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12 Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
October 29, 2022
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Looking for some fun ways to connect with your kids this holiday season? These easy Christmas crafts are an easy and fun way to create with younger children.

Updated November 2022

Process art is the idea that the journey of creation is more important than the final product you create. It encourages kids to explore, experiment, and play.

These easy Christmas crafts are great for toddlers and preschoolers especially. They’re simple, open ended activities that make crafting together at the holidays extra special.

Photo by Rachel Withers

Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Painted Christmas trees

Little kids will especially enjoy painting big paper Christmas trees! Add ornaments made from tissue paper or pom poms and other craft materials.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. How to Do Christmas Printmaking for Kids

Try star sponge painting for a mixed media Christmas art project! Children get to sponge paint and collage in this fun process art activity.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

3. How to Make a Christmas Tree Craft

These cardboard Christmas trees really shine! They’re super fun to make with recycled materials and make the cutest handmade gifts.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. How to Make a Christmas Craft with Popsicle Sticks

These glitter stars are so easy to make and add a beautiful sparkle around the home. Use them as ornaments to decorate the tree or hang around the house.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids

Mix up some salt dough and try making some handmade ornaments for the tree.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6. Potato Printmaking for Christmas Crafting

Potato printmaking is a classic craft perfect for all ages. Print holiday cards, DIY wrapping paper, Christmas decorations, and more!

Photo by Rachel Withers

7. How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

Learn how to make cinnamon ornaments with applesauce that smell amazing for Christmas! An easy, natural holiday decoration for kids.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

8. How To Make A Christmas Coffee Filter Garland

Use liquid watercolors in Christmas colors to paint coffee filters. Then string them up to make a festive Christmas garland!

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

9. How to Make Sticky Snowflakes for Kids

Create sticky snowflakes with yarn and contact paper! A fun and easy alternative to paper snowflakes for kids.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

10. How to Make DIY Wrapping Paper for Kids

Learn how to make DIY wrapping paper for kids with a rolling pin and foam stickers! A fun holiday craft project.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

11. How to Make Christmas Playdough

If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive holiday gift for friends and family, candy cane playdough is just what you need!

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

12. How to Make Cardboard Christmas Trees

Create a 3D Christmas tree out of cardboard. Decorate it with loose parts – buttons, sequins, spangles or pompoms. A fun art activity for kids & parents to work on together!

More Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids

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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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