DIY Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

Keep the kids busy until Santa comes and harness their energy with these awesome Christmas Crafts. Many of them can be given as gifts to relatives and friends too. You could even invite their friends over and have a day of crafting – while also getting your kids to make their grandparents presents, that’s a few more items checked off the list for you!

1. Santa Ornaments

Santa Ornaments
Kids will love making their own Santas to hang on the tree. You’ll need plastic spoons, red yarn, google eyes and cotton pads. Begin by wrapping the red yarn around the spoon. Staick one cotton pad at the back of the spoon and take another and cut jaged shapes to form a beard. Add googly eyes and a ribbon at the top to hang.
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2. Santa Race

Santa Race
Have hours of fun with just a paper cup, straw and some yarn. Stick a piece of straw onto a paper cup and add a paper Santa. Hang several up on yarn and see who can win the race by blowing the cup to the finish line.
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3. Santa Cups

Santa Cups
Make these easy peasy cups with red plastic cups and black and gold card stock. Get the kids to make plenty of these so they can use them all through the festive season.
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4. Reindeer Footprint Card

Reindeer Footprint Card
Make a sweet greeting for grand parents with this idea. Place some brown paint on your child’s foot, pop on a white piece of paper. Once dry , add antlers with a marker and googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose. This is definitely a piece of sentimental art work that relatives will love to receive.
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5. Paint Chip Tree Cards

Paint Chip Tree Cards
Another cheap and easy festive card idea. You can get paint chips in as many different colors as you like , cut a tree shape and stick onto card. Embellish with stickers such as stars.
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6. Clay Ornaments

Clay Ornaments
Kids will have hours of fun making these clay ornaments – you could even start a tradition of making them everywhere and save one especially for the tree which can be dated on the back with a sharpie marker and your child’s name added too.
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7. Sparkly Bow Garland

Sparkly Bow Garland
Lightly boil some bow tie pasta. Stitch some yarn through each bow and cover with pva glue. Sprinkle with glitter and you’ve made this dazzling garland.
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8. Snowflake Ornament

Snowflake Ornament
As you can tell, this ornament is made by gluing penne pasta into a snowflake shape. Paint with silver , add a bow and hang on the tree.
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9. Personalized Tee Shirt

Personalized Tee Shirt
Scan and print your child’s drawing on transfer paper to make their own personally designed tee shirt – and it also makes a lovely gift too.
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10. Snowman Plate

Snowman Plate
Super easy to make with a plate from the dollar store and sharpie markers. It also makes a great gift for friends and family.

11. Christmas Pictures

Christmas Pictures
Make a cheerful festive sign for the kids door with this idea.

12. Pasta Bow Wreath

Pasta Bow Wreath
For a cute card idea, paint pasta bows green and glue onto card in a wreath shape. Add a bow for detail.

13. Paper Plate Santa

Paper Plate Santa
To make this cute Santa you’ll need paper plates, large googly eyes, paint and glue.
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14. Marshmallow Snowman

Marshmallow Snowman
Put leftover marshmallows to good use and help kids to make these fun snowmen.

15. Egg Carton Reindeer

Egg Carton Reindeer
Break off the little containers in egg cartons and paint them brown to make these adorable reindeer.

16. Popsicle Stick Trees

Popsicle Stick Trees
When it comes to crafting – popsicle sticks are a must have item for kids. Help them to make these fun trees which they can then decorate with mini pom poms and stars for example.

17. Christmas Plate

Christmas Plate

18. Felt Baubles

Felt Baubles
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19. Footprint Elf

Footprint Elf

20. Footprint Snowmen

Footprint Snowmen

21. Handprint Deer

Handprint Deer
Turn their hand prints into Rudolph by adding pom poms and googly eyes.

22. Mistletoes


23. Paper Plate Bauble

Paper Plate Bauble
These fun ornaments can be hung all over your house to brighten walls and doors.
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24. Paper Plate Tree

Paper Plate Tree
Make a fun tree for their room with this paper plate craft. You’ll begin by painting the plate green and then cutting into it to make a spiral.
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25. Footprint Christmas Tree

Footprint Christmas Tree
Kids always enjoy making this and so do their parents.

26. Snowplace Like Home

Snowplace Like Home

27. Reindeer Hand Prints

Reindeer Hand Prints
These make great keepsake items from the classroom – parents will love these reindeer!

28. Gingerbread Man Footprints

Gingerbread Man Footprints

29. Reindeer Hand & Footprint

Reindeer Hand & Footprint

30. Baby footprint reindeer

Baby footprint reindeer

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  1. Love, Love, Love the snowman plates drawn with Sharpies!!! Can you eat of the plates?

    • Hi Marita, Thanks for contacting us! You can use glass plates to make food-safe plates. Use markers or paint pens to make the design on the back of the plate, and then then bake in the oven @350 degrees for 30 mins. Failing that you could serve items like cookies on the plate with a napkin underneath !

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