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Christmas Crafts for Kids

Beautiful, fun, and easy holiday crafts to make with kids

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Katherine Lee

Making Christmas crafts with kids is a great way to spend some time together, especially when you’re looking for things to do during the school holiday break.

Older kids will especially enjoy working on craft projects because they have the cognitive and physical skills necessary to create holiday crafts and other objects. For example, older children are better able to handle tools such as scissors and glue and can focus on tasks for longer periods of time. While younger children love making things with their hands too, older kids will be able to create more complicated crafts that can showcase their creativity.

Here are some great ideas for holiday crafts you can make with your kids.

Christmas Crafts for Kids

1. How to Make a Paper Poinsettia with Kids
Here is a gorgeous and elegant craft that's fun and easy to make with kids: a paper poinsettia. You can make it in white, red, or both (or whatever color you choose!). The flowers can then be used to make a beautiful wreath or to adorn gifts or holiday tables. Your kids will love making them as much as they love showing them off!

2. How to Make a Poinsettia Wreath with Kids
Here is an easy step-by-step article on how to make an elegant and lovely poinsettia wreath.

3. Easy, Beautiful Felt Ornaments
These lovely ornaments are made out of felt. Not only is this craft super-easy, the ornaments are also very kid-friendly and unbreakable. Pretty and sturdy--that's a perfect Christmas craft for kids!

4. Felt Mistletoe
You love how gorgeous this felt mistletoe is, and it's awesomely-simple to create, too. Plus, making your own felt mistletoe is much more economical than buying a ready-made one. Win-win!

5. Christmas Wreath Craft for Kids
Even the youngest members of the family will be able to help make this easy yet absolutely gorgeous Christmas wreath craft idea from Nanette De Cillis of ArtsCetera. It's one of the best kids' Christmas crafts out there!

6. Easy and Pretty Felt Christmas Trees
Here is an idea for a super-easy felt Christmas trees you can make with kids. All you need is some felt, beads or sequins, and some trim or ribbons. You can make these pretty little trees to put on tabletops and all around the house for a festive touch.

7. Pom-Pom Garland
Kids will love making these pretty garlands to put on the tree or to drape anywhere around the house to add some Christmas cheer. Plus, making these little pom-poms (which only require some leftover yarn) is super-fun!

8. Easy, Pretty Paper Ornaments
These paper ornaments are made out of strips of colorful paper. They are so simple and easy to make, you and your kids will want to create several and put them on the tree or all around the house for the holidays!

9. An Assortment of Christmas Crafts Ideas for Kids
From Christmas ornaments to homemade Christmas cards and gifts, here are hundreds of fun Christmas crafts that are perfect for doing with kids featured on the About.com Family Crafts site. You’ll find holiday craft ideas that are easy enough for younger preschoolers as well as projects that are perfect for older kids.

10. Fun and Glittery Christmas Crafts for Kids
Here are some terrific ideas for Christmas crafts for older kids from the About.com Teens site. Projects such as decorating plain glass ball ornaments with glitter and ribbons or creating a fun Santa or reindeer out of old glass bulbs are perfect projects for kids who have the dexterity and can use caution to work with glass (grade-schoolers will need close parental supervision, of course!)

11. Charming Kids’ Christmas crafts from Martha Stewart
The creative folks at Martha Stewart Living have compiled some great ideas for lovely Christmas crafts that are easy enough for kids to do. Some of the crafts ideas you’ll find: Beautiful recycled ribbon chains that are made out of old ribbons, charming snowmen and reindeer made out of pipe cleaners, and gorgeous button cards.

12. Creative Christmas Crafts for Kids from Family Fun
You’ll find lots of great ideas for kids’ holiday crafts on the Family Fun site, from cards, ornaments, garlands, and more.

13. Easy, Cute Kids' Crafts Ideas from Parents magazine
School-age kids can make many of these easy crafts, including a treat-filled Advent calendar, paper Menorah, and more. Each kids’ craft has detailed instructions for parents and kids to follow.

14. Christmas-Themed Crafts from Enchanted Learning
Kids can make Christmas crafts such as 3D stars, a paper-plate angel, hand print Christmas trees, and more with these ideas from Enchanted Learning.

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