Christmas is such a busy time of year, but making cosy, twinkly memories with our children is a priority in my house. I’ve put together five of my favourite, easy Christmas crafts for kids so you can save a bit of time and make those memories! Most crafts use everyday craft supplies, so hopefully you don’t have to dash out and buy anything special.
1. Easy Paper Baubles
A super easy Christmas craft for kids is to make paper decorations. You can even use Christmas wrapping paper or plain paper and make your own designs.
Younger children will need a bit of help, so it’s an ideal Christmas craft to do together as a family. Older children might like to experiment with different shapes such as a star or Christmas tree.
- 2-4 sheets of patterned paper (different patterns would be great but not essential) or plain papers are fine too.
- Wool // thread // string
- Piece of thin scrap card (eg cereal packet). Or an oval template (I’ll be using a cookie cutter).
- Coloured pens or pencils if you’re using plain papers.
Instructions on how to make the Christmas baubles can be found in this tutorial (it is an Easter video, but the technique is the same).
Paper bauble making is perfect for getting the kids to help you get the house Christmas ready! It’s suitable for ages 4+, little ones will need some adult help but it’s ideal for tweens and teens. It’ll take you about 10 – 15 minutes to make (longer if you’re making a batch!
2. Showstopping Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper
I like to get the kids involved in Christmas crafts that are helpful with the festive prep and planning. I saw this genius bit of Christmas wrapping over on Instagram by Claire_ogleepoglee. The kids could get really creative with wrapping family presents, and you can use brown paper wrapping, which is great for recycling.
- Roll of brown wrapping paper
- Googly eyes or eye stickers
- Coloured papers
This is technique also works well with black wrapping paper and chalk pens – you could even write the recipients name on the parcel to save on tags.
This activity is ideal for getting the kids to help you decorate the Christmas gifts. It’s suitable for all ages to get involved with and your family will love receiving parcels decorated with love. Activity time is up to you! Spend as much or as little time creating your masterpieces.
3. Fun and Functional Beaded Napkin Rings
Set the kids to work to make your Christmas table a work of art with these super cute napkin rings from ArtBar.
- Pipe cleaners
- Alphabet beads
Find out how to make the napkin rings here.
Beaded napkin ring making is the ideal craft activity for getting the kids to help you make your Christmas Dinner table festive ready. Perfect for ages 3+ (littlies will ned supervision). Activity time is roughly an hour, depending on how many guests you have at your table.
4. Get your pom pom on!
Pom poms are a great craft for older children to master and there are so many ways to use them! I love to make up a batch of pom poms and add them to Christmas presents. Or perhaps make a pom pom garland to decorate the house or give as a gift.
If you’re new to pom pom making you can follow my tutorial over on the Hotter Shoes blog
Pom pom making is a great activity for ages 8+ and its’ brilliant for helping you gift with style. Pom poms take about 5 – 10 minutes to make each (depending on size).
5. Party on with DIY party poppers!
These DIY party poppers are an absolute blast to make and use! Use them on Christmas day at the dinner table, at a Christmas party or they’re perfect for New Year’s Eve! Plus they use supplies that you’ll probably have at home (got to love a loo roll craft, right?).
- Toilet roll tube
- 12 inch balloon
- Patterned paper/stickers/gems to decorate
- Strong sticky tape (Duct tape/parcel tape)
- Mini pom poms, confetti or sequins
Watch how to make party poppers here.
DIY party poppers are amazing for helping you make your party or Christmas go off with a bang! Suitable for ages 3+ (little ones will need a bit of help) and each one will take about 10-15 minutes to make.
More Easy Christmas Craft for Kids Inspiration
If you need more inspiration for easy Christmas crafts for kids, or perhaps you’re short on time and need to buy some kits. You can check out my full range of gorgeous Christmas craft kits over on the Made By Me Craft Parties Christmas shop. From festive teddy making kits, enchanting Christmas wand kits to mini decoration kits, I’ve got it all covered. My kits are tress-free, mess free and bursting with magical memories just waiting to happen!
Do you have a favourite Christmas craft to make with your kids? Let me know in the comments.