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11 Christmas Crafts for Kids This Holiday Season

by Jean Van't Hul
December 1, 2021
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Here are 11 easy Christmas crafts for kids to try this holiday season. Create homemade ornaments, gift tags and more!

Updated January 2021

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

11 Christmas Crafts for Kids

Glitter Stars with Popsicle Sticks

1. Glitter Stars 

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

Beaded Salt Dough Ornaments hanging on Christmas tree

2. Salt Dough Ornaments 

Here are two beautiful salt dough ideas for ornaments this Christmas. Create lacy hole punched ornaments or add beads that add a colorful twist.

11 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids - Lighted Wooden Stars

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.

DIY Glitter Tape Cards

4. DIY Glitter Tape Christmas Trees

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

Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees

5. Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees 

This is a delicious holiday treat that kids can easily make––and it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate and pretzels!

Candy Cane Lollipops

6. Make Your Own Candy Cane Lollipops

These are simple and easy to make with three ingredients and lollipop sticks. Makes a great holiday gift for friends and family!

Painted Coffee Filter Holiday Garland – Christmas Crafts Ideas for Kids

7. Coffee Filter Holiday Garlands

Paint coffee filters using watercolor paint and create a colorful decoration that will look great hanging anywhere in your home.

Cardboard Christmas trees christmas crafts for kids

8. Christmas Trees with Cardboard and Buttons 

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

Styrofoam Printed Holiday Cards

9. Styrofoam Printed Holiday Cards 

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

Candy Cane Playdough christmas crafts for kids

10. Candy Cane Playdough

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

Rolling and cutting cinnamon dough

11. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

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

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

Lacy Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids

More Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holidays Art and Crafts Bundle

Looking for even more holiday crafts for your family? Check out our Holiday Arts and Crafts bundle from the Kids Art Spot! 12 fun holiday activities, each with a step-by-step video tutorial and printable instructions, plus 12 fun and festive drawing invitations to encourage your kids to think and draw creatively.

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