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45 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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

paper bag snowman and paper plate santa craft

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

This photo nutcracker craft lets kids dive into the world of creativity. They can make their own nutcracker come alive with their photo and movable arms and legs. It’s an engaging way to celebrate the season and create a precious souvenir.

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.

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.

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

More Fun Crafts For Kids

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Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

I wast the Christmas Crafts for Kids


Thursday 24th of August 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 post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂 Or you can get an ebook with some of them here: Christmas Crafts Ebook & Christmas Crafts Ebook 2nd Edition


Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Sure would love the elf on the shelf paper bag puppet template! Lovethese crafts!


Tuesday 20th of December 2022

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


Sunday 18th of December 2022

this is such a great website i hope everyone stays safe and has an amazing christmas and a happy new year


Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Thanks! We hope you and everyone else does as well!


Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Loving these cute crafts


Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Aw, thanks so much, Rebecca!


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Cute ideas!


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Thanks so much, Melanie!

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