11 Christmas crafts for kids

11 Christmas crafts for kids

Posted Dec 13, 2019
Tags: DIY Blogs

Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve got plenty of festive craft ideas that the kids will love. From sparkling trees to ice-cream stick nutcracker ornaments, here are some of our favourites from bloggers around the world.

1. Gingerbread houses

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Image: Mas and Pas

If you’ve got some spare paper cups lying around, why not turn them into these cute little gingerbread houses?

Tools and materials:

• Paper cup
Acrylic paint
• Felt or paper
Paint brush
• Cotton bud

2. Pine cone Christmas trees

Kiwico Christmas crafts for kids

Image: Kiwico

Add a little twinkle to your home with this sparkling pine cone Christmas tree.

Tools and materials:

• Pine cones
• Acrylic paint
• Paint brush
• Plastic jewels
Glue

3. Popsicle stick nutcracker ornament

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Image: Fireflies and mud pies

Did you know that Christmas nutcracker dolls are a symbol of good luck? Add a couple to your tree with this crafty ice-cream stick idea!

Tools and materials:

• Popsicle sticks
• Acrylic paint
• Paint brush
• Sequin
• Glue
• Cord
• Cotton wool

4. Christmas bells

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Image: Fantastic Fun and Learning

Jingle all the way with this recycled egg carton bell project. It’s a great way for the kids to add a personal touch to the Christmas tree.

Tools and materials:

• Egg cartons
• Scissors
• Acrylic paint
• Ribbons
• Pipecleaners
• Bells

5. Hand print reindeer card

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Image: Mas and Pas

Create memorable cards with your hand prints! This project is super easy and kids will have plenty of fun decorating it.

Tools and materials:

Paper
• Scissors
Pencil (for tracing your hand)
Paint, markers or coloured pencils

6. Christmas tree ice-cream sticks

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Image: Kiwico

Create a forest of Christmas trees with this quick and easy craft idea. This one is great for younger kids because you can cut them out and they can scribble, stick and colour any way they want to.

Tools and materials:

• Ice-cream sticks
Green construction paper
Pencils
Markers
Paint
Glitter paint
Glue
• Bits and pieces (anything you can find for decoration!)

7. Wreath collage

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Image: The Veggie Mama

Need a Christmas wreath? Let the kids create one for you with this great collage idea.

Tools and materials:

• Card
Glue
• Tissue paper
• Pom poms
Construction paper
Paint

8. Paper plate baubles

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Image: Mum in the Mad House

Make sure it’s a bright Christmas this year with these giant paper plate baubles.

Tools and materials:

• Paper plates
• Confetti
Glue
• Ribbon
Paper or card
• Stapler (for ribbon)
Paint

9. Glittery Christmas tree

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Image: Meg Duerksen

Kids will have a ball creating this sparkling Christmas tree. You can decorate it with glitter, sequins, beads and anything else you can think of.

Tools and materials:

Glue
Glitter
• Sequins
• Beads
• String
• Scissors

10. Popsicle stick stars

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Image: Mum in the Mad House

These stars are a treat to make and look great hanging around the home at Christmas!

Tools and materials:

• Popsicle sticks
Glitter
• Sequins
Glue
• Glue gun (to glue sticks together)

11. Paper plate Santa

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Bring your own Santa to life. You can even turn it into a mask by cutting out eye holes and fastening elastic or ice-cream sticks to the back.

Tools and materials:

• Paper plate
Glue
• Googly eyes
• Pom pom
• Cotton wool
Paint brush
Paints
Construction paper or card

We hope these ideas encourage your little artists to create! If you have your own Christmas craft ideas for kids, feel free to tag us on Facebook or Instagram so that we can check them out.

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