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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Smith

Spreading the Holiday Joy: Christmas Craft Ideas That Your Kids Will Love


With the holiday season just around the corner, what better way to celebrate this festive time than by making creative and fun crafts with your kids. Especially with the cold weather, now is the perfect time to put on some holiday music, prepare your favorite snacks, and cozy up indoors with your family!


There are tons of great Christmas crafts you can try out this winter. However, I’ll be exploring some of my favorite craft ideas that are sure to ignite your child's imagination, spread cheer, and create cherished memories for your whole family!


Best Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids:


I’ve compiled some simple but exciting ideas to get you started on your Christmas art projects! These Christmas crafts should keep your kids occupied during the holiday season. Best of all, you won’t have to spend a lot of money buying art supplies!


1. Handprint Reindeer Cards


The first craft idea I recommend is an easy one. You can help your kids create these adorable reindeer-themed greeting cards with just a few crafting supplies and their very own handprints!


Paint your kid's palms brown with non-toxic acrylic paint. You can also have them paint their fingers in different colors to resemble the reindeer antlers. After this, have them place their palms down on their folded construction paper.


Once their handprints dry, add googly eyes, a red felt nose, and a smiling mouth. Your loved ones will treasure these cute cards, and you’ll have a blast making them with your kids!


2. Paper Snowflakes


Paper snowflakes are a timeless and traditional winter craft that can’t be missed! These snowflakes can get a little complicated depending on how intricate the design is, but there are tons of great easy-cutout patterns that kids can use.


Start by getting out your scissors, white paper, and then print out your snowflake design ahead of time. Your kids can cut along the lines and create some beautiful snowflakes. Once they’re done you can hang these delicate creations on windows or string them together to make a garland, transforming your home into a winter wonderland!


3. Festive Pine Cone Ornaments


Festive pine cone ornaments are another craft I highly recommend doing this winter. Not only do you get to be creative with your kids, but you can spend a little time in nature gathering your ornament supplies! Start by taking a walk with your kids and collecting pine cones that look nice.


After you’re home, let the creativity flow by transforming the pine cones into amazing festive ornaments. You can have your kids paint the cones in different colors. Then add glitter, glue, and even bells.


To finish off the craft, attach a ribbon to the pine cone and hang them on the tree. Having these handcrafted ornaments really adds a special touch to our Christmas tree and gets everyone excited for decorating.



4. Sock Snowmen


If you have mismatched socks and don’t know what to do with them, this next craft is for you! You can use these discarded items of clothing to make some cute sock snowmen.


To start this project cut the sock at the heel. Then, fill one sock with rice to create the body and use another sock as the hat. You can shape your sock into a classic snowman with a rubber band. Put one rubber band at the top of the sock and the other in the middle of the sock to make two ball shapes.


Let your child decorate the snowman's face using buttons, fabric scraps, and markers. These charming snowmen will look perfect in your kid's room or in your living room by the tree!


5. Reindeer Handprint Ornaments


Another ornament craft I like to do is reindeer handprints. You can capture something precious by creating reindeer handprints and hanging them up on the tree. To do this craft, mix 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of salt, and half a cup of water into a dough. Then roll the dough out. Press your child's hand into the dough to create their handprint. Use a straw and poke a hole in it to hang a ribbon through.


After the handprint mold has cooked. Your kids can paint it like a reindeer and add googly eyes and a red nose. Put a ribbon through the hole, and get this ornament on your tree. I love these because you can really see how much your kids grow if you make these every year!


6. Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree


Finally, to get your kids in the spirit of Christmas make a popsicle stick Christmas tree. This isn’t too hard to do, but I suggest buying a bunch of popsicle sticks at your local art store. You can get green popsicle sticks or paint them all yourself.


Then, arrange green popsicle sticks in the shape of a tree and glue them together. Have your child decorate the tree with pompoms, sequins, and glitter, to let them create something truly unique. Display these vibrant trees on a table or attach a string to hang them as ornaments!



Final Thoughts on Christmas Crafts For Kids


Christmas craft activities provide a wonderful opportunity to bond with your children while fostering their creativity. From handprint reindeer cards to popsicle stick Christmas trees, these crafts will bring happiness to your family and create lasting memories.


As you do these festive crafts, though, remember that it's not about perfection but the joy of spending quality time together with your family. Embrace the laughter, messiness, and endless possibilities that come with exploring your kid's artsy side! Don’t forget to share your creations below, and let me know how these crafts worked out for your family!




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Crystal Green
Crystal Green
Nov 19, 2023

These are all cute sounding crafts. I do agree with the last guest that the sock snowmen are great ways to use up mismatched socks. I like how easy these all sound to do.

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Guest
Nov 03, 2023

Those sock snowmen are so cute! I love them so much! So many great ideas!

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Guest
Oct 28, 2023

I taught kindergarten and we made the sock snowmen. They came out so cute!

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Guest
Oct 27, 2023

These crafts sound like fun for the whole family!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2023

Fun craft ideas for the family. Thanks for sharing. - Kevin Foodie

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