Christmas Crafts for Kids

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Holidays, Kid Activities

A Creative Christmas

Have a creative Christmas this year with some fun Christmas craft ideas for kids!

Countdown to Christmas

Thanksgiving has passed and the countdown to Christmas Day is officially on, you guys!

While most of the awesome Christmas craft ideas for kids you will find on this list aren’t countdown-worthy, these next two totally are!

Check them out below.

Countdown to Christmas Paper Chain Crafts

Kick off your crafty Christmas journey with a fun countdown to Christmas paper chain craft!

Try this adorable paper chain (above) via Barley & Birch that includes free printables or create one of these countdown chains ($) via Frosting and Glue that include both a Santa & nativity version instead!

A countdown paper chain definitely makes a great starter craft for the Christmas season, you guys!

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

It’s just so much fun to break out the glue and glitter around Christmas time and some of my fondest memories from the holiday season were spent making and baking alongside my little ones.

While my kiddos are older now and have somewhat graduated from crafting with mom I still love getting creative on my own this time of year and I absolutely love sharing fun crafting ideas with others.

Check out some of my top picks for holiday crafting 2023 style!

Nativity-Themed Crafts for Kids

Begin your Christmas crafting by celebrating the true meaning of the season!

The miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Christmas Star Template to Color

To get a jump start on all your Christmas celebrating & nativity crafting check out our free nativity printables here on Life + Homeschool!

First, download our free printable Christmas star (above) and turn it into an eye-catching piece for your physical nativity scene, or create a beautiful handmade tree topper keepsake!

Then, head over to our free printable nativity coloring pages to keep the fun going.

Finally, check out all of these fun nativity craft ideas (below) from other awesome bloggers!

Nativity Christmas Craft Ideas

If you love paper crafting or paper plate crafts, these are the ones for you!

Create this beautiful paper plate Nativity (top left) via ConservaMom or try one of these other awesome ideas!

So many fun ideas, you guys!

Felt Nativity Finger Puppet Craft Idea

If paper crafting isn’t quite complex enough for your Christmas crafting session, consider making these adorable nativity finger puppets ($) via Sustain My Craft Habit instead.

These are seriously the cutest, you guys!

Handprint Angel Craft

Once you’ve created your favorite nativity scene, encourage your kiddos to make this adorable popsicle stick handprint angel via Red Ted Art.

Not only is this craft super cute, but it can make a wonderful keepsake for years to come!

Totally love this one, you guys!

Christmas Tree Craft Ideas for Kids

If you celebrate Christmas, it’s likely that a Christmas tree is a staple decoration in your home.

That said, it’s also probably the most common Christmas decoration of all, making it the biggest section on this list of fun Christmas craft ideas for kids!

Check out my favorite Christmas tree crafts for the season.

Printable Christmas Tree Template for Coloring

Start your Christmas tree crafting with our free printable Christmas tree template (above)!

This fun freebie can be used as a glorified coloring sheet, cut out and used as a decorative piece, or added to a personalized handmade Christmas card!

The crafting options are endless with this one, you guys!

Ready for more? Check out the rest of these Christmas tree crafts (below) by other awesome bloggers.

Paper Cone Christmas Tree Craft Ideas

First on the list, paper cone trees!

These are just so much fun, you guys!

Paper Christmas Tree Craft Ideas for Kids

If you enjoyed the paper cone trees or simply just love paper crafting with your kiddos, consider trying one of these fun ideas!

Get started with this scrape paint Christmas tree (top left) via Taming Little Monsters.

Then, take your crafting up a notch by going 3D with this adorable paper tree craft (top right) via This Tiny Blue House and this 3D Christmas tree (bottom left) via Raise Curious Kids.

Finally, check out this simple Christmas tree with pointillism (bottom right) via Coffee and Carpool.

So many creative tree crafts, you guys!

Christmas Tree Crafts Using Kitchen Items

While paper crafting can be simple and fun, sometimes you need to take your crafting to the kitchen instead!

Check out these awesome Christmas tree craft ideas that use kitchen essentials.

These are just so fun, you guys!

Dough Christmas Tree Crafts

Take your Christmas crafting up a few notches and try one of these awesome dough tree craft ideas!

Try this fun Playdough Christmas tree (left) via Easy Peasy Fun or create an awesome keepsake with this saltdough Christmas tree (right) via In the Playroom.

Both of these are just so stinkin’ cute, you guys!

Fun Christmas Tree Craft Ideas for Kids

Looking for something a little different? These fun Christmas tree crafts are totally where it’s at!

First, create a picture-perfect popsicle stick window (top left) via Single Girl’s DIY.

Then, make the world’s cutest pinecone Christmas Tree (top right) via Two Kids and a Coupon.

Finally, try this modern cardboard Christmas tree (bottom left) via Barley & Birch or these simplistic Christmas tree bookmarks (bottom right) via Arty Crafty Bee.

So many fun ideas!

Unique Christmas Tree Craft Ideas

Last, but certainly not least, give these unique Christmas tree craft ideas a go!

I tried to keep this list short, but it was so hard you guys!!

Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas

Nothing goes better with a Christmas tree craft than an ornament craft!

Seriously though.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Crafts

Let’s get this ornament-making party started with some Christmas tree-themed ornaments!

Keep it simple with this adorable popsicle stick Christmas tree (left) via In the Playroom or this popsicle stick Christmas tree (right) via This Tiny Blue House.

Both of these are super cute and would make the perfect school Christmas party craft!

Love, love, love these ones, you guys!

DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you love the idea of hanging a tree on your tree but are looking for something slightly more complex than pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks, these are for you!

Check out these beautiful tree ornaments.

These seriously look like so much fun, you guys!

Unique Santa Ornament Craft Ideas

If you celebrate Santa in your home, these will be the perfect ornaments to hang in your tree this year!

Such creative Santa ideas!

Adorable Reindeer Christmas Ornament Crafts

If you like the idea of a Santa ornament on the tree, you gotta check out these next few ideas!

Every Stana Claus needs his reindeer.

These fellas are so stinkin’ adorable, you guys!

Angel Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas

If Santa isn’t your jam, no worries.

These next two ornaments are perfect for creating a simplistic (or angelic) Christmas tree!

Try this fun pasta ornament (left) via One Simple Party (don’t forget to check out their templates to make a tree, snowman, and wreath version as well) or this simple angel clothespin ornament (right) via Ann’s Entitled Life.

I absolutely love both of these, you guys!

DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids

If classic is more your style, these 4 ornament options might suit your fancy.

Check them out!

Make one or make them all, either way, these ideas are classic and fun!

Awesome Homemade Christmas Ornament Ideas

Last, but certainly not least, these last few ideas are unique and fun!

Encourage your kiddos to create this adorable toilet paper roll gnome ornament (left) via A Country Girl’s Life (best for bigger kids) or have them make these fun ugly sweater ornaments (top right) via Crafts by Amanda.

Finally, wrap up your ornament-making fun by creating these classic salt dough ornaments (bottom right) via Thrifty Northwest Mom.

So many awesome ideas, you guys!

Christmas Ornament Paper Crafts

Ir ornaments for the tree aren’t your thing, consider making one of these paper ornament-themed crafts instead!

Try this simple paper plate ornament (left) via Taming Little Monsters or take it up a notch with these tissue paper ornaments (right) via The Craft at Home Family instead!

Both of these ideas look like so much fun for little ones, you guys!

Santa Christmas Craft Ideas

Santa Claus is coming to town!

If you have Santa-loving kiddos, these fun craft ideas will be right up their alley!

Check out some of my top Santa picks.

Paper Santa Christmas Crafts

Get creative with cotton balls this winter by creating this adorable paper plate Santa (left) via The Best Ideas for Kids or by making this simple cotton ball Santa (right) via Simply Full of Delight.

Both of these Santa craft ideas are classic, you guys!

Santa Puppet Crafts

If you have little ones with big imaginations, these fun Santa puppet crafts will be such a fun go-to project!

Try one of these adorable ideas this Christmas season.

So many cute options, you guys!

Paper Cup Santa Craft Idea

Take your Santa crafting to the kitchen with these paper cup crafts!

So simple and fun!

Easy Santa Crafts for Kids

Last but certainly not least, check out these other fun Santa crafts for kids!

So many hours of Christmas crafting fun, you guys!

Reindeer Christmas Crafts

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without an adorable reindeer craft or two!

Start your reindeer crafting off with this simple reindeer antlers headband via Two Kids and a Coupon and then check out the rest of my favorite reindeer picks below!

Adorable Santa's Reindeer Crafts for Kids

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose!

Man, oh man are these red-nosed reindeer crafts adorable!

For starters, check out this cute red-nose reindeer (left) via In the Playroom and this handprint reindeer (right) via Simple Everyday Mom.

Both of which are simple and adorable!

Unique Reindeer Craft Ideas

If you’re looking to take your reindeer game up a notch or 2, skip the traditional paper crafting and try these unique reindeer crafts instead!

So many fun ideas, you guys!

Reindeer Clothespin Crafts

There is nothing more classic than a simple clothespin craft and these two are seriously the cutest, you guys!

Check out this awesome clothespin reindeer craft (left) via Soccer Mom Blog and this cute clothespin reindeer (right) via Messy Little Monster.

Both of which look easy and fun!

Easy Candy Cane Reindeer Craft

If you want to take your reindeer crafting up a notch, try this adorable (and yummy) candy cane reindeer (above) via One Simple Party.

This one is so much fun, you guys!

Not only is this a fun craft but it can make a unique ornament or table place setting for Christmas dinner.

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Last but certainly not least, check out these classic reindeer crafts!

So many red-nosed ideas to choose from, you guys!

Other Crafty Christmas Ideas

While Santa, reindeer, baby Jesus, and angels are all iconic Christmas icons, there are a few additional things that make an appearance during this special time of year.

From stockings to wreaths, check out some of these other Christmas craft ideas for kids!

Christmas Stocking Template for Kids

While the tree may be the most iconic decoration in most homes this time of year, the stocking isn’t far behind.

Get crafty this season with our free printable Christmas stocking template (above).

This one is so much fun, you guys!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas

While decking the halls is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time, giving is too.

From the presents to the treats.

If you have kiddos who want to show someone just how much they mean to them this holiday season, encourage them to get crafty with these fun Christmas card ideas!

Talk about turning a classic gift into something personal and wonderful!

Christmas Wreath Craft Ideas for Kids

There is seriously nothing better than homemade Christmas decorations!

I still have a small tub filled with creations like these from when my kiddos were little.

Check out these fun DIY wreath crafts for kids.

These seriously make me feel nostalgic, you guys!

DIY Paper Christmas Garland

If you loved the wreath ideas above, these will make great companion crafts!

Help your kiddos create this paper Christmas garland (left) via Arty Crafty Bee or this DIY Christmas garland (right) via Picklebums.

Such a fun idea, you guys!

Gingerbread House Crafts for Kids

These adorable gingerbread-themed crafts bring back the memories too, you guys!

I have so many pictures of my little ones making gingerbread houses year after year and it’s such a treasured memory.

Encourage your kiddos to make a sugar-free version this year with one of these fun gingerbread house crafts!

These are just so much fun, you guys!

If you enjoyed the Santa Claus and reindeer craft ideas, you will absolutely love these guys!

Check out this adorable paper plate ELF (left) via Crafts by Amanda and this simple Elf paper bookmark (right) via Arty Craty Bee.

These are just so stinkin’ cute, you guys!

Grinch Craft Ideas

While I’m not a huge Grinch fan myself, I just had to include these fun Christmas craft ideas!

If you love The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, you are totally going to dig these next 2 crafts.

So simple, you guys!

Paper Christmas Gnome Crafts

From Christmas gnomes to Christmas lights.

Finally, check out the rest of these awesome Christmas craft ideas for kids!

With so many fun Christmas craft ideas for kids, you’re sure to find something your kiddos will love!

Happy crafting and Merry Christmas, you guys!

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

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