Easy Christmas Crafts Kids Will Love

by pkmcr

Christmas is a great time of year to get the kids involved in crafts and making things. These easy Christmas crafts for kids are ones that will keep them entertained and involved

If you are looking for some Easy Christmas Crafts Kids will love then you have come to the right place!

In most families, crafts and Christmas go hand in hand. The house never gets as decorated as it does at Christmas, and when kids are a part of creating those decorations, the atmosphere for them is even more special. Following are some easy Christmas crafts kids will love to make and display.

Let's take a look at some of the easy crafts kids are going to enjoy doing and seeing the end result of.

Personal Clay Christmas Tree Ornament

A Great Christmas Tree Ornament Craft Your Kids Will Love

All the Christmas presents I acquired as a kid are gone, but I still have a simple ornament that I made when I was 6 years old, and it helps me hold on to the memories of Christmas when I was younger. Give your child their very own memory by making their own personal clay Christmas tree ornament that will last a lifetime.

Materials You Will Need

  • Air drying clay
  • Wooden skewer
  • Crayola marker
  • Cookie cutter
  • Paper Plate
  • String

Steps To Making A Personal Clay Christmas Tree Ornament

Step 1 - Allow your kid to pick a color that they want their ornament to be, and generously color their piece of clay with it.

Step 2 - Help them knead the clay so that the color gets mixed all the way through.

Step 3 - Form the clay into a ball and then press clay down flat with the back of the paper plate to get a flat and even surface.

Step 5 - Cut out a circle with your cookie cutter.

Step 6 - Let your kid poke a hole in the top of the clay. (This will be where the string will go.)

Step 7 - Have your kid write their name and date on the top of the clay with the wooden skewer, and then draw a design on the bottom of it.

Step 8 - Put in the sun and let dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 9 - Put a string through top and then hang on the Christmas tree!

One Of My Favorite Of The Christmas Ornaments Craft Kits

Beaded Snowflake Ornaments Kit
Beaded Snowflake Ornaments

Make Your Own Advent Calendar for 2015

A Unique Advent Calendar

"Fifteen more sleeps until Santa comes!" It is exciting for kids to think about Santa and what he is doing, and allowing your kid their own personal advent calendar to count down on will make it even more exciting. Even though this advent calendar looks like a lot of work, it really is easy to put together, and the best part it, each day is filled with something they want to do, not chocolate!

Materials You Will Need

  • Twine
  • Clothespins
  • Glue
  • Paper Decorations Like Trees, Candy Canes, elves, etc.
  • Numbers 1-24 written out on small pieces of paper OR a marker to write the numbers
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Christmas themed scrapbooking paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Steps Involved in Making Your Unique Advent Calendar

Step 1 - Cut the scrap booking paper close to standard card size (8.5" x 11"). Depending on how big you want the finished project, you can make it smaller or bigger.

Step 2 - Fold the paper into thirds, so that there are three distinct sections on the paper with two crease lines. One side needs to overlap a little on the other side (to be glued down) so take that into consideration as you fold the second side over.

Step 3 - Fold the bottom of the paper up about 1/2 inch and crease the paper. Let the paper return to normal.

Step 4 - Make two 1/2 inch (or however long you made the bottom fold) cuts on the two crease lines that you first created. These cuts will allow the paper to fold up easier when you make your package.

Step 5 - Once you make the cuts, fold the two outer edges on the bottom up. You do not need to glue them down.

Step 6 - Using the two creases you made in the beginning, fold the paper together and glue the overlap that you left.

Step 7 - Glue the remaining bottom paper up to form a sealed envelope.

Step 8 - Let your kid decorate the front of the envelope with your paper decorations using the glue, and ensure that you add the number 1 somewhere on the envelope wither using a piece a paper with the number 1 or writing it on the envelope with a marker.

Step 9 - Repeat steps 1 to 8 twenty-three more times, incrementing the numbers as you go to 24.

Step 10 - Have your child think of 24 things they would like to do this month, and write it down on separate pieces of paper. For example, 'sing Christmas carols' or 'walk around and look at neighbors lights.'

Step 11 - Put one piece of paper into each Christmas envelope.

Step 12 - Hang up twine in your kid's room.

Step 13 - Use the clothespins to hang up each Christmas envelope on the twine.

Step 14 - Watch your kid delight in the disappearing envelopes each day and look forward to the activity inside that they chose for the day.

Make Christmas Snowman Ornaments

One Of The Great Christmas Crafts For Kids To Make

Outside snowmen are fun to make, but inside snowmen can be just as fun and used as a decoration for the holidays. Let your kids get creative and you will end up with some unique looking snowmen.

Materials You Will Need

  • Foam balls in three different sizes
  • Craft glue
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Bottle lids (Act as the hat.)
  • Cotton wool
  • Wooden skewer
  • Buttons
  • Scissors

Steps Involved In Making Your Christmas Snowmen

Step 1 - Stick the wooden skewer through all three foam balls to make the snowman. Remember, biggest foam ball on the bottom and smallest on the top. Cut off any excess skewer.

Step 2 - Put glue all over the foam balls and stick cotton on.

Step 3 - Glue eyes, hat, and buttons on the snowman.

Step 4 - Cut the pipe cleaner and fold in half to create a nose for the snowman. Stick into the snowman.

Step 5 - Display for all to see!

Another Great Christmas Snowman Craft Idea

Perler Beads Fused Bead Kit - Snowman
Perler Waterless Snow Globe Christmas Fused Bead Kit for Kids and Adults, Pattern Sizes Vary, 120...

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Make Paper Angels

Another Great Christmas Craft Idea That Your Kids Will Love

This is one of those easy Christmas crafts for kids that will add character to their desk, bathroom, or anywhere else you decide to put them. Because they don't need to hang, they can really go anywhere.

Materials You Will Need

  • Muffin liners
  • Small paper doily
  • White construction paper
  • Gold glitter dust
  • Craft glue
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Steps Involved To Make Paper Angels for Christmas

Step 1 - Fold the muffin liner in half and then fold in half again. You will be left with a fan shaped muffin liner that will act as the dress. If it does not hold together well, you can add a little glue inside of the 'dress' to keep it intact.

Step 2 - Cut out a circle from the construction paper. Draw a line of glue around the head and sprinkle the gold glitter on.

Step 3 - Draw in the eyes and a mouth.

Step 4 - Cut the doily in half and then cut a wing shape. Cut in a slant, about 1/4 in from the end on each side, to create a winged look.

Step 5 - Glue the head to the top of the dress, so that the dress is behind the head. Then, glue the wings to the back of the dress.

Step 6 - Puff out the dress and the angel will stand on its own.

Step 7 - Display where you kid can see their angel often.

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Updated: 12/04/2016, pkmcr
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pkmcr on 05/09/2013

@kimbesa do let me know how you go on with the various Christmas crafts :-)

kimbesa on 05/06/2013

I'm not sure which craft will be the most fun...have to try them all!

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