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Cute and Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make
Christmas Crafts Ideas for Children
Fun Christmas crafts for kids including ornaments and decorations. I have snowman ornaments, a Santa necklace, holiday wreath, photo collage and more.
Reindeer, stocking, homemade Christmas cards and candy cane crafts are just some of the fun kids can have here.
Children can even listen to holiday music while they're here and vote for their favorite clipart. Ready to get started?
Image by tengrrl at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Felt Snowman Ornaments
What I love about felt ornaments is that it doesn't matter if a child drops one because they can't break. To get started, print out the pattern I have below. With white felt paper, cut the pattern out twice for each ornament you want to make.
Place the two pieces together. Depending on the age of the child, either the child or an adult can begin to sew the ornament using a needle and thread. You can see how this should look by looking at the above picture. Start at the top of the head and work your way around the snowman until you almost get back to the top.
Take cotton and stuff the snowman. Now, take a thick piece of yarn or ribbon and add to the top before you finish sewing the snowman up. Now, kids can decorate the snowman.
I recommend cutting out images such as eyes, nose, mouth, bow tie, ribbons, etc., from other colored pieces of felt and let the kids clue them on. When finished, they can hang their new ornament on the tree.
Felt ornament image by Nico Paix via Getty Images at Fickr under Creative Commons licensing.
Felt Snowman Ornament Pattern
- Snowman Pattern
Free, printable snowman pattern.
Let kids gather up personal family photos or cut out Christmas pictures from magazines to put together a poster board to make a Christmas collage. If you want to make it more creative, let kids add stickers, cut out paper ornaments, glitter or anything else they can think of to make it more festive.
Display the Christmas board proudly! Kids love to see their work highlighted.
Collage image by thomasrdotorg at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Christmas Stocking Outline
Click on the image to print out a free Christmas stocking image. You can keep this craft very simple by merely having kids color it or use water colors to paint it.
If you would like to be a little more elaborate, let kids use glitter to make it more sparkly. I personally prefer glitter pens as they are far less messy than spreading glue and adding glitter. Afterwards, you can glue the stocking onto an 8x10 piece of construction paper, then place the paper into a frame and you have a festive Christmas picture.
Stocking coloring page image courtesy of WPClipart.
Christmas Stocking Crafts
Jingle Bells Video
Here's some Christmas music to listen to while you're here.
Reindeer image courtesy of WPClipart.
- Paper Plate Reindeer Craft
Create a reindeer's face with a paper plate.
- Paper Bag Rudolph
Bring Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to life with this paper bag craft.
- Reindeer Bell
Make a cute reindeer bell with a terracotta pot.
- Clothespin Reindeer
Using three clothespins and a craft stick, you can make a reindeer.
Will you be making crafts with kids this year?
Shrinky Dinks Ornaments
If you're looking for an ornament kit for kids, this one is lots of fun. First, kids get to paint the ornament, then watch them shrink in the oven. The kit comes with 30 ornaments, so there's lots of crafting fun.
Pine Cone Craft
A pine cone craft is a very simple craft that can easily be made even by younger kids. If possible, go out and find your own pine cones. This adds to the fun. I suggest the rounder kind like is seen in the picture as it can stand on its own.
Now, all you need for this craft is some paint. I personally prefer spray paint. Be sure to place the cone on a trash bag or aluminum foil before spraying to protect your table. If you want to go fancy, add some glitter.
Pine cone photo by tillwe at Flickr under Creative Commons licensing.
Make Free Christmas Cards
Kids so love to be creative and making Christmas cards is fun. Simply print this out to use as the base of your card. I suggest adding a small picture of the child, then let them write out a holiday greeting.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Candy Cane Crafts
Candy cane image courtesy of WPClipart.
Handprint Christmas Tree
Using green construction paper, draw around the outline of the child's hand. I suggest either six or eight times. Cut them out, then glue together the bases of the hands in the middle, one under the other as shown in the photo above.
Using crayons or cut out ornaments, kids can now decorate their handprint tree. Don't forget to cut out a tree topper.
Craft image by bon_here at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Print this out and punch a hole at the top. Run a piece of yarn through it, (preferably red or green, to make a Santa necklace. If you want to make it a little more creative, add some beads as well.
Santa image courtesy of WPClipart.
Christmas Ornament Kit
Make these cute decorations out of beads. This kit allows for six decorations and comes with over 1,000 beads, plus pegboard and more. It's sure to keep kids busy for awhile.
Christmas Paper Bag Craft
It's easy to make a Christmas bag. Start with a lunch bag. Next, download one of the Christmas cliparts I have below. Use a colorful piece of ribbon to tie the bag up. These are great to use for small gifts or to keep some special holiday treasures in. The clipart images are from WPClipart.
Bags image by une damoiselle at Flickr under Creative Commons licensing.
Christmas Dog and Cat
Snowman image courtesy of WPClipart.
Merry Christmas Clipart
Christmas Clipart Poll
Which clipart is your favorite?
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Start with using a straw wreath as your base. You should be able to find one at your local craft store. Get a wide roll of ribbon. Depending on the size of the wreath and the length of the ribbon, you may need more than one.
With glue or a staple gun, attach the beginning of the ribbon to the base. Wrap the ribbon around as seen in the picture. Once done wrapping the ribbon around, attach the end to the base. If desired, a bow can be added as well.
Wreath image by hoyasmeg at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
In case you don't have a local craft store, you can purchase this straw wreath through Amazon.
Christmas Candle Crafts
Candle image courtesy of WPClipart.
Paper Christmas Ornament
Print out two of these snowflakes and paste them back to back. I suggest using a very thin line of glue around the edges. Kids can color and decorate both sides of the snowflake.
Poke a small hole at the top to attach a Christmas tree hanger to and it's ready to be hung on the tree.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Christmas Craft Kits
Snowflakes are so beautiful. With this kit, kids can create six beautiful crystal snowflake ornaments. Gift envelopes and ribbon are included.