Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids

by Emma W.R. on December 4, 2013

The Holidays are a great time to make adorable crafts with your children, nieces or nephews. Whether you’re making handmade ornaments to hang on your tree or colorful construction paper rings to deck your halls, crafting is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones. If you’re looking for perfect Christmas craft ideas for kids, here are a few to try. I guarantee the kids will have a blast!

Felt Christmas Tree

Trace a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter onto felt, then cut out the image. Glue some beads and/or buttons on top and then hang in a window. Presto! Quick and fun!

Felt Christmas Tree

Felt Christmas Stocking

Fold a piece of red felt in half, then trace or draw a shape of a Christmas stocking on the felt and cut out so that you have two identical pieces. Cut slits throughout the stockings and stitch together with any colored ribbon. Last step, glue some cotton balls on the top! If you don’t have felt, construction paper works just as well.  You will need to use discretion depending on the age of the kids that are helping – especially if using scissors or hot glue.

Christmas Stocking Craft

 

Wreath of Buttons

Whether you hang it on your tree or affix it on a present, this button craft is literally as cute as a button! Here is what you’ll need to get started:

•    Assorted buttons in shades of green (or any colors you like)
•    Thin wire
•    Decorative ribbon
•    Needle nose pliers
•    Scissors

Button Christmas Wreath

First, take the wire and cut a length of approximately 10″. (Length can vary depending on the desired size of wreath). Make a loop on one side of the wire with the needle nose pliers. Put the buttons on the wire. Bend the wire to form a circle and insert the other end of the wire through the loop that you previously made, and bend the wire to secure it, making sure to leave some room to insert the ribbon through the loop. Cut two pieces of ribbon. Insert one through the loop, forming a bow and then insert the other ribbon to form where you’ll hang it from.

Any child can help with these projects since they are very easy to create. You could find all of the items needed at your local craft store. Now you’re ready to craft away!

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Beck December 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The button wreath is adorable! I love it so much that I featured it on my Blog post “12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts” I would love it if you could check it out 🙂 http://eclectichandmadecreations.com/2014/12/19/12-quick-and-easy-christmas-crafts/

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Lucy November 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

I love the buttons ornament – such a lovely way to use up some old buttons (and I’ve got plenty of those). You could switch it up and make different colours for different seasons eg. yellow and egg shaped for Easter.

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Steve M. November 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

I really like all of the craft ideas shown here. I will try all of them in addition to others that I have in mind. I have a two year old grandson and I am thrilled to share these enjoyable handmade decorations with him.

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Mandy October 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I am going to try the felt tree idea with the kids. What I like best about it is the clean up. All of these seem like they will be easy to clean up from. That’s always a plus in my book.

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Annie October 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I like the idea of topping a gift with an ornament. I may try that this year.

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Abel October 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

I’ve never done the wreath of buttons. I think I will do this one this year. Thanks!

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LYNNE October 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

I LOVE PINTEREST!!!

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Marisa D December 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Those felt Christmas Stockings bring back memories. Definately a fun project to do with the little ones.

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Sam December 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

I always buy ornaments to top gifts, but I think this year I will try to make the wreath of buttons instead. It seems easy to make and it will impress my family, as they know I am not “crafty” at all!

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Betty G December 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Handmade ornaments are the best. I still hang the ornaments my kids made years and years ago. even if they are falling apart I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Brings back all those happy memories.

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Sarah December 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Awesome ideas! I really love the idea of the felt christmas tree you can really get creative with how its decorated. The kids would love that.

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Apple December 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I have a small bin full of buttons, I always keep them just in case but this wreath idea may steal just a few!

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Lindsey December 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I’m always looking for new craft projects to do with my children. I love the wreath of buttons idea. This will be a fun family project for us to try plus they can add them to our christmas tree. Decorating the tree is one of their favorite things to do.

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Laura December 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I am not very creative but I think I can handle all of the above. Thanks for these simple and very cute ideas. I babysit my niece and nephew every saturday morning and we will try these out this Sat.

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