21 Fun Christmas Arts and Crafts for Preschoolers
It’s almost time for the most wonderful time of the year. By far, the most popular Christmas projects are ones for toddlers and preschoolers, and they are a lot of fun to make with kids. These Christmas arts and crafts for preschoolers are fun and easy and don’t take much time or materials.
Cotton Ball Snowman
Want to build a snowman but it’s a little too cold outside? You can create one indoors in the warmth and comfort of your home as you watch the snow fall outside. These snowmen are simple, and you can use any snowman template you can find. They’re cute, soft, and fluffy to the touch.
Quick and Fun Christmas Popsicle Stick Crafts
Want to make some enjoyable and quick crafts, but you’re short on time this holiday season? These easy Christmas crafts are great for kids to do by themselves. Although this is a simple craft, kids of all ages will enjoy making their own. Creating crafts like these can make Christmas even more magical for a little child. Check out more Christmas popsicle stick crafts.
For more ideas about this activity, visit Thimble and Twig.
This handprint wreath is the ideal project to make as a keepsake that you can enjoy doing and then treasuring for years to come. Furthermore, it will be ideal to make as a Christmas gift. What parent or grandparent wouldn’t love receiving such a gift? You can also use the handprints of all your children (and parents, too!) to create a family handprint wreath you can give to your loved ones.
For a more detailed guide about this activity, check The Best Ideas for Kids.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig
Making these Christmas Tree Twirlers is so easy yet so much fun! They make wonderful classroom or kid’s room decorations, and your older kids will also like them. Enjoy a morning of creativity with these amusing paper plate Christmas projects! Check out more cutting crafts here.
For more details, check Red Ted Art.
Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament
Who would have guessed that just three materials could be used to create such a charming little ornament? With this Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament, your young child will have a great chance to work on their fine motor skills this holiday season. The project is simple to do but looks fantastic! What a great way to use up extra lolly sticks and ribbons!
School Time Snippets have more details about this activity.
Christmas Handprint Reindeer
Crafts made with handprints are always a lot of fun and make excellent souvenirs. Why not try something a bit different this holiday season and have the kids make reindeer prints? Simply create handprints that resemble the antlers and body of the reindeer using finger paint or washable paint. Get ready to sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” after adding googly eyes and a red pompom!
Learn more about this activity at Mommy Savers.
Bead Your Own Ornaments
Beads and pipe cleaners are an excellent pair for crafts since they’re simple to use for young hands and the beads stay put on the pipe cleaner. These adaptable supplies will be used in this craft project to help you make Christmas ornaments, which are incredibly easy to make and offer a touch of homemade charm to our Christmas trees.
To check the step-by-step guide to creating the materials for this activity, check out Make and Takes.
Paper Roll Christmas Craft
Create cute Christmas crafts from leftover materials and the good old paper roll! These are perfect for kids who love to do arts and crafts. They can also be used as decorations for your mantle or Christmas tree. You can make all sorts of Christmas characters or designs.
For more information about this activity, visit Non Toy Gifts.
Christmas Tree Pasta and Macaroni Craft
Using pasta and macaroni to make Christmas crafts has a happy feel to it. So why not create some amusing pasta art this season? Kids will love making these Christmas tree pasta and macaroni art cards! You will marvel at their creativity as they create works of art, cards, or even ornaments by gluing them to cardboard!
Check out other amusing ideas for this activity at The Best Ideas for Kids.
Snow Globe Christmas Sensory Bottle
This DIY Snow Globe is another fantastic craft that you can make with your little one this holiday season. They are super easy to make and can double as a relaxing calming bottle for your kids. They will enjoy shaking the snow globe and watching the glitters float and fall about.
For a detailed guide on how to recreate this craft, check out The Best Ideas for Kids.
Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Craft
Do you have cupcake liners left from your latest baking session? Why not use them to make cupcake liner Christmas trees with your child? This activity is a good way for them to develop fine motor skills, while the texture in the liners makes for an amazing sensory experience. It’s a fun project on its own but add a string to it and you get an amazing-looking DIY Christmas tree ornament. Also, check out this cupcake liner car card craft for your extra liners.
For more details, visit Easy Peasy and Fun.
Salt Dough Ornaments & Handprints
Create Christmas ornaments this season with this simple salt dough recipe! You can make ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree and keep them for years to come, or even give them as gifts for family and friends. Have your children design and decorate these ornaments and see how much fun they will have.
For a complete guide, visit The Best Ideas for Kids.
Preschool Christmas Name Puzzles
These Christmas tree name puzzles are a fun way to get kids to develop their letter-recognition skills and cognitive abilities. Help them recognize and spell words and hone their motor skills through this fun holiday craft. Easy, fun, and educational!
For more detailed steps of this activity, check out How Wee Learn.
Christmas Elf Paper Plate Craft
With the help of your crafting materials at home, make this Christmas Elf paper plate activity with your children. For kids who love elves, this is the ideal Christmas activity! It’s a festive way to decorate any area and is very simple, entertaining, and enjoyable.
For a more detailed guide on this activity, check out Surviving a Teacher’s Salary.
Christmas Paper Bag Puppets
Kids love puppets more so when they make the characters themselves. This season, make paper bag puppets with your little ones and get ready to use them for so many fun activities. Keep your reindeer warm with this paper bag fireplace craft.
For a complete guide, visit The Chirping Moms.
Reverse Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards and Crafts
A two-in-one fingerprint Christmas card? That sounds like a great idea! Create your own Christmas cards with the kids through a Reverse Finger Printing activity and come up with two equally adorable artworks that you can frame, hang, and send to family and friends!
Rhythms of Play has further information about this activity.
Santa Beard Advent Calendar
Every child, whatever age, looks forward to the holidays, and the younger ones often have a hard time waiting! With the help of this delightful yet simple Calendar countdown that they can complete on their own, you can help them keep track of how many days there are till Christmas.
For more details, visit Capturing Parenthood.
Hand Print Christmas Tree
There isn’t anything simpler than this Christmas Tree art project. To make the tree, simply paint the brown trunk and yellow star with a green middle using your hands. Once the tree is dry, simply use fingerprints for the lights. Simple, enjoyable, and just precious!
For more ideas about this activity, visit Pinkie for Pink.
Easy Christmas Wreath
This season, make adorable Christmas wreaths with paper plates and pom-poms to hand around the house. Taking up this activity as a family will be a lot of fun. All you must do is cut the middles out of the plates, paint them green, and then decorate them with pom poms or other decorations. Attach a string and they are ready to hang!
More guidelines about this activity at Fun Littles.
Check out our Christmas Wreath Craft with Tissue Paper for more fun.
Jingle Bell Necklace
This Christmas, create gorgeous Jingle Bell Necklaces with your kids. It’s a great way to teach kids about the holidays and help them improve their fine motor skills and math skills while they’re having fun. Wear them as you sing and dance along to Jingle Bells and see how much fun they will have!
Learn more about this activity through Prekinders.
Reindeer Puzzle Piece Ornament
Let’s face it, we all have extra puzzle pieces, but sometimes you cannot decide what to do with them. Making an adorable puzzle piece reindeer is a wonderful way to use those puzzle pieces. These ornaments look fantastic on trees, make thoughtful gifts, and make fun kid crafts for holidays in the classroom.
More guidelines about this activity at That’s What Che Said.