Christmas crafts to keep kids occupied

Christmas crafts for kids to make! Here are ten super easy Christmas crafts for kids to make on their own - or with minimal help. We've got paper based crafts, Christmas card and decoration ideas. There's also a lovely lolly stick idea and one using pipe cleaners. My favourite's involve scented salt dough and play dough. Take a peak and see what you can get your kids making this Christmas time - the beauty of these easy crafts is that busy mums can set their kids up and then get on with Christmas preparations in peace! #ChristmasCraftsForKids

Here’s a roundup of great Christmas craft ideas to keep excited kids on school break occupied in the run up to Christmas Day. 

Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied

One of the biggest challenges busy mothers face with getting everything ready for Christmas is TIME!

There is never enough of it!

So what better way to buy yourself some more time for Christmas prep than by keeping the kids occupied with some Christmas crafting?

I’m talking primary / elementary school aged kids here by the way.

Before you shudder and think, “but that’s such a time suck”, I have put together a list of brilliant Christmas crafts for kids to make… that they can easily make on their own.

I repeat… ON THEIR OWN!!!

All you have to do is instil in them that clearing up after yourself when you’ve been crafting is almost as fun as the crafting itself.

Turn kids crafts into gifts!

You might even find that you can kill two birds with one stone and get them crafting homemade gifts or lovely festive decorations!

It could happen…

So here you go… here’s a list of some gorgeous Christmas crafts that kids can sit and do on their own….

Easy to make Christmas crafts

1. Super Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card

This mono print Christmas tree card from Blue Bear Wood is super duper easy to make and looks really striking when it’s finished.

It’s up to your kiddos how much or little embellishment they add.

Mono print handmade Christmas Tree Card. Easy to make Christmas crafts for kids

See the full step-by-step here: Simple Mono Print Christmas Tree Card

2. 3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft

How about this for a multitasking craft?

Christmas craft, Christmas decoration and STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) activity.

What’s not to love about this 3D Christmas Tree from Little Bins For Little Hands

3D Christmas Tree

See the full step-by-step here: Little Bins For Little Hands

3. Lolly Sticks Christmas Crafts

Now here’s a little craft idea that makes the most out of using up what’s left in the craft cupboard… lolly sticks, googly eyes, pompoms, you know the score!

As does the clever lady over at Thimble and Twig.

Lolly Sticks Christmas craft

See the full step-by-step here: Lolly Stick Christmas Crafts

4. Easy Paper Snowman

Now easy paper snowman craft could be a piece of art or it could be a Christmas card, depends how you want to play it. It’s one of those simple but eye-catching craft ideas that I just love.

Easy paper snowman crat

See the full step-by-step here: Not Toy Gifts

5. Easy Candy Cane Reindeer

This one is for those with a sweet tooth – well a sweet tooth they can keep under control, at least until the super cute candy can reindeer are made.

Talking of sweet tooths (teeth?), don’t forget to check out my Easy Kids Crafts with Marshmallows post, which is proving super popular at the moment!

Easy candy cane reindeer

See the full step-by-step here: The Search for Imperfection

6. Cupcake Liner Homemade Wrapping Paper

Ok I’m at it again… getting the kids to do my Christmas prep through their craft!!

But I love the simplicity of this upcycled wrapping paper and how beautiful to have handcrafted wrapping paper covering all the Christmas gifts.

Upcycled cupcake wrapper homemade wrapping paper

See the step-by-step here: The Soccer Mom Blog

7. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

Love playing with pipe cleaners! Love how gorgeous these pipe cleaner Christmas trees look. I can see these being made and brought out year after year to decorate the house at Christmas.

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree craft for kids

See how to make them here: Play Trains

8. Christmas Scented Salt Dough Garlands

Now these Christmas scented salt dough garlands are my very favourite of the Christmas crafts for kids to make in this roundup.

We will definitely be having these on our Christmas tree this year – just got to get the seven year old and her pals geared up to make some for me 🙂

Christmas scented salt dough garlands from Rainy Day Mum

See the step-by-step here: Rainy Day Mum

9. Play Dough Christmas Trees

So I’m ending on another doughy kids craft… this time play dough Christmas trees.

These are perfect for kiddos of all ages – even pre-schoolers to get crafting.

Play dough Christmas treesSee how to make them here: The Best Ideas For Kids 

So which ones are you going to get your kids crafting?

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Christmas crafts for kids to make! Here are ten super easy Christmas crafts for kids to make on their own - or with minimal help. We've got paper based crafts, Christmas card and decoration ideas. There's also a lovely lolly stick idea and one using pipe cleaners. My favourite's involve scented salt dough and play dough. Take a peak and see what you can get your kids making this Christmas time - the beauty of these easy crafts is that busy mums can set their kids up and then get on with Christmas preparations in peace! #ChristmasCraftsForKids

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