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19 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids

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The Christmas season is coming around in December, and the dazzling decorations are on-fleek

We have gathered some fun and easy DIY Christmas crafts that kids will love to make. These DIY Christmas crafts for kids are simple and creative fun for this holiday season that make great gifts for family, teachers and friends.

We are sure that you will love these crafts. Enjoy!

1. Popsicle Snowflake Ornament

These Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments are easy and fun to make, using only sticks and glue (not including the decorations). This is one decoration that kids can make uniquely theirs. Also, you can make a smaller size for a tree ornament or larger version for a really nice decoration for a door or wall hanging.

Supplies you will need:

  •     Popsicle sticks
  •     Clear Glue
  •     Decorations (glitter, jewels, pom poms, etc.)

2. Handprint Wreath

This Handprint Wreath makes a really nice gift for family or a nice Christmas decoration for your home using your kids own handprints. You can use different colors of construction paper for different seasons or holidays too! 

Supplies you will need:

  • Green cardstock
  • Red pom poms
  • Red craft rhinestones
  • Red ribbon
  • Paper plate
  • Green paint (optional)

3. Glitter Unicorn Ornaments

Girls will LOVE making these cool and sparkly ornaments for the Christmas tree. My daughter is into everything unicorn so she will love putting her own girly touch to our Christmas tree. Easy and fun Xmas decor.

Supplies you will need:

  • Clear ball ornaments
  • Glitter
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Craft Clay
  • Black Paint Marker
  • Stickers Flowers
  • Sticker Letters
  • Stiff White Felt and Pink felt
  • Glue gun
  • Optional – Sticker Stars, Snowflakes

4. Reindeer Treats

A delicious treat that’s fun to make and eat. Great for christmas get-together at home or to bring to class parties!

Supplies you will need:

  • 9 inch tulle circle
  • clear hair elastic
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • red pipe cleaners
  • silver bells
  • google eyes
  • glue dots {or craft glue}
  • red pompom
  • Christmas colored M&Ms or other treats

5. Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornaments

Great way to turn class photos into a work of art! You can create a new one for the Christmas tree every year and watch yourself grow with every passing year. These make great gifts for grandparents or aunts and uncles. You can also make a family version with this using your yearly Christmas card photos.

Supplies you will need:

  • Cardboard Cereal Box
  • Craft Knife
  • Photos
  • Pom Poms
  • White Glue
  • Ribbon or Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun

6. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

This is an easy DIY Christmas craft for kids of all ages can enjoy and decorate to their own unique taste. I like the idea of using the pipe cleaners as the garland and using some really sparkly rhinestones as the ornaments.

Supplies you will need:

  • paper plates
  • green paint
  • brushes (we love sponge brushes when it comes to coloring larger surfaces)
  • regular or glitter pom poms
  • yarn
  • white school glue
  • scissors

7. Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft

These cute Christmas trees can be made with just a bunch of pinecones and some paint.  Fun craft for little and big girls!

Supplies you will need:

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Pinecones
  • Green paint 
  • Tacky Glue
  • Round beads

8. Iridescent Gold Splatter Painted Ornaments

These really cool iridescent paint splatter painted ornaments are super colorful. This tutorial shows you how to make a whole batch of them and with only a few ingredients. 

Supplies you will need:

  • Clear Glass Ornaments
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush

9. Star and Circle Paper Decorations

There is a free printable that comes with this so they just need to be cut out, folded and taped or glued together and decorated with some beads.

10. Sprinkles Ornaments

In this tutorial you can use some different colors or types of sprinkles, clear xmas balls and varnish for a nice Christmas tree ornament.

Supplies you will need:

  • sprinkles
  • varnish
  • clear ornaments 
  • hangers 
  • optional: dixie cups (for draining the varnish) and ziplock bags or a funnel (for pouring the varnish and sprinkles)

11. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

I think these are so cute! Using tea lights, these can be made into a great decoration or ornament that look really nice when lit up. You can get these tea lights at the dollar store.

Supplies you will need:

  • Battery operated tea lights
  • A Black Sharpie
  • Red Ribbon 
  • Red Pipe Cleaners
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Black Felt
  • Orange Sharpie
  • Glue Gun

12. Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

This cute DIY craft is fun for the little ones using all different colors and textures of yarn.  These look great on the Christmas tree!

Supplies you will need:

  • Cardstock or cardboard
  • Colorful yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter or other star template to trace

13. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig

These Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig make cute room decorations. Can be made with anything from photos to past paintings for your own unique piece of art!

Supplies you will need:

  • Per tree a paper plate
  • Green paint & brushes
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors, glue stick, stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Bakers Twine

14. Christmas Tree Thumbprint Art

Easy and cheap tutorial, just need finger paints and your hands!

15. Beaded Candy Canes

Another cool tutorial that makes for a great christmas tree ornament or christmas gift for family and friends. Only 3 items needed to make this!

Supplies you will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Assorted beads
  • Scissors

16. Handprint Reindeer Craft

This handprint craft is a great tutorial for children of all ages, great for a group activity. This tutorial includes a reindeer template.

Supplies you will need:

  • Colored paper or cardstock (red, dark brown, light brown, pink)
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Reindeer template
  • Pencil

17. Christmas Cactus Snow Globe

This Christmas craft is one of my favorites on the list. The free printable for the snow globe base is included in the tutorial.

18. Giant Gingerbread Man

This DIY Christmas craft makes for a great activity to do at home on a super chilly day. Can be decorated using any craft supplies you already have at home like crayons, markers, stickers or even paints!

Supplies you will need:

  • Kraft Paper roll
  • Black Sharpie
  • Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint
  • Masking Tape
  • Stickers

19. Glass Stained Christmas Window Ornament

This DIY xmas craft makes for a nice window decoration using different colors of tissue paper.  Fun and easy craft for kids of all ages!

Supplies you will need:

  • Contact paper (cut into squares) You need two squares for each ornament.
  • Tissue paper (any color or Christmas print)
  • Black or gray construction paper
  • Gold or silver pipe cleaners/ribbon
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Tape
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