The 12 Coolest Christmas Crafts For Kids To Make During The Year-End Holidays

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Looking for holiday activities to keep your kids busy during the long year-end school break? Christmas is around the corner, and there’s a new tradition you can add to your annual celebration. Enter Christmas crafts for kids! These awesome festive projects ahead are not only fun to make, but they’re also functional decor pieces that you can display around the house or gift your loved ones. Plus, unlike watching Christmas movies, your little ones won’t just be glued to the screen for hours. Instead, they’ll be training their fine motor skills and putting their creativity to use. The best part? It’s a wholesome way to spend quality time together during the holiday season.

Keep Your Kids Busy With These Best Christmas Crafts For Kids 

Paper Plate Santa Claus 

Spread the holiday cheer with these super smiley Santas that are so easy to make! Just use any leftover paper plates, draw and cut out the pieces to form Santa’s face, then stick everything together. You can also add more texture with googly eyes, white poms poms as the moustache or part of the hat, as well as curled paper strips as the beard. Just like this tutorial.

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Handprint Christmas Wreath 

Don’t have a Christmas wreath at home? Why not make one together with your kiddos? This simple Christmas craft for kids allows them to use their handprint as part of the design, which adds a nice personal touch if you ask us. You’ll definitely remember how adorably tiny their palms were in the years to come. 

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Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament 

This is a great Christmas craft for the kids to make if you want to add DIY ornaments to the Christmas tree. To make them extra fancy, make sure to provide your kids with lots of sequins and rhinestones for them to bedazzle the snowflakes. Alternatively, add some outdoor elements to the snowflakes by using twigs instead of popsicle sticks from ice creams

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Pasta Christmas Tree 

Young children will love making and designing their very own pasta Christmas tree. Use macaroni and spiral-shaped fusilli pasta, and throw in a few red and green M&M’s for a festive colour palette. For older kids, they can try making an upright Xmas tree by following these cylinder-shaped penne or ribbon-shaped farfalle pasta tree tutorials! 

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Related: Hungry? Here Are 5 Super Easy Pasta Recipes Under 30 Minutes 

Tealight Snowman Ornament 

Here’s a bright idea to DIY: making snowman ornaments out of tealights! Be sure to select these small candles in white, plus a few other stationery to decorate the snowmen. Once done, simply turn on the ‘flame’ to light up the snowman’s carrot nose. It’s an inexpensive Christmas craft for kids that’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face! 

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Accordion Christmas Tree Craft 

Does your child love the art of paper-folding aka origami? Then here’s a quick and easy Christmas craft for young kids to make. Just fold the coloured paper into an accordion A-line shape, add colourful circle cut-outs as ornaments, and finish with a star topper. 

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Coloured paper in several shades of green 
  • Colourful paper cut into circles 
  • Scissors
  • Glue 
  • Ready-made star topper (or made with yellow coloured paper)

Mini Christmas Yarn Hats

These miniature yarn hats are so darn cute, you’ll want to hang them up on the tree, hook them to your keychains, and display them just about anywhere. Thankfully, no knitting skills are required here, thus making it fairly easy even for young crafters. These mini Christmas beanies are also perfectly sized to be stocking stuffers! 

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Pom Pom Pine Cone Tree 

If your kids can’t get enough of making DIY Xmas trees out of various materials, here’s another one they can try. Grab a few pine cones and paint them in green, blue, or any colour they like. Then deck them with pom poms (or classy silver pearls like this tutorial) using a hot glue gun. 

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Toilet Roll Snowman

Here’s a clever (and creative) way to recycle toilet paper rolls that you no longer need. Your kids can turn them into cute little snowmen wearing colour-coordinated scarves and earmuffs! Besides snowmen, check out how to make other iconic Christmas characters like Santa Claus as well as reindeers, elves, and more.

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  • Toilet paper rolls 
  • White paint
  • Marker pens in black and orange 
  • Ribbons
  • Buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pom poms
  • Pipe cleaners 

Sleigh Christmas Candy Holder 

Besides opening presents, kids also love chowing down on all the Christmas candies. So why not DIY a cool candy holder like this open sleigh? There’s a free printable in various designs including snowflake and chevron patterns. The best part is, of course, filling the sleigh with fun-sized candy canes, Hershey’s kisses, mini Snickers bars, and other festive chocolates

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Sock Snowman (No-Sew)

Got some old pairs of white socks you’re about to throw away? Don’t, because you can make round, adorable snowmen with this no-sew tutorial. The fun part is deciding how much rice to fill in the sock, as this will determine how big or small your snowman will be. It’s definitely a family-bonding Christmas craft activity suitable for both kids and adults!

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Christmas Tree Twirler / Whirligig 

Too many Christmas trees are never a bad thing, especially if you could use more festive decor around the house. For a fairly simple Christmas craft for preschool kids, get your little ones to make this easy Xmas tree twirler out of a spiral-cut paper plate and coloured paper. Then, watch as they find joy in hanging and spinning this whirligig in their room! 

Supplies you’ll need: 

  • Paper plate
  • Green paint 
  • Coloured paper to make circular ornaments 
  • Scissors
  • Glue 
  • Nylon thread  
  • Stapler
  • Hole puncher 

These Christmas Crafts For Kids Also Double Up As Holiday Decor 

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The year-end break may be long, but it doesn’t mean it has to be a bore. With these fun Christmas crafts for the festive season, your kids will have a blast making cool holiday decorations and yearly memories! Wondering what other engaging Christmas activities your family can do together? Check out these Christmas party games for kids that even adults would love to play, or these family-friendly board games that are great for all ages and any occasion! 

For more school holiday activities to keep your children productive and preoccupied, get inspired by these easy crafts for kids and indoor activities to kill lockdown boredom.

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