Most people would probably agree that Christmas is, first and foremost, for the kids. Often, when we adults get all wrapped up in making holiday gifts, baking goodies, and figuring out shopping lists, our kids are sitting nearby wanting to make something festive too. Why not take some time to do some kid-friendly Christmas activities together this year?
From elves and trees to snowmen, and more, these crafts and activities will give your kids a chance to express their creative energy and feel the Christmas spirit. These projects are so cute, you’ll want them decorating your house long after your kids are grown up!
10 DIY Christmas Activities for Kids
Turn craft time into a sensory experience with this Christmas tree craft from Nurture Store. Materials like washi tape, oil pastels, and glitter glue all lend themselves well to sensory play.
All you need to make this easy wreath from Glued to My Crafts is a paper plate, green crepe paper, glue, and any desired embellishments (pom poms, sequins, ribbon etc.).
For more paper plate crafting fun, you and your kiddos can make this paper plate laced Christmas tree from I Heart Crafty Things.
Transform an ordinary sock into an adorable reindeer puppet with these simple instructions from Kids Craft Room.
This unique sensory activity from Gift of Curiosity can be adapted for any holiday or season. For Christmas themed play, fill a plastic bin with water and then add clear water beads and light bulb beads.
Work on your child’s counting skills with this fun evergreen tree math activity from Mom Inspired Life. You’ll need construction paper, dot stickers, and Do A Dot! markers for this Christmas activity.
If you’re looking for more cardboard tube Christmas crafts, Mess for Less shows you how to make a fun Christmas tree out of a paper towel roll.
Kids love scavenger hunts and this interactive one from Hands on as We Grow is perfect for the holiday season. Plus, at the end of the hunt you have a fun decoration to add to your Christmas tree!
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Clarissa is a wife and stepmom embracing life in the Land of Enchantment. She works as a nonprofit communication specialist by day and blogger by night. Some of her favorite things are Dr. Pepper, green chile, baseball, country music, and her yellow lab.