There’s no shortage of Christmas activities to try, so rather than spend hours trawling through them, we’ve rounded up some great Christmas craft ideas for children.
These five festive craft ideas are simple and fun, and will make great keepsakes. Children can decorate the centre, gift their masterpieces on to family or decorate the Christmas tree at home.
- Handmade Christmas cards
These are made with children’s hands in every way — trace around of those little hands on some green paper and cut them out to stick on a piece of folded cardboard as a Christmas tree! Simple but so effective. Get some extra support on tackling this one here if you need.
- Christmas wreath craft
A Christmas wreath for the front door, or maybe just a child’s bedroom door — either way, this is a super easy Christmas craft activity that children can really let loose with. Bust out the glitter, paper, any Christmas stickers you might have, some cotton wool — you name it!
- Rudolph tree decoration
Recreate Rudolph for the Christmas tree with three icy-pole sticks, some googley eyes and a pom pom nose. Don’t forget some ribbon or a pipe cleaner to attach for hanging. Get more detailed guidance on this Christmas craft here.
- Make a dancing Santa:
The things you can do with paper plates a child care professional! This dancing Santa is simple and fun, and you can really approach it however you like, but these instructions and printable templates could save you some time.
- Tree topper Christmas angels
There are those paper plates again! This is a Christmas craft activity that children of any age can get involved in. Simply fold a paper plate in on each side to the midway point, using some tape, glue or a staple to hold in place. Then attach a circle of cardboard as a face, and finally trace around a child’s hand on some cardboard and cut out for customised handprint wings! A lovely keepsake to pop on top of the Christmas tree.