We’ve been making some super cool Christmas crafts lately. In fact, I’m trying to distract my kids from their obsession with receiving gifts by having them get creative with Christmas crafts for kids that they can give away as gifts. Crafts made by kids melt my heart, and I think many other people feel the same way!
I love to do crafts year-round, but there is something even more magical about Christmas crafts, especially when we make them together. Plus, getting crafty helps to make the long winter days stuck at home more bearable. There’s only so much sledding and baking we can do before we start to get restless.
Looking for a way to keep your kids busy this holiday season? Get inspired with my list of Christmas crafts for kids. Your littles may actually get excited about the “giving gifts” side of the season and not just the “receiving gifts” side!
DIY Popsicle Stick Hot Cocoa Mug
This cup of hot cocoa will not burn any tongues this holiday season. The mug looks like a cup Elsa from Frozen would drink from! Let kids create their own mugs, while you get some chores done around the house.
Look for Santa on Christmas Eve with these cute DIY Santa Binoculars. This craft will be a hit among all children who anxiously wait for Santa's arrival, and hope to see Santa's sleigh and his reindeer in the sky. Let's hope they fall asleep before midnight!
Kids still can’t enough of gooey homemade slime. It’s a favorite among kids young and old. Last year, Ruldoph had a cold, so it seemed appropriate enough to title the slime Reindeer Snot. Make it, play with it, and give it to friends.
This retro tinsel tree is an ideal craft for tiny hands, and a good use of all those colorful beads around the house.
Photo and tutorial by Handmade by Kelly via Momtastic
DIY Stained Glass Ornament
Tissue paper has never shined so bright than with these DIY stained glass ornaments. It’s a dollar store run that’s sure to be a fun craft for kids of all ages, and a keepsake for years. Grandparents will like this one, too!
You don’t have to worry about tiny hands nibbling endless amounts of sugar with this DIY gingerbread village. It’s a non-candy version (ok, there may be a candy cane or two) that’s sure to be a hit of the season. A tiny village will come to life with recycled and craft materials.
My paper snowflakes have never turned out as pretty as this one, but with a video tutorial and free templates, it’s going to happen this winter for me. This is a nice way to improve fine motor skills, and after they see how pretty the first cut snowflake is, they are going to want to make more, and more and more. It’s the cheap craft that keeps on giving. Let it snow paper snowflakes!
Everyone loves to receive cards around the holidays. Let the kids create these one-of-a-kind DIY string art cards so you can send some extra love in the mail this year. They are a work of art, and a fun craft for kids to make.
Spend the day making festive playdough, and then package it in adorable mason jars for friends and family this year. It’s a craft and gift all-in-one. Your kids' friends will appreciate this homemade gift they can play with all winter break.
Create a holiday scene worthy of display with a DIY terrarium. This is a craft I can’t wait to make this holiday season with my kids. It’s a holiday take on the terrarium trend that you may just want to keep year-round. You can use real plants, or get festive for the holidays like this one with toys and tiny Christmas objects.