filter snowmen on fabric bolts are probably one of the cutest projects you can ever do with your kids!

From: Cherished Bliss

2. Magnetic Christmas Tree Activity

Magnetic Christmas Tree Activity

With this Christmas tree activity your kids can decorate their own tree as much as they want! This is perfect for waiting for dinner, in the car, or as a quiet time activity. Grab a small $1 cookie sheet and some small items to use as “ornaments” to make this easy Magnetic Christmas Tree Activity!

From: I Heart Arts N Crafts

3. Mini Christmas Tree Decorations

The kids will love making these natural twig Christmas trees that can be hung up as decorations, placed around your festive table or added to presents under the tree. Plus, if you're looking to add a little extra to your gift giving this year, these mini festive trees make the perfect present toppers. Click for the full step-by-step. (Photo: Desirée Wilde) #christmas #christmascrafts #crafts #ChristmasTree #christmastime

Making your own Christmas decorations is something the whole family can get involved in and this simple yet rustic tutorial will encourage creativity while also being fun. The kids will love making these natural twig trees that can be hung up as decorations, placed around your festive table or added to presents under the tree.

From: House Beautiful

4. Paper Wreath

Simple diy christmas wreath and more decorations to make on a budget. Easy enough for children to make. (diy arts and crafts simple)

From: Roomaniac

5. Minion Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Minion Ornament kids will love to help make this for the Christmas tree.

If your kids have been Minion crazy since watching the movies, then these ornaments are for you!

From: The Resourceful Mama

6. Burlap Reindeer Ornament

Kids will love making this reindeer ornament inspired by a favorite Christmastime character, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the Christmas tree.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is almost as much a part of Christmas as Santa is. So pull out your craft supplies and make a burlap reindeer ornament that looks a lot like our favorite reindeer.

From: The Resourceful Mama

7. Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet

paper bag reindeer puppet for kids to make

Paper bag crafts for kids are great because they’re simple, don’t require tons of materials that are tricky to find and it’s something that they can play with afterwards. Here’s how you can make this craft too.

From: Crafts on Sea

8. Elf Entrance

Elf Entrance DIY Craft

Create a tiny “door” just for Santa’s little helpers with some cardboard, red wrapping paper, and tape!

From: Parents

9. Colorful Pom Pom Popsicle Stick Stars

These colourful pom pom popsicle stick stars will look amazing hanging on your Christmas tree or as a bright and cheery bedroom or nursery display all year round.

Adorable mini pom poms make these star ornaments come to life with a beautiful and zingy display of shape and colour! These colourful pom pom popsicle stick stars will look amazing hanging on your Christmas tree or as a bright and cheery bedroom or nursery display all year round.

From: Kids Craft Room

10. Christmas Holiday DIY Ornament Crafts for Kids

This Christmas ornament project starts with colorful popsicle sticks. As you can see, you and kids can become as creative as you want. This is a fun holiday project that only takes about an hour.

From: Ziggity Zoom

11. Rudolph Reindeer Candy Bars

Rudolph Reindeer Candy Bars

Here’s a perfect quick gift idea, party food, or a fun “just because” holiday treat for the kids.

From: I Heart Arts N Crafts

12. Reindeer Paper Plate Craft with a Cute Red Nose

Cute Reindeer Paper Plate Craft for Kids. Fun Christmas Activity for Kids to Make. #Craftforkids #Christmascraftsforkids #Reindeercraftsforkids

This craft will be done in no time and most preschoolers and kids in kindergarten will manage to make this one on their own. Have fun with Rudolph!

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

13. Paper Roll Snowman Craft

Snowman Paper Roll Craft

Let’s make a snowman or two! Grab all the rolls you can and lets make a bunch of these cuties.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

14. Christmas Tree Ball Sort for Toddlers

Christmas Tree Ball Sorting Activity For Toddlers

If you have a toddler who loves to get into the big Christmas tree, try making this 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

15. Snowman Plate Masks

Snowman Paper Plate Mask for Kids

The kids will love showing off their faces in these adorable snowman paper plate masks. Make sure to get your camera out to snap some pictures of your little Frosty.

From: Meaningful Mama

16. Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks – Origami for Kids

Simple Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks Paper Craft for Kids

If your kids are eager to make their own DIY gifts for Christmas these Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks are perfect! This is one of the simplest origami projects so it’s perfect for beginners and as it only takes a few minutes to make it’s also a great project for the classroom.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

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Tis the season for all sorts of fun! These easy Candy Cane Christmas Trees are a holiday tradition that we all love! A great craft idea for little ones, the perfect Christmas party favor, and a pretty gift topper too! // Mom On Timeout

Tis the season for all sorts of fun! These easy Candy Cane Christmas Trees are a holiday tradition that we all love! A great craft idea for little ones, the perfect Christmas party favor, ornament, or it makes a pretty gift topper too!

From: Mom on Timeout

18. Santa Beard Christmas Countdown

santa-christmas-countdown-craft

Do your kids love counting down the days till Christmas during the month of December? This Santa beard Christmas countdown craft made from a paper plate, card stock, cotton balls, paper chains and Elmer’s Glue is perfect for keeping kids excited about Christmas all month long. Simply cut off one link of the paper chain every day with scissors and when you reach the end of Santa’s beard it’s Christmas day.

From: I Heart Crafty Things

19. Paper Plate Santa Beard Craft for Kids

Yarn and paper plate Santa beard craft for kids to make this Christmas. #santacraft #ChristmasCraft #Santacraftforkids #kidscraftideas #printable

Time for another cute Santa – let’s make a paper plate Santa beard craft! We have already created a Santa beard but we’re using a different technique for this craft.

From: Non-Toy Gifts

20. Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornaments

These pom pom Christmas photo ornaments are SO EASY for kids to make and would make the perfect addition to any tree this holiday!

These pom pom Christmas photo ornaments are the perfect way to display some of those adorable pictures on your tree for years to come, or give as a gift! And since your kids can make them, that’s even better!

From: One Little Project

21. Christmas Cootie Catchers

Christmas Cootie Catchers with Printable Templates Included. Super fun Christmas craft for kids to make.

Another set of fortune tellers to share with you! These are fun to make year round, but this DIY comes with a free printable for the Christmas season! Enjoy!

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

22. Cute Clay Pot DIY Reindeer Craft

These Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Treat Cups are quick & easy to make! An entire collection of DIY reindeer can be on your table in just a few minutes.

These DIY reindeer treat cups come together really fast, maybe five minutes or so per cup. You could easily use brown pom poms, too, if you wanted to make all of Santa’s reindeer and not just Rudolph! Fill them with candy and they’d make cute classroom gifts, Christmas party decor, or place settings at your Christmas dinner.

From: Views from the Ville

23. Rocking Paper Plate Angel

Rocking Paper Plate Angel Craft for Kids. Simple paper plate craft idea for kids to make.

The idea being these rocking paper plate crafts is that they can also be used as toys to play with once kids are done making them. But we have another special role in mind for this rocking paper plate – make it all nice and sparkly and replace your star on top of the tree with a darling little angel. Pretty cool right?

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

24. Reinder Paper Craft

Super Simple Black Cat Paper Craft. Fun Christmas Paper Craft Idea for Kids to Make. #reindeercraftsforkids #papercraftsforkids #Christmascraftsforkids

Reindeer trully are a fun crafting theme during December, they are just right to get you into the Christmas mood. These construction paper reindeer are especially great as they are both fun to make and will be an adorable little DIY Christmas decorations kids can make, to help decorate your home or the classroom.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

25. Easy Adorable Snowman Ornament for Kids to Make

Adorable Snowman Ornaments made with Clear Plastic Christmas Balls

Easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers; adorable enough for the older crowd. This simple 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

26. Melted Bead Ornaments

These melted bead ornaments are SO BEAUTIFUL! And they're so easy to make with pony beads! You can hang them on the Christmas tree, or use suction cup hooks on the window to turn them into sun catchers.

These melted bead ornaments are SO BEAUTIFUL! And they are so easy to make with pony beads! You can hang them on the Christmas tree, or use suction cup hooks on the window to turn them into sun catchers.

From: One Little Project

27. 3D Construction Paper Reindeer

3D Construction Paper Reindeer Craft for Kids. A super fun Christmas craft idea for kids to make.

Raise your hand if you love reindeer crafts! We’ve got an extremely fun one for you, let’s make a 3D construction paper reindeer craft together! This one is so fun to make, you’ll want to make all 8 of Santa’s reindeer + Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

28. DIY Crystal Stars

OK you guys, I think I've fallen in love with another kids activity. These crystal stars are awesome! Any activity where I get to make something beautiful from bright rainbow colours, and I'm totally on board!

It takes a few hours to grow the crystals, but the actual work involved with putting them together is really fast. These will make great Christmas Ornaments and people will be asking where you bought them from!

From: One Little Project

29. Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

How to make salt dough recipe

Salt dough ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft and activity to do with your kids. Make them to give to grandparents or simply make as an activity and hang them on your tree.

From: The Best Ideas for Kids

30. Easy Keepsake Chalkboard Ornaments

Easy Keepsake Chalkboard Ornaments are guaranteed to make your heart swoon every holiday season. Invite children to draw a small picture on the dried chalkboard paint and keep it forever!

From: Fireflies and Mudpies

31. Jingle Bell Noisemaker

Fun and festive Christmas craft for kids to make! Have fun singing songs with your jingle bell noisemaker. #kidcraft #kidscraft #christmascraft #creativekids #craftsforkids #christmasforkids

Kids are natural noise-makers: laughter, crying, playing, squealing, whining, stomping, jumping, barking, etc. It comes as no surprise that children love noise-making toys. This craft is so easy to make, and you can find all of the supplies at the dollar store!

From: Love Your Littles

32. DIY Rustic Acorn Marble Ornaments

These homemade DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments make a wonderful Chrismas craft and decoration. They look beautiful on the Christmas tree. Handmade nature crafts like this also make a great gift idea for kids to make!

DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments will help you add a little holiday bling to your Christmas tree.

From: Rhythms of Play

33. Wreath Ornament Christmas Crafts

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Looking for fun Christmas crafts for kids? Not only are these fun for the kids to put together, but they are easy to assemble and are a great craft for kids of all ages. These are great for elementary or preschool class parties! With just a few supplies and some willing helpers, you’ll have the ornaments made in no time.

From: Crafts Unleashed

34. Glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe

Make a glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe for Christmas this year! A great winter craft to make if you aren't expecting a White Christmas where you are. Can be used as a calm jar, too!

Make a glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe for Christmas this year! A great winter craft to make if you aren’t expecting a White Christmas where you are. Can be used as a calm jar, too!

From: Hey Let’s Make Stuff

35. Cotton Ball Penguin

Adorable Cotton Balls Penguin Craft for Kids to Make

Grab the cotton balls and lets make this adorable cotton balls penguin craft – toddlers, preschoolers and kids in kindergarten will love this project.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

36. How to Cut Perfect Paper Snowflakes

Cutting out snowflakes is one of our favorite holiday traditions! Learn how to cut snowflakes with this video tutorial and free snowflake templates. Easy Christmas or winter craft for kids.

One of the favorite holiday traditions growing up was cutting out paper snowflakes. Here’s how you can do that too, with 6 templates to start out with!

From: It’s Always Autumn

37. No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft

DIY No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft for Kids and Grownups. Such a fun DIY Gift Idea

Whether you are looking for a cute DIY gift or for a unique door stopper this no-sew sock snowman craft is certainly something to try.

From: Easy Peasy and Fun

38. How to Make Perfect Fake Snow with 2 Ingredients

It rarely snows where I live, which sucks, because sometimes it’s just so much fun to play in the winter wonderland. So, to make up for that, here’s how you can make realistic fake snow wherever you are in the world!

From: Playtivities

39. Shivery Snow Paint Recipe

ICY COLD SNOW PAINT THAT DRIES PUFFY & RAISED- so cool!  (only 2 ingredients!) #snowpaint #wintercraftsforkids #kidscrafts

Here’s a simple way to make your snow paint a bit more like REAL snow.

From: Growing a Jeweled Rose

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