Whether it’s because of his witty sarcasm or mischievous nature, it’s undeniable that the Grinch has a timeless charm that we all love – adults and kids. He also gained more glamour with the captivating TV portrayals that we enjoyed throughout the years.
The small-hearted character has become an irreplaceable part of Christmas in every household. And while a Grinch movie marathon is in order, prolonged screen time isn’t ideal for kids.
That’s where alternative solutions, like crafting, come in with endless fun and creative ideas. To help you celebrate the beloved Christmas symbol healthily, we’ve made a list of many fun Grinch crafts for kids. So manifest your festive spirit and jump in!
1. Grinch Countdown to Christmas
We all know the classic story of how the Grinch stole Christmas. And despite his blatant nonchalance about the merriments of the holiday season, we still wait to hear it excitedly every year.
To add to the excitement of waiting, you can make this adorable craft with your kids. It’s a countdown craft that you’ll make using a Cricut machine and vinyl.
Get the tutorial for Grinch countdown to Christmas on Michelle J Designs.
2. Grinch Mug
Mugs are among the best ideas for Christmas gifts because they’re versatile. You can print nearly anything on them, including the Grinch’s face and a funny quote. So, if you’re behind on gifts shopping this year, you can settle for this super simple craft.
Check the instructions for the Grinch mug on Homemade Heather.
3. Grinch Slime
Playing with slime is so much fun for kids; they can knead the stretchy material and form funny shapes all day long.
That’s why it’s time to make a batch of Grinch-themed slime. You’ll merely need liquid starch and green glitter glue to keep your kids busy for a long while.
Find out how to make Grinch slime on Growing a Jeweled Rose.
4. Grinch Christmas Ornament
Hanging handmade ornaments on your Christmas tree gives it heartwarming vibes, especially if your kids had a little hand in making them.
This year, you can craft ornaments inspired by the grumpy character, the Grinch. Then, you can use them or send them out as great gifts to your loved ones.
Read more about the Grinch Christmas ornament on Buggy and Buddy.
5. Grinch Paper Plate Craft
This idea falls among the fun crafts that are best suited for classrooms. Since paper plates are inexpensive, buying a large amount won’t be challenging. The rest of the project doesn’t require many materials and will be easy enough for the little ones.
Learn more about Grinch paper plate craft on Homemade Heather.
6. The Grinch Handprint Christmas Card
We all agree with the Grinch’s saying that Christmas doesn’t come from a store; it means a little more. So to celebrate his grouchy wisdom, you can make handmade Christmas cards with your kids this year instead of sending out store-bought ones.
Luckily, you can make this handprint card with minimum effort and time. Just paint your kids’ fingers red and palms green, and you’re good to go.
Get the tutorial for the Grinch handprint Christmas card on I Heart Arts n Crafts.
7. Pin the Heart on the Grinch
Whether throwing a holiday party or a Dr. Suess-themed birthday, this activity will entertain your guests and guarantee you a good reputation as a party host. In addition, it won’t take you much time to finish because it comes with a ready printable. As for the hearts, you can use a red cardstock paper.
Check the instructions for Pin the heart on the Grinch on Homemade Heather.
8. Wood Slice Grinch Ornaments
Wooden ornaments add vintage vibes to Christmas trees, and they’re easy to make. With green paint and some artistic skills on your side, you can transform your ornaments into Grinch-themed art pieces. And don’t forget to let your kids help you for more creative family fun.
Find out more about wood slice Grinch ornaments on Frugal Mom Eh.
9. Grinch Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
As the Grinch follows his busy schedule of wallowing in self-pity and staring into the abyss, you can have a blast making this pipe cleaner Christmas tree with your children.
It’s insanely easy to make as you’ll merely shape the pipe cleaner and decorate it using felt. Then, after you finish, you can use it as a Christmas decoration. You can also get more Christmas crafts for kids on craftwhack.com.
Read more about Grinch pipe cleaner Christmas tree on Mommy Made That.
10. Grinch Cupcakes
In addition to the many Grinch crafts and activities you can prepare during the holiday season, you should also make some Grinch-themed sweet treats. Take those green cupcakes as an example; they’re easy, look beautiful, and will make the entire family happy.
Learn how to make Grinch cupcakes on Simplistically living.
11. Resting Grinch Face T-Shirt
Don’t we all relate to the Grinch on some level? Even if it isn’t as constant as his whining, his resting face sneakily slips and shows on our faces sometimes. So, as a funny gift for this year’s Christmas, you can make a resting Grinch face T-shirt.
Get the tutorial for resting Grinch face T-shirt on Artsy-Fartsy Mama.
12. Grinch Pretzel Bites
Do you plan on watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on a family movie night? If so, there isn’t a better time to make some delicious Grinch treats. You can make those adorable pretzel bites with the help of your kids and enjoy the holidays.
Check the recipe for Grinch pretzel bites on Two Sisters Crafting.
13. Colorful Grinch Playdough
Making this colorful playdough should be at the top of your Grinch activities list this year. It’s insanely fun to play with and will give your kids a unique sensory experience. You’ll need red and green playdough for this project. You’ll use green to make a large ball and red to make a heart shape. So make sure to provide a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
Learn how to make colorful Grinch playdough on Natural Beach Living.
14. Mason Jar Grinch Craft
The holiday season is a perfect chance to try many Grinch crafts and activities, and this mason jar project will make your kids happy and won’t cause too much mess. You can use it to store candy canes, little Christmas crafts, or ornaments.
Find out how to prepare a mason jar Grinch craft on Homemade Heather.
15. Grinch Slime in a Jar
Throwing a Dr. Seuss day party without giving out Grinch-themed party favors would be a crime. Luckily, there are many creative ideas and crafty things you can give out, with this jar of slime falling on top of the list. It’s insanely easy to prepare and will give your guests endless entertainment.
Read how to make Grinch slime in a jar on The Best Ideas for Kids.
16. Grinch Cookies
When preparing fun Grinch crafts for kids, you should also think about how to keep their stomachs full. Luckily, you won’t have to ditch the Grinch theme to do so. Instead, you can make those delicious cookies and watch as they munch happily on them.
Get the recipe for Grinch cookies on Rainy Day Mum.
17. Toilet Paper Roll Grinch
This project is one of the most fun Grinch crafts and activities. Your kid will have a blast transforming an old toilet paper roll into our grumpy green friend. And since it’s relatively easy, it’s ideal for preschoolers.
Check the instructions for toilet paper roll Grinch on Crafts by Courtney.
18. The Grinch Christmas Party Favors
If you plan on throwing a party during the holidays, you can prepare those cute party favors, with the help of little hands, of course. You won’t have to do extra cooking, and your guests will go home with Grinch-themed party snacks.
Learn more about the Grinch Christmas party favors on Finding Zest.
19. Edible Candy Cups
Preparing edible Grinch crafts for kids is a win-win situation. Not only will your children have a blast preparing the candy, but they’ll also get to eat it afterward. It doesn’t get any better than this.
You can help your kids make those cute edible candy cups. Then, you can fill them with green and red candy to go with the theme.
Read more about edible candy cups on Hungry Happenings.
20. Popsicle Grinch
Do you want to prepare classroom-friendly Grinch crafts and activities? If so, you can go with this cute popsicle Grinch craft. Since popsicle sticks are inexpensive and widely available, you can effortlessly provide them for your students. Also, the project is easy and won’t challenge the kids’ skills too far.
Get the tutorial for popsicle Grinch on A Sparkle of Genius.
Now that you have many Grinch crafts and activities to try out with your kids, you can have yourself a merry Grinchmas!