Easy Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

by Hilary Braaksma

Easy Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids
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Show off your holiday spirit with these easy Christmas crafts for kids and other fun, festive cold-weather activity ideas. From ornament decorating crafts to candle making activities, we’ve rounded up a bunch of creative Christmas and Hanukkah projects for kids to look forward to this holiday season.


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Unfinished Christmas Ornaments Colorful Decoration Kit


We love the fun details that come with this christmas ornament craft for kids. The set includes 30 plain wood ornaments in three holiday shapes, 30 small colorful bells, twine and four marker pens in holiday colors.

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Printable 3D Christmas Ornament Craft


There’s nothing parents love more than cheap and easy paper crafts! These printable christmas crafts for kids can be purchased as a digital download on Etsy, printed at home and made into ornaments. This Christmas activity is a fun, affordable way to kill a few hours on a winter weekend.

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Holiday Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit


DIY Christmas crafts for kids can help teach them about the holidays, keep them occupied inside and help them exercise their creativity. This simple Christmas craft of painting rocks with holiday imagery is perfect for kids and adults to do together.

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Wilton Build It Yourself Super Mario Gingerbread Castle Decorating Kit


Christmas food crafts might be the best Christmas crafts of all! For little video game fans, this Super Mario edible Christmas craft for kids is sure to be a hit. The easy kit comes with everything you need to make your own Gingerbread Castle.

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Craft-a-Dreidel Create a Dreidel Paint Set


This easy, creative holiday craft is ideal for preschoolers and older. Have your little one celebrate Hanukkah by painting their own wooden dreidel toy. The set comes with two dreidels, three paint colors, one brush and one glitter pen.

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DIY Christmas Card Making Kit for Kids


Put your Christmas crafts to good use by sending them out to friends and family! This Christmas card craft kit for kids includes cardstock, paper, envelopes, stickers and more for kids to make their own holiday greetings.

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Foam Christmas Tree Craft Kit


Toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast making these Christmas tree crafts for kids. The craft kit has 24 foam trees and over 900 holiday shapes to decorate them with. This is a fun, cheap way to entertain multiple kids during holiday celebrations.

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Natural Unfinished Wood Pre-Drilled Christmas Ornaments


Make some Pinterest-worthy christmas ornament crafts with older kids this year. These pre-sliced and drilled pieces of pine wood look gorgeous painted or decorated with Christmas quotes or holiday imagery and hung from the tree.

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Snow Globe Christmas Craft Kit


This six-piece snow globe kit is a simple, cute christmas crafts for kids. Each snow globe is easy to assemble and is decorated inside with a Christmas tree and gifts. Once assembled, it can be shaken to create the illusion of magical glittery snowfall.

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ALEX Toys Christmas Banner Decorations


This super simple banner kit is the perfect preschool christmas craft. Your little one will love putting together this easy banner and using the 205 included felt shapes to make an adorable holiday decoration that will brighten up any room of the house.

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Izzy n Dizzy Chanukah Candle Making Kit


This hands-on Chanukah craft is sure to keep little ones entertained at your holiday celebration. The kit includes nine beeswax honeycomb sheets, nine cotton wicks and an instruction sheet. Parents will definitely want to be on hand to help light the finished product.

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Paper Crafts Kids’ Letters to Santa Activity 12-Pack


An easy paper craft for kids with hardly any prep work? Sign us up. Get all the kids together to write their letters to Santa for a fun holiday activity. This Santa letter-writing kit includes envelopes, wish lists, thank you cards and stickers.

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Christmas Wreath Beaded Ornament Kit


This Christmas wreaths crafts for kids is easy to assemble and makes adorable holiday ornaments for your tree. The set comes with everything you need to make 24 wreath ornaments—a pack of red beads, a pack of green beads, 24 green ribbons and 24 red pipe cleaners.

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Melissa & Doug Holiday Stained Glass Made Easy


These easy-to-make stained glass holiday decorations are great Christmas crafts for toddlers. Little ones can simply peel stickers from the sheet and place them in the pre-shaped “stained glass” ornament.

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Meri Meri Holiday Cookie Cutters


Get the whole family together for some holiday baking and cookie decorating! These sweet mini cookie cutters are a great Christmas food craft—kids of all ages will love spending an afternoon frosting and sprinkling cute holiday-shaped cookies.

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Color Your Own Fuzzy Hanukkah Posters


This easy paper crafts for kids comes in a set of 24 and can keep kiddos entertained for hours with just these and a pack of markers. Keep them on hand to do with the kids throughout the holiday season, or set them out at the kids table at this year’s family celebration.

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Sprinkle Pop Gingerbread House Decorating Kit


Gingerbread houses are always a fun Christmas crafts for kids, and this decorating kit from Sprinkle Pop makes it extra special. This yummy edible Christmas craft is a fun activity for the whole family and comes with everything you need.

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Wondershop Santa Prep Activity Kit


This simple Christmas craft for kids doesn’t require much prep or clean-up at all! Simply have the kids help you arrange the vintage-looking signs reminding Santa to stop and identifying treats for him and his reindeer. The hardest part is for the parents, who can use the kit to write a letter back from “Santa”.

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Wondershop Santa Was Here Activity Kit


Christmas crafts and activities for older kids are hard to come by—but you can enlist them as your crafty helpers in making the holiday season more magical for younger kids and siblings. Use the provided stencil and accessories to leave “Santa footprints” around the house on Christmas Eve, and watch little one’s eyes light up Christmas morning!

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Mira HandCrafts Christmas Fuse Beads Decoration Set


This DIY christmas crafts for kids is tons of fun! The set comes with over 3000 colorful melting beads, a peg board and design instructions to help kids create cool fused bead Christmas decor to use as ornaments or gift to friends and family. Parents will want to supervise this craft since it requires using a hot iron.