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23 Cute Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

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With Christmas coming soon, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with some fun Christmas Crafts for Kids to make? You’ve come to the perfect place to get inspired with so many fun Christmas activities and crafts for your kids at The Best Ideas for Kids! We’ve compiled a list of over 23 of our favorite Christmas kids crafts.

Also, remember to check back for more Christmas crafts for kids to make. We’ll be adding new ideas, ASAP!

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Adorable Christmas crafts for kids to make

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1. Santa Handprint Ornament

Make a Santa handprint, an elf, or a reindeer ornament. Kids can help in the preparation of the salt dough as well as in its decoration! Kids will like pressing their hands into the dough and painting them.

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2. Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

The kids can have a lovely time deciding which ornament to make. These will be a huge success for Christmas, from a snowman to a Santa! The best part is that after you’re done, you can place them on the Christmas tree.

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3. Toilet Paper Roll Gingerbread Man Craft

Another Christmas craft idea that uses simple, inexpensive, and recycled materials are the toilet paper roll gingerbread man project. Your children will love making their version of a gingerbread man.

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4. Rudolph Popsicle Stick Crafts 

Popsicle stick crafts and Christmas go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows! For decades, kids have used popsicle sticks to make wooden sleds, reindeer, and glittery frames.

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5. Peppermint Moon Dough Recipe

Have you ever wanted to make your moon dough? This stuff is both messy and a lot more fun! This Peppermint Moon Dough recipe is a little different than the usual moon dough recipe.

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6. Giant Christmas Light Suncatchers

These giant Christmas light suncatchers are built of contact paper and therefore should stay for many years. This Christmas activity is appropriate for children of all ages, including toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. Adults are welcomed as well. They’re very simple to make and look amazing hung up in a row, just like a string of actual Christmas lights.

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7. Tea Light Snowman Ornament

Here’s a lovely Snowman Craft for you: a Tea Light Snowman. I love how quick and easy it is to make this snowman… and that you can use it as a Christmas Tree Ornament or a beautiful and festive Seasonal Brooch to wear.

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8. Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments

These Christmas ornaments made with pom-poms and pinecones are incredibly simple! They are almost foolproof, even for a three-year-old!

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9. Snowman Face Ornament

Make a beautiful snowman face out of a transparent plastic ornament! This Easy Snowman Ornament will win everyone’s heart. Perfect for use at home, preschool, or as a festive activity at a Christmas party.

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10. Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

Making handprint decorations with salt dough is one of our favorite things to do. To keep track of the different years, put the year on the back of the salt dough ornament.

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11. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Craft

Simple Christmas crafts for kids should always be on your to-do list throughout the holiday season, and this pipe cleaner Christmas tree craft is really simple! These are really simple to make! Simply cut the pipe cleaners into different sizes to make a Christmas tree and let the kids glue them on. When you’re finished, add a star! Isn’t it simple?

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12. Christmas Button Wreath Ornament

This is a very easy Christmas craft – kids get to play with glue, what could be better!? And now you have a lovely ornament to display on your tree or give as a gift!

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13. Adorable Reindeer Fingerprint Ornament

Do you have children who enjoy making things? If so, they (and you!) will enjoy this adorable DIY project. You’ll keep this reindeer fingerprint ornament year after year.  Your children will love every step of the process as well.

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14. Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are absolutely adorable. Fun. You’ll like a good Christmas craft that involves decorating a tree, and this is just that! You make your outlines out of popsicle sticks and then decorate them as you like!

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15. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

Make these colorful and glittery Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments for some Christmas fun. If you’re hunting for a fun Christmas craft, these lovely snowflakes made with craft sticks will be a huge success in your family!

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16. Rudolph Ornament from Light Bulb

This Rudolph Ornament is a fun kids craft and another way to reuse light bulbs! Any color bulb, old or new, can be used, and some people even paint them brown. So, the bottom line is that you can make it any way you want.

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17. Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament

This holiday season, crafters of all ages will love making a rustic scrap ribbon Christmas tree ornament to gift or keep. This activity will help people make the welcoming branches of a Christmas tree out of scrap ribbon in shades of green and brown.

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18. Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament

What’s not to love about this air-drying clay fingerprint Christmas tree ornament? You’ll enjoy customized and handmade ornaments, decorations, and keepsakes, and these fingerprint air-drying clay ornaments look beautiful on the Christmas tree.

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19. Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

This year, use clothespins to make some lovely decorations for your Christmas tree! Go to the Dollar Tree and get some clothespins. You can buy clothespins in bulk on Amazon to make plenty of these snowflakes!

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20. Laminated Photo Snowglobe Ornaments

These adorable picture snowglobe ornaments are perfect for parent or grandparent Christmas gifts. Make these as a group at your daycare or in your school! It’s a cheap and simple decoration to create. If you don’t have a laminator, you can use contact paper instead!

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21. DIY Yarn-filled Christmas Ornaments

These adorable DIY yarn-filled transparent Christmas ornaments are perfect holiday craft projects for people who enjoy knitting or crocheting and have yarn on hand! These ornaments in the shape of balls look lovely on your Christmas tree. You can also offer them as a small gift to children, teachers, relatives, and friends.

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22. Pretty Paper Straw Christmas Trees

If you have a lot of decorative paper straws that you want to do something with, that’s the project for you. So, give these Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments a try! Aren’t these paper straw Christmas tree ornaments lovely? If you want to make some, go to Simple as That and…

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23. Ninja Turtle Christmas Ornaments

You may make your own versions of these decorations by making the ninja turtle’s bandanas out of paper, felt, or ribbon. You could also get transparent bulbs and melt green crayons inside/drip green paint within. Every year, the kids will look forward to putting them on the Christmas tree!

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Now comes the important question… Which are the best Christmas Crafts for kids to make? Please let me know in the comments.

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