15 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids to Get You in the Festive Mood

Jennifer Buttner


November 30, 2015

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Are you looking for Christmas crafts for children, or ideas for homemade Christmas decorations? From Christmas Bunting to Yarn Wrapped Stars, here are 15 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids to Get You in the Festive Mood.

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#1. Rudolph Reindeer Tree Decoration

This Rudolph Reindeer Decoration is lots of fun for all ages,and the kids are usually so proud of Christmas decorations they make themselves. It uses corks, so be sure to put by a few in the weeks running up to Christmas.

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Rudolph Reindeer Decoration

#2. Angels with Wings

Kids Christmas crafts are always fun, so why not get out the art supplies and have some fun with your child, making these Angels with Special Wings! These are a good craft to do year after year – as your children’s hands grow, so too do the angel’s wings.

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Angels with Special Wings

#3. Paper Snowflakes

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas …We can’t promise snow on the ground, but you might not notice after decking your halls with easy, handmade Paper Snowflakes! They look great in windows, on presents, walls, your Christmas tree.

Christmas Craft Ideas photo credit: suzettesuzette via photopin cc

photo credit: suzettesuzette via photopin cc

Paper Snowflakes

#4. Salt Dough Decorations

Salt Dough Decorations are a perfect craft for children of all ages. They can also be given as little homemade gifts. You can let the children help with making the dough, or just make the dough in advance and let them help with cutting out the shapes and decorating them.

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Salt Dough Decorations

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#5. Christmas Bunting

If you are looking for a quick and quirky Christmas craft to do with the kids, then this Christmas Tree Bunting is easy, fun and will add some extra cheer to your home this Holiday Season.

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Christmas Tree Bunting

#6. Cloves in Orange

Cloves in Orange (Christmas Pomander) is a very seasonal scented decoration for older children to make as a gift for aunts, grandmothers, etc, and they are very easy to make.  They can follow a pattern, or make their own design, and each one made can be unique. Leave them to dry in cool/dark place for about a week after making them, to prevent them from moulding.

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Cloves in Orange

#7. Rudolph Hanging decorations

We love this Rudolph Hanging Decoration as it is made with your child’s own footprint and handprints. We’ve made them a few years in a row, in our house, and it’s lovely to see the decorations getting bigger over the years!

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Rudolph Hanging Decoration

#8. Magic Reindeer Food

This Magic Reindeer Food is a lovely, simple craft for younger children, and you can make it any time in the days up to Christmas. It would also make a lovely present for other children. On Christmas Eve, sprinkle the magic reindeer food outside your house to guide the reindeer and Santa to you…

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Magic Reindeer Food

#9. Homemade Christmas Tags

Homemade Christmas Tags are really easy to make and and are the perfect craft for kids of all ages. These would work lovely with homemade Christmas gifts, and add a further personal touch!

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 Homemade Christmas Tags

#10. Egg Carton Reindeer

How cute are these little guys? This Reindeer & Sleigh craft from The Well Nourished Nest is super easy to make with just an egg carton box, paint, glue, cardboard and pom-poms – googly eyes optional(could also be painted on).

Christmas Craft Ideas Egg carton reindeer and Sleigh

The Well Nourished Nest

#11. Fingerprint Christmas Tree Craft

Fingerprint crafts are super easy to do and ideal for younger kids. This Fingerprint Christmas Tree from craftymorning.com would make a lovely Christmas picture, or you could use to make Christmas cards or present tags.

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#12. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

We love these Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments from Little bit Funky which are also super quick to make.The kids will enjoy creating these decorations and hanging them on the tree, and they can be used year after year. They would also make a lovely present for teacher/grandparents.

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Little bit Funky

#13. Clay Pot Nativity

If you are looking for ideas to create your own nativity scene, then this Clay Pot Nativity from Craftily Ever After is really cute, and simple too, and the materials won’t cost too much either. A few clay pots, some wooden balls, and some fabric and paint is all you need.

Christmas Craft Ideas clay pot nativity

Craftily Ever After

#14. Yarn Wrapped Stars

For these Yarn/Wool Wrapped Stars from live.laugh.rowe, all you need is some cardboard, yarn/wool, glue, twine and a star template. Younger kids will probably need some help, but older kids should be able to wrap the yarn, and create their own stars.

Christmas Craft Ideas yarn wrapped stars


#15. Olaf Sock Snowman

With the everlasting popularity of the movie Frozen, this adorable Olaf Sock Snowman from One Creative Mommy is sure to be a hit with the kids this year. All you will need are socks(any size will do), glue, sticky backed felt, rice to fill the body, and elastic bands to help Olaf hold his shape. Younger kids will probably needs some help with the glueing.

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One Creative Mommy

Recommended Reading: Homemade Christmas Gifts

Over to you! Do you have a favourite Christmas craft in your house? Share it with us in the comments below.

15 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids to Get You in the Festive Mood

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