10 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

We all have something we love best about Christmas: singing holiday tunes around the piano, decorating the house in the spirit of the season, opening thoughtful gifts from those who love us, or maybe even a tradition unique to your own family. For us over at KiwiCo, one of our favorite parts of Christmas is creating festive Christmas crafts! To help share this joy, we compiled a fun list of exciting DIY projects for you to choose from. We’ve got quite the lineup here with puffy paint snow globes, an upcycled Christmas bow wreath, a delicious chocolatey pretzel treat, and so much more!

Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mod-Podge Magazine Christmas Trees

    Mod-Podge is such an enjoyable material to explore crafting with and it’s an especially awesome one for little artists who like to get their hands messy. In this DIY, we used buttons for the itty bitty ornaments, but feel free to use any decorations for your own special tree!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Chocolate-Dipped Reindeer Pretzels

    These festive chocolate-dipped reindeer pretzels make for a sweet and salty treat perfect this holiday season! Your kids will enjoy making their very own Rudolf, Blitzen, Comet, or Prancer with just a few simple ingredients.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks

    Pull out a smock because this easy craft involves some painting! This DIY tutorial will help you turn a simple household sponge into a festive Christmas stamp.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Christmas Slime Recipe

    Do you have a crafty chemist or slime enthusiast at home? If so, it’s slime time! This Christmas Slime Recipe is an awesome STEM project for your kid to learn all about molecule movement while also engaging in sensory play. They can even add some holiday-themed scents like peppermint oil, gingerbread spice, or cinnamon to really get in the Christmas spirit!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cotton Snowman
    Cotton Snowman

    (Ages 3-8)

    Yet another quick and easy winter art project! Fluffy cotton balls have such a great tactical feeling that make them enjoyable for kids to craft with, and we’re guessing you might have a few on hand already. To make this project easier and scissor-free for younger ones, you can even cut out all of the snowman parts ahead of time and have them just do the assembling.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Gift Bow Christmas Wreath

    Do you have some old gift bows tucked away somewhere? If you do, here’s the perfect art project to upcycle them into a jolly new Christmas wreath. This one is especially awesome for toddlers as they get a chance to practice their fine motor skills as well as play around sticking things to other things- what little one doesn’t enjoy that?!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Reindeer Headband

    This reindeer headband is an easy and quick craft that your kid will have a ball both creating and wearing.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Gingerbread House Ornament by Studio DIY!

    These Gingerbread House Ornaments are so cheerful! Aside from the instructions for assembling the popsicle sticks into the house shape, there is so much freedom here to decorate however one likes. The best part? The cute photo of your kiddo hiding right behind the house’s front  door. If you’re not looking for a homemade ornament craft, this craft can also be easily turned into a magnet instead. Thanks Studio DIY! 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Christmas Masks by Design Improvised

    Get ready for some giggles! This silly Christmas mask-making guide could help your kids put on a Christmas play for the family in no time.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Puffy Paint Snow Globes by Simple Everyday Mom

    What’s squishy, foamy, and tons of fun to craft with? Puffy paint! It’s super easy to whip up a homemade batch of, and Sam over at Simple Everyday Mom has directions and a video that will show you how to make it.

Get inspired!