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25+ Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Are you looking for new fun Christmas crafts for kids? Then try one of these 25+ Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers!

In this pre-k Christmas crafts list, you will find everything from handmade Christmas ornament ideas to Christmas arts and crafts, activities, and free holiday printables.

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25+ Easy Christmas Crafts for Preschooler and big Kids

Christmas is right around the corner!

Winter holidays are the perfect season for a cup of hot chocolate, Christmas tunes, and some DIY holiday craft fun with the family!
Take a look at these simple Christmas project ideas and keepsakes for kids. They are super cute!

I divided all holiday activities into three sections:

  1. Christmas Crafts
  2. Christmas Ornaments
  3. Christmas Activities and Free Printables

Please note that all Christmas activity step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking on the project’s name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!
Let’s dive right in!

DIY Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

Kid-Friendly Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees Craft

By Two Kids and a Coupon

christmas tree craft

This easy and fun kid-friendly pipe cleaner Christmas tree craft is an easy and fun project to make together this holiday season!

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft

By Simple Everyday Mom

rudolph craft

Rudolph the red-nose reindeer is a super cute and easy toilet paper roll craft for preschoolers. Click through now and see the full step-by-step instructions!

DIY Snowman Luminaries

By Lil Tigers

snowman luminaries

Try this super easy DIY Christmas Decoration Project with your kids. Those flame-free snowman luminaries are done within minutes and light up your rooms just in time for the holidays!

Christmas Kids Craft – Handprint Ideas

By Champagne and Sugarplums

christmas craft handprint

Cute and Easy Christmas Handprint kid’s craft idea. Three different handprint ideas to create, with three different ways to display them!

15 Christmas Tree Crafts

By Lil Tigers

Christmas Tree Craft

Try one of these 15 adorable Christmas tree projects. They are the perfect December activities for preschool.

10 Ways to DIY Your Christmas Cards

By Lil Tigers

DIY Christmas Cards

Learn here 10 fun ways how to DIY your Christmas Cards quickly and easily at home!

Easy DIY Holiday & Christmas Cards to Make With Kids

By Cenzerely Yours – Adventures in Motherhood

christmas cards

This is the season for some crafting! Try one of these easy-peasy Christmas cards you can make with kids. They add the perfect keepsake to any holiday gift.

Beth’s Homemade Gingerbread Houses recipe – with template & video!

By Easy Budget Recipes

gingerbread house

Our Homemade Gingerbread Houses Recipe is more than a recipe; it’s a tradition. Ours comes complete with a template. Our recipe costs just $6.95 to make 2 large houses!

Are not Gingerbread Houses the perfect edible Christmas crafts for preschoolers? My children sure love them!

This STEM Christmas project is nice for older children. Make with the help of Borax nice crystal ornaments.

3D Snowflakes: How To Make Your Own Giant Paper Snowflakes

By Chaotically Yours


These giant 3D snowflakes are a great Christmas activity to do with kids! Easy to master and quick to make, you only need a couple of common items to make them!

DIY Santa’s Workshop Ornament

By Ottawa Mommy Club

santa workshop

This Santa’s workshop ornament is so cute, don’t you think? Not only that, it’s one your kids can make when they’re looking for something new to do on a Saturday afternoon or during Christmas vacation.

Snowman Glitter Jar

By Lil Tigers

snowman christmas glitter jar

Make your own Snowman Glitter Jar and calm down during this busy holiday season!

Easy Toddler Christmas Handprint Crafts

By Moms Creative Cupboard

reindeer handprint

These toddler handprint crafts are perfect for making memories at Christmas with little ones and having a lot of fun as you do so! There’s Santa’s reindeer with our favorite googly eyes or a fun fingerprint Christmas tree to choose from.

They make for sure a sweet Pre-K Christmas gift!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft for Kids [Free Sweater Printable]

By Mombrite

ugly sweaters

This ugly sweater craft is easy and fun for the kids and makes nice Christmas crafts for toddlers to make. They will enjoy using their creativity to decorate these sweaters. The uglier the better!

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Festive Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

By Sustain My Craft Habit

Christmas Rockpainting

Rock painting continues to be a popular trend. It’s fun and relaxing to make little works of art on these tiny, natural canvases.
Keep reading below for our tutorial on how to paint magical little elf shoes on rocks just in time for Christmas.

Dinosaur Snow Globe: A Unique DIY Holiday Craft

By Team Cartwright

dinosaur snow globe

Is your kid a dinosaur lover? Then try this unique DIY Christmas project with them! Make an easy DIY snow globe as unique as your child! Easy, fun, and festive.

Do It Yourself Santa Bread

By Tshanina Peterson

santa bread

Are you looking for a fun Christmas project for the entire family?
You’ll have a blast creating this DIY Santa Bread.

It’s the perfect indoor activity for a cold winter day and you’ll likely find your kiddos peeking in the oven door to watch it bake.

Christmas Ornaments

Cupcake Liner Ornaments

By Lil Tigers

christmas cupcake crafts for toddlers

Make these adorable ornaments out of cupcake liners. We show you how to make a Christmas tree, snowflakes, and an angel.

Crystal Ornaments

By Lil Tigers

Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Craft for Preschoolers

By Three Kids, Three Cats, and a Husband

tree ornament

This easy straw Christmas tree craft can be used as a tree ornament, but you can also glue it to a folded piece of cardstock, making a pretty cool homemade Christmas card.

Easy Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids

By Fluxing Well

reindeer ornament

This easy reindeer ornament craft is fun to make. It’s also very inexpensive. Write the date on the bottom and you will have a cute keepsake to hang on a Christmas tree.

DIY Ornament Balls – Paint Swirl 2 Ways {Dollar Tree Craft}

By Feeling Nifty

painted balls ornament

Kids of all ages will love making these easy paint swirl ornaments using Dollar Tree craft paint and clear plastic ornaments.
No-mess craft since the paint is inside the ornament! Everyone will have fun picking their own paint color, squeezing the paint into the balls, and watching the magic happen.

A full-length YouTube tutorial is also included.

DIY Felt Penguin Ornament

By Handmade in the Heartland


Making felt ornaments is so fun! Use this pattern to make a penguin ornament

Do you still need Christmas gift inspirations? Then check out our Kids Gift Guide!
Or how about telling your kids some fun Gingerbread Man Joke?
Here are 25 Best Gingerbread Man Jokes, or 60 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids.

Borax Crystal Ornaments

By Lil Tigers

Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Try this fun winter STEM experiment and make your own Borax Ornaments. See full instruction and learn about the science behind it.

How to paint wood slice ornaments with nordic patterns

By Hungarican Journey


A cute and easy Christmas craft that kids and adults can enjoy making together. Paint wood slice ornaments with beautiful Nordic patterns.
Grab the Free template and follow the tutorial.

Homemade Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments


cinnamon ornament

These rustic, yet beautiful cinnamon ornaments are fun to make alone or with kids. They have a subtle holiday fragrance and make a great addition to your Christmas tree. Keep them, or give them as treasured gifts.

Did your kids enjoy these cool Christmas crafts and ornaments? New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.
Check out our New Year’s Game and New Year’s Crafts next.
If you prefer to do crafts with templates, go check out our Library of Craft Templates here.

Activities with Free Printables

Mitten Template

By Lil Tigers

mittens craft

Get your free printable mitten templates and you will enjoy this activity full of Christmas painting for toddlers.

Winter Hat Templates

By Lil Tigers

Go check out these fun winter hat templates and decorate them during winter or right before Christmas.

free winter hat printable templates

Christmas Bingo

By Lil Tigers

free printable Christmas Bingo for Kids

Christmas is around the corner. Get your kids excited with these fun Christmas Bingo Printables.

Reindeer Templates

By Lil Tigers

free reindeer templates printables

Get ready for Christmas with these adorable reindeer templates.

They come in three different sizes and in two different styles. Your reindeer craft possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Snow Globe Template

By Lil Tigers

free printable snow globe templates

Why not make your own snow globe Christmas ornament or card? Go check out our free snow globe templates and ideas to craft away.

In case you need some great Christmas messages for your kids, go check out our post with 50+ Christmas Sayings for Kids

Candy Cane Templates

By Lil Tigers

free printable candy cane templates

Do you decorate your Christmas tree with candy canes every year? So why not make a paper candy cane project next. Our printables come with coloring pages and outlines in small medium and large.

Gingerbread Man Outlines

free printable gingerbread man templates

Why not bake some gingerbread men and let your children enjoy them while crafting?
Our templates come in two different styles, three different sizes, and with coloring pages. Go check them out!

Elf on the Shelf Letter Templates

By Lil Tigers

Free Elf on the Shelf letter printable

Get your free printable Elf on the Shelf letter templates and write a welcome or goodbye message or any type of note from Santa or your elves.

You will also like these Elf on the Shelf Quotes, Jokes, Easy Elf on the Shelf Hacks, or Lazy Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

Penguin Templates

By Lil Tigers

free printable penguin craft templates

Go check out these adorable penguin templates and get ready for the cold season. Even when you learn about polar animals or the letter P it is a great activity to add to your curriculum.

Winter Bingo Game

By Lil Tigers

winter bingo free printable

Did you play bingo before? Then it is about time. Try this fun winter bingo game next!

Snowflake Coloring Pages

By Lil Tigers

Free Printable Snowflake Coloring Pages

Check out these calming Christmas art projects for preschoolers. Get your free printables and use them to decorate your windows.

Christmas Coloring Pages

By Lil Tigers

Free Christmas Printables

Turn on some holiday tunes and keep your kids busy with these fun Christmas coloring pages.

12 Days of Christmas Activities

By Lil Tigers

12 days of Christmas Activities for kids

Print out your Christmas Bucket List and get ready for Christmas.

Free Christmas Worksheets For Kids Printable PDF

By Cenzerely Yours – Adventures in Motherhood

Free Christmas Worksheets For Kids Printable PDF

Looking for some fun ways to entertain the kids this Christmas? Try these FREE Christmas printables packets filled with fun activities and games like coloring pages, scavenger hunt, BINGO, and more!

25 Days of Fun Christmas Activities for Families

By The Holy Mess

25 Days of Fun Christmas Activities for Families

Use this printable 25 Days of Christmas Activities to be intentional about enjoying meaningful family time in December this year.

You’ve Been Socked – A Christmas Game

By Mimi – A Great Name for Grandma

You’ve Been Socked – A Christmas Game

Start a new family neighborhood tradition with this fun activity. Try ding-dong-ditching… holiday style!
Everyone will have loads of fun with “You’ve Been Socked!”

Free printables are included!

Santa Matching Game with Printables

By Ottawa Mommy Club

Santa Matching Games with Printables

This Santa matching game fits right in with the spirit of the holiday.
Kids will have fun matching Santa Claus, Christmas trees, snowflakes, and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Winter Scavenger Hunt

By Lil Tigers

winter scavenger hunt

Go on an adventure and make this fun winter scavenger hunt for your kids. They will love it!

For more ideas go check out our list of 35 Fun December Crafts.

All these Christmas crafts are so fun for kids. If you are a visual learner, here is a video I love that features last-minute Christmas decoration ideas.

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Now I would like to hear from you! How did your children enjoy these easy Christmas Crafts for Kids?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now. I’d love to hear from you!