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11 Christmas Crafts Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season


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

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Updated January 2021

Are you looking for some easy Christmas crafts ideas for kids this holiday season?

Here are 11 Christmas crafts and activity ideas for kids to make the whole month long! Most double as holiday decorations or gifts, so you’ll get to enjoy them or give them after the fun of making is over.

11 Christmas Crafts Ideas 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. Two Beautiful Salt Dough Ornament Ideas for Christmas 

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.

8. Make a Wintery Window with Paper Doilies 

Give a beautiful wintery look to your windows with transparent Con-tact paper and doilies.

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

10. Candy Cane Playdough

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

How to Create Mixed Media Flowers

11. Mixed media flowers for Christmas cards

Draw and paint flowers in this mixed media art project. These make wonderful Christmas cards!

How about you? What are your favorite Christmas crafts ideas for kids? Leave a comment below!

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  • Reply
    December 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Making a lighted star is on our list for this month!

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    December 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    This is great. I wonder if you’d also consider doing a roundup of ideas for Christmas ornaments. I’m sure you must have many. We’re planning to make some this weekend, and I need inspiration. Something you can make a bunch of. I’m thinking maybe melted beads, but we don’t have a gas grill so not sure about stinking up the house with plastic fumes. We did salt dough last year, so we need something new.

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    December 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Merry Christmas and have a Joyful day
    JingleBells Jinglebells

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