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52 Festive Christmas Crafts For Kids [Free Templates]

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

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

These crafts 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!

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.

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.

Who can get enough of Santa Claus? This Santa headband craft will look adorable on every child!

Everyone loves How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and of course, they’ll love this paper bag grinch craft as well!

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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!

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 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 can’t have Christmas without jolly old Saint Nick! Create your own handprint Santa craft with these simple steps.

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 craft is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season!

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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 craft 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.

When it’s cold outside, this paper bag snowman craft for kids will warm your heart!

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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.

Use up some old cereal boxes and make this recycled Christmas tree craft for kids!

Have a week long elf celebration when you make any of these cute elf crafts:

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Use up all those cardboard tubes you’ve been saving when you make this toilet paper roll Santa craft.

Need one more recycled craft 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!

If you need a fun handprint card to give to the family, have the kids make this handprint reindeer card craft.

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Work on fine motor skills when your little one creates their own yarn-wrapped popsicle stick snowman craft.

Turn a boring paper bag into Santa Claus with our paper bag Santa craft tutorial.

Make a boy or girl gingerbread man headband with our simple directions and free printable template. Don’t feel like crafting? Print it out in black and white instead and let the kids color it in.

Want a quick paper craft 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!

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 craft 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. This craft 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 craft 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 crafting 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.

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!

No matter which craft 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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