10 Easy to Make Christmas Crafts For Kids, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fun and easy Christmas crafts kids can make while they wait for Santa to arrive!!  

10 easy crafts preschoolers and older kids will love to make this Christmas

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Keep your little ones busy and happy as they wait for Santa this year with some fun and easy Christmas crafts ideas that toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kids will love to make.

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These easy DIY kids' Christmas crafts will make the cutest handmade Christmas decorations you will treasure forever, as well as adorable homemade Christmas gifts for grandparents from kids as well.

1. Paper Plate Snowman Craft 

fun paper plate snowman with mittens and buttons craft

This simple snowman Christmas craft is perfect for 2-year-olds and 3-year-old toddlers to make, and it is so stinking cute!

Learn How to Make Paper Plate Snowmen at Crafty Morning.

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2. Handprint Reindeer Craft

reindeer handprint christmas craft

Kids will love making their own handprint reindeer, and it is a very easy Christmas decoration for preschoolers and toddlers to make. Plus, this cute masterpiece would be awesome framed and given as a special handmade grandparents' gift. Just make sure to have your kids make more than one cute handprint reindeer so you can save one of these special Christmas mementos for yourself!

Find out how toddlers can make this cute handprint reindeer craft at Mommysavers.

3. DIY Snowman Christmas Countdown Calendar

paper links snowman with hat countdown to Christmas calendar

This Snowman Christmas Countdown calendar is one of the cutest countdowns to Christmas I have ever seen! Imagine how much fun the kiddos will have counting down the days until Christmas using this adorable snowman.

Get the easy-peasy step-by-step directions for this simple Christmas craft for kids at From ABCs to ACTs.

4. Rudolph Jingle Bells Sticks

Rudolph Jingle Bell stick craft using craft sticks or popsicle sticks, small jingle bell and pipe cleaners for antlers

These adorable jingle bell Christmas sticks make such a fun easy winter craft for toddlers and kindergarteners. Besides all that Rudolph red nose cuteness, (seriously, who can resist Rudolph-inspired anything??) this has to be one of my favorite winter crafts for toddlers because little ones can have fun shaking their jingle bell sticks to holiday tunes all season long!!

Find out how to make Christmas Jingle Bells Sticks with your toddlers at Crafts on Sea.

5. Christmas Tree Peppermint Candy Paper Ornament

easy peppermint candy homemade paper Christmas ornament

These easy peppermint candy ornaments made out of paper and popsicle sticks will make any Christmas tree look festive and beautiful, and is a holiday project the whole family will love working on together.

Learn how to make DIY Peppermint Candy DIY Paper Ornaments at Parents.com.

6. Homemade Santa Hat Ornament 

easy to make toddler craft santa hat christmas ornament using popsicle sticks, cotton balls, red paint and glue

If you are looking for easy homemade Christmas ornaments for toddlers to make, then you have to check out this adorable Santa hat decoration. All you need are some popsicle sticks, cotton balls, and glue. Oh, and a little red paint, of course. I think red crayons would actually work just fine as well.

Can you imagine how many smiles this simple DIY Christmas ornament is going to bring you every year you hang it up on the tree?

Head on over to Buggy and Buddy to get the step-by-step instructions.

7. Santa Handprint Salt Dough Christmas Ornament

handmade santa claus salt dough christmas ornament

Want more awesome ideas for salt dough ornaments kids can make this Christmas? Kids will love making salt dough Santa handprints ( this super easy salt dough recipe is made with just three ingredients that you may have at home already) 

Learn How to make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments at Messy Little Monster

8. Holly Christmas Tree Ornaments 

sparkly red and green milk cap homemade christmas tree ornaments

Omg, I can only imagine how sparkly these homemade red and green Christmas tree ornaments will be when the tree lights shine on them! These DIY decorations are so pretty, you might almost think they are too complicated for kids to make. But nope, this is a fantastic kids craft for the holiday season, which undoubtedly will become a favorite holiday keepsake to pull out of your Christmas tree decoration box every year.

Learn how to make DIY Christmas Holly Ornaments at A Little Pinch of Perfect

9. Salt Dough Ornaments 

salt dough christmas ornaments for kids to make using their handprints and footprints and salt dough and paint

Kids will love making their own salt dough ornaments for Christmas. Because, really, who wouldn't love squishing colorful homemade dough around and creating a fabulous piece of art?

Learn how to make salt dough ornaments at I Heart Arts and Crafts.

10. Handprint Christmas Wreath


easy handprint green wreath with berries paper decoration preschoolers and toddlers christmas craft

If ever there was a simple, inexpensive, and heartfelt Christmas gift that kids can make for grandparents, this sweet handprint Christmas Wreath is it. All those little handprints will bring smiles for years to come, and become one of your favorite Christmas keepsakes for sure.

Head on over to My Name is Snickerdoodle to learn how your kids can make their own Handprint Wreaths.