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Christmas Arts and Crafts Ideas

Christmas Arts and Crafts Ideas

Christmas is all about jolly songs, cute decorations, and thoughtful gifts. This year, you can make decorative Christmas crafts, cards, trees, and more. All you need is some excitement, artistic skills, tools, and this article!

We’ve made a list of many easy and fun Christmas arts and crafts ideas that you can try out. So, without further ado, let’s jump in!

1. Paper Straw Christmas Trees

With colorful, striped straws and hot glue, you can craft many adorable Christmas trees. First, you’ll cut the straws into different lengths, then glue them to each other in order from shortest to longest. And, since they’re so easy to make, you can make a pack of them and send them as gift tags.

Get the tutorial for Paper Straw Christmas Trees on simpleasthatblog.com.

2. Craft Stick Reindeer Ornaments

Reindeers are an irreplaceable part of Christmas, and you can let your kids make those cute ornaments while they’re waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. You’ll only need to provide brown craft sticks, googly eyes, glue, and pipe cleaners.

Check the instructions for Craft Stick Reindeer Ornaments on firefliesandmudpies.com.

3. Paper Plate Santa Claus

Santa Claus paper plates are pretty easy to make and help put your kids in a merry mood. They’ll need paper plates, cotton balls or pom poms, and red construction paper. Since this idea doesn’t require many materials and is inexpensive, it’s ideal for classrooms and students.

Learn how to make Paper Plate Santa Claus on becauseisaidsoandothermommyisms.com.

4. Toilet Roll Reindeer Ornaments

You can decorate your Christmas tree this year with handmade ornaments as cute as those reindeer ones. You can craft them using toilet rolls and other decorative details.

Find out more about Toilet Roll Reindeer Ornaments on happyhooligans.ca.

5. Cupcake Christmas Tree

This is one of the most fun Christmas crafts on our list because it doesn’t take much time but still looks fabulous in the end. You can buy cupcake liners with festive designs and make many small trees. Then, you can either give the trees away as gifts or put them through a thread and hang them on your wall.

Read more about Cupcake Christmas Tree on home-dzine.co.za.

6. Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornaments

Whether you have toddlers or older kids, they’ll enjoy this perfect Christmas craft. They’ll color clay pots using green acrylic paint, then decorate them with dots and different patterns. After they finish painting, they can glue a golden star to the top of each pot.

Check Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornaments on projectswithkids.com.

7. Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

You can make many easy popsicle stick ornaments using your creativity. For instance, you can make them in the shape of snowmen, trees, reindeers, or Santa. All you need is a pack of popsicle sticks, acrylic paint, and hot glue. Then, you’re good to go!

Learn more about Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts on thebestideasforkids.com.

8. Bow-Tie Noodle Wreath Craft

If you have bow-tie noodles, you can prepare a great Christmas craft for your kids. First, they’ll paint the little pasta green, then glue them together in the shape of a wreath. Finally, they can add a red ribbon in the middle as a final decorative touch.

Get the tutorial for Bow-Tie Noodle Wreath Craft on craftymorning.com.

9. Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament

Those ornaments are ideal Christmas crafts for kids who aren’t old enough for handmade crafts. You can buy ready ornaments from any store, then let your kid handprint their thumb on each one after painting it brown. Then, you can draw antlers, eyes, and a red nose to complete the reindeer.

Find out more about Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament on littlebitfunky.com.

10. Salt Dough Ornaments

If your kids are too young to make crafts, but you want their artistic touch on this year’s holiday season, you can make those cute hand or footprint salt dough ornaments. This way, you’ll cutely preserve their memories and will have unique ornaments to hang on your tree.

Check the instructions for Salt Dough Ornaments on vivaveltoro.com.

11. Felt Christmas Trees Garland

If you want to make festive Christmas crafts without too much effort, you can try this garland project. It includes cutting acrylic felt into Christmas tree shapes then decorating them with different colors and shapes. Afterward, you can put them through a thread to make a garland.

Read more about Felt Christmas Trees Garland on itsalwaysautumn.com.

12. Paper Cup Angel Luminaries

Twinkly lights and angels are people’s favorite Christmas tree decorations. This year, you can make your angels using paper cups and LED lights. And since this project is pretty simple, you can prepare it for your classroom if you’re a teacher.

Learn more about Paper Cup Angel Luminaries on mollymoocrafts.com.

13. Paper Christmas Trees

Although those paper trees aren’t leafy, they sure make for cozy and cute Christmas decorations. And the only challenge you’ll meet making them is curling paper into cones and gluing them together.

Get the tutorial for Paper Christmas Trees on frogprincepaperie.com.

14. Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags

Making homemade gift tags is one of the most lovable Christmas craft ideas. It’ll show your love and appreciation for people in an adorable way and with minimum effort. You’ll only need basic coloring skills and high-quality watercolors to finish this project.

Find out more about Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags on lollyjane.com.

15. Etched Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Etching gives wooden ornaments warm and vintage vibes. So you can make those beautiful etched snowflakes ornaments and grace your tree with them this year. However, it’s fair to warn you that this project isn’t among the easiest Christmas tree crafts on our list. You can also find more wooden ornaments ideas on crafthawk.com.

Learn more about Etched Snowflake Christmas Ornaments on designmom.com.

16. Watercolor Christmas Wreath

If you want creative Christmas arts that won’t challenge your crafting skills so hard, you can try making this easy watercolor wreath. First, you’ll paint the green leaves, then decorate them with various colors.

Get the tutorial for Watercolor Christmas Wreath on ebbandflowcc.com.

17. Watercolor Christmas Cards

Instead of the usual ornament crafts, you can make handmade Christmas cards for this year’s holiday season. You only need watercolors; then, you can go wild with your painting skills and fun ideas.

Find out more about Watercolor Christmas Cards on ebbandflowcc.com.

18. Tissue Paper Wreath

If you want easy Christmas crafts that you can make with your kids on Christmas morning, you can try this tissue paper wreath. After assembling the green tissues, you can decorate your wreath with red pom-poms and a ribbon. Finally, you can hang it on your kid’s room door.

Learn how to make Tissue Paper Wreath on happinessishomemade.net.

19. Tin Can Christmas Tree

All kids love stacking blocks and building different shapes. You can make them build a Christmas tree with tin cans as a change. Then, they can decorate it with DIY ornaments.

Get the tutorial for Tin Can Christmas Tree on babbledabbledo.com.

20. Glowing Snow Globe

Glowing snow globes can add magical vibes to your house on Christmas day. And as a bonus point, they’re pretty easy to make. With a glass jar, tonic water, and blacklight, you can have your house lit up in no time!

Check the instructions for Glowing Snow Globe on funathomewithkids.com.

21. Candy Cane Slime

Although playing with slime isn’t ideal for parents because it causes a mess, it’s a favorite for kids. That’s why you can let your kids make those easy Christmas crafts, slime candy canes. First, you’ll provide them with red and white slime, then let them have a go.

Learn how to make Candy Cane Slime on thebestideasforkids.com.

22. Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards

If you want your whole family to participate in making this year’s homemade Christmas cards, you can attempt this cute idea. Not only will the entire family get to print their fingers on the cards, but you can also send them as thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.

Find out more about Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards on mermag.blogspot.com.

23. Olaf Sock Snowman

Since Frozen came out years ago, kids have been obsessed with the movie and its characters. So you can let your kids make Frozen-themed Christmas crafts this year, like this adorable Olaf sock snowman.

Learn more about Olaf Sock Snowman on onecreativemommy.com.

24. Clothespin Reindeer Crafts

Out of the many crazy little projects on our list, this is one of the best ideas. It consists of coloring clothespins brown and gluing them together to make the shape of a reindeer. To finish your masterpiece, you can also add googly eyes and a small red berry.

Check the instructions for Clothespin Reindeer Crafts on kiwico.com.

25. 3D Paper Christmas Village

Do you want to go wild with your crafting skills this year and make an entire Christmas village? If so, you’ll love this idea. Although it’ll require some time and effort, the result will be worth it and will look fabulous in your house.

Find out more about 3D Paper Christmas Village on liagriffith.com.

26. Handprint Christmas Cards

There are many cute ideas you can try for this year’s Christmas, and this is one of the easiest. First, your kids will draw their handprint on green cardstock; then, you can carefully cut it using scissors. After that, you can glue the handprint upside down to resemble a tree on brown cardstock. And voila! You have yourself an adorable tree card to send to your loved ones.

Learn how to make Handprint Christmas Cards on thebestideasforkids.com.

27. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Cards

You can go with those easy pipe cleaner cards if you don’t have enough time to make intricate Christmas crafts. You’ll only bend the pipe cleaner to make the shape of a tree, glue it on a card, and write Merry Christmas in cursive handwriting.

Get the tutorial for Pipe Cleaner Christmas Cards on craftymorning.com.

28. Pine Cone Christmas Tree Decoration

Pine cones give off warm and merry vibes. You can use them for many Christmas arts and crafts, like this adorable tree decoration, for instance. You’ll have fun making them, and as a bonus point, they won’t take much of your time.

Check the instructions for Pine Cone Christmas Tree Decoration on easypeasyandfun.com.

29. Cork Reindeer Ornament

Cork reindeer ornament

This is one of the most fun Christmas crafts for kids, and it’s pretty easy to make. You’ll use a small cork, googly eyes, sparkly pipe cleaners, and a red cotton ball to make the nose. Since they don’t take much time to make, you can craft many of these ornaments and send them out as cute gifts.

Get the tutorial for Cork Reindeer Ornament on blog.vickybarone.com.

30. Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

This project is ideal for young kids who can’t make challenging crafts yet. Under your supervision, they’ll cut construction paper into circle shapes and cut a triangle in the middle. Then, they’ll use colored paper to fill the hole and make a bright Christmas tree ornament.

Learn more about Paper Christmas Tree Ornament on twichetts.com.

31. Reindeer Puppets

Kids love puppets, and they can make Christmas-themed ones for this year’s jolly season using brown cardstock and craft sticks. You can also encourage them to make many puppets for their teachers and friends.

Check the instructions for Reindeer Puppets on kidscraftroom.com.

32. Wood Slice Santa Ornaments

To add an artistic touch to your Christmas tree this year, you can make those adorable Santa ornaments. You’ll need wood slices, paint, brushes, hot glue, and a red pom. After you finish, you can either hang them on your tree or give them away as cute gifts.

Find out more about Wood Slice Santa Ornaments on thecountrychiccottage.net.

33. Washi Tape Card

You can make colorful and lovely Christmas cards with minimum materials and in no time. All you’ll need is washi tape and crafting supplies, and you’re good to go. And since they’re so easy to make, you can let your kids join in on the fun.

Check the instructions for Washi Tape Card on countryliving.com.

34. Pom-Pom Wreath Card

If you want to send out handmade cards this year, you can go with those cute pom-pom wreath cards. They’re fairly easy to make but look elegant and lovely. And as a bonus point, they don’t require many crafting materials.

Read more about Pom-Pom Wreath Card on thejoysharing.com.

Now that you have many Christmas crafts ideas to try out, you can add a personal touch to this year’s celebrations!

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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