9 Wonderful Christmas Crafts For Preschoolers To Make.

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the opportunity for crafting. I’m always on the lookout for fun Christmas crafts for preschoolers to make.

I love the tradition of displaying the beautiful things my children have made in previous years. We still bring out my eldest’s paper-plate angel, even though it’s pretty fragile after sixteen years.

The thing about Christmas is that carers of preschoolers are usually also in charge of Making Christmas Happen generally.

Christmas Crafts Don’t Need To Be Overwhelming

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look at Pinterest and see all the wonderful Christmas crafts for preschoolers that others share.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of making your own enormous list of must-try preschool crafts and then racing to tick them all off before December 25th.

That’s not fun for anyone.

The best crafting experiences (and this applies not just to preschoolers but to everyone, I think) are the ones where you can combine fun and a big chance of a successful outcome.

To me, that means low-stress, low-pressure crafting.

Golden Rules For Christmas Crafting With Kids

When I’m choosing Christmas crafts for preschoolers I try to keep a few things in mind:

  • Inexpensive supplies so that you don’t need to worry too much about waste. (Although, really, is it a waste when you pour a whole tub of glitter onto a single ornament? Your preschooler would almost certainly say not).
  • Materials that are easy to get hold of, preferably without having to leave the house at all.
  • Simple crafts that promise a near 100% success rate.

So, I’ve compiled a list of some of the crafts on my shortlist this year.

It’s not a long list, because I know you don’t have time to sift through pages and pages looking for the ‘perfect’ craft to try.

They’re mostly not fancy, elaborate crafts, they’re just good, simple fun that can be enjoyed by anyone.

So, put some Christmas music on, gather your favourite festive snacks (lebkuchen and hot chocolate with marshmallows please), and get crafting.

Also, make some of these gorgeous paper lanterns to add an extra something special to an afternoon of hygge and crafting.

Christmas Crafts For Preschoolers

Cute and easy Christmas crafts for preschoolers.

Simple Christmas crafts taht you'll love making with your little ones.

So which of these Christmas crafts for preschoolers are you planning to try?

Whatever you pick, make it an occasion with yummy snacks and festive music.

Crafting With Your Children

My other top tip is to actually sit down and make the crafts alongside your children. Don’t just be the helper.

Of course, you need to be on hand to help out, but your kids will enjoy the crafting experience much more if they can see you enjoying it too. That means seeing you actually making the same things that they’re making.

It also gives you a chance to verbalise your own design decisions (even if you’re convinced that you’ve never made a design decision in your life!)

“I really like how this white glitter looks on top of this red paper.”

“I love how the washi tape makes it easy to make stripes.”

When you’re working alongside your children, and talking with them, you’ll naturally be modelling the thought processes that will help them become competent, confident creators.

Also … you know you’ve got a vision in your head for how you want those little cardboard trees to look. Don’t spoil your kids’ crafting by trying to take charge of the colours they use, or the amount of glue. Give yourself the gift of your very own cardboard tree to do with as you wish.

And, as always, pin this post if you liked it so that others can find it and like it too!