Keep your children entertained in the countdown to Christmas, with our guide to 20 fun Christmas crafts for kids, which you can display in your home.
20 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids to Boost Their Christmas Spirit
For many people Christmas is their most favorite time of the year, and children get especially excited during this holiday season. To keep their spirits lifted and looking forward to the big day, encourage them to get creative and try out one of the craft activities in our collection of 20 fun Christmas crafts for kids.
1. Cup and Ball Santa
Make this adorable santa using simple craft materials you probably already have in the cupboard.
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2. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets
These finger puppets are in our collection of fun Christmas crafts for kids because they are simple to make, and afterwards your child will probably spend hours playing with them.
3. Sock Stockings
Turn a boring sock into a personalised decorative stocking to hang on the fireplace with just a few simple materials. The whole family will love them.
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4. Gingerbread Gift Tags
Cut out gingerbread house shapes from cardboard before letting your child decorate them with markers and crayons. You can use their works of art as either gift tags or tree decorations.
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5. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments
Get your child making fun decorations for the tree, like these snowflake popsicles. They are really easy to make and give your child the chance to experiment with different patterns using glitter glue.
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6. Bead Ornaments
Make different festive ornaments for the tree such as a star or candy cane using just beads and a pipe cleaners.
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7. Paper Plate Snowman
Turn boring white paper plates into cute snowmen like this one. You can use all sorts of materials to decorate them and make several different ones.
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8. Pom Pom Ornaments
Make cosy ornaments for your tree using pom poms, and create designs such as cancy canes and wreaths.
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9. Pinecone Gnomes
Dress up pinecones by making gnomes to perch on top of them. This craft requires a lot of gluing, so be prepared for a sticky mess if you make it with young children.
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10. Salt Dough Ornaments
Bake tree ornaments out of salt dough and let your child decorate them with paint and glitter. These will look wonderful on your tree and last for years and years.
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11. Tin Can Trees
Recycle old tin cans and combine them with paper and cardstock to make these fun and colorful trees. The cans at the back of the tree can even be used as a holder for candy canes, pencils etc.
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12. Christmas Crackers
Instead of buying crackers from the store, get your child to make their own, using toilet rolls and tissue paper. This way you can personalise them with your own jokes, gifts and sweets.
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13. Pinecone Christmas Trees
Transform pinecones into miniature Christmas trees by painting them green and decorating them with foil stars. These pinecone trees rest inside pots so they can be placed on any flat surface, such as windowsills or a mantelpiece.
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14. Button Wreath
Kids of all ages can make these button wreaths. You only need pipe cleaners, buttons and ribbon to make these cute wreaths which can be hung on doors, Christmas trees or used as a napkin ring.
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15. Paper Chains
Decorate the ceilings of your home with handmade colorful red and green paper chains.
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16. Paper Snowflakes
Make different patterned six pointed paper snowflakes using just scissors and plain white paper.
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17. Cotton Ball Santa
This craft is perfect for preschoolers who will really enjoying using cotton balls to make Santa's beard.
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18. Reindeer Pot
Make a reindeer in minutes using a terracotta pot, pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners. The pot can be used to store sweets or even a small present.
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19. Rolled Paper Baubles
Create handmade paper baubles by tightly rolling strips of colored construction paper together in varying widths.
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20. Paper Placemats
Make cost effective placemats out of paper, by printing off templates featuring reindeers and decorating them with glitter before laminating them so they don't get damaged. You can also laminate your child's drawings and turn them into placemats.
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