Fun Christmas Crafts for the Kids to Make

by Tonya Staab

If you are looking for fun Christmas crafts for the kids to make we’ve got you covered. You’ll find paper crafts, art, printables, and more.

Christmas crafts for the kids

Kids can make a lot of these crafts, but depending on their ages may need help from an adult with cutting, hot glue, and dyeing.

Cardboard Christmas tree craft

cardboard Christmas tree craft for kids to make
Make a cardboard Christmas tree craft with cotton bud painted ornaments.

If you have boxes from Christmas present or decoration deliveries this year, let the kids cut them up to make these fun cardboard Christmas trees. These are so easy to make and the kids will love painting with cotton buds. You’ll find my full instructions at Kids Activities.

Santa ring toss game

diy santa ring toss game for christmas
A DIY Santa ring toss game made out of water bottles.

Make the holiday’s extra fun with this DIY Santa ring toss game that kids can make and play this holiday season. Simply hand them some paint and empty water bottles and let them get their craft on. You can find my full tutorial over at Make and Takes.

Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft

Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft for kids
Make a paper plate snowglobe craft for Christmas.

This paper plate snowglobe craft is so much fun for kids. Head over to Kids Activities where I’m sharing the full tutorial to make your own and free printable coloring pages that they can use for the backdrop.

Reindeer crafts

reindeer hot chocolate Christmas ornament
Reindeer hot chocolate ornament craft for kids.

We have lots of fun reindeer crafts for you to make this Christmas. Here are a few of our favorites:

STEM wreath

colorful christmas wreath
Kids can use their STEM skills to make these colorful flowers for your Christmas wreath.

The color changing flowers on this DIY Christmas wreath are the perfect STEM activity for kids to do and contribute to your front door wreath this year too. You’ll find my instructions over at Kids Activities to make this fun Christmas craft.

Sleigh bell wand

diy sleigh bell wand
Kids will love making the sound of sleigh bells with this DIY sleigh bell wand.

Hear the sounds of sleigh bells around your home this Christmas with this sleigh bell wand craft for kids. You’ll need to help them with the hot glue, but they can attach as many bells as they want to their wand.

Holiday rock painting

christmas rock painting for kids
Christmas rock painting idea for kids.

These inspirational painted rocks are the perfect Christmas craft to do with your kids this holiday season.

On one of my trips to Kentucky (before I moved here), Mike and I drove through the post office to mail a letter and right there on top of the mailbox was a painted rock. We took it on a journey a couple of days later to a lake, where we took a photograph of it to post in the local Facebook group created for local rock adventures, and then vowed to paint our own rocks to leave and create fun adventures for even more families.

Go-kart parade float

go kart converted into a santa truck for a christmas parade
Turn your go-kart into a Christmas parade Santa truck float.

You can turn a wagon, stroller, bike, or even a go-kart into a parade float this Christmas. We had so much fun working on our santa truck float. You can watch the video on how we made this happen on the Kids Activities Instagram account.

DIY Christmas ornaments

handmade Christmas ornaments inspired by children's christmas stories
DIY Christmas ornaments inspired by children’s story books.

We have so many fun DIY Christmas ornaments for the kids to make to decorate your Christmas tree this year. Here are some of our favorites:

Santa belt treat cups

Santa belt treat cups are the perfect addition to your Christmas parties.

Looking for a fun craft project that you can use for Christmas parties, or cookie and gingerbread house decorating? Take a look at our santa belt treat cups. We have the full instructions to make your own at Multiples and More.

Christmas gift tags

Make these fun Christmas gift tags using stencils and paint.

While you are wrapping gifts this Christmas, the kids can make these fun Christmas gift tags to attach to them. They are so easy and fun to make and the perfect Christmas craft for kids.

Snowman crafts

snowman tin can toss diy game for kids
A DIY snowman tin can toss game for kids to play this holiday season.

Although snowman crafts are mostly considered a fun winter project, a lot of people add snowmen to their Christmas decor too. Here are some of our favorite snowman crafts you can make this year too:

Paper plate Christmas wreath

paper plate christmas wreath
A paper plate Christmas wreath craft for preschoolers.

This paper plate Christmas wreath is the perfect craft for preschoolers to make this holiday season. They will love dyeing pasta fun colors to make their wreath more festive.

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