Hello there!
  • From hosting a shrimp boil, celebrating holidays, making homemade scratch art paper, sewing gifts and throwing parties to cooking delicious food, you will find it all here at Skip To My Lou. The site is full of free patterns, downloads and I hope plenty of inspiration. Please hang out with me awhile and check it out!
read more >

FUN & Festive Christmas Crafts That Are EASY!

Posted by  ·  December 8, 2018  ·  Last Updated: December 8, 2018

Christmas Crafts to celebrate the season! Easy craft projects for holiday decor to Christmas ornaments and a few Christmas gifts.  Get ready for fun holiday crafting.

The BEST Christmas Crafts!

Help your children celebrate the season with these fun Christmas crafts for kids! Many of these ideas use craft supplies you probably already have at home. They are easy and fun!

Paper Candy Canes Cute and simple! My son was in fourth grade when he first made these paper candy canes.  He found the activity totally addicting since he brought home a dozen.  I tied them to a long piece of yarn and hung them in my kitchen window.  Each year they make my kitchen look so festive!

This adorable mouse is a fun way to gift a candy cane.

felt mouse with candy cane

{dowload the felt mouse template here}

Here are some other Christmas crafts you must try. It is easy to have a DIY Christmas with these ideas.

Make a Paper Plate Santa.  These are fun to create and hang up to decorate for the holidays! You won’t believe what you can make with a paper plate!

santa curly beard

I am in love with this Wooden Nativity Silhouette – so simple, yet perfect.

nativity statues

Make your own Snow Globes. This little project will thrill most kids.  Perfect time to get creative with your children.

DIY snow globe

I adore these Pinecone Christmas Trees. Pinecones are so fun to collect outside on a walk. With a little paint, you can transform your treasures into these darling Christmas trees.

pinecone trees


These Christmas Treat Jars are so simple to put together and make gifting a treat even more fun! Aren’t they cute?

This DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper is a fun project for kids. It only takes a few supplies to make your very own reindeer wrapping paper. 


Grab some fabric scraps and make this beautiful fabric wrapped wreath. Older children can make this for a school project or just for fun! They will like hanging it up from year to year or giving this as a gift to a grandparent.

fabric Christmas wreath

Christmas Ornaments

Pom Pom Ornaments

I remember making candy cane ornaments like these YEARS ago in Sunday school. I had a nice time reliving those memories with my daughter while making these. She was so proud when she hung them on the Christmas tree! This is a perfect preschool Christmas craft.


Kids will love these Popsicle Christmas Tree Ornaments.  So easy to make you probably already have all the stuff on hand.

popsicle trees

DIY Paint Chip Christmas Trees are a super easy Christmas craft! No mess for sure!

paint chip ornament hanging on a tree

Melted Bead Ornaments is a fun Christmas craft project that will mesmerize kids when they see how the plastic beads melt.

melted bead ornaments

This is a simple Jingle Bell Snowflake Ornament kids can make. It is fun to gift ornaments that kids can make and use from year to year.

jingle bell snowflake ornament


Preserve a memory by making these Salt Dough Footprint Ornaments.  So fun to look back through the years and see how your family has grown.

salt dough ornaments

Turn a brown paper lunch sack into a Gingerbread House. These Paper Bag Gingerbread Houses would also make fun gift bags to wrap up small gifts.

gingerbread house made form a lunch bag

These Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornaments are a cute way to display a photo. Crafting with pom poms is always satisfying for kids and is also inexpensive! Adding a photo makes this Christmas ornament extra special.

pom pom photo ornaments

Grab some hot glue and other crafty supplies and get ready to craft! So many fun ways to celebrate the holiday season!

Filed Under: Christmas, Holiday Crafts

Leave a Comment


  1. Stacy
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018
    Thanks for these cute and simple ideas. My girls babysit and they are always looking for fun crafts to take on their babysitting jobs! I appreciate your craftiness!
  2. Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
    This is awesome!
  3. Monday, January 6th, 2014
    This is great idea!! I will try to make candy cane ornaments with my 3 years old boy. Thanks again!!
    • Cindy
      Saturday, December 8th, 2018
      Kristy, they will love it!
  4. Saturday, November 9th, 2013
    Those are adorable.
  5. Monday, July 23rd, 2012
    I featured this on my Christmas in July blog celebration
  6. Sunday, January 8th, 2012
    As an occupational therapist, your activities are GREAT for fine motor skills! Keep up the good ideas!!!!!
    • Cindy
      Saturday, December 8th, 2018
      Thanks Lyn!
  7. Betty S
    Friday, December 2nd, 2011
    Remember to write their sweet little name and nickIname AND date on the back of each piece of cardboard before they begin. This will make it really special and memorable as they get older and when dividing these up when they are grown to take them to their family tree or as you get much older and are ready to let go of them after sharing them with your Christmas tree for the child's lifetime thus far. LOL. Have fun...they grow up really fast!!! Grands are fun, too, though!!
  8. Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
    I love this idea! I am featuring it on somewhatsimple AND TipJunkie this Friday. Thanks for the inspiration!
  9. Jennifer
    Saturday, December 4th, 2010
    Very awesome! We made the pompom ornaments and the candy canes today! My kids are 4 and 6 and they had a BLAST! thanks for the great crafty idea!!!
  10. Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
    How ridiculously simple -- and darling! Tomorrow afternoon has paper candy canes written all over it .... Thanks, *Molly
  11. Saturday, December 5th, 2009
    How clever! I love these, and so easy too :)
  12. josie walrath
    Saturday, December 5th, 2009
    Love the pom pom onaments! The candy cane is cute also.
  13. Saturday, December 5th, 2009
    What happy little ornaments
  14. Linda
    Friday, December 4th, 2009
    Thank you for sharing this candy cane craft. My kids are grown, but I am going to make these, just because;) Hope you are feeling better. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to give us this. Oh-thanks for the memories. I remember doing the pom-pom crafts when I was a kids.
    Thank you!
  15. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    THose are so cute! I'm going to have to do them with my kids! THanks so much!
  16. lilia
    Friday, December 4th, 2009
    I love your stuff. This blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I did the advent calendar in a night - it was so simple and still so cute - I am at this stage right now - quick, cute, simple. Thank you! and this blog will be what we do for our night of "make christmas ornaments" (in our advent calendar) yeah!
  17. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    It's so lovely and... simple (which is a great compliment). I love them!
  18. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    I love that the pompoms are being glued to cardboard and not each other, that is so frustrating!
  19. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    Candy canes are so cheery and fun! I remember making those paper rolled ones when I was in grade school.

    These are so fun, thanks for sharing all your ideas!
  20. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    What a great quick and easy candy cane idea! We are definitely gonna try that.

    I'm feeling your pain. Both my boys have strep after having chicken pox last week!
  21. Friday, December 4th, 2009
    You are so crafty and I love your blog. Thanks for inspiring. BTW we got our daughter the ALEX Toys sewing machine for Christmas, I think I am more excited for her :)
  22. Charity
    Friday, December 4th, 2009
    We've had the stomach flu here. Hope everyone is better! Thanks for sharing!
  23. care-in
    Friday, December 4th, 2009
    We love making those paper candy canes!