12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

With only weeks until Old Saint Nick flies his sleigh until town, it’s time to start thinking of how you’ll occupy idle time with the little ones. When school lets out for Winter Vacation you’ll want to be prepared for the “I’m bored!” that is sure to flow from their lips. Today I have a collection of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts that will keep the kids busy crafting AND will help you decorate your home. It’s a win-win!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/1/ Scrapbook Paper Santa Claus – No Christmas craft making session is complete without Santa Claus himself. Your kids will love curling this jolly fella’s beard!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/2/ Paper Plate Elf – There’s something about an elf at Christmastime that makes me very happy. These paper plate elves are absolutely no exception. I dare you to make one and not smile!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Crafts

/3/ Felt Christmas Tree – This Christmas tree is sure to hold your preschooler’s attention for hours! Movable presents and ornaments in {almost} life size? It’s perfect!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/4/ Milk Jug Snowman – I’ve been looking for something creative to do with my milk jugs. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this snowman craft for all of us. Best part? He lights up!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/5/ Baby Jesus in a Manger Hand Print Craft – This Jesus in a Manger hand print craft will be perfect for the front of a Christmas card!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/6/ Cardboard Tube Olaf – Christmas means snowman, snowman in 2014 means Olaf. Your kids will give you warm hugs when you show them this Frozen friend craft.

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/7/ Scrap Fabric Ball Ornaments – Do you sew? No someone who does? Gather some scrap fabric  for these super cute Scrap Fabric Ball Ornaments.

 

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/8/ Mistletoes Canvas Art – This craft was a HUGE hit with my family last year. We had each child make his footprint, painted on the ribbons, added the year and framed a print for each set of grandparents. It’s a gift that will be loved for years to come!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/9/ Paper Plate Christmas Tree – Do remember making paper plate crafts when you were in elementary school? It seems to be a lost art. Let’s bring Paper Plate Art back with these festive Christmas trees!

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/10/ DIY Felt Christmas Trees – Do the kids love to rearrange the ornaments on your full-sized Christmas tree? Have them make their own mini felt trees that they can decorate again and again.

12 days of christmas crafts for kids

 /11/ Scrap Paper Christmas Tree – If you’re a scrapbooker, you probably have a bunch of scrap pieces of paper. Grab a bunch {and some glue} and make colorful Christmas trees.

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

/12/ Recycled Christmas Village – Fancy, ceramic Christmas Villages aren’t for everyone, but who doesn’t love a Christmas Village made by little hands? Save a few cereal boxes and orange juice cartons to help your kids create their very own today!

What Christmas crafts do you have planned with your kids? Will you share them with us on our Facebook page? Or, better yet, tag us in your Instagram photos!

About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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