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36 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!

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!

hand holding photo gingerbread man craft

This cute and simple gingerbread man paper craft is another fun way to celebrate the holiday season!

jovie the elf craft

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!

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paper plate snowman and handprint reindeer craft

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.

handprint santa craft

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

collage of grinch christmas crafts

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!

paper bag snowman and paper plate santa craft

Watch Santa Claus go up and down the chimney over and over again with this movable paper plate Santa craft.

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

rudolph the red nosed reindeer craft

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.

paper bag gingerbread man craft and recycled christmas tree craft

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!

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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!

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.

paper plate santa craft and handprint angel craft

Break out the construction paper when your kiddos make this paper plate Santa craft. He’s super jolly and cute!

Be sure to make this handprint angel craft this Christmas. It’ll be a treasured keepsake for years to come!

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If you need some fun handprint cards to give to the family, have the kids make this handprint elf card craft or this handprint reindeer card craft. Both are equally as cute and simple too!

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

Santa paper bag craft

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

gingerbread girl headband craft

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.

hand holding paper elf craft

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

headband elf craft

This easy elf headband craft would look adorable on every child!

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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Janet C

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

These look like so much fun to do with a class. My students would really enjoy the cutting and glueing activities. The more hands on, the better their fine motor skills develop.


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that! I hope they do have lots of fun!


Saturday 19th of November 2022

I really love your crafts ideas . They are amazing.


Saturday 19th of November 2022

Thanks so much!


Wednesday 16th of November 2022

I love all your craft it's so easy and amazing thanks


Wednesday 16th of November 2022

Oh, thank you so much, Kim! So happy to hear that!


Thursday 10th of November 2022

Excelente material


Friday 11th of November 2022

Thank you!


Monday 16th of November 2020

Love your craft ideas! My Granddaughter is almost 4 and having a great time!

Sam T

Monday 16th of November 2020

Love hearing that!! Thanks for sharing, Alicia!

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