Celebrate the season with Christmas Crafts! These easy Christmas art projects will make holiday decor fun, with everything from Christmas ornaments to Christmas gifts.

gold pinecones
Gold and Glitter Pinecones Christmas Craft

Preschool Christmas crafts and other simple Christmas crafts to make will keep kids of all ages busy and excited for the big day!


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

Gold Pinecone Garland Christmas Craft adds a bit of nature to your home. Invite the outdoors in without sacrificing any glitz with this gold pinecone garland. Gold leaf gives these pinecones their shimmery finish.

Felt Coffee Cozie. It’s easy to make a couple of friends who help that peppermint mocha go down without burning your hands. These also make for excellent homemade stocking stuffers.
christmas cozy

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

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! All you need is white paper and a red marker for this mess free craft.

paper candy canes

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

felt mouse with candy cane
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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

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Crafters of all ages will enjoy making a primitive scrap ribbon Christmas tree ornament to gift or keep this holiday season.

ribbon tree ornaments

This tissue paper Christmas wreath is the perfect way to decorate for Christmas. Kids love making something you can hang up and use all during the holiday season.

tissue paper Christmas wreath
Reindeer Finger Puppet Christmas Craft. Make your very own red-nosed reindeer finger puppet with this fun DIY your kids will love!
reindeer finger puppets
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes Christmas Craft. Popsicle sticks make for beautiful and easy snowflake crafts for kids. Grab a couple of packs of sticks from the dollar store, a hot glue gun, and some paint, and have each person design their own star.
snowflake craft

Make your own Snow Globes. This little project will thrill most kids. Cold winter days are the perfect time to get creative with your children. How cute is that snowman?

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 with the googly eyes?

Rudolph Jar

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


Glittered Clothespin Snowflakes Christmas Craft. Let it snow with clothespin flakes that will sparkle in the light, adding a rustic touch and magical ambiance to your home this holiday.

glitterred snowflakes

DIY Tree Shelf Christmas Craft. You don’t have to be a master woodworker to create this cute Christmas tree shelf. Hang ornaments and add festive decorations for an extra boost of cheer.

DIY Christmas tree shelf

Santa Logs. Recently trim a tree? Don’t throw all of the logs into the fireplace – the smooth side of medium-sized branches makes them easy to work with for holiday crafts. All you have to do is give the ends Santa faces and then use a ribbon to tie all three logs together to create adorable décor to sit by your front door.

santa logs

Recycled Box Christmas Village. You don’t need to buy a fancy Christmas village at the store. You can make one with your old cereal and granola-bar boxes, decorated with wrapping paper and candy.

recycled box christmas village

Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree are such a clever way to make a tree. Spoons come in handy for this craft. Here, they make the branches of a Christmas tree. Just snip the handles off before assembling, then you can glue each piece on top of one another on a cardboard cone.

Christmas tree spoons

You can make Wrapping Paper trees! If you have leftover wrapping paper scraps, you can easily wrap them around a cardboard cone for some extra décor to mix in with your bottle brush trees.

paper crafts


Wrapping Paper Wreath You know you’ve just finished your gift wrapping when you’re staring at a mile-high pile of wrapping paper odds and ends. Combine them all into the most creative wreath on the block.

wrapping paper wreath

Wine Cork Wreath. Strung together between red jingle bells, wine corks can dress up the dining room. Bonus: You get to drink all that wine first.

wine cork wreath

Grab some fabric scraps and a foam wreath form to 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

RELATED: DIY Christmas decorations are always fun to make. You might like to look at these DIY Christmas Wreaths for inspiration.

Preschool Christmas Crafts

Preschoolers will love crafting too! These easy ideas are the perfect way to keep tiny hands and excited people busy.

Popsicle stick Christmas trees! You make your outlines from popsicle sticks, and then you can decorate them however you want! Little people love to decorate.

christmas trees

Reindeer Corks – Ornament – it literally takes 3 minutes to make, making it pretty much a perfect craft for preschoolers!

preschool craft

Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Ornament. Capture a moment in time by printing your toddler’s palm into a mound of homemade salt dough.

christmas crafts

Graham Cracker Houses! These are easy, non-homemade building blocks for “gingerbread” houses. No baking is required! All kids (and adults) love decorating these.

gingerbread house

These pom pom pinecone ornaments are the perfect craft idea for small hands.

preschool ornaments

Homemade Christmas ornaments always make such a fun craft you can do together as a family. Christmas tree crafts are best to make in batches, so you can decorate the whole tree!

What are some good Christmas crafts?

Good Christmas craft ideas are limited only by your imagination! Take simple items like glass jars or pine cones that you may already have around your house or yard, and get creative!

Simple Christmas crafts to make include classic holiday decorations like wreaths, Christmas tree ornaments, or Christmas treat jars.

How do you make Christmas easy?

Make Christmas easy by combining your craft projects and gift-giving – make homemade gifts and keepsakes!

Everyone loves a DIY Christmas ornament or jar of candy as a personalized gift. That handmade touch, especially when it’s made by kids, is sure to delight everyone on your list. So grab your glue sticks and a pair of scissors and get ready to create a bunch of gifts.

Do you have a favorite Christmas craft project idea to share? Leave a comment and let us know what special activities and Christmas art projects you’re trying this year!

Be sure to check out my handmade holiday ebook for more inspiration, Christmas cards, and tags for the perfect finishing touches to your gifts!

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  1. Thank you for gathering a list of all these great crafts. Some of them I have made but there are plenty that I haven’t. I am looking forward to doing a few with my kiddos.

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