It’s Christmas time again! That means a whole season full of swapping out our regular cookies for adorably frosted ones, doing our best Clark Griswald impressions as we string up the lights, and breaking out the glue sticks for Christmas crafts. We always love crafts here at Sawyer, and in a year that could use some cheer, we’re especially here for it!
Settle in with your family, get a mug of hot chocolate, and check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts for all ages.
1. Popsicle stick ornaments
- Popsicle Sticks
- Glitter (if you’re feeling brave)
You don’t need to eat a whole bunch of popsicles to make popsicle stick ornaments, but you could which adds to the fun! Glue them on top of eachother in a star shape, create a square for a frame, or line them up in small pieces to create a little Christmas tree.
2. Mistle Toes
- White Paper
- Green acrylic paint
- Tiny feet
Dip your little one’s feet in some green paint, press them onto the paper (toes pointing down to the bottom of the page) and draw some berries and a bow at the top and you have MistleToes. Stop it, that’s just too cute!
- White paper
This class Christmas craft can keep the fun going all winter. In addition to the materials listed, don’t forget the broom. You’re going to have tiny scraps of paper everywhere, but your children will get a kick out of it.
4. Countdown ring
- Construction Paper
“Hey, Mom! How many days until Christmas?”
“Go check the paper countdown rings you made!” (Look at you, art and math. Homeschool champion). To make the rings cut strips of construction paper, curl them into rings and tape them together in a long strand.
5. Pinecone bird feeder
- Peanut Butter
- Bird Seed
Bring some nature to your Christmas crafting and feed the birds! It’s the season of giving after all.
6. Playdough gingerbread men
- Cream of Tartar
- Vegetable Oil
- Food coloring
- Cookie cutters
If your child is really into playdough, make sure to check out this post to learn how to make playdough at home and then add in a little ginger and cinnamon to the recipe and your whole house will be smelling like Christmas. Use cookie cutters to cut out the gingerbread men. (And keep an eye out that your kids don’t eat them!)
7. Paper plate Christmas wreath
- Paper Plate
- Glue Stick
- Pom Poms
For a really simple craft that requires very little adult supervision, cut a hole out of a paper plate and set your little ones up with some green markers, glue sticks, and little pom poms for wreath decorations. They’ll have a super cute wreath and you’ll get to sneak in a few minutes of that Hallmark Movie Marathon.
8. Handprint reindeer
- White Paper
- Brown Paint
- Glue Stick
Christmas crafts that include your children’s hand prints are always a win. This adorable reindeer made from your child’s handprint (palm is the head and the fingers are the antlers) is perfect for decking your fridge, and saving in a box so you can pull it out next year and see just how tiny those little hands were. And yes, you can skip the glitter on the red nose if you’d like!
9. Cookie decorating
- Sugar Cookie Dough (or make it from scratch)
- Confectioners Sugar
- Food Coloring
- Cookie Cutters
- Toothpicks for decorating
Thinking about gingerbread men made us hungry. Make sure to add sugar cookie decorating to your list of Christmas crafts too!
10. Fingerprint Christmas lights
- White Paper
- Finger Paint
- Black Marker
Here’s another cute craft that will let you document your children’s tininess in Christmas craft form. Have your child press their fingers into different colored finger paint and then make a row of fingerprints on white paper. An adult can help draw a string to loop the fingerprints together into colorful lights!
Feeling inspired to do some more crafting with your little ones, or one your own? Check out these classes perfect for sparking creativity like the Creative Expression-Play Preschool Club, Character Drawing (ages 8-18+), and more of our art offerings.