5 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

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With the holiday season in full swing, I am always on the hunt for great craft and baking ideas! Yes, that is what the holidays do to me! They make me want to be crafty and eat a lot of cookies and cakes! It’s a dangerous time of year! At school the holidays are a more laid back time and I always enjoy taking time to make some holiday crafts with the kids. I cannot wait until W is old enough to do crafty things when I am home on winter break! Here are 5 adorable holiday crafts for the kids!

5 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

holiday crafts cones1. Holiday Cones

These are some of the most adorable holiday crafts I have seen and they are perfect to do with children! It’s great because you can use all of those extra craft supplies you have lying around the house! I know I always have extra ribbon and this would be a great way to make some fabulous fun decorations!

What you need:
Solo water cooler cones
Cotton Balls

What you do:
This craft is pretty much a creative free-for-all. It’s good to go in with a bit of a plan so you can paint the cones and then let them dry. Red is great for Santa and green makes a great Christmas tree but your imagination is the limit! Once the paint is dry, it’s time to decorate!

Holiday Crafts for Kids: Craft Stick Snowmen

2. Craft Stick Snowmen

What you need:

  • large craft sticks
  • white craft paint
  • colorful felt or craft foam (including orange and black for sure!)
  • Buttons or sequins
  • Ribbon
  • Black permanent marker
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors

What you do:

  1. Paint the craft sticks white and let dry completely.
  2. Cut strips of felt to make scarves, fringe the ends with scissors.
  3. Cut a small orange triangle out of felt or craft foam.
  4. Cut a hat out of black craft foam.
  5. Use the permanent marker to draw tiny dots for the eyes and mouth.
  6. Glue the orange nose in place.
  7. Tie the felt scarf around the snowman’s neck or fold it over to look like it’s blowing in the wind and then glue it in place.
  8. Glue on hat.
  9. Glue buttons or sequins in a line below the scarf.
  10. Cut a piece of ribbon 8-10 inches long for the hanger.
  11. Fold in half and glue the open ends together on the back of the snowman’s head.
  12. Let everything dry!

Photo and craft credit: Simmworks Family Blog

handprint santa3. Handprint Santa

What you need:
Construction paper or cardstock (large sheets of construction paper can be folded in half to turn it into a cute card!)
Red, white, and peach paint
Black permanent marker
Cotton ball (optional, but is cute on the end of Santa’s hat!)

What you do:
Paint the majority of your child’s palm white. Paint the fingers white. Paint the bottom edge of the palm red. Use a generous amount of paint for the best results. Press your child’s hand onto the paper. Once he removes his hand, use the paintbrushes to fill in any gaps in the paint and to add the curved end of the hat. You can paint a white ball on the end of the hat or wait until the paint is dry and use your cotton ball. Let the paint dry and then use your permanent marker to draw on Santa’s face!

pinecone christmas trees4. Pinecone Christmas Trees

What you need:
Small pom poms
Craft glue

What you do:
This is one of the easiest holiday crafts for kids. Give each child a collection of small pom poms and glue. Let each child add pom poms to create their own holiday tree!


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5. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

What you need:
Gold Bells
Small Bow tied from ribbon
Green Pipe Cleaner
Ornament Hanger

What you do:
Slide six gold bells on a green pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner into a spiral tree shape that narrows at the top. Twist the top end around an ornament hanger. Twist the bow around the top of the tree. If you use a wired ribbon, you can adjust the bow to cover the ornament hanger.


What are some of your favorite holiday crafts? Do you have a holiday craft traditions that you do with your children each year?