Fun, Cheap & Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids!

Are you looking for some fun ways to entertain your little ones as the silly season approaches? These easy Christmas crafts for kids are super fun and best of all they won’t break the bank!

Kids Christmas crafts don’t have to be difficult or time consuming. If you’re lacking inspiration, scroll through this bumper list of kids Christmas activities and you’ll soon be breaking out the craft supplies.

Looking for a way to build even more excitement this festive season? Check out these great ideas for toddler Christmas Eve boxes as well!

Christmas Rock Painting

Try these festive Christmas rock painting ideas. These festive painted rocks would look adorable placed together under the tree.

Check the instructions here

Christmas Mason Jars

Save your mason jars and make these Christmas ideas: peak-a-boo painted snowman and elf!

Here is how to make them

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig

Turn paper plates into a wonderful 3d Christmas Tree twirler. A great way to decorate small spaces or a classroom. So easy and fun.

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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees 

This easy and fun kid-friendly pipe cleaner Christmas trees craft is an easy and fun project to make together this holiday season!

Learn how to make it here

Christmas Gnomes 

These adorable gnome ornaments are so easy and fast to make you are going to enjoy creating them. Making Christmas ornaments is perfect for crafting with the kids. They will enjoy creating gnome ornaments for gifts, decor, a tree ornament, and just for fun.

See the instructions here

Paper Plate Grinch

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic Christmas movie you have to watch each year! Since we love the original one the best, we created this easy paper plate Grinch craft for kids. It’s a simple Christmas craft children of all ages will love making.

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Elf Corner Bookmarks

Make these easy Elf corner bookmarks that will get your kids even more excited about the holidays. All you need is paper and our printable template!

Find out how to make it here

Reindeer Pinch Pot

Make Pinch Pots for Christmas. Pinch Pots are super easy and a great introduction to working with air drying clay. These pinch pots make a great gift or decoration. So sweet.

Check the instructions here

Christmas Tree Luminaries

We love the magic of paper folding and paper cutting. Use the basic steps from a paper snowflake, but create these wonderful Christmas Tree Luminaries.

Find out to how to make it here

Illuminated Snow Scene in a Jar

Most kids love snow globes. It’s like a little magical place inside of a jar. Here’s how you can make your very own illuminated snow scene right inside of a mason jar.

Learn how to make it here

Buddy The Elf

Here’s a great elf craft for Christmas and they come with a free elf template printable so it’s super easy to recreate at home or school.

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Crystal Candy Canes

Learn how crystals form and make your own crystal candy cane ornaments!

See the instructions here

Salt Dough Ornaments

Three-ingredient salt dough recipe perfect for making Christmas ornaments that can add the perfect, final, sparkly touch to your tree!

Find out how to make it here

Acrylic Christmas Decor

Acrylic pouring is a great way to make beautiful Christmas decor with the whole family!

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3D Festive Winter Scene

Learn how to make this beautiful, 3D paper craft that you and your children will love. This paper craft uses bright colors and three-dimensional design to create a festive, wintery village scene. 

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Walnut Reindeer Ornament

We love crafting with Walnuts! Turn your walnut into adorable Reindeer Ornaments for the Christmas Tree.

Galaxy Melted Crayon Ornaments

These galaxy melted crayon Christmas ornaments are so easy and can be made in minutes with just a few simple supplies.

Here is how to make these

Pointillism Christmas Art

This Pointillism craft will help kids make Christmas trees completely out of dots with a Q-tip.

Find out how to make it here

Christmas Tree Bookmark

Love gifting books at Christmas? Add a little something, with these adorable Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks.

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Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet

If your family has a Christmas tradition of making gingerbread men or houses, you’ll love creating these gingerbread man paper bag puppets. They’re a simple Christmas craft that can bring the whole family together! Or if you’re doing them at school, they’re great for a class party!

See instructions here

Paper Plate Poinsettia Wreath

This Paper Plate Poinsettia wreath is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. With a few basic supplies, it’s inexpensive and simple to put together.

Learn how to make it here

Snowman Christmas Ornaments

These adorable Snowman Christmas Ornaments made from white plastic spoons are a fun and easy DIY Christmas craft for kids to make.

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Melted Snowman Ornament

Make this fun melted snowman ornament with your kids is a fun Christmas activity. It’s fun to see how different each person’s snowman turns out.

Find out how to make it here

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

All you need is 2 ingredients to make these super simple and easy Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments! A great DIY holiday craft or fun Christmas gift for both kids and adults to make and customize!

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Tissue Paper Santa

Get the free printable Santa and use white tissue paper to give him a full beard. This Santa craft is not only cute but a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills.

Here’s how to make it

Fabric Christmas Angel

I want to share with you how to make a fabric Christmas angel. This is my favorite way to decorate my Christmas tree!

Learn how to make it here

Kindness Christmas Advent Calendar

Make a paper chain and sneak in a little kindness with this 24 acts of kindness countdown to Christmas.

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Snowman Mason Jar Gift

Get creative in the kitchen! Learn how to make chocolate covered pretzels to place in a DIY Snowman Mason Jar

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Pasta Christmas Angel

Who knew you could turn pasta into a Christmas Angel. This fun Christmas craft is perfect for kids to make during the holidays and it looks great on the Christmas tree.

Here’s how to make it

Gumdrop Christmas Tree

Create a Christmas tree with gumdrops this year! This tutorial will show you just how easy this is to make with the kids.

Check the instructions here

Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

These cinnamon salt dough ornaments are a ton of fun for kids. They can easily be made out of items in your pantry and they smell amazing!

Learn how to make it here

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments

Ornaments kids can make from pipe cleaners and beads.

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Rudolph Tealight Ornament

This DIY Rudolph tealight ornament are so cute! This is a fun holiday craft project that even younger kids can help you with, as long as supervision is provided.

Here’s how to make it

Soft Manger For Baby Jesus

It’s traditional during Advent for children to have an empty manger for Baby Jesus. Here’s a craft you can do for your kids to participate in this fun tradition!

See the instructions here

Ice Globes

Make your own frozen ice orbs! These frozen orbs look amazing when you light them up, perfect for an outdoor Christmas light display.

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Festive Holiday Wrapping Paper

Make your own wrapping paper, five different ways! The kids will love creating their own gift paper.

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Santa’s Workshop Ornament

This Santa’s workshop ornament is so cute, don’t you think? Necessary supplies include Popsicle sticks, a black Sharpie, glue, artificial snow, twine, red and white paint, scissors, Christmas confetti shapes and red craft foam.

Learn how to make it here

Big Christmas Bow

Get in the Christmas spirit with a fun filled craft for kids! A project they’ll have fun making and playing!

See the instructions here

Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Yarn

Easy way to decorate gift wrapping with yarn. Kids can help you make yarn pompom or yarn tassel.

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Are you preparing for your baby’s first Christmas? Here are some tips to guide you! Plus, check out some winter crafts and other easy crafts here for your kids.

Sophie Marie

Sophie Marie is passionate about providing the very best for her kids and her family. She spends half of the year living in an isolated community in Far North Queensland so online research and finding the best products is a skill she's perfected over time.
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