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When the cold weather sets in and gets get out of school for winter break it's either keep them busy or pull your hair out. I get it. I've been there. These easy kids' Christmas crafts will help keep your little ones busy and keep your sanity in check just a little bit longer.
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Easy Kids Christmas Crafts
Before we dig in I also want to share, in case you are doing that mischievous Elf on the Shelf Character, we have 75 Elf on The Shelf Ideas.
This post started out with 10 ideas and since it is highly popular year after year, I added more at the bottom that requires a bit extra parent supervision but is just as fun!
We have a massive amount of buttons so we used them to make this easy DIY Button Snowflake. These popsicle stick snowflake crafts are so much fun!
This DIY Snowman button art is a super fun craft and makes some great home decor! Use your groups of assorted buttons from above for this one too!
Pinecone Christmas Decorations, Easy DIY Glitter Pinecones – This one is super easy but because of the spray adhesive a little extra parent supervision is a must.
DIY Santa Wine Glasses Votive Holders – These wine glasses are fun to paint and are really easy and make great decor on the mantle or table!
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Snowman Wine Glass Candle Holder – This is another fun wine glass decor item and pairs great with the Santa one above.
Let it Snow Borax Snowman Craft with Free Printable – This is a science experiment turned into home decor!
A great hand on craft are these thumbprint Christmas lights and thumbprint reindeer from We Have It All. I suggest using washable kids' paint to make sure the paint comes out of any clothing.
For something a bit less messy your kids can make a felt and button Christmas Tree Ornament like this one from Hands On as We Grow. This is a great way to decorate your Christmas tree. You can find groups of assorted buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Again using the washable kids paint this Paint Hand Print and Footprints paintings are a great idea. Make Snowmen and Christmas trees from your kid's hands and feet. This is a great gift idea for grandparents.
Related: 15 DIY Christmas Wreaths Ideas You Will Love
Using the handprint paint idea you can make this handprint wreath with a Christmas poem inside!
Ok, seriously how cute is this Snowflake art! It's really easy for the kids. The parents do all the works by preparing the table and putting the design with tape on the stretched canvas. My kids are going to love this! Put the tape in the shape of a snowflake on a canvas, then give them blue paints or whatever colors and let them have fun! You can do many other designs too, Christmas Trees, Wreaths, and even a present and ties and real bow on it.
Did you know you can buy craft sticks (aka popsicle sticks) for cheap by the 100s? Using them to make crafts like these Popsicle stick snowmen or the ones below will be a cheap way to keep your kids busy!
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Like I said above you can buy the popsicle sticks really cheap by the 100s and there are so many great craft ideas with them! Like these Popsicle stick ornaments!
This is a great Dollar Tree craft. This Flower Pot Reindeer Bell Ornament is easy to make and cheap! Plus how cute is it?
Another handprint and footprint idea that is just too cute to pass up! This Reindeer handprint and footprint Plate make another great gift for grandparents.
These DIY Santa Cups are made with Solo Cups and Black Electrical tape then a washer hot glued on! SO EASY! These are great to put snacks in to give to family and friends!
Turn tasty pudding cups into adorable Christmas reindeer crafts. young hands will love this Christmas craft and tasty treat.
This adorable and easy Christmas wreath is made from popsicle sticks. Additionally, it brings an amazing scent to your home this holiday season.
Kids will have fun creating these colorful and festive wreath ornaments using paper straws and beads. Perfect for younger kids to work on their fine motor skills.
Greeting cards bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces, Especially when it is handmade. Here are 4 Christmas card Ideas for kids that are easy to make with little help from adults.
Fun, easy, and quick Christmas tree crafts your kids will love!
Make these paper plate snowmen with kids, perfect for family quality time in the festive season.
The idea for a kindergarten Christmas-themed craft project that uses geometric shapes and a toilet roll for a DIY Elf on-the-shelf craft.
Kids can make these adorable Craft Stick Snowman Magnets with only a few supplies and a little imagination!
A winter craft activity where kids have to use different media to complete the pictures of three popular Christmas characters: Santa Claus, Rudolph, and a Snowman!
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If you're looking for a simple craft to make with your kids this holiday season, try this Christmas tree craft for preschoolers.
A simple and creative idea for a DIY Christmas card made by your kids. Grandparents will flip out if they get this!
Washi tape is so versatile for handmade Christmas cards that kids of all ages can make!
This Snowman Christmas countdown craft comes with a free printable that helps kids practice cutting and counting in English, Chinese, or Korean!
Making a ‘snowy' fir tree ornament is a fun and safe way for little kids to explore the science of crystals.
These DIY fingerprint Christmas lights greeting cards are super fun to make!
Are you looking for a fun preschool Christmas craft? Let your little ones make a yarn-wrapped tree to decorate your home this holiday season.
If you're looking for a new ornament to make with your kids this year, check out this simple candy cane Christmas ornament craft.
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I love your Christmas craft ideas for kids. Absolutely adorable.
Such great ideas! I can’t wait till Christmas time! My kids are going to love the crafts!
jessie Camp says
So great I just got a job teaching and these projects are so helpful thanks for sharing!
We (my special needs class) are making the snowman Tomorrow and the Sleigh on Friday…Thank you!!! They are soooo cute!!!
What kind of paint would work best for the hand Christmas tree if I wanted my grandkids to put it on scrapbook paper?
Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife says
I would use something that would easily wash off their hands and clothes because this can be a mess if the kids are younger 🙂