The Chirping Moms: 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids

December 20, 2012

15 Holiday Crafts for Kids

We wanted to share some of our favorite holiday crafts that our little ones have done this season---some at home, some at school!  So check out the BIG list below for some great Christmas project ideas for little ones...

Santa Mask:  Cut out a; triangle out of red construction paper.  Cut out a wreath (face) from a white paper plate.  Staple the hat onto the face.  Glue cotton balls onto Santa's hat.  Add little white strips of paper for Santa's beard.

 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:  Have child color Rudolph's face.  Add red pom-pom for nose.  Add wiggly eyes.  Trace child's hand onto brown paper.  Cut out and add to Rudolph for antlers.

 Christmas Angel:  Make a white handprint on paper.  Cut out a head from peach construction paper.  Have child add eyes and mouth and hair.  Draw on a halo over the angel's head.

 Christmas Tree:  Use a paper towel roll/toilet paper roll for your paintbrush.  Dip in the green paint and paint all over the white paper.  Add a stump with brown construction paper.  With finger paint, add different colored Christmas lights.  Add stars or other stickers for ornaments.

Paper Ornament:  Cut out an ornament shape on construction paper.  Paint with glitter glue all over the ornament.

Kissing Reindeer:  Make two upside down handprints on a piece of construction paper with brown paint.  Add antlers, nose, and eyes.  Add stickers, if you would like!

Reindeer Ornament:  On a small circle, make a fingerprint using brown paint.  Add eyes and antlers!  This was backed on construction paper and a pretty paper doily.  What a cute addition to our tree this year!


Reindeer Frame: $1 frame from craft store, painted brown. Then handprints on brown paper for antlers, eyes & a pom pom nose!

Salt Dough Ornaments & Handprints: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water & 1 cup Flour. Kneed dough, roll & make shapes or handprints. Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees.

Hand painted ornaments: We got these for .50 cents at the craft store. Maggie painted them & we used them for teacher, neighbor & family gifts. We added colored pom poms & glitter to some of them too.

Finger Print Gift Tags: Cut card stock & punch a hole in it (or buy plain white gift tags at craft store). Then have the kids use their fingerprints to make these fun designs. 

Rice Christmas Tree: die uncooked rice with food coloring or paint. Make a tree shape with glue & let the kids make & decorate a tree. This makes a cute card.

 Reindeer Handprint Cards: This is perfect for grandparents! 

Snowman Puppets: Since everyone had so much fun with the Leaf Puppets, here's a winter version. Use cotton balls or white pom poms on a popsicle stick. Glue on eyes & pipe cleaner arms. The scarf is a small piece of ribbon.

 Baby Jesus: Felt, glitter, popsicle sticks & "straw". This is my favorite project Maggie made at school. Ours is hanging on our tree. 



  1. Thanks for the recipe to make the dough handprints!

  2. Love the snowman Popsicle stick idea! My little guys will love that. Signed up to follow from the Weekend Blog Hop!

  3. Great ideas, and totally doable! Will be good to put into my advent arsenal :). Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  4. These are all great. Kids make crafts a ton of fun, don't they?? Visiting from the Weekend Blog Walk. :)

  5. I love your blog. I am a new follower.

  6. Hello! I'm stopping by from the GYB link up today :) I'm loving this ost and pinning your ideas for next Christmas. Hope you're having a great holiday season!

  7. Love your ideas. New follower from Friday chaos

  8. Some great, frugal and creative ideas! My kids would love doing these projects. Pinning for next year! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!


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