The children are jumping up and down in anticipation. One of their favourite Christmas activities is putting up the Christmas tree. We carefully unwrap each ornament, some are fragile glass and porcelain ones, others are less fragile plastic ones that get thrown around the room in excitement. The ones that I love the best are the homemade ornaments that the children have made.
Each year, we make something new to go on the tree. They aren’t exquisitely beautiful crafts but they are our memories. I unwrap one that Galen made at nursery, it says “Galen 3”. He’s now 7. They have little thumb prints all over them. They are beautiful to me.
Kid’s crafts don’t have to be complicated but often I feel a little stumped when we sit down to make something. Here are loads of awesome ideas to inspire you so that you can start collecting your own family memories.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Children
Stained Glass Windows from Kid World Citizen. A lovely bright and easy craft for children who can colour in.
Tissue Christmas Tree from Buggy and Buddy. This looks great fun and could be done with a range of ages. Great for large families like ours.
Christmas Mice from Moss Wood Connections. Made out of felt with candy canes. What great fun!
Crayon Ornaments from Moss Wood Connections. Cute and very simple.
Christmas Window Gel Clings from Science Kiddo. Gooey and gloopy. This looks like a really fun activity using gelatin.
Polymer Clay Snowman from Mama Smiles. These are very cute snowmen made out of polymer clay.
Cardboard Roll Candy Canes from Mommy Crusader. Great fun and recycling too.
Easy Clay Ornaments from Heart of Deborah. (Pictured bottom left). Beautiful christmas trees made out of modelling clay.
Easy Sesame Street Ornament from Heart of Deborah. (Pictured bottom right). Cute ornaments. You’ll need clear plastic balls and shredded paper.
Easy Torn Christmas Wreaths from Best Toys 4 Toddlers. (Pictured on the left, second down.) Really easy and a great way to use up old bits of paper.
Fingerprint Christmas Tree Salt Dough from Easy Peasy and Fun. (Pictured on the left, third down.) Beautiful ornaments made from dough (Andreja has a great recipe). What a beautiful memory to make.
Homemade Keep Sakes from Kidzactivities. Another great memory! Such a cute hand print ornament made from corn flour. (Tina explains how!)
DIY luminaries from Kidzactivities. These are beautiful. Made from mason jars (or old jam jars).
Snowflake Craft from Kidzactivities. (Pictured top left). Easy and beautiful. Suitable for all ages.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees from Craftulate. Another easy and cute activity that is suitable for all ages.
Sprinkle Ornaments from Craftulate. A tree ornament. You’ll need plastic balls.
Fill and Shake Ornaments from Craftulate. A shiny tree ornament for which you’ll need clear plastic balls.
Q tip Painted Christmas Tree from Gift of Curiosity. Easy and fun. You’ll just need some card, paint and q-tips. Great for all ages.
Christmas Tree Ribbon Craft from Gift of Curiosity. Simple and elegant.
DIY Snow Globes from Gift of Curiosity. I’ve always wanted to know how to make snow globes. For slightly older children. Requires a glue gun.
Sand Filled Ornament from Gift of Curiosity. Beautiful. You’ll need clear plastic balls.
Christmas Tree Salt Dough from Mommys Bundle. (Pictured top right). A lovely memory made with salt dough (recipe provided.)
Angle Craft from Mommys Bundle. (Pictured on the right, second down.) Recycling and a beautiful craft.
Reindeer Cork Ornaments from RedTedArt. I love these. So cute and so simple.
Snowflake Ornament from Mommys Bundle. (Pictured on the right, third down). This one is for all Frozen fans. Easy and beautiful.
Stick Santa from RedTedArt. Haha, who doesn’t love stick men!
PomPom Pine Cones from RedTedArt. Easy and fun! I think we’re going pine cone collecting this weekend.
Moon and Star Mobile from HEN Family. Such a beautiful mobile.
Popcorn Garland from PhotoArt. Edible art! I wonder how much will make it to the tree?
What are you waiting for? Go and get crafting!