25 Easy Christmas Crafts Your Toddlers Will Love

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers

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Yes, it’s that time of the year already; there is a veritable chill in the air and the holiday feeling has begun to set in. If you have toddlers at home, you are most likely already getting ready to enjoy the celebrations with them. While Christmas is a fun time to spend with family and friends, it is also a great time to let your toddlers understand what the excitement is all about and let them have some hands-on fun.

A great way to keep your toddlers entertained and busy for Christmas is by making some easy and fun Christmas crafts for toddlers at home. If you are looking for some fun options, keep reading to check out some of our recommendations below.

Check Out The Easy Christmas Crafts For Toddlers:

1. Printed Christmas Tree With Handmade Decorations:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Printed Christmas Tree With Handmade

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You Will Need:

  • A large sheet of paper that you can then tape onto the wall.
  • Marker pens in the shades green and black.
  • Glue or double sided tape.
  • Family photos that include your toddler and other members.
  • Little cutouts of things that your toddler likes, such as birds, butterflies, flowers, stars and more.

How To:

  1. Set out the paper on the floor or on a table where your toddler can comfortably work on.
  1. Draw out some outlines of the tree branches using the black marker pen. Next, show your toddler how to make the green ferns on the branches, so that it resembles a tall Christmas tree by the time all the ferns are done. If your toddler is not able to make proper ferns, you can always show your toddler how to make a simple stick or round shapes that will also make the tree look full.
  1. Once your toddler has filled up the tree branches, hand out the different pictures and cut outs. Make sure you apply the glue or a double sided tape behind each of the cutouts so that your toddler can easily paste them on the tree branches.
  1. Let your toddler paste them as per choice and complete the tree.
  1. Once the tree is done, you can put up the paper on one side of your wall and decorate it with keeping all the Christmas gifts and lights around it.

[ Read : Christmas Activities For Toddlers ]

2. Fingerprint Snowman Christmas Ball Decoration:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Fingerprint Snowman Christmas Ball Decoration

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You Will Need:

  • Glass ball ornaments that are big enough for your toddler’s fingers to go around and still leave some space.
  • Craft paint in white.
  • Paint brush
  • Color pens
  • Felts in black and other colors.
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors.

How To:

  1. Start by covering your toddler’s palm with the white paint.
  1. Place the glass ball in the middle of your toddler’s palm and ask them to hold it. The paint will form fingerprints on the ball. Leave the ball overnight to dry properly.
  1. In the meanwhile, help your toddler cut out cute scarf and hat shapes from the felt.
  1. Once the glass ball is dry, help your toddler draw the face of the snowman with the colored pens and glue on the hats and scarves.

It is an interesting Christmas craft for toddlers.

3. Paper Mache Christmas Trees:

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You Will Need:

  • Two paper mache cone shapes that will resemble the Christmas tree
  • Crate papers in different styles, colors, and patterns
  • Candy wrappers and colorful bits of papers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Two large glue sticks
  • Acrylic paint in the shade green
  • Foam brush
  • A pair of scissors
  • Green foam

How To:

  1. Paint the paper mache cones using the green paint and set it aside to dry.
  1. Help your toddler to cut out lots of petals shapes from the different crate papers.
  1. Once all the papers are cut out, start rolling them at the end of the brush to give them a curled look.
  1. Once the cone has completely dried up, let your toddler place one dot of hot glue on the edge of each paper and keep placing them from the bottom of the cone shape to the pointy top.
  1. Once the entire tree is covered, use a small piece of green foam to close up the tip of the tree.

4. Clay Christmas Tree:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Clay Christmas Tree

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You Will Need:

  • Air-drying clays in the shades green, red, white, yellow and blue.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler roll out the green clay to make some round balls in different sizes.
  1. Once your toddler has made them, help to give it a slightly conical shape by making the tops a little pointy.
  1. Now ask your toddler to break out bits from the different colored clays and put them on the green cones to decorate them. Once that is done, lightly place the cones one on top of the other, starting with the biggest at the base to the smallest at the top.
  1. For the tree top, help your toddler roll out a red ball and decorate it with white clay at the border.

One of the great preschool christmas crafts.

5. Candy Wrapper Tree Ornaments:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Candy Wrapper Tree Ornaments

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You Will Need:

  • Card paper in preferably white or cream shade.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Old candy wrappers.
  • Glue
  • A pin to make a hole.
  • Ribbons or string.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler cut out heart shapes from the card paper in different sizes.
  1. Now arrange the candy wrappers as per color and size and let your toddler stick them up on the hearts. You can try and make a sorted design or let your toddler just take the flow.
  1. Once done, poke a hole in the top and string the ribbon through to hang up on the Christmas tree.

[ Read : Christmas Gifts For Toddlers ]

6. The Branched Up Christmas Tree:

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You Will Need:

  • Fallen branches of tree in different sizes.
  • Glue.

How To:

  1. Let your toddler collect as many tree branches as possible to make this fun Christmas tree. It is best to use different sizes of the branches, but if you can’t find them, you can always break them up to create different sizes.
  1. Help your toddler arrange the branches in terms of length, with the tallest at the bottom.
  1. Start gluing the door, from tallest to smallest to make a Christmas tree shape.
  1. Use some very small sticks to arrange a star at the top.

Isn’t it a beautiful Christmas crafts for preschoolers?

7. Handmade Felt Tree Cards:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Handmade Felt Tree Cards

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You Will Need:

  • Felt in two different shades of green, one dark and one lighter.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Card paper.
  • Ribbon.
  • Glue
  • Decorative material.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler cut out pine tree shapes from both the felt. One size has to be bigger than the other.
  1. Fold the card paper in half to make the shape of a card.
  1. Glue the smaller one on top of the bigger one and attach them to the front of the card paper.
  1. Punch a hole in the top and loop the ribbon through it.
  1. Ask your toddler to decorate the front of the card using various decorative materials.

8. Bottle Lid Snowmen:

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You Will Need:

  • Bottle lids in different sizes.
  • Hot glue.
  • Small buttons that will fit inside the bottle lids.
  • Felt in different colors.
  • Ribbons
  • Black marker pen.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler arrange the lids in a big to small size. The biggest lid will be on the top and will form the head of the snowman.
  1. Make sure the lids are turned inside out with the inner side facing your toddler.
  1. Ask your toddler to draw eyes nose and other shapes inside the big lid to make the face of the snowman.
  1. Glue the buttons and felts inside the smaller lids. Now glue the lids to each other to make the body of the snowman.
  1. Stick the ribbon at the back of the top lid to make a loop. An amazing toddler christmas crafts is ready.

9. The Button Tree:

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of buttons in different colors and sizes.
  • Glue.
  • Any surface on which you want to make the tree.
  • Pencil to make outline.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler by making a rough outline of a pine tree on the surface where you want your toddler to make the tree.
  1. Show your toddler how to place the buttons on the outline and keep gluing.

10. Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree

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You Will Need:

  • An empty toilet paper roll.
  • Colored pen in black.
  • Cardboard.
  • Pair of scissors.
  • Green paint.
  • Paint brush.
  • Old paper in any colors.
  • Glue.
  • A pair of scissors.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler cut out a tree shape from the cardboard. Let your toddler paint it with the green color and set it aside to dry.
  1. In the meanwhile, let your toddler draw eyes and a mouth on the toilet paper roll.
  1. Use the old papers to scrunch up small balls and let your toddler paste on one the toilet roll to make a nose.
  1. Once the green paint is dry, let your toddler glue the paper balls on the tree to decorate it.
  1. Help to glue it to the back of the toilet roll to make the base of the tree.

11. Orange And Clove Decorated Tree Ornament:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Orange And Clove Decorated Tree Ornament

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You Will Need:

  • An orange.
  • Lots of cloves.
  • A ribbon.
  • A knife.

How To:

  1. Let your toddler stick in the cloves over the orange in a set pattern or any way your toddler wishes.
  1. Once it is complete, cut out a little bit at the top or make two slices in such a way that you can loop a ribbon through it and hang it up.

It is a beautiful Christmas craft for preschoolers.

12. Glitter Decoration Balls:

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You Will Need:

  • Plain glass balls.
  • Glue
  • Loose glitter
  • Disposable plate.
  • Old paint brush.

How To:

  1. Pour the glitter on the disposable plate.
  1. Cover up the glass ball in glue using the old brush and let your toddler roll it in the glitter filled disposable plate. Make sure that your toddler rolls it in such a way that the entire ball gets covered in glitter.
  1. Once done, set it aside overnight so that the glitter dries completely.

[ Read : Christmas Dresses For Toddlers ]

13. Wool Yarn Christmas Tree:

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You Will Need:

  • Cardboard
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Wool yarn in various colors.
  • Colorful beads.
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Cut out a big piece of a triangle from the cardboard.
  1. String a few beads through the wool yarn that your toddler will use for this craft.
  1. Now show your toddler how to wrap the wool yarns around the cardboard triangle.
  1. Let your toddler keep doing it so that the entire triangle gets covered up in the different colorful woolen yarns.
  1. Once it is completely covered, you can knot it at the back to secure the yarns in place or glue them up.

One of the beautiful Christmas craft ideas for toddlers.

14. Popcorn Wreaths:

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You Will Need:

  • A big bowl of ready popcorns.
  • A big needle with blunt tip so that your toddler can use it.
  • Golden thread preferably or in any other festive shade.

How To:

  1. If you made the popcorn just now, make sure they are cool before your toddler starts using them.
  1. Loop the thread through the needle and show your toddler how to thread it on. Let your toddler continue till it forms a nice big wreath and continue making as many as you want.

15. Pasta Tree Ornaments:

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You Will Need:

  • Pasta in different shapes and styles.
  • Paints in metallic shades.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Disposable plates.
  • Glue.
  • Ribbons.

How To:

  1. Let your toddler color the pasta using different shades of metallic colors.
  1. Set them aside so that the color can dry off completely.
  1. Once the pasta is completely dry, bring them together and set up in different shapes. Help your toddler glue them on.
  1. Finally, loop the ribbon through the designs and hang them up on the tree.

16. Snowman With Paper Lantern:

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You Will Need:

  • Two paper lanterns in white, one bigger than the other.
  • Black construction paper.
  • Felt in orange and red.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Glue.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler cut out two big round shapes from the black construction paper.
  1. Let your toddler cut out many more small circles using the black construction paper.
  1. Take the red felt and cut out a big rectangle shape out of it. Ask your toddler to make cuts at the end to look like the frayed edges of a scarf.
  1. Help your toddler cut out a triangle from the orange felt.
  1. Now place the two big black circles on the smaller lantern to make the eyes and glue them on. Glue on the orange triangle to form the nose while the smaller black circles will be the snowman’s smile.
  1. Use the remaining small black circles to make the snowman’s buttons on the bigger paper lantern.
  1. Arrange the small paper lantern on the big one to make the head and the body. Now take the red felt and wrap it around the snowman’s neck to make the scarf.

17. Wine Glass Snowman Candle Stand:

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You Will Need:

  • Wine glasses.
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Black and orange marker pens.
  • Tea lights.
  • Decorative snowflakes.
  • Glue
  • Ribbons

How To:

  1. Help your toddler color the wine glasses using the acrylic paint. If you think it will get messy, you can do the coloring for them. Set it aside overnight so that it dries completely.
  1. Place the wine glasses upside down before your toddler makes the faces of the snowman. Once the paint is completely dry, help your toddler make the eyes and the mouth using the marker pens.
  1. Ask your toddler to tie the ribbons around the wine glass and decorate with the decorative snowflakes.

18. Reindeer Fingerprint:

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You Will Need:

  • Glass ornaments with preferably matte finish to hold the paint better.
  • Paints in brown and red.
  • Paint brush.
  • Disposable plate.
  • Colored pen in black.

How To:

  1. Spread out the paint on the disposable plate.
  1. Let your toddler put in the thumb so that it gets covered in paint and press it onto the glass ball.
  1. Do it for as many decorations as you want to create.
  1. Use the black marker pens to make the eyes of the reindeer and the antlers.
  1. Use the red paint to make the nose of the reindeer using the tip of the paint brush.
  1. Set them aside so that the paint dries properly, before using them as ornaments.

19. Pipe Cleaner And Card Paper Christmas Card:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Pipe Cleaner And Card Paper Christmas Card

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You Will Need:

  • Pipe cleaner in the shade green.
  • Green card paper.
  • Green clay.
  • A small flower pot.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Glue
  • Glitter paint.
  • Decorative star stickers.

How To:

  1. Fill up the pot with the clay to make the base. Make sure you pat it down firmly.
  1. Let your toddler cut out shapes from the card paper that will help build up the Christmas tree.
  1. Once done, help your toddler decorate the pieces using the stickers and the paint.
  1. Let your toddler glue up the pieces on the pipe cleaner and keep some distance between each.
  1. Stick a star at the top of the pipe cleaner.
  1. Now put the pipe cleaner inside the clay. One of the amazing Christmas preschool crafts.

20. Christmas Tree Inside A Glass Jar:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Christmas Tree Inside A Glass Jar

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You Will Need:

  • A glass jar.
  • Cotton balls.
  • White chart paper.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • A string or thread.
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Ask your toddler to fill up about half of the glass jar with the cotton balls.
  1. Now help your toddler cut out a small Christmas tree shape using the paper. Attach the thread to its top and stick the end of the thread to the inside of the jar’s lid.
  1. Close the lid and have the Christmas tree inside the jar.

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21. Photo Memory Jars:

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You Will Need:

  • Clean glass jars.
  • Your choice of photographs.
  • Spray paint
  • Scrapbooking paper.
  • Craft paint
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue
  • White pompoms.
  • Any other decoration you may wish to use.

How To:

  1. Use the spray paint to create a base coat for the jars of the glass. Once the layer is dry, use two to three coats of craft paint to color the lids. Set it aside to dry.
  1. Now take the scrapbook paper, preferably glittery ones as they will look better through the glass and cut it to a size that will fit inside the jar but it lesser than the width of the jar. Place it inside the jar.
  1. Fold the bottom of your selected pictures to form a kind of stand on which your pictures will balance themselves. Apply glue to this bottom stand and stick it to the inside of the jar.
  1. Make fake snow by adding white pompoms inside the jar, either in the front or the back of your photograph. Alternatively, you can also paint the inside of the jar to create decorations.

22. Advent Calendar With Hanging Shoe Rack:

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You Will Need:

  • A hanging shoe rack.
  • Paints
  • Paint brushes.
  • Buttons
  • Decorative materials.
  • Marker pens.
  • Glitter glues.
  • Any decorative material you wish to use.

How To:

  1. Simply start by getting a hanging shoe rack that has 24 pockets, as that is what you need to complete the count of advent.
  1. You can choose to decorate the pockets in any which way you feel your toddler will enjoy.
  1. The idea is to mark out the dates from one to 24. You can either help your toddler decorate the dates by making out the numbers or writing them out in words. You can also choose to do a fun mix and match of the same, with some written out as plain numbers and some as words.

Try out this Christmas craft ideas for preschoolers.

23. Santa Beard:

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You Will Need:

  • White thick paper.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • A popsicle stick.
  • Sticky tape.
  • Cotton balls.
  • Glue.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler cut out a beard shape from the thick white paper.
  1. Once you have the shape with you, cut out a small lip shape at the top where your toddler can place it in front of the lips.
  1. Now help your toddler stick the Popsicle stick in the back of the beard using the sticky tape.
  1. Once done, help glue on the cotton balls to make the beard.

24. Handprint Santa:

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You Will Need:

  • White paper.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Glue.
  • A pair of googly eyes.
  • Black paper.
  • Black and red marker pens.
  • Cotton balls.

How To:

  1. Help your toddler draw out the handprint on the white paper.
  1. Cut it out and help your toddler make the Santa hat on the thumb and palm area, using the red and black marker.
  1. Put one cotton ball at the end of the thumb to decorate Santa’s hat.
  1. Add the cotton balls to all the remaining fingers and leave the palm plain.
  1. Add the googly eyes and let your toddler make the mouth and nose.

25. Crayon Christmas Tree:

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers - Crayon Christmas Tree

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of colorful crayons.
  • Black chart paper.
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Simply help your toddler glue the crayons on the black chart paper.
  1. The outline of the Christmas tree is ready..

Christmas is a fun time to celebrate with your toddler, so do try out these craft suggestions shared above and have a wonderful time decorating and gifting.

Moms, do share your toddler Christmas craft ideas on how you celebrate this festive season with your toddlers.

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