Let’s celebrate the holiday season with some festive crafts! It’s a great way to embrace the joy of the holidays by spending quality time with the kiddos laughing and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Your kids will enjoy making this nutcracker gnome craft, plus it will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday decorations! This cute gnome is all dressed up like a classic nutcracker with his drum.
This fun and festive activity not only results in a cute decoration for your home but also provides an opportunity for children to hone their fine motor skills and let their creativity shine as they customize their gnomes.
Get creative this holiday season with even more Christmas crafts for kids. Check them out and be sure to save the ones your kids will love to make!
Christmas Nutcracker Kids Craft
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With just a few simple and inexpensive supplies, you’ll be on your way to creating these adorable nutcracker gnomes. To make things even easier, we’ve provided a free template to guide you through the process.
Download the Nutcracker template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the mustache to the top of the mouth. Glue the nose in the middle of the face, just above the mustache. Or use a marker to draw on the nose.
Next, take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the nose.
Place the hair and glue it to the back of both sides of the head.
Make the hat by gluing the band to the bottom of the hat and the decoration to the top of the hat.
Take the hat and glue it to the top of the nutcracker’s head.
Place the nutcracker’s head on the top of the gnome body and glue it in place.
Arrange the gnome’s shoes at the bottom of the body and glue them down.
Color the drum in and then glue it to the middle of the body.
Finish up by gluing the hands, one on each side, to the drum.
That’s it! Isn’t this such a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids?! Check out even more of our gnome crafts that your kids will also love creating!
‘Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer! Whether you’re looking for ideas to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home or add a dash of merriment to your classroom, we’ve got a sleigh full of ideas that kids of all ages will love.
From hands-on crafts to interactive activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Read on below for a stocking full of ideas that will keep kids entertained, engaged, and excited to learn.
Christmas Children’s Books
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Crafts for Kids Printables
Santa Handprint Craft – The merriest season is here, and what could be more festive than creating a jolly Santa handprint craft? No messy paint is required, and it’s so easy and fun that even the tiniest elves will be eager to join in the crafting.
Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet – Get ready to transform a simple paper bag into an adorably sweet puppet and bring a gingerbread friend to life. With just a few supplies, it’s as easy to make as it is to enjoy.
Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – Join the festive fun with this festive reindeer craft! Grab the tissue paper and glue to bring a cute reindeer to life. Watch as scrunching and gluing tissue paper turns our free template into a jolly Christmas decoration.
Elf Christmas Card Craft – Your little ones will love to be involved in the joy of gift giving by crafting this adorable elf Christmas card. Put on some cheery Christmas music, grab the craft supplies, and let the kids make a personalized card for someone special to them.
Cute Christmas Activities
Get into the holiday spirit with our printable Christmas pattern block mats! Use these merry mats and your pattern blocks to incorporate shapes, math, and fine motor skills into your child’s learning activities.
As your kiddos piece together each of the iconic holiday figures featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, a penguin, an elf, Rudolph, and a snowman, they’ll be learning through play.
Discover the joy of learning with our engaging elf worksheets for kids. These printables offer a fun way for children to enhance handwriting, letter recognition, and scissors skills.
From the ‘E is for Elf’ handwriting page to the entertaining maze and ‘label an elf’ worksheet, each activity is designed to make learning a festive experience. Kids will use their creativity, color the pages, and practice valuable skills with this free set!
Make the holidays merry with our enchanting reindeer coloring pages for kids! They’re the perfect way to bring joy to kids at home, school, or daycare. No special supplies are needed, just print and let the creativity flow with crayons or markers!
Beyond the festive fun, coloring enhances small muscle strength, refines coordination, and makes learning fun. This set includes three festive reindeer scenes kids will enjoy making their own.
This Christmas scavenger hunt printable is a fun way to get kids engaged this holiday season! It’s an interactive outdoor activity that gives kids a chance to enhance important problem solving and observation skills.
This game can be adapted for different learning styles and includes festive Christmas themed items like stockings, lights, cookies, and more. Kids will have fun celebrating the season learning and having fun as they explore and discover with this scavenger hunt printable!
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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Nutcracker Template
- Download the Nutcracker template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the mustache to the top of the mouth. Glue the nose in the middle of the face, just above the mustache. Or color in the nose with a marker.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the nose.
- Place the hair and glue it to the back of both sides of the head.
- Complete the hat by gluing the band to the bottom of the hat and the decoration to the top of the hat.
- Take the hat and glue it to the top of the nutcracker’s head.
- Place the nutcracker’s head on the top of the gnome body and glue it in place.
- Arrange the gnome’s shoes at the bottom of the body and glue them down.
- Color in the drum and glue it to the middle of the body.
- Finish up by gluing the hands, one on each side, to the drum.