It's that magical time of year again, and we're diving headfirst into the jingle bell season. As the snowflakes fall and the cocoa simmers, there's no better way to embrace the holiday spirit than by getting your creative juices flowing, not only with fun Christmas family outfits, but with some delightful Christmas activities for kids as well.


At RuffleButts, we're all about celebrating the joy of childhood, and what better way to do that than by engaging in heartwarming holiday-themed activities? Christmas crafts offer not only endless fun but also valuable learning opportunities. Plus, the best part? The versatility of these crafts ensures that everyone from the littlest elves to the biggest reindeer enthusiasts can join in on the festive fun. It can also serve as great options for Christmas gift ideas for kids.


So, grab your craft supplies, your little project partners, and let's dive into 20 fantastic Christmas craft ideas that will make your hearts grow three sizes this holiday season!

Easy Christmas Crafts for Children

Easy Christmas Crafts for Children

  • Paper Plate Christmas Tree: Crafted from simple paper plates and construction paper, these delightful Christmas trees not only make for fantastic decorations but also offer an opportunity for kids to practice their fine motor skills and creativity.
  • Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree: This 3D masterpiece is perfect for kids who love to build. As they glue on the colorful pom-poms, they can explore their artistic side and create unique designs for each ornament.
  • Candy Cane Reindeer: Crafting these cute candy cane reindeer isn't just about fun; it's also a great way to develop hand-eye coordination as little hands attach googly eyes and tiny red noses.
  • Santa Claus Pom Pom Craft: Creating Santa's fluffy beard with pom-poms adds a tactile element to the craft, making it an ideal sensory activity for kids. It's a hands-on way to engage in creative play.
  • Snowman Ornament: These snowman ornaments can double as a storytelling opportunity. Encourage your kids to give each snowman a name and imagine the adventures they have during the holiday season.

DIY Holiday Projects for Kids

  • Christmas Card Making: Beyond the joy of crafting, making Christmas cards teaches kids about the value of giving and expressing gratitude. It's a chance to spread love and warmth during the season of giving.
  • Tissue Paper Wreath Ornaments: This project combines artistry and fine motor skills. Cutting, crumpling, and shaping the tissue paper into wreaths helps children refine their dexterity.
  • Pinecone Christmas Tree: When you take a nature walk to collect pine cones, you're not just crafting; you're also connecting with the great outdoors and instilling an appreciation for nature in your little ones.

Creative Christmas Activities for Kids

  • Elf Craft: Designing elves lets kids explore the whimsical side of Christmas. Encourage them to invent backstories for their elves, sparking imaginative play.
  • Reindeer Craft: Along with creativity, this craft offers a chance to discuss nature and animal characteristics. You can share fascinating reindeer facts as you craft together.
  • Christmas Tree Garland: Crafting a garland is a cooperative effort. It's an opportunity for teamwork, as kids take turns threading trees and making decisions about the garland's design.
  • Gingerbread House Decorating: As you decorate gingerbread houses together, you're fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride in your children as they create something beautiful from scratch.

Fun Holiday Art Projects for Children

  • Clothespin Snowman Craft: By using clothespins, you're teaching kids about repurposing materials, encouraging them to see the potential in everyday objects.
  • Heartfelt Christmas Craft: Creating heart-shaped crafts can open the door to discussions about love, kindness, and the importance of expressing our emotions.
  • Construction Paper Candy Cane Reindeer: This craft combines the joy of coloring and crafting, allowing kids to customize their candy cane reindeer with different patterns and colors.

Simple Christmas Decorations for Youngsters

  • Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Crafting ornaments allows kids to make a lasting mark on your family's Christmas traditions. Each ornament tells a unique story.
  • Glittery Christmas Decorations: Add some extra shimmer and shine to your decorations with glitter crafts. It's all about embracing the sparkle and creating a magical ambiance.
  • Paper Plate Christmas Tree: These simple trees offer a blank canvas for creativity. Children can experiment with different designs, from classic to creative decorations.


Now, for the icing on the gingerbread house, let's sum it up.


As we wrap up this festive crafting adventure, remember that the holiday season is about creating lasting memories with your little ones. These 20 Christmas crafts for kids are not just about making beautiful decorations; they're about spending quality time together, fostering creativity, and sharing the joy of the season.


So, whether you're crafting Santa Claus pom poms or constructing paper candy cane reindeer, the magic of Christmas comes alive in your very own home. Embrace the mess, savor the laughter, and cherish every moment with your little crafters.


We hope you enjoy these crafty ideas, and if you're looking for some stylish kids holiday outfits to compliment your crafting endeavors, don't forget to check out our RuffleButts collection! From comfy holiday wear to adorable accessories, we've got your little ones covered in festive flair.

Happy crafting, merry memories, and a joyous holiday season from RuffleButts to your family!