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25+ Easy Christmas Crafts for Preschooler and Big Kids

Updated: 2 days ago

Are you looking for new fun Christmas Activities for kids? Then try one of these 25+ easy Christmas DIY projects with your family!

You will find Christmas crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and big kids, handmade Christmas ornament ideas, Christmas activities, and free holiday printables.


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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 Thanksgiving 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!



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Christmas Crafts


Kid-Friendly Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees Craft

By Two Kids and a Coupon

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



Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft

By Simple Everyday Mom


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 instruction!



DIY Snowman Luminaries

By Lil Tigers


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


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



Snow Globe Template

By Messy little Monster


Make a cute photo snow globe card for family and friends, they will love it!



Easy DIY Holiday & Christmas Cards to Make With Kids

By Cenzerely Yours - Adventures in Motherhood


This 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



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!



$4 Snowglobe Craft

By Playful Kale


This craft is super easy and can make a cute gift for the holidays! For only about $4 you can make a couple of festive snowglobes.



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


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.



Easy Toddler Christmas Handprint Crafts

By Moms Creative Cupboard


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



Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft for Kids [Free Sweater Printable]

By Mombrite


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



Festive Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

By Sustain My Craft Habit


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.



Christmas Wreath Craft or Preschoolers

By Two Pink Ponies



This paper plate Christmas wreath is so much fun for little hands. It is an easy and low prep Christmas craft.


The printable ornaments are free and easy to download.



Dinosaur Snow Globe: A Unique DIY Holiday Craft

By Team Cartwright


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



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.


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Christmas Ornaments


Paper Straw Christmas Tree Craft for Preschoolers

By Three Kids, Three Cats, and a Husband


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.



Salt Dough Ornaments

By Good Life Eats


Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift!


You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort and there are plenty of fun personalization options. Kids will have a great time making these!



Easy Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids

By Fluxing Well


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


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.


Full-length YouTube tutorial 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



Homemade Crystal Ornaments: Christmas Science for Kids!

By Team Cartwright


Make DIYsuper cool homemade ornaments while you learn the science of how crystals are formed!

Use simple items to create DIY crystal ornaments.



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 Cinnament Ornaments

By OH THE THINGS WE'LL MAKE!



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.



Your kids enjoyed this cool Christmas crafts and ornaments and want to try more? 
Then try these other great holiday activities and parenting advices for kids:
- Cupcake Liner Christmas Crafts
- Christmas Stocking Fillers for Kids
- Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Toddler




Activities with Free Printables



Secret Message from Santa Printable

By Two Pink Ponies


This secret message from Santa printable is perfect to leave from your Elf on a shelf or you can leave it out for your child the night before Christmas.

The pdf is free and easy to download.



Holiday Coloring Pages and Christmas Wish List

By Lil Tigers


These fun free printable coloring pages are a perfect way for kids to celebrate the Christmas season!



Free Christmas Worksheets For Kids Printable PDF

By Cenzerely Yours - Adventures in Motherhood


Looking for some fun ways to entertain the kids this Christmas?

Try these FREE Christmas printables packet 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


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


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


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.

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