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58 Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids [Free Templates]

Are you searching for some fun, festive, and easy Christmas crafts? If so, you’re in the right place!

We just adore making projects with the kids during the Christmas season and have gathered up our favorites.

These ideas are perfect for not only preschoolers, but also pre-k and kindergarten children.

On top of that, most of them included a free printable template to make it super simple to recreate with your kids (or students!). Check them all out and be sure to save the ones you want to make for later!

Here at Simple Everyday Mom, we’re all about fun and easy activities that don’t require much prep work or materials. That’s why we’ve created this list of our favorite holiday ideas for kids!

Printable Christmas Crafts For Kids

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Kids working on fine motor skills? If so, they’ll love creating this yarn wrapped reindeer craft. It’s perfect for both younger and older kids and comes with a free printable template. Your kids can use different colored paper and yarn to make their reindeer look any way they want!

If gingerbread houses are a family tradition in your house, you’ll also want to add this paper plate gingerbread man craft to the list. This easy activity is a wonderful way to work on scissor skills and can be made with just a few simple supplies.

Who can get enough of Santa Claus? This Santa headband craft will look adorable on every child! Just imagine them wearing these to a Christmas party or while opening presents on Christmas morning. Plus, it’s another great project for fine motor skills and is perfect for younger children.

Everyone loves How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and of course, they’ll love this paper bag grinch craft as well. With this fun and simple idea, your little ones might even help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes! It would also be the perfect addition to your holiday movie night!

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Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

This cute and simple gingerbread man paper craft is another fun way to celebrate the holiday season! You only need some simple supplies (and a photo of your child!) to set up this activity, and your kids will have a blast making their own gingerbread people. Get ready for some fantastic fun and imaginative play!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to get into the festive spirit than with an engaging, fun-filled Christmas tree card craft? Kids of all ages can join in on this creative and colorful experience, adding their own personal touches to create one-of-a-kind cards that will bring loads of joy and cheer.

Get ready to bring some festive cheer into your home with this nutcracker paper bag puppet! With our free template, it’s never been easier to make your very own nutcracker puppet. All you’ll need is construction paper, scissors, glue, and a paper bag. With just a few simple steps, your kids can create a unique nutcracker that they can use for holiday decorations or playtime.

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The moment the movie Elf hit the theaters it was an instant hit! Use this simple Buddy the Elf craft tutorial and template to elf yourself and your whole family! Last year we added this girl elf photo craft too!

Christmas time is here and the excitement is in the air! One fun and educational activity to do this season is making this super easy and festive Christmas tree name craft with your little ones. It’s a great way to help them learn to spell their names – plus, it adds a personalized touch to your holiday decor. With just a few simple supplies, your kids can get creative and make memories that will last far beyond the holiday season!

‘Tis the season for getting creative! This cute DIY nutcracker toilet paper roll craft is a great way to keep the kids entertained and give them a chance to show off their creative side during Christmas. It’s easy to make and fun to color in!

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Bring the festivities inside when you make your own snowman paper plate craft! There’s no painting needed, either! This one is great for young children and can be used to decorate the house for the holiday season.

This handprint reindeer craft is one of our most popular posts EVER! It’s super cute and makes a great keepsake or gift for Grandma. You only need your kiddo’s little hands and some simple supplies to create these adorable reindeer!

Making a homemade stocking card craft is a great way to get kids involved during the Christmas season. After they’re done making it, have your kids write a heartfelt message inside for their loved ones. This simple DIY is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season!

You can’t have Christmas without jolly old Saint Nick! Create your own handprint Santa craft with these simple steps. This cute activity would be the best homemade Christmas gift for grandparents or a special keepsake to look back on in years to come.

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And of course, you can’t forget Whoville and Mr. Grinch! Make this paper plate Grinch craft, this handprint Grinch craft, this toilet paper roll Grinch craft, or this Grinch headband craft. So many options for preschoolers!

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This nutcracker headband craft is sure to give kids a fun and creative activity this holiday season! All they need is paper, scissors, crayons or markers, and some glue to make their own festive accessory. In no time at all, your little ones will be ready to show off their own homemade masterpiece.

This adorable penguin Christmas craft is perfect for spreading some holiday cheer. It features a cute penguin, holding a present in its hands. With just a few simple materials and steps, this festive DIY is an easy and fun way to get into the spirit of the season.

Watch Santa Claus go up and down the chimney over and over again with movable paper plate Santa craft. Paper plate crafts are easy and always so much fun for kids. This one is perfect to add some holiday cheer to your home decor!

When it’s cold outside, this paper bag snowman craft for kids will warm your heart! Use it as a puppet to act out your favorite wintery story or play a game of pretend with friends. This easy project is perfect for all ages and will bring a smile to anyone’s face (trust us!)

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This unicorn Christmas craft is sure to make everyone in the family smile! Create a cute unicorn wearing a Santa hat and donning red and green colors! It’s perfect for little girls!

With this stocking name craft, kids can practice spelling their names while having fun. After the stocking is complete, they can embellish it with sticks, glitter glue, or other fun items. It’s a creative way to get kids to learn while keeping them entertained.

This reindeer headband craft is so much fun for little ones to make for the school Christmas concert. Just imagine how cute a whole class would look wearing these headbands.

Get creative this December with this Christmas tree tissue paper craft! It’s a fun and festive activity for kids to make that will help them practice their fine motor skills. All you need is some green and brown tissue paper and paper- it’s a simple way to engage your little ones while helping them refine cutting and gluing techniques.

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If gingerbread cookies are a family tradition in your house, you’ll have to make this gingerbread man paper bag puppet. Kids can reenact the classic story of the gingerbread man or create their own Christmas-themed tale with their puppet!

Use up some old cereal boxes and make this recycled Christmas tree craft for kids! Creating something from items you already have is not only budget-friendly but also teaches kids about being resourceful and creative. This is a great message to spread during the holiday season!

Make this elf paper bag craft for kids as a fun Christmas activity. It’s perfect for using up any leftover paper bags you have lying around, and the kids will love designing their elf character!

Our elf handprint Christmas card couldn’t be any cuter. It’s an easy preschool Christmas craft to make at home or school and is a great keepsake, too! Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with this adorable idea.

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Paper plate crafts are just the best! There are so many fun ideas you can make – like this paper plate elf craft! It’s easy to make and requires minimal supplies, making it perfect for a last-minute Christmas project.

Try this DIY elf headband craft next time you need a low-prep Christmas activity for the kids. It’s a great way to work on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity while having fun during the holiday season!

Use up all those cardboard tubes you’ve been saving when you make this toilet paper roll Santa craft. Our free printable template makes it easy for kids to make this DIY all by themselves (with just a little help!)

Need one more recycled idea for Christmas? How about this egg carton snowman craft. It’s so much fun to make!

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Rudolph fans (which is everyone, right?!) will have a blast creating this paper plate reindeer craft or this toilet paper roll reindeer. Both are adorable and come with a free printable template.

Be sure to make this handprint angel craft this Christmas. It’ll be a treasured keepsake for years to come! This activity is super fun and helps develop fine motor skills as kids trace and cut out their own hands.

If you need a fun handprint card to give to the family, have the kids make this handprint reindeer card craft. They’ll love making and giving this cute card to their loved ones. Plus, it’s a great way to capture how much they’ve grown from year to year!

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Work on fine motor skills when your little one creates their own yarn-wrapped popsicle stick snowman craft. As they wrap the yarn around the sticks, they’ll improve their hand-eye coordination and strengthen their fingers!

Turn a boring paper bag into Santa Claus with our paper bag Santa craft tutorial. Just follow our step-by-step photo instructions to make this festive puppet with your little ones. They’re going to love it!

Make a boy or girl gingerbread man headband with our simple directions and free printable template. Kids don’t feel like creating? Print it out in black and white instead and let them color it in.

Want a quick activities made out of paper for the kids? This paper elf craft is fun, simple, and of course, comes with a free printable template.

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This easy elf headband craft would look adorable on every child! Make this project during a slow morning and have your kids wear them during a holiday parade or while baking cookies in the kitchen. It’s a simple way to add some festive fun to any activity!

Get your kids ready for this photo nutcracker craft. This fun activity lets them transform their own photo into a cute nutcracker character. It creates sweet memories that will be treasured for years to come.

Kids will love this simple nutcracker name craft. It’s an exciting way to practice spelling their names. They will learn how to follow instructions by doing this easy activity. It also helps them boost their creativity and fine motor skills.

This nutcracker card craft is a fun activity that lets kids create their very own holiday masterpiece. It helps them to exercise their decision-making skills and their hand-eye coordination. It also boosts their confidence when they see their beautiful creation.

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Our elf on the shelf card craft brings fun and learning together in a simple way. Kids can exercise their handwriting muscles by adding a personal touch to the cards. It helps them practice the art of following directions while exercising their scissors skills.

Get your kids ready for a splash of holiday joy with the nutcracker handprint craft! It’s a simple activity that turns little handprints into a vibrant Nutcracker’s hair! This activity is an explosion of creativity and it also leaves them with a colorful souvenir for Christmas decor every year!

This handprint manger craft is a fun activity that brings the holiday season to life! It’s a great way for kids to exercise their creative side and develop their fine motor skills in a fun, engaging manner. It also offers a meaningful way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas!

Snowman or gingerbread man? Why not both? This snowman gingerbread man disguise craft allows kids to transform their gingerbread man into a frosty friend. It’s a blizzard of creativity and imagination and it helps kids develop those important fine motor skills.

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Looking to add a sprinkle of holiday cheer to your kid’s playtime? This christmas tree paper bag puppet is just the ticket! It’s an easy, joy-filled activity that encourages creativity and hands-on learning. With simple materials like a brown paper bag, colored cardstock, scissors, and glue, they can create a festive puppet that not only entertains but also doubles as a colorful holiday decoration!

Are you ready to add a sprinkle of festive fun and creativity to your kids’ holiday season? This nutcracker gnome craft is the perfect way to go! Kids will love creating their own charming gnome, and it’s also a good opportunity to express their artistic side while enhancing their fine motor skills.

Are your kids ready to dive into a world of festive fun and creativity? This panda christmas craft is just the ticket! This is a great way for them to step into the holiday spirit. It is also a fantastic exercise to enhance their fine motor skills and scissor handling abilities.

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Crack open the holiday fun with this nutcracker paper cup craft! It’s a great way for kids to express their creativity, transforming simple materials into a charming Nutcracker decoration. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for kids to fine-tune their cutting and gluing skills.

Get your kids ready to jingle all the way with this super fun santa paper plate craft! It lets them create their very own cute Santa by just using simple materials that can be found at home. It also helps in developing their fine motor skills.

This printable christmas activity wheel will add joy to kids’ holiday season. It’s perfect for them to explore letters, beginning sounds and even give spelling a go, all while being engaged in the Christmas spirit!

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No matter which activity your child chooses to make, we’re sure it’ll make for a very merry Christmas season!

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Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Awesome as always


Thursday 21st of December 2023

Thanks so much! I appreciate you 🙏


Wednesday 20th of December 2023

how do I get these templates?


Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any of the individual posts and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈


Sunday 17th of December 2023

Great. :)


Monday 18th of December 2023

Thanks 🙌


Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Lovely! This is gonna be fun for the kids!


Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Yay, I'm so happy to hear that!


Tuesday 12th of December 2023

Thank you 😊 love it!!


Tuesday 12th of December 2023

You're very welcome!

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