‘Tis the season for glittering ornaments, jolly reindeer, and twinkling lights—yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than with some festive Christmas crafts for kids! Whether you’re cozying up by the fireplace or decorating your home for the holiday season, these creative and engaging projects will add an extra dash of joy to your festivities. Get ready to jingle all the way into the world of crafting with our roundup of delightful Christmas activities that will keep kids entertained and excited during this magical time.
From classic ornaments that will become cherished keepsakes to playful reindeer masks that will inspire imaginative play, we’ve got a sleigh-full of ideas to make your holiday season merry and bright. So, grab your crafting supplies, gather the little ones, and let’s dive into the holiday spirit with these joyful Christmas crafts that are sure to fill your home with warmth and laughter!
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Q-tip Christmas Tree Activity is a fun way to practice fine motor skills this holiday season. Create a simple posting activity for toddlers.
Create this jolly paper plate Santa craft in this adorable Holiday craft for kids. A fun way to create the big guy this Christmas!
Make Rudolf the reindeer fly with this super fun and easy jumping reindeer craft! All you need to make your reindeer jump are a couple of paper cups and an elastic band!
Potato stamped Christmas lights is a fun and easy painting activity for kids. Create a colorful array of Holiday lights using mini potatoes!
Here’s fun Christmas/Winter activities – make popsicle stick snowflakes! So easy, it makes the perfect toddler craft for the Holidays!
Cotton ball Santa is a fun and easy fine motor activity and craft all in one. Give Santa a beard using cotton balls!
Create this adorable sock snowman craft with your kids this winter! It’s fun and creative way to use left over socks.
Use popsicle sticks to craft your own adorable and delicious looking gingerbread house! A fun Christmas craft for kids of all ages!
Puffy paint makes the perfect painting material to create Santa’s beard! Make it using just two ingredients this Holidays!
Decorate the Christmas Tree using pipe cleaners and beads! It’s a festive and easy fine motor holiday craft for kids of all ages!
Bubble Wrap Santa Craft is fun Holiday art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Make an adorable Santa and paint using bubble wrap!
Create beautiful snowflakes this winter using clothespins! This easy clothespin snowflake craft is a fun way to make stunning snowflakes.
Create this beautiful Puffy Paint Christmas Tree using shaving cream and glue! It’s a festive and easy holiday craft for kids of all ages!
This adorable reindeer hand puppet craft is so much fun to make! Create a little hand puppet for the holiday season with your toddler or preschooler that they will love.
Create an adorable Santa Claus sticky wall using contact paper and cotton balls! It is a fabulous idea for a fun toddler or preschooler play date activity during the holidays!
This paper plate Christmas tree craft is a fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A great fine motor for the holidays.
There may not be any snow on ground anymore but winter is definitely here. We had our first snow early this season. It came long before the trees had changed colours or had lost their leaves. Needless to say I was not prepared for a snow storm in early November but it did inspire this easy snowflakes craft.
Let’s add a dash of festive creativity to your holiday season with our Straw Painted Christmas Tree Craft!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sun Catchers is a fun contact paper craft for toddlers and preschoolers. The results are an unique sun catcher craft for the holidays!
Blow Up Christmas Tree Craft is a fun Christmas craft and toy for kids of all ages! Create a colourful tree that you can blow up!
INSIDE: This Cardboard Tube Reindeer Craft is a cute craft for kids to make this holiday season! Not only is it a craft its also an ornament for your toddler or preschooler to make and hang on your Christmas Tree!
Use a sponge to make magical looking trees this Christmas in the fun and easy sponge painted Christmas Tree craft for kids!
INSIDE: Giant Santa’s Village Painting is a super easy and fun giant painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Such a wonderful way to painting during the holidays!
Create this simple Pom Pom painted Christmas tree craft with your toddler or preschooler this season. Also makes a great Christmas card!
Gingerbread House Sticky Wall is a super fun and creative art activity for toddlers or preschoolers. Create and decorate your very own giant gingerbread house for Christmas!
Make a sticky Christmas tree in this fun and easy activity and craft for kids! Makes a fun gift for family and friends for the holidays!
Looking for a unique DIY Christmas cards? Check out these fun and adorable tie-dye Christmas card ideas. Create a cute snowman and Christmas tree with tie dye decorations and details! This is an amazing craft to do with older preschoolers and kindergartners.
This colourful Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Craft is a fun way to create a Christmas Tree this season! It also makes a wonderful ornament addition to your Christmas Tree!
This activity is a fun process art activity perfect for Christmas time and a great way to keep your toddler, preschooler or kindergartner occupied and engaged over the Holidays.
Christmas Tree Surprise Art is a great crayon resist art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Super easy to set up and a fun activity for little ones over the holidays!
Christmas tree paper towel surprise art is a fun and simple to create fine motor art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Decorate the tree using water for Christmas!
Create a life size gingerbread man craft (or girl!) in this easy and fun Christmas craft activity that your child will love it!
Cotton ball rainbow Christmas Tree is a fun and easy to create fine motor art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a colourful Christmas Tree using coloured water!
Here is a fun and super easy painting activity that is perfect for babies and toddlers for Winter and the Holiday season.
I love good fun crafts that don’t require a thousand and one supplies. This super easy Christmas craft is one you can do right now with your toddler or preschooler. All you need are a few basic craft supplies and a few items from your kitchen and bathroom.
Its that time again! Yes, time for another easy painted spatula craft! The Christmas edition!
This is a fun and easy Christmas craft that involves creating festive Christmas ornaments using a potato masher.
This was a fun and simple to set up Christmas painting activity that works well with one child or many. Making it a great activity for home, daycare or school.
This is a fun and easy Christmas craft that involves creating festive Santa Bellies using a potato masher.
Here is another easy Christmas craft you can do right now with just a few basic craft supplies and items from your kitchen and bathroom cupboards.
This is a fun and easy Christmas craft that involves creating festive a Gingerbread Man using a potato masher.
These crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.
The mess level for these crafts vary.
Difficulty to Create
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.
The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!
Shop our ready made play kits here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.