Best Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

These Christmas crafts for kids are the PERFECT way to start the holiday season! Christmas trees, Santa crafts, elves, and so much more to enjoy.

I LOVE getting kids into the spirit of Christmas with some fun crafts! You may be spending more and more time inside right now, so what better way to spice things up than by getting crafty?

I’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Christmas crafts for kids below.

You’ll find a wide variety here, too! Everything from the nativity to a snowman, with Father Christmas, a gingerbread man and everything in between.

We have paper plate crafts, painting crafts, popsicle stick crafts, and even a recipe for some elf snot.(How fun, right?!)

No matter what you’re looking for, I’m sure you’ll find some new favourite Christmas crafts to try below!

Best Christmas Crafts for Kids

If you’ve got your Christmas tree up, why not start it off with a handmade ornament!

Kids will love choosing their favorite colours to make this fun marbled ornament.

It’s not Christmas without The Grinch, right??

This toilet paper grinch craft is sure to give kids a good giggle as they warm up into the spirit of Christmas!

This would be so fun to make just before sitting down to watch the movie with some Grinch themed popcorn.

So simple, yet so fun. If you have snow on the ground (or even if you don’t!), why not have kids make their own snowflakes.

You could even explain how every snowflake is different and have them try making lots of variations of snowflakes.

Kids will love making all kinds of cards that look like Christmas trees!

Write a heartfelt note on the inside to a loved one and you’ve got the PERFECT handmade card to give during the holidays.

Ho, ho, ho!! It’s Jolly ol’ Saint Nick back in paper plate form.

Kids will have a BLAST making their favourite holiday character in the form of a paper plate.

Gingerbread, anyone? The most under-appreciated character, if you ask me!

Nonetheless, so much fun and easy to put together for a cute decoration.

This is the PERFECT fine-motor activity for the younger kids.

Wrap up Rudolph the red nosed reindeer and hang him on your tree!

I love how cute this craft is, all while being simple and fun!

This one has a super easy set up and is sure to entertain kids indoors for a while. Win win!!

Love Advent calendars? You will especially love this nativity themed countdown.

Great for fine motor skills and kids will love watching baby Jesus move closer and closer to the top!

How cute are these snowman ornaments?!

They’re made with tea lights and make a wonderful addition to the Christmas decorations on your tree.

Oh you thought I was kidding, didn’t you?! Nope!!

Gift cards can be boring to receive for kids sometimes, so why not spice things up by delivering it in a container of gorgeous elf snot?!

Fun to make and even more fun to give during the gifting season!

If you’ve never done rock painting before, it’s a must!

They are so much fun to make and can help entertain even the older kids for quite some time.

This post shares so many awesome ideas for rock painting at Christmas time!! Some you can even put under the tree.

We can’t forget the elves, now can we?

After all, we know they do most of the hard work leading up to Christmas Eve.

This little elf hat is such a cute and easy craft that kids will love to make at this time of year.

This is a messy project, but so much fun!!

Marbled painted snowflakes are such a cool craft to fold, cut, and paint.

You could even make multiple snowflakes to hang around the house as a garland.

If you like nativity crafts, here’s another fun one for you!

Kids will get great fine motor practice and have so much fun making these.

It makes for a great Sunday School craft project as well!

Snowman cotton ball crafts are some of my favorites and they’re a classic.

Kids will love playing with the cotton balls just before they dress up their snowman!

Puppets anyone? This gingerbread man puppet is not only fun, but easy to make.

Kids will get lots of play out of it even after the craft is done, too.

Have a blast with this book activity craft, featuring The Naughtiest Reindeer!

You’ll have lots of fun reading the story just before you dive into a fun Christmas craft for kids.

Paper cones can be a lot of fun - especially featuring our favorite Christmas character.

Most importantly, though... it’s so easy to do!!! Let kids have a world of fun with this one.

If your kids are into sewing, they’ll enjoy making this felt Christmas tree ornament.

This craft is a little more involved so perfect for the older kids, but it's a great Christmas activity.

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