Christmas will be here before you know it, and we’re so excited! The kids are especially excited, so we love to celebrate with a fun craft to keep them busy and engaged.
The kids love all the different Christmas nutcrackers displayed this time of year, so we made a fun nutcracker headband craft for them to dress up like one, too!
This template makes it come together really easily, and the kids can customize their nutcracker to use their favorite colors. They’ll have a blast wearing their new headband around when they’re finished.
Besides being a fun and festive craft to make with the kids, it’s also great for helping them work on their scissor skills, fine motor skills, and following directions. When they combine all these skills, they end up with a fun headband to wear and play pretend with.
Whether you make this craft at home or in the classroom, it’ll be a hit with the kids!
Make some more Christmas crafts with your kids to keep the excitement for the holiday going. Be sure to look through the list of crafts, and choose which ones to make with the kids this Christmas.
Nutcracker Craft Printable
- Colored cardstock
- Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
- Nutcracker template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the nutcracker template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the teeth to the middle and bottom of the nutcracker’s head.
Place the mustache at the top of the teeth and glue it in place.
Next, glue the nose just above the mustache, in the middle of the head.
Glue the eyes on both sides of the nose.
Take the eyebrows and glue them above both of the eyes.
Create the hat by gluing the crown decoration to the bottom of the hat. Next, glue the top decoration to the top and back of the hat.
Place the completed hat at the top of the nutcracker’s head and glue it in place.
Position the hair behind the head on both sides of the nutcracker and glue it in place.
Next, glue the completed nutcracker head to one of the headband extenders.
Finish up by taping an extender on both sides of the headband base.
Now your kid can wear their festive nutcracker headband all Christmas season! Check out another of our Christmas headband crafts for more crafting fun!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Looking for festive crafts and activities to keep the kids entertained and learning over the holiday? We’ve got lots of great ideas for you to try.
We love to celebrate Christmas by making memories with the kids crafting, so check out some of our favorite Christmas projects to do this holiday season.
Christmas Books For Kids
Reading to your kids this Christmas holiday is one of the best gifts you can give them!
It not only provides quality bonding time for both of you, but it’s a great way to introduce them to the joys of storytelling. From beginning to end, storytime sparks their imaginations and teaches them about values such as empathy and kindness.
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
Crafting is a fun activity that’s especially great at the holidays since kids can make festive decorations and gifts for their loved ones. Crafting helps kids work on necessary skills, and creativity, build confidence and even reduce stress. Add in some of our favorite Christmas crafts to get the kids inspired to make something new!
Christmas Tree Name Craft – The ornaments on this tree are pretty special since they spell out the kid’s name! They’ll love decorating their own Christmas tree with their name, which is a great way to practice spelling it. Plus, it’ll be a great way for them to display their own personalized Christmas decoration.
Santa Handprint Card – An adorable way to make Santa’s iconic hat is with your little one’s handprints. It’s a sweet keepsake craft to remember how small they were when they made it! The kids will be excited to send the card to spread some Christmas cheer.
Handprint Manger Craft – A special craft to make with the kids this Christmas is Baby Jesus in the manger. Kids will make the hay he’s lying on out of their little handprints! This is a great craft for kids to make at home or in Sunday school when learning about Jesus’ birthday.
Reindeer Craftivity – A fun and educational project for kids to work on handwriting and creativity! They’ll have a blast putting their reindeer together and then show off their creativity by telling you all about what they would do if they were one of Santa’s reindeer.
Christmas Activities For Kids
It’s baking season, so grab the milk and cookies and these gingerbread man dot to dot printables for a fun holiday activity. As the kids connect the dots up to number 25, they’ll reveal adorable gingerbread man pictures for them to color in.
Your little elves will be busy for hours with these free elf coloring pages. Santa’s helpers are featured in four different printables your kids will love. Download these sheets to have a fun and festive holiday activity in no time.
Santa loves playing games, so he sent over this printable roll a Santa game for some festive learning and fun. While the kids are playing the game, they’re working on counting, colors, taking turns, and fine motor skills. To get the kids started playing, grab this free printable, a die, and some pom poms to fill Santa in with.
Everyone at the North Pole knows that S is for Santa! We got a special delivery of these Santa worksheets for kids to work on their handwriting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills. It’s a great no-prep activity that’s fun and educational. Santa will guide the kids through the maze, writing his name and the letter S, and labeling his picture.
- Have Santa accidentally drop his sleigh driver’s license for some festive magic!
- These reindeer candy cane sleeves are a great small gift for the classroom or friends.
- Grab your kids one of these cute personalized drink tumblers.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
- Nutcracker template
- Download the nutcracker template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the teeth to the middle and bottom of the nutcracker's head.
- Place the mustache at the top of the teeth and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the nose just above the mustache, in the middle of the head.
- Glue the eyes on both sides of the nose.
- Take the eyebrows and glue them above both of the eyes.
- Create the hat by gluing the crown decoration to the bottom of the hat. Next, glue the top decoration to the top and back of the hat.
- Place the completed hat at the top of the nutcracker's head and glue it in place.
- Position the hair behind the head on both sides of the nutcracker and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the completed nutcracker head to one of the headband extenders.
- Finish up by taping an extender on both sides of the headband base.