Easy and Cute DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids

Nicole and Bianca CuteDIYprojects Blogger

Children love crafts, and that is a known fact – the little ones have much more energy than we do, and they are always looking for ways to use it. Crafts are an outstanding way to keep your children busy and happy at the same time, and the truth is that crafts will also benefit them on many different levels. That being said, homemade items, toys, decorations and such can help children develop their creativity and imagination, it helps them train their skills and to improve their limb coordination at the same time. Here you will find 9 great craft ideas that your children will certainly love:

Teach Your Child How To Combine Utility With Aesthetics With These Fun DIY Christmas Craft For Kids!

Easy and Cute DIY Christmas Craft For Kids

1.  Awesome Gumball Machine Craft

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“I’ve had this idea floating around in my head ever since I purchased these adorable little Christmas ball Coca-Cola bottles at Christmas. I don’t know why, but as soon as I saw these bottles I thought they would make an awesome gumball machine craft.”
Tutorial here: link

2. DIY Snowman Ornaments

DIY Snowman Ornaments

Christmas is only one month away, and one of the joys of this holiday is “dressing up” your home. However, why spend money on expensive decorations when you can easily teach your child how to make some? The DIY snowman ornaments are the easiest and most entertaining ones: all you need is a bit of imagination, a drop of creativity, a couple of acrylic paints, a decorative ribbon and a few paintbrushes. The possibilities are endless!
Tutorial here: link

3. Snow Globe Christmas Gift Idea!

Snow Globe Christmas Gift Idea

This is the season to be jolly and to make gifts to those dear to us – what better way to surprise somebody than with a homemade snow globe Christmas gift idea? No matter if your child wants to surprise his daddy or his grandparents with a unique gift, the little one can never go wrong with this one. Beautiful, colorful, appealing and cost-effective, this gift allows your child to express himself and his creativity.
Tutorial here: link

4. Christmas Tree And Window Decorations

Christmas Tree And Window Decorations

While it is true that the Christmas tree must never miss from any home during this special holiday, make sure not to forget about the window decorations either! You can either buy some, or you can help your child make a few using some wool blend felt, embroidery floss, some safety pins and some craft glue. These Christmas decorations are not only beautiful and artsy, but they are very eco-friendly as well, and the good news is that it only takes the child a few minutes to put together an outstanding tree-shaped decoration that you can use to brighten up your home.
Tutorial here: link

5. A Crafty Hot Cocoa Mug!

A Crafty Hot Cocoa Mug If there is one thing children love more than their regular sweets, that is certainly hot cocoa. What better way to let them unleash their creativity than by helping them create crafty hot cocoa mugs that they can later display in their rooms? All you need to make this DIY project come true is a ribbon, a pair of scissors, some green and red paper that will be used for decorating the cocoa mug, some glue and a couple white pom poms.

Tutorial here: link

6. A Colorful Popsicle Stick Tree

A Colorful Popsicle Stick Tree

Do you remember how many times you used to pick up popsicle sticks that your child dropped around the house? Why throw these sticks away when you can create an outstanding, original, colorful and beautiful Christmas craft using these sticks, several colorful buttons that you can collect from the old clothes you no longer use and some glue? Recycling items that you once considered useless can actually be fun and appealing, both for your and for your child!
Tutorial here: link

 

Outstanding Keepsake Ideas And Other Genuine DIY Christmas Craft For Kids

 

1. Salt Dough Footprint Heart

Salt Dough Footprint Heart

When it comes to mementos and gifts that can evoke deep feelings and emotions over the years, there is no better keepsake than the salt dough footprint heart. This is a great craft idea for just about any occasion, not only for Christmas: for instance, you child can make this lovely heart for grandma’s birthday, or for any other occasion. All you need to do is to create the salt dough, to carefully paint it and then let the little ones leave their footprint, fingerprint or handprint on it. Let them write their names on top of their prints, allow the dough to harden and you’re done!
Tutorial here: link

2. Handprint Santa Dough Ornament

Handprint Santa Dough Ornament

The handprint Santa dough ornament is at least as fun and appealing as the salt dough footprint heart described above, the only difference is that while the first one is a great gift, the Santa ornament can be easily used for decorating the Christmas tree. All you need is some salt, flour, hot water and a rolling pin – once the dough is ready, ask your child to place his or her hand where Santa’s beard will be painted later on. The result will surprise both of you! Tutorial here: link

3. The Santa Claus Handprint Christmas Craft

The Santa Claus Handprint Christmas Craft

This craft is similar to the dough ornament, but it is designed to be a keepsake that you will store over the years. Children love to paint and they never miss any opportunity to get their hands dirty, so why not ask the little one to paint Santa’s face on his hand, and then to press his hand on a black piece of construction paper while the paint is still wet. Let it dry for at least half an hour and then you can either store it or you can display it somewhere around the house, for all your Christmas guests to admire!
Tutorial here: link

4. The Egg Carton Reindeer Sleigh Craft

 

The Egg Carton Reindeer Sleigh Craft

Another DIY Christmas craft idea that can also double as a great keepsake is the egg carton reindeer sleigh – who would have guessed that you can create such a wonderful decoration by simply turning the egg carton upside down, painting it and adding some reindeer decorations to it? All you need for this creative craft for kids is an egg carton, some brown paint that will help you make the sleigh look realistic, some construction paper, googly eyes, red pom poms, a ribbon, some hot glue and a black marker!
Tutorial here: link

5. Creative Reindeer Footprint Craft In 8 Easy Steps!

  Creative Reindeer Footprint Craft In 8 Easy Steps

A pair of super-cute reindeers flaunting lovely blue eyes and little bright red noses is a definite momento for Christmas. In the below tutorial by Cute DIY Projects, your little buddies can learn how to make their very own Reindeer Craft with their footprints, ideal to steal all the attention, in just a matter of eight easy steps. All you need is a white A3 paper, brown aquarella, a paintbrush, a black marker, and three shades of water color – white, blue and red.

Craft Details : cutediyprojects

6. Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Ornaments

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Ornaments

A utility as basic as a cupcake case when combined with a little creativity, can be transformed into oh-so-pretty Christmas Trees. Whether you plan to use them as little ornaments to hang from a big Christmas Tree with the help of some twines, or simply plan to use them as DIY garlands, these Cupcake Liner Trees are a great craft for kids, while not involving any mess at all. Just grab some bright cupcake cases, a glue or tape, ribbons, scissors, and some embellishments.

Craft Details : oneperfectdayblog

7. Homemade Button Ornaments

Homemade Button Ornaments

Instead of going for the store-bought ornaments to decorate and charm your Christmas Tree, how about using some truly adorable homemade ornaments that your kids can easily build with the help of colorful, little buttons. Placing and glueing some buttons on a round black craft ornament, you can bring DIY Button Ornaments to life in just a matter of few minutes. What’€™s great about this project is that it’€™s super easy-to-achieve and needs no more than 5 supplies.

Craft Details : bystephanielynn

8. Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft

Have a Christmas Tree cut-out This was just a really fun and simple craft for the kiddos. I cut a tree out for them and they decorated it in just their style. This craft is for those kids who just can’€™t sit to work for long, but wish to create a quick, handmade something for the festive season. All you need to recreate this amazing Christmas Tree Craft is blue, green and brown card stock, a pair of scissors, some glue, and your choice of decoration elements.

Craft Details : meetthedubiens

9. Handprint Reindeer Antlers

Handprint Reindeer Antlers

Here’s a DIY project your kids are going to fall in love with, and are going to can’t get enough of wearing these creative hats that they made all by themselves. A cute hat flaunting the adorable facial features of a reindeer and sporting amazing antlers on top, that have actually been made with the hand-prints of your kiddos, this one needs just a handful of supplies and is just so simple and quick to make, as explained by Meet The Dubiens.

Craft Details : meetthedubiens

10. Snowed In

Snowed In

A simple and clever cutting of some card stock is all you need to bring a winsome wreath to life, perfect to use as a cute element of your Christmas decorations. What’s great is that even your kids can make this lovely craft with utmost ease, without the need to make things messy. When it’s snowing outside and the festive season hits your door, let your kids indulge in this supercool Christmas craft to make the most of their holidays.

Craft Details : mynameissnickerdoodle

11. Super Sweet Snowman Feet

Super Sweet Snowman Feet

Transform color-filled footprints of your young buddies imprinted on a canvas into a pair of adorable snowmen. The kids will not only love working on this project, but will also be delighted to gift their creation to the family members this Christmas season. All you need is some washi tape, acrylic craft paint, a sharpie pen and some paintbrushes to pull off this pretty canvas craft. Take a look at the below tutorial to learn the steps you need to follow to make Super Sweet Snowman Feet.

Craft Details : housebyhoff

12. Penguin Footprint Art

Penguin Footprint Art

 

When it’s winter, the thought of penguins, the ever lovable winter creature comes to our minds instantly. How about celebrating the holiday season with a super easy winter-themed craft depicting a lovely Penguin having it’s base as your child’s footprint. Penguin Footprint Art is a project that any child can do, adding an all new charm to your home when sticking the creations to the window glasses or hanging on the walls. These DIY footprints take almost zero effort to pull off, while being extremely fun-filled to be a part of.

Craft Details : frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail

13. Reindeer Gift Bag

Reindeer Gift Bag

This year, house your Christmas gifts and candies in a nice, homemade bag that sports a pretty reindeer face having a super glittery, bright red nose, and antlers made of brown chenille stems to hold the bag. Not needing many supplies, mostly likely requiring stuff that’s already lying around the house, including some paper, glue and glitters, this Reindeer Gift Bag is a wonderful craft for children to make with utmost simplicity, indulging them in some creativity for the holidays.

Craft Details : fiskars

14. Easy Christmas Tree Ornament

Easy Christmas Tree Ornament

Nothing can be better and more impressive than making homemade ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree, specially if the kids could give things a hand. A Christmas tree shape made out of some popsicle sticks painted bright green, having a stem of striped scrapbook paper and some chipboard, gracefully decorated with colorful buttons, these Easy Christmas Tree Ornaments are perfect to hang from the tree, or simply to present to your neighbours, friends and family.

Craft Details : gingersnapcrafts

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