101+ Easy Christmas Crafts

Well, it looks like we’re going to be stuck indoors for a lot of the Christmas season and the little ones are going to need entertaining. Here’s a list of 101 crafts and fun activities I’ve compiled from Pinterest, blogs, social media, and some I thought up myself.

  • Holiday Cooking. Measuring ingredients is a great way to sharpen kids’ math skills by cooking your favorite hearty foods. They can use their skills to mix the ingredients, learn proportions, and have fun doing it!2. ‘Tis the Season for Festive Reading. Gather around and get cozy reading holiday classics. Don’t let the December holidays disrupt learning, try this list of 11 Favorite Holiday Books for Kids
  • Snowflake Geometry. This fun activity of folding, cutting, and shaping snowflakes gives students the opportunity to practice identifying geometric concepts and understanding symmetry.
  • Discover the History of the Holidays. There are seven December holidays and fun ways to introduce kids to each one’s rich heritage, traditions, and cultures. Discover where Santa Claus came from, why they call Hanukkah the ‘Festival of Lights,’ and learn about Kwanzaa’s ‘Feast of Faith.’ Here is a link for How to Teach Kids About Diverse Winter Holidays.
  • Quality Learning Time Together. The holiday break is the perfect time for parents and kids to sit down together without the hustle and bustle of everyday routines and spend time learning together. Online platforms like Brainly and Coursehero are great ways to keep your mind sharp over the holidays, practice what’s being learned in school, and have fun in the process. Some platforms, like Brainly, offer special parental accounts that allow you to track your young student’s progress.
  • Gingerbread House Engineering. This design project is perfect for the holidays so kids can build, test, and evaluate their own creations and is adaptable to many grade levels. Try these Engineering Challenges created by real-life teachers!

Shutterfly’s Easy Christmas Crafts With Printables + Instructions

These printable crafts are perfect for busy parents because they require minimal supplies that can usually be found in the house. Click the download button below each craft to print off the instructions and printables for an easy and fun activity for your kids. Plus, they double as a great last-minute Christmas gift from the kids. Most of the crafts will work best with thicker, cardstock paper.

1. Rudolph Mask

paper Reindeer mask

Source: Shutterfly

This Rudolph mask is the perfect way for kids to play make-believe. It can be secured with string or ribbon or you can attach the mask to a stick for a masquerade style mask. If you want to recreate Santa’s team of reindeer — use the red nose as a stencil and cut out eight additional noses from black construction paper to use instead of the red Rudolph nose.

2. Holiday Joke Teller

folded joke teller

Source: Shutterfly

Joke tellers, also known as “cootie catchers” or “fortune tellers” are a fun and easy foldable craft. Children can fill them with holiday riddles, jokes and other amusing messages that they can use on their own or with a friend.

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NORTH POLE CHRISTMAS has a workshop full of fun crafts and projects. Here are just a few

Christmas Ornaments

Over 50 DIY Christmas ornaments to create. New – 32 round Christmas ornaments.

Winter Clock Faces

Purchase an inexpensive clock and switch out the face for quick Christmas decorating.

Snowman Crafts

Choose to craft snowmen out of wood, stitchery, fabric, or create a snowman post it notes holder.

Nativity Patterns

A collection of nativities, some are a simple one piece, others have many pieces. Great as yard art.

Santa Patterns

Mailbox sitter, door corner, Santa ornaments and more await you on the Santa crafts page.

Gingerbread Man Index

Choose from gingerbread man clip art, gingerbread man crafts, gingerbread man sayings, crafts, outlines.

Christmas Printables

Use these free Christmas printables to decorate for the holidays and adorn packages.

Angel Crafts

Wood angels, noodle angel, templates for glass angels are some of the angel templates.

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  1. Youmna Rab

    December 9, 2020 at 6:25 am

    What an amazing list! I definitely found some great ideas here to try out this year!

  2. Katherine

    December 9, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    What a great list! But I won’t have time to do them all in one season! 😉
    Thanks for sharing! Great list

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