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Super Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

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Discover some holiday craft projects you can do with your children!

Discover some holiday craft projects you can do with your children!

Family Craft Projects for the Holidays

When you're preparing to decorate your home for Christmas, you can save money and make memories by crafting some DIY décor with your children! Most of the projects featured in this article use basic craft supplies, like paint, glue and fabric. You can buy many of the supplies at your local dollar store, too! Enjoy some seasonal family fun by trying one of these projects. As an added bonus, you'll be creating keepsakes that you can use year after year!

Kid-Friendly Christmas Arts and Crafts

  1. Christmas Popsicle Stick Crafts
  2. Footprint Art for Christmas
  3. Christmas Rock-Painting Ideas
  4. Homemade Decorations for the Christmas Tree
  5. Creative Snowman Crafts
  6. Christmas Classroom Doors
  7. Fishbowl Snowmen
  8. Cute Christmas Wrapping Paper Ideas
  9. Wooden Christmas Signs
  10. Lightbulb Snowmen
  11. Santa Candy Sleighs
  12. Wine Cork Christmas Trees
  13. Lighted Snowman Grapevine Wreaths
  14. Deco Mesh Wreaths
  15. Candy Bouquets

1. Christmas Popsicle Stick Crafts

Cure boredom over the holidays with these fun popsicle stick crafts for kids of all ages. You can buy craft sticks by the bag at a craft or DIY store, so these projects are inexpensive. All you need to do is grab a bag of sticks, some glue, some paints and other basic craft materials, and you're good to go!

Scroll through the photos below to see some fun shapes you can make with popsicle sticks, like doors, houses, stars, creches and sleds!

Popsicle Stick Door With Santa and Wreath

Popsicle Stick Door With Santa and Wreath

Snowy Popsicle Stick Barn

Snowy Popsicle Stick Barn

Craft Stick House With Snowman and Tree

Craft Stick House With Snowman and Tree

Craft Stick House With Fence

Craft Stick House With Fence

Christmas Popsicle Stick Stars

Christmas Popsicle Stick Stars

Little Craft Stick House With Berry Decorations

Little Craft Stick House With Berry Decorations

Craft Stick Creche

Craft Stick Creche

Popsicle Stick Trucks Carrying Christmas Trees

Popsicle Stick Trucks Carrying Christmas Trees

Simple Craft Stick Creche

Simple Craft Stick Creche

Popsicle Stick Sleds and Skis

Popsicle Stick Sleds and Skis

2. Footprint Art for Christmas

These crafts are a great way to make keepsakes out of your baby's tiny footprint. They can also be turned into gorgeous Christmas cards that grandparents will especially love!

Scroll through the photos below for a bunch of creative ideas. You can turn the footprints into Christmas trees, angels, snowpeople, elves and even cute mice! Try using your baby's handprint, too.

Mistletoe Footprint Card

Mistletoe Footprint Card

Decorated Christmas Tree Footprint Card

Decorated Christmas Tree Footprint Card

Snowman Footprints

Snowman Footprints

Three Little Elves Footprints

Three Little Elves Footprints

Mistletoe Footprint Dangling Art

Mistletoe Footprint Dangling Art

Nativity Handprint Creche

Nativity Handprint Creche

Footprint Tree Coasters

Footprint Tree Coasters

Footprint and Handprint Angel

Footprint and Handprint Angel

Footprint Santa Card

Footprint Santa Card

Footprint Mice From 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Footprint Mice From 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

3. Christmas Rock-Painting Ideas

Painting rocks is so much fun! If you've never done it before, follow the awesome video tutorial above. Then, gather all your little ones around the table, and let the painting begin!

Scroll through the photos below for some examples of Christmas-themed painted rocks. These examples may be too complex for kids, but they can use them for inspiration to create their own versions! Try painting a reindeer, snowman, penguin or even Santa Claus himself.

Snowmen and Cardinals

Snowmen and Cardinals

Baby Reindeer With Stocking

Baby Reindeer With Stocking

Dachshund in Christmas Sweater

Dachshund in Christmas Sweater

Snowman With Scarf and Top Hat

Snowman With Scarf and Top Hat

Happy "Just Chillin'" Snowman

Happy "Just Chillin'" Snowman

Snowman in Big Hat and Scarf

Snowman in Big Hat and Scarf

"Merry Christmas" Silly Snowman

"Merry Christmas" Silly Snowman

Believe in Santa

Believe in Santa

Penguin in a Snow Flurry

Penguin in a Snow Flurry

Happy Snowman in Snow

Happy Snowman in Snow

Snowman With Purple Scarf and Star

Snowman With Purple Scarf and Star

Smiling Snowman in a Long Cap

Smiling Snowman in a Long Cap

4. Homemade Decorations for the Christmas Tree

How will you deck your halls this year? With the average American family spending a lot on Christmas gifts (approximately $280 per child, according to Yahoo Finance), it makes sense to save money by crafting homemade decorations instead of buying them.

You can turn pipe cleaners into star-shaped ornaments or make paper Santa decorations—the possibilities are endless. Plus, it's great fun for the whole family and will keep the kids entertained. Get them to make extra decorations for Grandma and Grandpa and wrap them up as special Christmas presents that your folks will love. Then you're saving money on both decorations and gifts!

Below are a variety of fun ways to decorate your Christmas tree with both store-bought and homemade items. Remember to check the dollar store for deals on supplies like ornaments, garlands and ribbons!

Red and Silver Christmas Tree (Have the kids make the "Ho Ho Ho" ornaments from pretty paper!)

Red and Silver Christmas Tree (Have the kids make the "Ho Ho Ho" ornaments from pretty paper!)

Red and White Christmas Tree (The glittery styrofoam snowflake ornaments are a great project for kids—just have them add glitter and sequins to premade snowflake forms.)

Red and White Christmas Tree (The glittery styrofoam snowflake ornaments are a great project for kids—just have them add glitter and sequins to premade snowflake forms.)

Spooky "Beetlejuice" Christmas Tree (Kids love making curlicues out of pipe cleaners!)

Spooky "Beetlejuice" Christmas Tree (Kids love making curlicues out of pipe cleaners!)

Simple Rustic Christmas Tree (The star-shaped pipe cleaner ornaments are an easy DIY for anyone!)

Simple Rustic Christmas Tree (The star-shaped pipe cleaner ornaments are an easy DIY for anyone!)

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Tree (Purchase the white tulle from the dollar store, then get your children to help wrap it around the tree.)

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Tree (Purchase the white tulle from the dollar store, then get your children to help wrap it around the tree.)

Fairy Light Spiral Tree (Get the kids to help you wrap the tree with the lights.)

Fairy Light Spiral Tree (Get the kids to help you wrap the tree with the lights.)

Green Ninja Turtle Tree (Have your children glue the felt and googly eyes onto the green ornaments!)

Green Ninja Turtle Tree (Have your children glue the felt and googly eyes onto the green ornaments!)

5. Creative Snowman Crafts

Snowmen make great seasonal decorations because they're not specific to Christmas—you can leave them up all winter long! Kids love snowmen, too, whether they're made out of snow or craft supplies. In fact, you can make snowmen out of anything, even the doors in your house (yes, really). You might need to help the kids with the finer details, like painting the faces and cutting fabric to make scarves and hats.

Scroll through the photos below to see some amazing upcycled, repurposed and redecorated snowmen crafts!

Wood Block Snowmen

Wood Block Snowmen

Door Snowmen

Door Snowmen

Paper Cup Snowmen

Paper Cup Snowmen

Washboard or Shutter Snowmen

Washboard or Shutter Snowmen

"Welcome" Washboard or Shutter Snowman

"Welcome" Washboard or Shutter Snowman

Wooden Block Snowmen With Cozy Hats

Wooden Block Snowmen With Cozy Hats

Happy Washboard or Shutter Snowman

Happy Washboard or Shutter Snowman

Wooden Post or Cardboard Tube Snowmen

Wooden Post or Cardboard Tube Snowmen

Wooden Block Snowmen With Funny Faces

Wooden Block Snowmen With Funny Faces

Rock Snowman Art

Rock Snowman Art

6. Christmas Classroom Doors

If you're a teacher, get your students to help you decorate your classroom door for the holidays. While these ideas were inspired by actual classrooms, you can also use them in your home—think how cute it would be to turn your kids' bedroom doors into gingerbread house doors!

Scroll through the photos below to see how you can give your door a Christmas spin, whether you're decorating it like a reindeer, a snowy Santa's workshop or a gingerbread house.

Funny Glowing Rudolph Nose Door

Funny Glowing Rudolph Nose Door

Gingerbread House Hallway

Gingerbread House Hallway

Gingerbread House Door

Gingerbread House Door

Gingerbread House Door and Façade

Gingerbread House Door and Façade