This Kids Crafts Advent Calendar lists 24 crafts to make around Christmas time. Most of the crafts would be good for ages 3-5, though younger and older may also be interested.
- Snowflakes from popsicle sticks (glue the sticks together with a glue gun, then decorate with buttons, glass beads, plastic jewels, glitter glue…) Older kids could make a banner with multiple popsicle stick snowflakes.
- Paper Houses with battery-powered tea lights inside
- Gingerbread nativity (link using graham wafers to make the stable and gum drops to make Joseph, Mary and Jesus)
- Tissue paper stars. This colorful craft would be good for older kids, say 7 and up, when they can do basic origami.
- Wooden bead ornament. You could also use pipe cleaners and pony beads.
- Paper crowns. You could color, paint, or glue plastic jewels on it. Or try a Santa Lucia paper crown.
- Merry Christmas worksheet/coloring page with Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
- Nativity illustrated advent calendar.
- Snowmen with cotton balls. (Scroll down on the linked page to see the snowmen photos and printable link).
- Advent art journal printable. This is my new project for December 2014. I’m printing copies for myself and our girls, ages 2 and 5.
- Nativity scene coloring page. The link is to the image I used one year as a greeting card (printed it and had our 2 year old color it and add star stickers).
- “Joy to the World” paper banner. Or you could pick other words. You could use scrapbook paper, old book pages, sheet music or construction paper.
- Printable gift tags from Paper City. You could also make your own with office shipping tags.
- Ice cream cone Christmas trees. Turn a cone upside down, ice and put candy on
- Reindeer fingerprint gift wrap. You could also make snowmen.
- Wreath from paper plate. Cut a circle out of the middle of the paper plate. Paint it green or glue green tissue paper on it. Add red pom poms or shiny star stickers.
- Decorate a cardboard tree with circle stickers. You could also use star stickers.
- Color a Paper City Nativity Scene.
- Popsicle stick star ornaments
- Beaded candy cane ornaments with pony beads and pipe cleaners
- Playdough Christmas tree
- Colouring page
- Cardboard gingerbread house
- Pipe cleaner (chain) garland. Or use paper.
Do you have other Christmas crafts for kids? Put a link in the comments, I’d love to see them.
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