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6 Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

By: Julia Litz, editor of

Keep the kids busy after school and teach them about the holiday season. With these 6 simple Christmas crafts for kids, you can introduce children to symbols of the holiday season like Christmas trees and sparkly ornaments. You can even incorporate popular characters like Elmo into more traditional projects. You don't have to spend a lot on the materials or plan far in advance, either. Simple spend an afternoon crafting some simple Christmas decorations or snowman craft for kids.

These simple kids' crafts are just the beginning of a fantastic creative journey! Once your child makes one project, they'll be itching to make even more simple kids Christmas crafts. For more great simple crafts for children, check out Easy Kids Christmas Crafts: "11 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Create" eBook, which features projects for children at any age.

6 Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

Elmo Ornament

Elmo Ornament: It is a proven fact that kids cannot resist Elmo. If you're looking for simple Christmas ornaments to make with a toddler or young child, you can't go wrong with this adorable project. You only need some cotton balls, googly eyes and glue to make your own furry friend. Simple kids' crafts like this one are perfect for after school!

Edible Snowflake: Turn snack time into craft time! Some of the best simple kids Christmas crafts involve eating or edible elements. Let kids play with their food and cut a tortilla into a custom snowflake shape. They might not even want to eat their masterpiece!

Handprint Christmas Tree

Handprint Christmas Trees: Another reason to make simple Christmas decorations? You can save them forever and store them as keepsakes. Capture a moment in time but covering your child's hand in paint. Soon enough, you won't even remember the days when they were that little.

Snowman Thank You Card: With a homemade sponge and some washable paint, this snowman craft for kids is appropriate for all ages! This is also a great opportunity to teach youngsters what it means to say "thank you" for their presents!

Kid's Clay Pot Snowman

Kid's Clay Pot Snowman: Help kids the pots together but they can be left alone to decorate the snowman. Snowman craft for kids can be fun all year long!

Beaded Candy Canes: Here's an alternative to simple Christmas ornaments to make. Practice creating patterns and make simple Christmas decorations for your tree! If you're looking for simple crafts for children, then this is the perfect project for you!

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Take some stress out of the holiday season and start making your ornaments early. Your kids will love making some recognizable characters to put on the Christmas tree.


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