Best Christmas crafts for kids: Easy festive crafting ideas for families

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  • Christmas crafts for kids are a great way to get into the festive spirit and encourage children to get creative. What better way to pass some chilly winter days than getting the whole family immersed in festive decorating? Not only does it save you the hassle of spending too much on Christmas decorations, it’s also a lovely way to proudly display your children’s artwork around the home.  What’s not to love?

    We have plenty of great ideas for Christmas crafts for kids for 2020, so if you need inspiration, scroll down for our full list of Christmas crafting ideas. That should keep them busy when you’re stocking up on Christmas toys for the big day!

    Best Christmas crafts for kids

    Christmas crafts for kids - Rudolph handprint

    Handprint Rudolph

    Kids as young as 3 can get involved making this fun reindeer craft, as it’s super easy and all they need to do is draw around their hand. Adult supervision is required to carefully cut out the handprint, but other than that, kids will love getting involved in making this fun and simple Christmas craft, which can be used as a Christmas tree decoration. How to make handprint Rudolph

    Snowman craft for kids

    Snowman pencil topper

    This pencil topper is a great way to add some festive fun to your child’s stationary. It’s very simple to make too, as all you need to do is wrap a white pipe cleaner around the top of a pencil and decorate it with a pom pom head, a ribbon scarf, glittering eyes, or whatever else takes their fancy! How to make snowman pencil topper

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    Snowmen tin can bowling pins

    This fun craft doubles up as a Christmas game, and it’s a fun way to make use of used tin cans and encourage your kids to get creative. To make these cute snowman bowling pins, you’ll need paint, felt, glue, scissors, white paint, and any other decorations you might want. You could even challenge little ones to make the funniest face! How to make snowmen tin can bowling pins

    Christmas tree pinecones

    Christmas tree pinecones

    We recommend these cute pinecone trees for children age 5 and up, and once you’ve collected your pine cones, all you need to decorate them is green paint, some paint brushes, green glitter and air drying clay. They’re a great way to decorate small spaces in the home, or they could even be a festive centrepiece for your table. How to make Christmas tree pinecones

    Christmas crafts for kids wooden spoon angel

    Wooden spoon angel

    Angels are a popular symbol of Christmas, and your children can make their very own angel by simply repurposing a wooden spoon. To bring this angel to life, alongside the spoon you’ll need 2 silver pipe cleaners, 1 gold pipe cleaner, 2 white felt A4 sheets, 1 pink felt A4 sheet, 1 white paper plate and a pink ribbon. How to make wooden spoon angel

    Christmas paper chains

    Christmas paper chains

    With just three equipment, this paper chains craft couldn’t be easier! With paper, scissors and glue, you and your little ones can get crafty and made your own festive bunting that make perfect decorations this festive season. You could even use leftover wrapping paper to make it super festive. How to make Christmas paper chains

    Best Christmas crafts for older kids

    Christmas crafts for kids - reindeer craft

    Cardboard reindeer head

    Suitable for children age 9 and up, this cardboard reindeer head is an adorable and easy craft to make this Christmas. All you need is our free craft templates, some cardboard, a craft knife, a pencil, some scissors and decorations. You could even make several if you want all of Santa’s reindeer! How to make cardboard reindeer head

    cardboard snowflake

    Cardboard snowflake wreath

    This clever craft transforms paper towels and toilet roll tubes into a pretty hanging cardboard snowflake wreath, which is a great way to use household supplies you’d otherwise throw away. All you need is some spray paint, a ribbon, and anything else you want to decorate it with. It’s a great craft to make for all ages. How to make cardboard snowflake wreath

    Christmas cushion

    Christmas wreath cushion

    Great for older children, this Christmas wreath cushion is inspired by The White Company and is a great activity to work on together this festive season. To make one, you’ll need a sewing machine, cushion pad, felt, scissors and a pompom trim. It’ll look lovely on your sofa over the Christmas period. How to make Christmas wreath cushion

    Christmas crafts for kids Christmas card

    Handmade Christmas card

    Finally, add a personal touch to your Christmas gifting with handmade Christmas cards. This is a great way to let your imagination run wild, and family are sure to appreciate all the hard work your children put in! Suitable for all ages, it’s so easy to decorate your very own card. How to make a handmade Christmas card.