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7 Creative Christmas Craft Ideas You’ll Definitely Want To Try With Your Kids

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Following is a guest post from Aradhana Pandey. Read her full bio at the end of this post.

7 Creative Christmas Craft Ideas You’ll Definitely Want To Try With Your Kids

As the temperatures dip, your warm and fuzzy attires come back out, and the city streets get decked up with beautiful lights, you know it’s time to revel in the spirit of Christmas again. Christmas is, undoubtedly, one of the most exciting and awaited holidays of the year, and naturally, there are wondrous festivities surrounding it. You’d surely agree that the best part about Christmas, apart from indulging in the decadent delights and celebrating the cheerful vibe, is getting together with your family to adorn your house with elaborate decorations and, thereby, bonding as a result. We have listed down seven creative Christmas craft ideas you’ll surely want to try with your kids (without spending too much on the supplies). These homemade Christmas crafts are so easy to make and costs so little for supplies. 

1. Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

 The next time you finish using a roll of toilet paper, don’t throw away the cardboard roll. You and your kids can use it to create this adorable Christmas craft.

Things You Need

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Googly eyes
  • Red thermocol ball
  • Brown pipe cleaner
  • Brown textured paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Help your kids cut the brown textured paper to match the width of the toilet paper roll.
  • Ask them to paste the paper around the roll.
  • Now, help them poke two holes on the opposite sides of the roll and shove two small pieces of the pipe cleaners in each of the holes. Let them twirl the pipe cleaners slightly.
  • Now, ask them to paste two googly eyes on the cardboard roll, and a red colored thermocol ball in between to make the reindeer’s nose.

2. Egg Carton Christmas Tree

Here’s another fun craft you and your little ones can make using things that would otherwise land in a dumpster. Use an empty egg carton to create this magical Christmas tree craft.

Things You Need

  • Empty egg carton
  • Green paint
  • Sequins
  • Thermocol balls
  • Sheet of cardboard
  • Plastic star
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  • Ask your kids to cut out six separate rows from the egg carton – one containing six cups, one containing five, one containing four, one containing three, one containing two, and one single cup.
  • Now, ask them to turn the rows of cups upside down, arrange them one on top of the other in the descending order, and paste them on the cardboard sheet.
  • Help them cut the cardboard sheet around the edges of the cups, leaving a small piece of cardboard below for the trunk of the tree.
  • Let them paint the cups green.
  • Once the paint dries, let them stick sequins and thermocol balls all over the tree to deck it up.
  • Ask them to paste the plastic star on top of the tree.
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3. DIY Christmas Snow Globe

 This dreamy craft is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Nothing quite encapsulates the essence of winter as does this Christmassy snow globe.

Things You Need

    • An old mason jar
    • Small plastic Christmas trees (3 different sizes small enough to fit inside the mason jar)
    • White glitter dust (5 packets)
    • Star sequins
    • Glue

 

Directions

  • Ask your kids to paste the bases of the three Christmas trees on the inside of the mason jar lid.
  • Now, ask them to empty five packets of glitter dust inside the mason jar.
  • Let them sprinkle a few star sequins inside the jar.
  • Help them screw the lid of the mason jar back on gently so as to prevent the Christmas trees from detaching.
  • Turn the mason jar upside down so that the glitter dust settles at the base of the trees.

4. Santa Beard Handheld Mask 

 Planning to host a Christmas masquerade party? Well, here’s the perfect addition to your kids’ outfit for the occasion.

Things You Need

  • Cotton
  • White chart paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft stick
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

    • Help your kids trace Santa’s beard and mustache on a white chart paper and leave a gap for the mouth.
    • Cut out the traced shape and ask your kids to paste cotton balls all over the beard and mustache.

 

  • Let them paste a craft stick behind the beard to create the handle.

 

5. Candy Cane Straw Wreath

 Wreaths, as you know, have a great significance in Christmas décor. Here’s a wreath you can make by blending the most symbolic elements of Christmas.

Things You Need

  • Red and white striped straws (5 packs)
  • Styrofoam ring
  • Green ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Place the styrofoam ring on the ground and ask your kids to glue the straws side by side around it.
  • Once the entire ring gets covered with straws, paste another layer of straws, cut half in size, over the first layer.
  • Tie a green ribbon around the wreath to hang it.

6. Paper Cup Bell

Create a beautiful ornament for your Christmas tree with this craft idea that is super easy to execute.

Things You Need

  • A set of colorful paper cups
  • A pack of bells
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon

Directions

  • Take a paper cup and punch a hole in its base.
  • Ask your kids to push the thread of a bell through the hole from inside the cup.
  • Let them put a tape over the hole inside the cup to secure the bell.
  • Help them tie a ribbon to the thread of the bell.
  • Hang the bell on your Christmas tree.
  • Repeat the same steps for the other cups.

 

7. Christmas Tree Collage 

Your kids can use this craft idea to make a wonderful Christmas greeting card.

Things You Need

Directions

  • Print out an outline of a Christmas tree and ask your kids to deck it up using stickers, ribbons, sequins, pom-poms, and even colors.
  • Let them use the collage to create a greeting card or simply paste it in their room.

So how do you like our creative Christmas craft ideas? Love it like we do? Channel your creative energies and get together with your little bunnies to try out these fun and creative Christmas crafts. Happy holidays!

Author Bio

Aradhana is a writer from India. She covers topics concerning parenting, child nutrition, wellness, health and lifestyle. She has more than 150+ publications from reputable sites like Huffington Post, Natural news, Elephant Journal, Lifehacker and MomJunction.com to her credit. Aradhana writes to inspire and motivate people to adopt healthy habits and live a stress-free lifestyle.

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