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Awesome Christmas Crafts for Kids

Updated on November 30, 2014

Deck your Halls DIY Style This Year!

How will you deck your halls this year? The best kind of decorations are the ones you make yourself. With the average American family admitting to spending approximately $280 per child for Christmas gifts(according to yahoo finance) maybe it's time to introduce them to the the world of homemade items. From turning light bulbs into snowmen to making hand-print Santa s', the possibilities are endless. What's more it's great fun for all the family and will keep the kids amused for hours! Get them to make extra for grandma and grandpa and wrap them up for special Christmas presents that your folks will love.

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Snowman Globe

1) Snowman Globe

Clear baubles can be purchased from your local craft store. Stuff them with cotton or cushion filling and paint little faces to make adorable snowmen to hang on the tree.

Paper Plate Snowman

2) Paper Plate Snowman

Wouldn't he look adorable on your door? Simply Glue 3 paper plates together and decorate accordingly to recreate this one.

Footprint Reindeer


3) Footprint Reindeer

Make sure to keep wipes nearby for this one as you don't want reindeer prints all over your floor too!

Stick Christmas Tree

4) Stick Christmas Tree

Popsicle sticks really do have endless uses! A little tree is made by gluing three popsicle sticks to form a triangle and then paint it green. Add some bling for 'decorations'.

Footprint Angel

5) Footprint Angel

This is one you will want to keep forever. Why not make one every year with a photo of them at the top and you have a record of their footprints for life!

Paper Plate Penguin

6) Paper Plate Penguin

Turn paper plates into cute penguins. Let the kids color them in ans hang them on their bedroom wall

Stick Reindeer

7) Stick Reindeer

Glue three popsicle sticks together to make this cute little reindeer and add goggle eyes and a pom pom for the nose.

Salt Dough Ornaments

8) Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough is perfect for making festive ornaments.

Turtle Baubles


9) Turtle Baubles

Turtles really have made a comeback! These are so cute and perfect for any ninja turtle fan to make or receive as a special gift. You could also write your kids names on each of the headbands.

Christmas Candle Holder Snow Globes

10) Christmas Candle Holder Snow Globes

These are so easy to make. Turn a wineglass upside down to make a cloche style ornament. Pop fake trees and little snowmen inside and finish off by placing matching pillar candles on top. Visit the Dollar Store for everything you will need.

Hand Print Christmas Tree

11)Hand Print Christmas Tree

Get all the family involved in this one to make a family tree.

Christmas Centerpiece


12)Christmas Centerpiece

Wrap a pickle jar in candy canes for a Christmas centerpiece


13) Lightbulb Penguins

What a clever way to upcycle old lightbulbs and gloves! Get an old glove to make little hats and paint on adorable little face.


14)Reindeer Pot Family

Ever wonder what to do with unused terra cotta plant pots? Paint them and add little pom poms for noses. Fill them with cute treats for your next festive party.

15)Handprint Santas

This is a really fun way to record your child's handprint and turn them into decorations! The possibilities are endless from reindeers to elves and angels.


16)Pinecone Owl Ornaments

How cute does he look on that Christmas tree ? The wings are made from felt and his body is painted gold. You could also make robins or red cardinals.

Glitter Snowflake

17)Glitter Snowflake

Perfect for the younger ones, you will need colored popsicle sticks,glitter, glue, paint and a brush, pom poms and ribbon for hanging.

Ribbon Christmas Tree

18) Ribbon Christmas Tree

This is a perfect way to use up leftover ribbons to make pretty decorations with the kids. They also make adorable little gifts to give to family and friends.

If you loved these ideas remember to share :)


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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks listsnthings :)

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      Toya Christie 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks for this hub. These are some really simple but effective ideas for crafts over Christmas.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting peachpurple, they are so cute !

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      reindeer pot family, a cute idea to have family pots of plants

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Rtalloni!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Giving kids a chance to do crafts like these is to give them the gift of exercising their creativity!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      What an awesome grandma! Your tree will be fabulous for Christmas :)

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have always loved doing crafts with my children and grandchildren. You just gave me a number of great ideas. I think we may get started next summer!

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      ezzly 3 years ago

      Thank you for pinning that's very kind I must follow you on pinterest !

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      So cute! These would make great activities over Xmas break with the kids. Pinning.

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      ezzly 3 years ago

      Aw I hope you post some pics of the ornament you make ! Thanks so much for visiting hope you have a wonderful Christmas !

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      There are so many awesome ideas I don't know where to start! I like the pickle jar centerpieces as long as the candy canes don't smell like pickles! The footprint angel is adorable. Thanks for the ideas...we create a family ornament each year and I found this hub just in time :)