It’s a magical time of year filled with so much wonder and fun!
Bring a little more magic into your child’s holiday crafts with this adorable unicorn Christmas craft.
This little unicorn is all decked out for Christmas in her red and green – right down to her Santa hat! Your kids will love seeing this sweet unicorn come together when they do this paper craft.
While the kids are having fun making one of their favorite magical creatures, they’ll also be working on important skills!
They’ll practice their scissor skills when they cut out the pieces, following directions to know where to place each piece, and fine motor skills when they carefully place each piece to make the festive unicorn.
Just a few basic supplies are needed to make this fun holiday craft, so grab the template, colored paper, scissors, and glue to dive right into crafting with the kids!
If you’re looking to make your child’s Christmas a little more magical, check out this list of Christmas crafts to do this holiday season. We’ve gathered some of our favorites all in one place, so save the ones they’ll love the most!
Christmas Themed Unicorn Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Crayons or markers
- Unicorn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the unicorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the unicorn’s body.
Place the mouth and nose piece just below the eyes and glue them in place.
Create the unicorn’s mane by gluing the three pieces together, then glue the pieces to the top of the unicorn’s head.
Next, create the Santa’s hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip. Glue the completed hat to the top of the unicorn’s mane.
Create the inner legs by gluing the hooves to the ends of each one.
Angle the legs inward slightly and glue them in the middle and towards the bottom of the unicorn’s body.
Glue the hooves to the outer legs.
Color in the unicorn’s horn, then finish up by gluing the horn to the middle of the unicorn’s mane.
We’re sure your kids will have fun making this cute unicorn craft!
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!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Get the kids involved and excited for the holiday by adding in some fun and festive crafts and activities.
We have lots of Christmas ideas that will keep them engaged over the holiday. Keep reading below to discover some of our favorites you’ll love, too!
Christmas Books For Kids
Reading to your kids is a great way to help them explore their senses, open up their imaginations and strengthen their relationships with you.
Not only will it help improve language and literacy skills, but it can also make family time a fun and rewarding experience.
Using funny voices when reading stories will bring laughter and joy while hearing familiar tales helps provide comfort and an emotional connection.
Plus, being able to relate the characters’ experiences in the story can help foster understanding, empathy, and patience — important lessons that are actually more likely to stick when told through stories vs direct instructions!
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
Crafting is a fun holiday activity for kids because it’s an opportunity to be creative and work on valuable skills at the same time.
It’s a great way for kids to learn patience, following directions, and decision-making skills.
While kids are having fun creating, they’re also learning about their colors, patterns, shapes, and counting. Inspire your kids to craft by using some of our favorite Christmas crafts below.
Elf on the Shelf Card Craft – Santa’s scout elf loves that this card looks just like him! Kids love making this card out of simple craft supplies. Once completed, it can be a cute holiday decoration, a holiday greeting to a loved one, or even a gift tag.
Gingerbread Man Tissue Paper Craft – This craft is a fun way to decorate a gingerbread man without baking! Kids will use this free template to create a cute and festive gingerbread man out of tissue paper. They’ll have a sweet time crafting and working on those fine motor skills at the same time!
Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft – There won’t be any grinches at your house when you make this fun craft featuring one of our favorite Christmas characters! Break out the paint, and have a fun crafting session this holiday with this free template. Make it an ornament by adding some string to the back!
Reindeer Headband Craft – This craft is perfect for at home or the classroom this holiday season. These headbands would be so fun and festive to wear during a Christmas party! These super cute reindeer are a cinch to put together, and the kids love to play pretend with them, too!
Christmas Activities For Kids
Our favorite red-nosed reindeer says R is for Rudolph, of course! He made sure to send these fun reindeer worksheets for the kids to work on. Kids will work on their handwriting, scissor skills, and letter recognition with these festive pages.
Kids will get in some essential scissor practice with our snowman cutting activity pages. This cute snowman is loving his winter life, and wants to help guide your kids through cutting different paths, matching the snowmen, and counting! These printables are great practice either at home or school.
Santa loaded up his sleigh with some fun activity pages for the kids to do over the holiday. Kids from preschoolers to kindergarteners will enjoy learning with these Santa do a dot printables. With these festive pages, they’ll work on their fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting skills, and more!
One of our favorite no-prep activities is coloring! Break out the crayons, print out these free elf coloring pages, and have a fun coloring session with the kids! There are four festive elf scenes that are perfect for a last-minute Christmas activity.
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Crayons or markers
- Unicorn template
- Download the unicorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the unicorn's body.
- Place the mouth and nose piece just below the eyes and glue them in place.
- Create the unicorn's mane by gluing the three pieces together, then glue the pieces to the top of the unicorn's head.
- Next, create the Santa's hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip. Glue the completed hat to the top of the unicorn's mane.
- Create the inner legs by gluing the hooves to the ends of each one.
- Angle the legs inward slightly and glue them in the middle and towards the bottom of the unicorn's body.
- Glue the hooves to the outer legs.
- Color in the unicorn's horn, then finish up by gluing the horn to the middle of the unicorn's mane.