Some schools have already broken up for the holidays; others have a few more days to go. Here are some Christmas Craft ideas that will keep the kids busy in the lead up to Christmas.

1. Santa and Reindeer Puppets

This one is so cute! The bonus with this is that once the kids have made them, they then have the fun of creating a puppet show!

Supplies you will need:

  • jumbo craft sticks
  • red cardstock paper
  • white cardstock paper
  • brown cardstock paper
  • white cupcake liner
  • apricot coloured crayon
  • small white pom pom
  • small red pom poms
  • brown pipe cleaner
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • all purpose glue (or glue gun)
  • scissors
  • Find the instructions here at I Heart Crafty Things

2. Christmas Tree Window Decorations

Make some decorations for your windows in the shape of Christmas trees. Just another way to spread the Christmas cheer!

Source: Kinder Craze

Supplies you will need:

  • green tissue paper
  • red board paper
  • star shaped hole punch
  • clear contact paper
  • black Christmas tree template
  • scissors
  • Find the instructions here at Kinder Craze

3. Paper Cup Angel Tea Lights

The warm glow of candles is so relaxing and these tea light candles are so cute!

Source: Molly Moo Crafts

Supplies you will need:

  • clear plastic cups
  • printer paper
  • pen
  • crayons
  • sharpie markers
  • scissors
  • clear tape
  • LED Tea Lights (1-2 per angel)
  • Find the instructions here at Molly Moo

4. Glittery Santa Jar

These glitter jars would be a sparkly addition to your Christmas decor, they would make a great lolly jar or candy cane holder.

Source: Crafts by Amanda

Supplies you will need:

  • mason jar(s)
  • masking tape
  • white craft glue
  • paintbrush
  • glitter (black, red, white, gold)
  • Find the instructions here at Crafts by Amanda

5. Beaded Candy Canes

This is a good easy one for the younger ones, it’s great for their motor skills too! You could even hang them on the Christmas tree once you’re done.

Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Supplies you will need:

  • pipe cleaners
  • red beads
  • white beads
  • These don’t need many instructions but you can find them here at Fortune Avenue Kitchen

6. Felt Christmas Tree Garland

Source: It’s Always Autumn

Supplies you will need:

7. Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

The kids will love seeing their sparkly creations hung on the Christmas tree!

Source: The Best Ideas for Kids

Supplies you will need:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • acrylic paint
  • glitter
  • clear glue
  • gold twine
  • Find the instructions here at The Best Ideas for Kids

8. Christmas Button Tree Decoration

This is a great excuse to break into that box of loose buttons, they don’t have to be green, why not get creative with colours!

Source: Sparkles in the Everyday

Supplies you will need:

9. Jingle Bell Ribbon Ring

This is another great one for the little ones to enjoy once finished and the bigger kids can have fun making Christmas music!

Source: Make and Takes

Supplies you will need:

  • small jingle bells
  • 4 feet of ribbon (any colour)
  • shower curtain rings
  • glue dots or double sided sticky tape
  • Find the instructions here at Make and Takes

10. Paper Plate Santa Hats

These would make a cute Christmas Party hat for the kid’s table this year!

Source: Easy Peasy and Fun

Supplies you will need:

  • paper plates
  • cotton balls
  • white school glue
  • stapler
  • red paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • Find the instructions here at Easy Peasy and Fun

We hope you have fun with your Christmas crafts! Check out our Christmas blog section for even more festive inspiration.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums