6 of the Best (Easy!) Christmas Crafts for Kids

  • Toddlers

We know - it can be crazy this time of year. With the endless lists of things to buy, things to cook, places to be... when December hits, it's all systems go.

But what's Christmas without a bit of memory-making kiddo craft? Glitter and glue and festive sparkles attached to sweet little items you'll pull out year on year.

These cute Christmas handmade goods will give you some quality time with the kids without loads of hassle. We've rounded up some of the most simple craft ideas that can help you tick "make stuff with the family" off the to-do list with ease.

1. Paper Straw Christmas Trees

Paper Straw Christmas Trees
Recycle your straws for these cute Christmas tree ornaments via Simple as That

Simple but effective - cut graduating lengths of festive paper straws and hot-glue them in length order on to another straw cut in half. Add a sparkly star to the top and you're done!

Some gold ribbon is perfect tied around the top and added to the tree.

2. Baby Wreath Collage

Put your craft supplies to jolly good use for these bespoke wreaths via Veggie Mama

Grab some Christmas-themed pictues, printables, cutouts, stickers, felt pieces, pompoms and rubber stamps (or whatever you have on hand, really!) and place in a container.

Paint some paste on circles cut from green cardboard, and let your little one grab fun pieces as they choose and stick them to the cardboard.

A sprinkle of glitter and then outside to dry for a very sweet Christmas wreath.

3. Paddle Pop Stick Stars

Make your own Christmas tree decorations
Save a pretty penny making your own decorations via Raised From Scratch

Hot glue three paddle-pop sticks into a star shape and let the kids go nuts with the decorating. Ribbon, glitter, sparkle stickers, gold paint - anything is possible!

Glue a little string on the top for you to hang on the Christmas tree branches. 

4. Paper Chains

Save Christmas wrapping paper scraps for these paper garlands via The Green Dragonfly

This one is an oldie but a goodie! Use leftover Christmas wrapping paper (or any festive or craft paper) to create this nostalgic kiddo decoration!

Cut paper into strips between 10 and 15cm long and about 5cm wide. Glue or staple the ends together, before weaving through another piece of paper and glueing or stapling those ends. Continue for as long as the paper (or your patience!) allows! Great for window frames, walls, ceilings, instead of tinsel on trees, and for outdoor decorations.

5. Felt Christmas Trees

These teeny DIY Christmas trees are sew cute via Easy Peasy and Fun

One for the budding sewers in the family - cut two pieces of green felt in a triangular shape, and use a running stitch to sew them together. You could even stuff them with hobby fill for a more 3D appearance!

Glue or sew on a tree base and fun baubles and decorations, and you have a very cute and easy idea for kids at Christmas. 

6. Origami Santas

These little guys make a fun Christmas craft for little fingers via The Spruce Crafts

This wins the prize for the least amount of items needed: only paper! Origami Santas are deceptively simple - just a few folds and you're away! Find Origami Santa instructions via The Spruce Crafts or try your hand at stars, snowflakes, Christmas tree cards and more.

You can even watch a step-by-step instructional video from Origami Time. Easy!

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