KIDS’ CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

It can be hard to think of new and enjoyable ideas to keep the kids occupied over the school holidays. However, why not give them something to do that is not only fun and creative, but will get them super excited and ready for Christmas! You can help them or leave it up to their imaginations. Keep the kids busy this silly season with some of these wacky and inventive craft ideas.

Keep the kids busy this Christmas with some of these fun and inventive Christmas craft ideas, which will get them super excited and ready for Christmas. You can help them or leave it up to their imaginations.

CINNAMON STICK TREE ORNAMENTS – This is a really fun and simple ornament tutorial with all of you — and guess what?  It’s kid friendly too! Cute to hang on your own Christmas tree or just around the house.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - CINNAMON STICK TREE ORNAMENTS - This is a really fun and simple ornament tutorial with all of you — and guess what?  It’s kid friendly too! Cute to hang on your own Christmas tree or just around the house.

What you will need:

  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3/4 Canadian Pine Garland
  • Assorted Buttons
  • Glue Gun
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twine or Hemp Cord
  • Ruler

Find the full project here.

POM POM ORNAMENT – I love all the different colours in these pom pom ornaments. They are super cute and can be displayed even after Christmas time.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - POM POM ORNAMENT - I love all the different colours in these pom pom ornaments. They are super cute and can be displayed even after Christmas time.

What you will need:

  • Pom poms
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Wire
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Find the full project here.

TOILET PAPER ROLL CHRISTMAS TREE – We love turning our recycled toilet paper rolls into crafts. It makes for a very inexpensive craft project!

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - TOILET PAPER ROLL CHRISTMAS TREE - We love turning our recycled toilet paper rolls into crafts. It makes for a very inexpensive craft project!

What you will need:

  • 2 toilet paper rolls
  • Green and brown paint for the tree (or a different color if your child has a preference)
  • Q-Tips
  • Assorted paint colors (for the lights)
  • Glue gun
  • Twine or string (optional)

Find the full project here.

SNOW SLIME – If your kids are anything like mine and love anything to do with slime, this snow slime recipe is great fun and can turn even the hottest of Australian Christmases into a White Christmas (kind of).

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - SNOW SLIME - If your kids are anything like mine and love anything to do with slime, this snow slime recipe is great fun and can turn even the hottest of Australian Christmases into a White Christmas (kind of).

What you will need:

  • 1 bottle of white school glue (147ml)
  • the same amount of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of borax – you can get this from your local hardware store in the cleaning section
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Find the full project here.

CHRISTMAS TREE BEAD ORNAMENT – These simple star hangings are so cute and are a lot of fun to make. The kids can customise them by choosing their own colours and adding their own personal touches.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - CHRISTMAS TREE BEAD ORNAMENT - These simple star hangings are so cute and are a lot of fun to make. The kids can customise them by choosing their own colours and adding their own personal touches.

What you will need:

  • Plastic beads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • 1 cookie cutter (star shaped)
  • Ribbon and bells (optional)

Find the full project here.

CRAFT STICK CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – These little craft stick guys are adorable. They would be so cute on your Christmas tree, and they are easy enough to create in an hour or two. Nice thing is that there is little drying time since you can use markers instead of paint.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - CRAFT STICK CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - These little craft stick guys are adorable. They would be so cute on your Christmas tree, and they are easy enough to create in an hour or two. Nice thing is that there is little drying time since you can use markers instead of paint.

What you will need:

  • Large craft sticks
  • Markers
  • Felt
  • Jingle Bells
  • Wiggly eyes

Find the full project here.

DIY CHRISTMAS PUZZLES  Make puzzles with popsicle sticks or bought craft sticks and paint your own design. These are cute and simple.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - DIY CHRISTMAS PUZZLES - Make puzzles with popsicle sticks or bought craft sticks and paint your own design. These are cute and simple.

What you will need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint

Find the full project here.

SANTA PAPER PLATE CRAFT – These are inexpensive, a lot of fun, and take a decent amount of time. Not too long, but also not so little time that the kids are done and looking for something else to do in minutes. When the kids are finished, find a place to put them in their room so they can have something festive in there.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - SANTA PAPER PLATE CRAFT - These are inexpensive, a lot of fun, and take a decent amount of time. Not too long, but also not so little time that the kids are done and looking for something else to do in minutes. When the kids are finished, find a place to put them in their room so they can have something festive in there.

What you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Cotton balls
  • Cream, red, white, black, and pink craft paint
  • Hot glue

Find the full project here.

CHRISTMAS TREAT JARS – Glitter at Christmas is extra magical. Put it on some cute jars and it makes a perfect little party favour or neighbor gift or project for the kids! Make these darling Christmas Treat Jars in any size you want and then fill them on up!

CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA - CHRISTMAS TREAT JARS - Glitter at Christmas is extra magical. Put it on some cute jars and it makes a perfect little party favour or neighbor gift or project for the kids! Make these darling Christmas Treat Jars in any size you want and then fill them on up!

What you will need:

  • Jars (get them from a craft store or use baby food jars)
  • Glitter-Red, white and brown
  • Googlie eyes
  • Red pom pom
  • Black ribbon
  • Silver foam sheet
  • Black beads
  • Orange paper
  • Decoupage
  • Hot Glue
  • Brown pipe cleaner

Find the full project here.

PAPER STRAW CHRISTMAS TREE – Get crafty with the kids this holiday season with these darling decorative paper straw Christmas tree ornaments that are so inexpensive!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS - PAPER STRAW CHRISTMAS TREE - Get crafty with the kids this holiday season with these darling decorative paper straw Christmas tree ornaments that are so inexpensive!

What you will need:

  • Decorative paper straws
  • Hot glue gun
  • Star punch or sticker
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Find the full project here.

What Christmas Crafts are on your to-do list?

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