10 Fun Christmas Crafts That Will Keep The Kids Busy Till Santa Arrives
Christmas crafts for the whole family
Tis’ the season for holiday decorations and family fun.
My girlfriend has been making Christmas crafts to sell on Facebook Marketplace for the past few days mainly for the enjoyment of making the crafts and of course, to score a few extra dollars in pocket money. She really enjoys the whole creative process that goes into making these cute little Christmas trinkets and decor.
That’s what has inspired this post today. I put together a long list of Christmas crafts the whole family can enjoy and especially keep the kids busy while you’re in the back of the house wrapping Christmas presents or getting Christmas Dinner ready.
So without further ado, a huge list of Christmas Crafts to try out.
1. Doily Ornament.
Paper doilies and craft sticks form the basis of this easy project with some pretty, delicate results. Simply cut the doilies into triangles, and then glue them to the sticks, letting the kids decorate their trees as they wish. Hang them using colorful ribbons.
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2. Chocolate Centerpiece
Use Hershey Kisses that are wrapped in holiday-color foils to make this super-easy project: Cut triangles from scrapbooking paper that can represent trees, and let kids poke them into the top of the Kisses with toothpicks. Then you can just arrange them on a platter for a table centerpiece that’s homemade, affordable… and also super yummy.
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3. Santa Hand
What’s more awesome than a Christmas craft that preserves your child’s handprint for the family archives? Use heavy card stock to trace the handprint and turn this project into a holiday card loved ones will cherish.
4. Paper Plate Christmas Masks
All you will need are some ordinary white paper plates and a few simple craft supplies and all kids will just have to whip up these adorable holiday projects.
You won’t want to forget to take a ton of pictures of your little artists sporting their newly crafted snowman, Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus masks.
What a great activity for the family!
So affordable too!
5. Woven Paper Christmas Trees
All you have to do for this Christmas Craft is simply use two sheets of paper in contrasting greens to make this project.
Just get the little rug rats to weave strips of construction paper to create these cheerful Christmas trees for wall hangings or cards.
The little one will probably like to see them on the Christmas Tree also.
This craft is sure to have the kids busy for hours.
6. Salt Dough Ornaments
With this Christmas craft, you will be able to immortalize your kid’s handprint in the salt dough with this easy ornament project even the littlest ones will enjoy having a hand in. Heh, heh. See what I just did right there?
Hang them from the tree or mantle with a pretty ribbon of their choosing.
Probably one of the most sentimental gifts you can give for Christmas, Grandparent’s Day, or any other day too!
I actually still remember making these in pre-school as art projects and also remember the teacher constantly telling the class not to eat the dough, LOL! It was really salty if you wanted to know.
7. Paper Plate Whirligig
Dangle colorful scraps of paper as ornaments from a spiral-cut paper plate. It’s a fun-to-spin project that even preschoolers can make.
This particular Christmas Crafts would be great for the Preschoolers. They will love these Paper Plate Christmas crafts.
8. Pinecone Christmas Tree
Did you know that you can use pine cones, wood slices, and acrylic paint to create this Christmas tree project?
These are perfect for displaying as a table centerpiece or clustered on the mantle. or around the home. Try it with foraged objects if you can — but buying them works, too!
9. Pinecone Gnome
The fun thing about this craft is that you will get to start it by going on a nice walk out in nature. And then, with just a few tweaks, all your natural raw materials will become a cheerful holiday gnome.
Holiday gnomes come in all shapes and sizes, and are easy to make using pine cones and a few basic art supplies.
Looks like a lot of fun!
10. Popsicle Stick Winter Window Ornament
In order to make these cute DIY ornaments, you’ll need five regular popsicle sticks, plus one bigger stick for the bottom. I also included a list of other items that you may need to fully complete these little ornaments. You can decorate your creation with a mini wreath, fake snow, and a photo of your little one.
I hope these Christmas craft ideas come in handy and all the links to the supplies that you’ll need in order to create these crafts come in handy also. If you order through those links it will also help me out too, so thank you for that.
Each craft that I posted here is not my own creation. Each craft idea has a link to the creator’s page that I thought would fit nicely into this post. There were so many to go through, but I just didn’t have the time today to get all of the ones I wanted. It’s just me writing these blog posts and I can only find the time to do just one post a day.