Christmas Crafts for Kids

Anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of having your kids home for 2 straight weeks for Christmas break? I’m thrilled to spend time with them, but I want to have some fun things planned to fill our time. Here are some fun and simple Christmas crafts you can try with your kiddos on Christmas break.  Be sure to follow @The Advent Kids on Pinterest, too, for more craft ideas:

Mason Jar Christmas Wreaths: If you’re like me, I always have extra mason jar lids lying around. I love this craft idea from Sadie Seasongoods– it can be simple or ornate, just depends how crafty you want to get.

Salt Dough Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament: This craft from Messy Little Monsters is a fun craft and a great way to look back and remember how little their fingers were that Christmas.

Paper Cupcake Angels: This craft from Christianity Cove makes use of extra cupcake liner you may have lying around and turns them into adorable paper angels.

Poinsettia Ornament: This craft comes from ABC’s The Chew. I always pick up great crafting tips from Clinton’s Craft Corner! What a fun way to use extra toilet paper rolls!

Bird Seed Ornaments: This craft from Saltwater Kids is one of our favorites! We like to do this craft after we read “The Night Tree” by Eve Bunting. It’s a fun way to help feed the wild birds this winter season.

Hand-Print Christmas Wreath:  This is a fun Christmas wreath craft from My Name is Snickerdoodle.  Fun way to preserve those sweet hand-prints for years to come!

Fingerprint Snowman Candle Holder/Ornament: When we did this craft from Full of Great Ideas we put our little snowmen on Christmas ornaments. This is a great craft for little fingers!

Cardboard Gingerbread House: This craft from Inner Child Fun is obviously much more involved than the others, but it would be perfect for older kids! We actually made one of these when our boys were little. It was a lot of work, but the boys had SO MUCH FUN playing inside it all Christmas long. P.S. It doesn’t have to be as ornate as they have pictured.

Paper Plate Christmas Tree:  Simple, fun Christmas craft for little ones from Creative Family Fun.

Star of Bethlehem Christmas OrnamentsI love this Christmas ornament craft by Equipping Godly Women.  What a fun way to use old clothespins!