Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends and creating beautiful memories that last a lifetime – especially for the little ones. Rather than sit down in front of a Christmas movie with the kids (although we love to do that too!), share your love of DIY Christmas crafts. Christmas crafts for kids are fun and here we’ve rounded up some great DIY projects for you! Here we go!
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DIY snowy winter landscape as a Christmas decoration
Transform a round gift box into a snowy sleigh scene with styrofoam and figurines.
- Round Kraft Paper Box
- Floral Styrofoam Sheets
- Styrofoam cutter
- Artificial snow spray
- Artificial snow powder
- Bottlebrush trees
- Mini figurines
- White spray paint
- Craft glue
- Spray the inside of the box with white paint and let it dry.
- Draw the round box on a sheet of styrofoam and cut it out with the styrofoam cutter. Glue it to the inside of the box with craft glue.
- Cut out 2 to 3 smaller curved slopes from the styrofoam sheets and layer them in the box, glue them in place with craft glue.
- Spray the inside of the box with fake snow spray and let it dry.
- Glue the bottlebrush trees and figures into the styrofoam, using craft glue. Sprinkle with artificial snow powder.
Christmas crafts for kids: Popsicle stick Christmas craft ideas
These popsicle stick Christmas craft ideas are super fun and easy to make. Popsicle sticks are great craft supplies for elementary school and preschool Christmas parties or just for fun, they can even be used as tree ornaments.
- Jumbo popsicle sticks
- normal craft sticks
- construction paper
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- Paint and markers
- Glue your craft sticks together accordingly.
- For this craft, ask the children to paint or color the craft sticks.
- For the Rudolph, cut out an antler and a nose from construction paper and glue on the nose, the antler, googly eyes and a red pom-pom nose.
- Glue googly eyes, a carrot nose and any decorations for the snowman. Paint a button mouth.
- Glue and paint the sticks for the penguin. Glue feet, a beak and googly eyes. For the earmuffs, glue on 2 large pom poms and a pipe cleaner to connect them.
- For the Christmas tree, use a pipe cleaner as a garland and pom poms as ornaments and finally glue a star or snowflake on the top.
How to make a pasta Christmas trees?
All activities should be supervised by an adult.
What you need:
- Fusilli pasta (or any other long pasta, is also suitable).
- Macaroni or other small sized pasta
- Small golden glitter stickers
- Extra strong glue – a tacky glue is great for gluing macaroni because it is stronger and more durable. Hot glue is also good (adult help required)
- White photo cardboard
- Acrylic paint – green, white, red and gold
DIY Pasta Christmas Trees:
- Paint the pasta. Put a handful of pasta in a bag and then put the paint inside. Alternatively, the kids can glue the noodles and an adult can spray paint the finished pieces.
- Draw a triangular shape on the cardboard. Cut out the triangle shape.
- Begin by gluing the pasta onto the cardboard. Start gluing from either the top or the bottom. It is helpful to lay out your design first to make sure it fits. Glue each piece, being generous with the glue. Make sure to give the pasta enough time to dry before touching or moving it.
- Add a gold glitter star at the top of the ornament.
- Cut out a small rectangular piece of cardboard for the trunk and glue the cardboard to the bottom of the tree.
- Finally, glue a piece of twine to the back.
Ornament frame craft for Christmas
Turn an old frame into a pretty frame for ornaments. Remove the glass and the back of the frame and clean it thoroughly. Spray paint the frame green and let dry. Then cut three pieces of ribbon or twine twice the length you want to hang the ornaments. Thread the ornaments onto the ribbon and use hot glue to attach the ends to the top back of the frame, cutting off the excess. Finally, attach a bow to the front of the frame using hot glue.
Christmas crafts for kids: Jingle bell swag
Kids will love helping you make this cute noise maker. Let them thread the bells onto the ribbon while you tie the bow. Hang them on the front door, over the mantel or at the end of a bed.
Here’s how it’s done: Thread large jingle bells onto three ribbons; knot one end of the ribbon. Tie the unknotted end around a small wreath shape or piece of wire shaped into a circle. Tie up a small bouquet with seasonal greenery and attach it to the wreath or circle shape. Then tie an oversized bow and attach it to the wire just above the greenery with hot glue.
DIY Christmas tree garland
This simple Christmas tree garland is easy to make even for kids! First, cut triangles from cardboard and glue felt on each piece. Then glue on clothespins, attach to a string and hang.