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11 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
October 17, 2022

Here are 11 easy Christmas craft ideas for kids to try this holiday season. Create homemade ornaments, gift tags, garlands, wrapping paper and more!

Updated November 2022

Are you looking for easy Christmas craft ideas for kids? Many of these activities double as holiday decorations or gifts too!

Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

Glitter Stars with Popsicle Sticks
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. How to Make a Christmas Craft with Popsicle Sticks

Try this simple Christmas craft made using popsicle sticks, paint and glitter for simple holiday decorations or ornaments.

lacy salt dough ornaments
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids

11 salt dough ideas for ornaments this Christmas. Create lacy hole punched ornaments, add beads and more!

wooden star
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. DIY Lighted Wooden Stars 

Add a warm glow to your house this season with these wooden stars. All you need is a yard stick, paint, glue and lights to create this beautiful holiday decoration.

washi tape cards
Photo by Andrea Martelle

4. DIY Glitter Tape Christmas Trees

Add sparkle to handmade Christmas cards with this DIY glitter tape! Easy to make with double sided tape.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Holiday Puffy Paint Art

Microwave puffy paint art is simple to do and enormously fun for kids! Try making snowmen, snowflakes, blizzards, candy canes, and more.

paper star ornaments
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6. 3D Paper Star Ornaments

Learn how to make 3D paper star ornaments. These paper stars make great Christmas ornaments, decorations, and gifts!

Cardboard Christmas trees christmas crafts for kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

7. How to Make Cardboard Christmas Trees 

Use cardboard to create 3D trees and then paint and decorate with buttons and other craft materials.

Photo by Rachel Withers

8. Styrofoam Printed Holiday Cards 

These homemade Christmas cards are a fun introduction to a printmaking project for kids.

candy cane playdoh
Photo by Rachel Withers

9. How to Make Christmas Playdough

This playdough is easy to make, smells great, and makes a creative gift for kids.

Rolling and cutting cinnamon dough
Photo by Rachel Withers

10. How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

Make homemade cinnamon ornaments with applesauce that smell amazing for Christmas! An easy, eco-friendly holiday decoration for kids.

Photo by Rachel Withers

11. How to Make a Homemade Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with this homemade advent calendar for kids. Create annual traditions with your family with daily activities for kids.

How about you? What are your favorite Christmas crafts ideas for kids?

eco conscious ornaments _ conscious cass (1)
Photo by conscious.cass

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