Okay, I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for easy Christmas crafts.
I’m not always the greatest at getting around to making them, but I love pinning them. I love daydreaming about them and gathering the supplies to make them.
That said, I try to plan December with plenty of time for making easy Christmas crafts with my little ones. We usually try to host a ‘crafternoon’ as well, inviting friends over for hot chocolate, festive snacks and glittery fun.
These crafts would be perfect for that kind of afternoon. I’ve hunted out easy Christmas crafts that work for a wide age range, and that won’t make too much mess.
can be made by a wide age range, and that won’t make too much mess.
Here’s my shortlist. I haven’t yet decided which crafts will make the final cut for our crafternoon, but these are in the running.
Cute & Simple Christmas Crafts
The activities I've picked for this list prove that Christmas crafts don't have to be elaborate to be fun for preschoolers.
They're all super-simple crafts, and most of them use things you already have, or can pick up easily.
I've focused on things that won't create too much mess, and that are flexible enough to be adapted to your child's abilities.
Spend some time crafting with your little ones this Christmas, and display their creations proudly alongside all your other Christmas decorations.
Whenever I set out tin foil on our crafting table, it seems to draw the children like a magnet. Even the older ones come and sit down to join in.
There's something exciting about working with the smooth, shiny, reflective foil.
It's put to great use in these pretty foil ornaments, and they'll look just as beautiful with slightly-wrinkled, preschooler-wrapped foil as they will with your perfectly smooth version, so don't be too quick to jump in and help!
I'd also have to put Sharpies out on the table because I think Sharpies and tin foil are a match made in heaven!
Paper straws are a great crafting medium for little hands.
Snipped into short lengths, they make a fun threading activity.
I think the combination of these pretty straws and the jingle bells is a definite winner.
I'm not a huge fan of tinsel, so I like to keep an eye out for alternatives, and I love how this paper straw garland looks wrapped around the Christmas tree. I've seen beautiful red, white, and green patterned straws, and they'd be fab for a fresh Scandi look.
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