12 DIY Christmas Crafts to Keep the Holiday Spirit

12 DIY Christmas Crafts to Keep the Holiday Spirit

It’s the most magical time of the year, and what’s more magical than crafting during the holidays? 

Whether you’re helping out at your child’s class party, keeping little hands occupied during Christmas Break, or being festive with your family, these Christmas crafts are for everyone! Get in the holiday spirit by trying your hand at these adorable, simple, kid-friendly, holiday crafts:

1. Salt Dough Ornaments

These ornaments are simple, classy, and perfect for adorning your Christmas tree, or giving as gifts to teachers and neighbors. With just three on-hand ingredients (flour, salt, and water), these ornaments are inexpensive and easy to make. 

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2. Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees 

These adorable Christmas trees are easy for kids to do on their own without leaving a huge mess behind. Just cupcake liners, ribbon/twine, glue, and embellishments is all you need to decking your halls with beautiful, festive trees!

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3. Snowmen Spoons

Olaf’s got no game on these charming Snowmen Spoons! Use these as gifts for your kid’s friends, or as a treat for a class party. Using a plastic white spoon, glue pom poms on the side for earmuffs, a pipe cleaner on for a scarf, and a sucker on the back for an extra sweet surprise.

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4. Waterless Snow Globes

These timeless snow globes are both breathtaking and fun to make. All you need are some mason jars with lids, some figurines or pinecones, cotton balls, glue, and lots and lots of glitter. These enchanting snow globes will be loved by both kids and adults alike! 

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5. Pinecone Reindeer

Where are all of our Rudolph fans? With just a few craft materials, you can make your own personalized Reindeer. These are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. After all, you can’t sing Christmas songs without singing about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

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6. Beaded Snowflake

Move on over, Elsa. These beaded snowflakes are just as beautiful as the ice she creates, but won’t leave you frozen over. Using pipe cleaner, thread crystal beads on and leave them straight for icicles, or twist for snowflakes. This fun craft helps teach fine motor skills and creativity. 

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7. Paper Chain Advent Calendar

What mother doesn’t hear, “How many more days til Christmas” from her little ones over and over again? This Paper Chain Advent Calendar will not only eliminate all those nagging questions about Santa’s big debut, but also keep them occupied and entertained as they craft and count on their own. 

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8. Handprint Snowman Ornament

These adorable handprint ornaments are a great way to preserve your child’s little hands and have a lasting keepsake for years to come. If you have little ones that don’t sit still long, don’t worry. This craft is simple, quick, and fun! 

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9. Kids Handprint Wreath

Nothing screams merry and bright like these darling handprint wreaths! Just trace out those precious hands, cut them, and glue them around a cardstock ring. These festive wreaths will have you swooning every time you look at them. 

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10. Paper Plate Santa Claus

Santa Claus is comin’ to town! (and to your house, too, if you have these simple paper materials on hand). This craft is perfect for little ones, and simple to make as they cut, glue, and paint these little Santas. 

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11. Popsicle Stick Snowflake

Let your little one’s creativity soar as they decorate, design, and embellish these classic popsicle stick snowflakes. This will keep them busy for hours if you have enough sticks, and you can finish wrapping all those presents.

Image from Our Happy Hive 

12. Beaded Candy Cane

They don’t come much simpler than this. In fact, you probably have fond memories of making these yourself growing up. They’re easy, quick to make, and a class time piece every Christmas tree should have on them. Using pipe cleaner, thread some red and white beads to form a candy cane. Then bend it and hang it on the tree or attach to a gift. 

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Elves aren’t the only ones who can have fun making Christmas crafts and toys this year. Spend some quality time with your little ones and enjoy making memories for years to come with these holiday-inspired crafts! To make the memories even sweeter, enjoy Jolly Llama’s dairy-free, gluten-free Sorbet Pops with your craft! Grab some at your nearest carrying grocer today. Now that’s what we like to call delicious enlightenment!

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