I love Christmas. The sights, the smells, the crafts! As a mom it’s become even more special as I’ve worked to make the holidays special for our boys. One easy and simple way is creating DIY Christmas crafts for toddlers.
One of the best parts of Christmas is spending time with family and friends making memories. While this year might be different, one thing that always rings true with children is how even the tiniest holiday moments can create magical memories.
It hit me a few weeks ago that all of that “Christmas magic” I remember as a child really came down to one thing: a mom who worked really hard to make every holiday special. From crafting to baking, decorating and movie watching, to everything in between, DIY Christmas crafts for toddlers are a wonderful way to start making your holiday feel special for your little ones, too.
I’ve created a list of a wide variety of types of Christmas crafts for preschoolers and little kids that are simple, easy, and use items you probably already have in your house.
Whatever you and your little ones create this Christmas season, you’ll have a blast as you also create amazing memories for years to come.
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Easy DIY Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This list of easy Christmas crafts are perfect for little hands! Not only are the options on this list fun, but toddler Christmas crafts also make a wonderful keepsake gift for grandparents.
What better way to keep your young children busy on chilly days than with a bunch of fun, easy, holiday-themed DIY Christmas crafts? From handmade Christmas tree ornaments, to simple and easy holiday decorations and sweet personalized gifts, these preschool Christmas crafts are the perfect way to make your day merry and bright.
This list of Christmas crafts for toddlers is are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Get your candy canes, pom poms and tissue paper, and get ready for some fantastic fun! Be sure to put on Christmas music to make your crafting extra fun!
Toilet Paper Roll Nativity Craft
Commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ by crafting a Nativity Scene with toilet paper rolls. It’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating something for the holidays and the perfect excuse to re-tell the Christmas story.
From The Printables Fairy
Easy Keepsake Thumbprint Christmas Lights Ornament
Homemade ornaments are always a hit! This DIY Christmas ornament is made from dollar store items and captures tiny little fingerprints for years to come!
From The Moody Blonde
Cardboard Pasta Christmas Tree Craft
This cute cardboard Christmas tree pasta craft is so simple and easy for kids to make, and a great way to upcycle the shipping boxes piled in your garage from all of those Christmas gifts, too!
Collection of Cupcake Liner Christmas Crafts
Looking for a fun craft that is great for kids of all ages? Try these 3 easy cupcake liner Christmas crafts! Using just a handful of different colored cupcake liners and some glitter you can make a Christmas tree, an angel, and a sparkly snowflake!
From Lil Tigers DIY Blog
Cotton Ball Snowman
The cotton ball snowman is super easy to make for toddlers. Gluing the cotton balls is a great way to exercise their little hands and practice their fine motor skills. The free printable gives your child options to decorate the snowman with various hats, noses, and arms! Add some googly eyes for even more fun!
Free Printable Christmas Activity Sheets
This set of Printable Christmas Activity Sheets can be downloaded and printed at home for free as many times as you like! There are 10 different holiday-themed activities included, and are perfect for when kids need a little quiet time during all the chaos of the season!
Natural Leaf Christmas Tree Craft
Give your littles an opportunity to hunt for leaves outside before starting this holiday craft… then, turn them into beautiful Christmas cards or decorations!
From Take Them Outside
Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments
Christmas ornament crafts are always a hit, and your toddler will have a blast making these cinnamon salt dough ornaments. They are such a fun gift to make and smell amazing.
From Two Pink Peonies
Fingerprint Reindeer Ornaments
This fingerprint Christmas ornament is perfect to make with those little ones. Use two thumbprints to make a reindeer that you will be able to remember fondly year after year.
DIY Snowman Playdough Craft
Easy and so much fun, this snowman play dough craft will be a hit with little ones. Moms will love that the play dough stays contained in these baggies, for easy use and storage!
From She Saved
Life-Sized Gingerbread Kids
Gingerbread is a staple for the winter months. Make this awesome life-sized gingerbread craft to add to the magic of the season for your little ones! This is perfect for a crafty morning, and a fun Christmas craft that is super easy for your kids to customize, too. Create a whole family of gingerbread men during a morning of creative family fun!
Easy Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments
These DIY fingerprint ornaments are the sweetest way to preserve those sweet tiny fingerprints.
From Mommy Snippets
Printable Christmas Tree Activities
Looking for easy, screen free ways to keep your littles entertained this holiday? These free printable Christmas tree activities for toddlers includes 4 different worksheets that are perfect for the holidays!
Simple Handprint Christmas Tree
You can’t go wrong with classic handprint crafts. This easy DIY project is a perfect quick and easy holiday craft idea for a toddler, preschooler, or little ones!
From Foster to Adopt
Christmas Slime Recipe
An easy Christmas glitter slime recipe that makes a great kids’ gift idea! Perfect if you’re looking for an easy craft project for the kids over winter break.
From Burlap & Blue
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
This easy and fun kid-friendly pipe cleaner Christmas trees craft is an easy and fun project to make together this holiday season!
Gingerbread Men Headband Craft
Kids will love creating this gingerbread Headband from paper or coloring it in. It’s an easy Christmas craft idea!
From Simple Everyday Mom
Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus
This toilet paper roll Santa Claus craft is a quick and easy classic option that’s easy for your little ones to customize, too!
From Crafting with Kids
Scrap Paper Christmas Tree Craft
Check out this cute and easy Paper Christmas Tree Craft! Just use scrap paper or let your group of kids rip up their own. It’s the perfect Christmas tree activity for preschool, elementary classrooms, crafts at home, or a Christmas class party.
From Crafting Jeannie
Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments
Learn how to make easy air dry clay ornaments with this step by step tutorial.
Mistletoes Footprint Ornament
Capture the magic this holiday with this easy Christmas footprint craft. This Mistletoes craft is the perfect footprint Christmas craft for toddlers. This simple craft also makes a wonderful keepsake as a baby’s first Christmas craft, too!
Creating a pine cone craft this year? Be sure to also check out How to Clean Pine Cones for Crafting.
Easy DIY Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create new memories this holiday season!
I hope you found some fun ideas for your own Christmas crafts for this season. Be sure to PIN DIY Christmas Crafts for Toddlers to try later!
Which one of these toddler approved Christmas craft ideas was your favorite? Here’s to the best time of year. Merry Christmas!