Winter has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner. It’s time to embrace the festive spirit of the season. Escape the cold weather by staying indoors and crafting together with your kids. Keep your little ones entertained with these Christmas crafts and in the meantime let them release their creativity.
Christmas crafts will keep the children busy long after the big tree goes up! Decorating the tree is one among the best parts of Christmas, but after it’s done, it’s done. And toddlers with busy hands and active bodies might go ‘redecorate’ it a couple of times before Christmas Eve. That can be totally fine as long as the ornaments are all kid-safe. However, with lights, sharp branches, and other dangers, it would be best to offer kids something else to decorate. Or keep them distracted doing something else at least until the tree comes down.
We have 20+ easy Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers at every skill level. Need to add more decorations to your Christmas tree? There are fun Christmas tree ornament ideas that your kids are going to be excited to hold up. You are trying to find a personalized Christmas present you’ll give to your family? Creating a snow globe or themed treat might be a good idea.
Once you decide which craft or crafts to make, pair it with Christmas lights decorations to give your home the whole cozy Christmas feel. These Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschooler level will keep those excited kiddos busy, and give you adorable art to keep all season long. Have fun!
1. Snow globe card
It might be the perfect gift for grandparents. This beautiful snow globe card can feature a photo of your kid, family etc. It is very simple to be done by kids of all ages, starting with toddlers. Use colours that you like. Draw snowflakes and put a ribbon on top. Cut the picture in a circle shape and glue it on the paper. You can get creative and cut the picture in different shapes as well.
Recreate your family as a family of reindeers. Each family member has to paint his thumb and then print it on the postcard front. Draw the reindeer’s horns, ears, red nose and eyes. Additionally, write Merry Christmas or other happy holiday wishes.
3. Paperstrip Trees
This is another simple craft to do with your child. Cut different colourful papers in rectangular shape like strips. They don’t have to be all green. Take the strips and glue them together on a big white paper or any other colour you would like as the background. Do not forget to add a sparkling start on the top of the tree.
4. Button Baubles
Collecting buttons like your Granny always did, but undecided what to try and do with them? These button bauble Christmas card s are simple and effective making them one among our favourite Christmas card ideas for kids to create.
5. Potato Print Snowmen
Most of us have had a chance to do potato printing at some point in our childhood. You’ll only need white paint and a potato. This craft is very easy to create, clear up, and enjoy.
6. Cotton Wool Pad Snowman
If you need a last minute crafty Christmas card idea, we got your back. Rush to your bathroom supplies to create this striking cotton wool pad creation.
7. Fingerprint Lights
All you need to have is a selection of paint colours to hand and lots of little fingers that need entertaining. why not give a try at these fingerprint Christmas lights?
8. Footprint Trees
Might sound like a crazy idea but these festive footprint trees are sure to become a treasured keepsake for years to come when your little one isn’t so little anymore. Fun and simple, but do make sure your baby isn’t going to step anywhere else.
9. Pasta Wreath
Cheap yet incredibly effective! Paint some dried pasta bow ties any colour you prefer. Encourage kids to sprinkle their creations with glitter to add some extra sparkle.
10. Cupcake Wrapper Trees
Another idea for parents and carers. Just get some bright cupcake wrappers and fold them into different sizes.
11. Cupcake Wrapper Angels
While you still have the cupcake wrapper idea in your mind, what about these friendly smiley angels? Ask children to draw each little face differently.
12. Ribbon Snowmen
If you only have a white card to hand, try to do this modest ribbon snowman. It is plain simple and cute.
13. Pop Up Christmas Tree
Try creating your very own popup Christmas tree this time. Let children decorate the tree as much as they like. A little trickier than our other suggestions, we recommend following a tutorial to make it easier.
14. Handprint Santa
Lastly, grandparents will cherish these Christmas keepsakes from when the children were young. They are one of the most ideal Christmas card ideas to make if the children are very young.
15. Christmas Tree Paper Chain
Paper chains are one of the easiest things to make. To create this Christmas tree, cut green and red stripes of paper. Chain them together and assemble using the picture as a guide.
16. Balloon Christmas Light Garland
Make a Christmas light garland using balloons. To do this just glue balloons to cups. Then string them up like Christmas lights!
17. Popsicle Tree
Popsicle stick trees are fun. Kids can cut the sticks into different sizes to create their tree! Don’t worry if your little ones aren’t ready for scissors, popsicle stick trees can be done without using scissors as well.
18. Handprint Tree Version
Christmas tree handprint is a keeper, too!
19. Origami trees
Origami trees are fun and not difficult to fold. You can easily store them for next year also!
20. Paper trees for the windows
How beautiful will this tissue paper trees look hanging in your window?
21. Accordion Christmas Trees
All kids can make this super-simple Christmas tree craft in just 5 minutes. Fold green craft paper accordion-style. Afterwards, add some colorful paper cutouts as ornaments. Don’t forget the star on top.
22. Styrofoam Balls Wreath
To make this seasonal DIY just arrange styrofoam balls in varying sizes around a styrofoam wreath form. Add a burst of colour with a satin bow that complements your front door.
Hygloss Products to Help You Build Your Christmas Crafts
- Bright Shapes – 7″ Christmas Tree Green
- Corrugated Holiday Tree
- Natural Craft Wood Popstix, Jumbo- 6 Inch
- Lollipops™ Office Shears 7″
- Bucket O’Buttons
- Bright Sentence Strips
- Dot Daubers – 4 Sizes – 40-Pk
- Textured Stampers, 6 Pcs
- Textured Stampers, 6 Pcs
- Mosaic 1″ Foil Board – 500 Squares in Assorte…
- Transparent Acetate Sheets, 8.5 x 11- Inch
- Wiggle Eyes
- Ribbon Rainbow
- Colored Craft Cups
- Corrugated Holiday Tree (12-inch)
- Styrofoam Shapes Activity Kit
- Colored Sand
- Styrofoam Balls
- 7″ Gingerbread Men Accents