Christmas is all about spending time together with the kids and making fun memories along the way. And while the holiday season is certainly full of happiness and cheer, it can also be challenging for parents when the boredom monster creeps in.
Stay ahead of the game and keep the kids busy with this adorable Santa handprint card. It’s a great activity to help your kiddo develop the fine motor skills needed for writing, cutting, and drawing.
Best of all? Once they finish their beautiful masterpiece, you can use it as a decorative item to put up on your wall or hang from the Christmas tree.
Aside from working on their fine motor skills, this simple craft will get the whole family into the holiday spirit without making much of a mess!
If you’re looking for more Christmas crafts to keep those little hands busy, you can’t go wrong with our collection of Santa activities.
Easy Santa Handprint Card
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Santa template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
Begin to make the card by gluing the beard to the front of the card base.
Place the eyes, one on each side, above the beard, and glue them in place.
Take the nose and glue it in the middle of the face, half on, half off the beard.
Next, use the marker to draw eyebrows just above each eye.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of red paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointing up. Take the hat fluff and glue it to the bottom of the handprint.
Finish up by gluing the hat to the top of Santa’s head.
Open up the card and write a fun message inside!
Kids will have so much fun giving this Christmas craft to someone special.
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Are you looking for more Christmas ideas for kids to make at home or in the classroom? Then you’ve come to the right place!
With a few materials like construction paper, cotton balls, and markers, these projects will encourage your kiddos to get lost in the magical world of Christmas crafting. Or, snuggle up on the couch and read a Christmas book! We’ve detailed our favorite ideas below.
Christmas Books For Kids
It’s that time of year again! Christmas break is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your kids entertained for two weeks.
If you’re looking for an activity that’s both enjoyable and educational, then you can’t go wrong with reading. Reading to your kids over Christmas break has a number of benefits.
First of all, it helps them to develop their literacy skills. Secondly, it gives them a chance to wind down and relax after a busy day of Christmas festivities. Finally, it’s a great way to bond with your children and create memories that will last a lifetime.
So don’t let the Christmas break pass you by without picking up a few good books to read with your kids!
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
Kids love crafts! And there’s a good reason for that – crafting is fun! But did you know that crafting is also good for kids’ development? Here are just a few of the ways that letting kids do crafts can help them grow:
Crafting helps kids develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, painting, and other crafting activities require kids to use their small muscles in a precise way. This helps to develop the muscles and improve coordination.
Doing crafts can also help kids express themselves. Kids can use crafts to explore their feelings and express themselves in a creative way. This can be especially helpful for kids who are shy or who have trouble communicating verbally.
Crafting helps kids learn about colors, shapes, and textures. As they create their masterpieces, kids will experiment with different colors, shapes, and textures. This can help them develop an appreciation for art and design.
So go ahead, let your kids get crafty! It’s good for them!
Gingerbread House Paper Bag Craft – If you and your kids love gingerbread houses, then here’s an easy craft that will get the kids involved in the holiday festivities.
This gingerbread house paper bag is an art project and a chance to work on their fine motor skills all at once. It makes a perfect gift for friends and family, plus, kids of all ages can join in on the DIY fun!
Paper Plate Grinch Craft – Spend the weekend making this amazing paper plate Grinch craft – one of our favorite crafts for Christmas. There’s plenty of cutting and gluing to do with this one, which helps children work on their fine motor and scissor skills.
Reindeer Headband Craft – It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means? Lots and lots of decorations and family fun indoor fun. So why not combine the two with this cute little reindeer headband craft?
It’s super easy to make and will add a touch of Christmas cheer to any holiday outfit. You can even make one for each family member or student in your class!
Free Printable Elf Craft for Kids – Play a Christmas movie in the background and have a warm cup of cocoa with the kiddos while you work on this free printable elf craft.
Whether you want something quirky to hang on your door, or you’re looking for a personalized gift for grandma, this fun photo project will be a total score with the kiddos. Just follow the step-by-step instructions here and don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this Christmas craft.
Christmas Activities For Kids
Our Christmas matching game is a great boredom-buster to keep in your arsenal of Christmas activities. It helps kids strengthen their spatial memory and visual processing skills, two major skills that play a vital role in reading and spelling.
When it comes to Christmas and kids, you need to have an lots of stimulating crafts to keep them busy while they wait for Santa. That’s why our Christmas do a dot printables are perfect! They’re a great tool to help toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-K children master the skill of one-to-one correspondence while they work on their hand-to-eye coordination at the same time.
Is it even a Christmas craft if it doesn’t involve the Grinch? Your kids’ hearts will grow three sizes when they get their hands on these Grinch worksheets. Inspired by the grumpiest character of all time, kids can practice handwriting, letter recognition, and any art skills they are learning at the moment with these series of crafts.
Have fun counting and rolling the dice with this adorable roll a reindeer activity! It’s an easy way to help children work on counting, taking turns, and other fine motor skills – all while having a blast with the family. Just download the free printable and take turns rolling the dice. Whoever fills their entire reindeer with pom poms wins the game!
- Be ready for elf on the shelf in an instant with this 24 day kit!
- This personalized Christmas storybook is so great for kids.
- Get this cute, personalized Santa’s milk and cookies tray to set out each year!
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Santa template
- Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
- Begin to make the card by gluing the beard to the front of the card base.
- Place the eyes, one on each side, above the beard, and glue them in place.
- Take the nose and glue it in the middle of the face, half on, half off the beard.
- Next, use the marker to draw eyebrows just above each eye.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of red paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointing up. Take the hat fluff and glue it to the bottom of the handprint.
- Finish up by gluing the hat to the top of Santa's head.
- Open up the card and write a fun message inside!