The 10 Best Christmas Crafts for Kids

There are so many things to love about the holiday season, but my favourite has always been the Christmas crafts. There are so many great ideas for things to make and do this time of year! Craft time is the perfect opportunity to gather the kids and create some fun, silly, messy Christmas memories, so here’s our list of the 10 very best Christmas crafts for kids!

Sock Snowmen

I love easy crafts. You know, the ones you can put together in just a few minutes or even have the kids make themselves. These sock snowmen are SO easy to make and are the perfect, adorable little addition to my Christmas decor. Get the full tutorial from Darkroom & Dearly.


Felt & Pinecone Owls

If you’re an owl lover, or just a fan of adorable decorations, these felt and pinecone owls are a great choice! Kids will need some help with the hot glue, but the free printable template makes cutting out the pieces so easy! Get the template and instructions from Lia Griffith.

Beaded Candy Canes

These are the perfect Christmas craft for little hands! Great for hanging on the tree, embellishing gift wrap and so much more! Hosting a Christmas party? This is the perfect craft station for larger groups of kids! Get the tutorial from Fountain Avenue Kitchen here.

Cinnamon Spice Ornaments

Nothing smells quite like Christmas, but what if you could have that delicious, cinnamonny smell without having to constantly bake cookies. These ornaments look and smell amazing and your kids will love kneading the dough and cutting out shapes! Get the tutorial from Simply Notable.

Pom-Pom Pinecones

Pinecones are such a popular choice for natural holiday decor. This simple craft puts a fun and colourful spin on an old favourite. Requires hot glue, so watch those little fingers! Get the tutorial from One Little Project.

Crystal Snowflakes

This is such a fun activity for kids of all ages! Simply dip your pipecleaner shapes into the borax solution and watch as crystals begin to form. While borax is a natural product, it should never be consumed. Be sure to keep an eye on younger children with this activity. Get the full tutorial from Sweet and Simple Things.

Mint Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs have always been my go to DIY gift idea, but for whatever reason I never thought to involve the kids! Just mix the ingredients together in a big bowl and then scoop into pretty containers for gifting. Don’t forget to keep some for yourself. This stuff is amazing! Get the tutorial from Love Grows Wild.

Penguin Snow Globes

This was our featured craft for Christmas parties a few years ago, and boy was it ever popular! Kids loved making them, parents loved receiving them, so they’re essentially the perfect craft! Get the tutorial from Parents.

Button Christmas Tree Ornaments

Such an adorable ornament can be made by just stacking a few buttons on a pipecleaner. What could be better than big impact with so little work!? Get the video tutorial from KIN PARENTS.


Okay, maybe we’re a little bit biased on this one, but no joke these things are fantastic! Most kids like a cute, soft stuffed animal, but they LOVE the one that they make on their own. What could be better? No sewing required! Totally adorable, they can be ordered online and sent straight to your door. Get all the materials and instructions from Par-T-Pets.