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35 Fun Kids' Craft Ideas for Homemade Christmas Decorations


Chimney Diving SantaSanta Claus is coming to town shortly, and you better get decorating! He’s very attracted to homes with festive homemade Christmas decorations, especially when they’re made by kids. If you need help brainstorming, you’ve come to the right place.  Here are 35 Fun Kids' Craft Ideas for Homemade Christmas decorations. With these amazing projects, you’ll cover all of your bases, and there’s no way Santa will skip over your house.

There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with Christmas crafts. While you create homemade Christmas decorations, light a fire, get cozy under your favorite blanket, and play some quintessential Christmas tunes. Every kids’ Christmas craft that you complete and display takes you one step closer to opening presents under the Christmas tree! Place a present under someone else's tree with homemade Christmas decorations that are great for gift-giving.

Embellish your mantel with homemade Christmas decorations like a beautiful caroling cherub or fun paper chains. Place hilarious chimney diving Santas all over the house for each member of the family.  Then, in the spirit of the season of giving, use recycled crafts to create brand new works of art. They’re a great way to give thanks to your environment and to appreciate what you already have.

If the Christmas tree is still a bit too tall for you, make your own fun-sized Christmas tree on which you can place mini ornaments made of buttons, stickers, or beads. Tell everyone that their trees are beautiful, and they shouldn’t be jealous of your new, cooler Christmas tree. You may even softly sing, “Oh mini Christmas tree, oh mini Christmas tree, how richly I have decked you!”

Enjoy making heaps of homemade Christmas decorations this holiday season that will say to all guests, “We wish you a Merry Christmas.” The more you deck your halls with kids’ Christmas crafts, the more you’ll be tra la la-ing all winter long.


35 Fun Kids' Craft Ideas for Homemade Christmas Decorations

Table of Contents

 Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids

Kids' Homemade Christmas Gifts

Edible Crafts for Kids

Paper Crafts for Kids

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Painted Crafts for Kids

Reindeer / Santa Crafts for Kids


Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids
Button Christmas Tree Retro Tissue TreeFoam Christmas Trees

Don't settle for just one Christmas tree in your home this year—make more. The following Christmas crafts for kids use creative materials to put together your very own homemade Christmas tree decoration. Tree, two, one, go!


Kids' Homemade Christmas Gifts
Bow-utiful Christmas Orange Pomander Caroling CherubPaper Mache Angel Tree Topper

Charming homemade Christmas decorations make great gifts for the holidays. If you begin to get jealous while wrapping up the craft, all you have to do is make another one for yourself. Decorative crafts make wonderful personal gifts, and they get to be opened before Christmas so that they can be displayed. Early presents rock!


Edible Crafts for Kids

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree Gumdrop Christmas TreesRice Krispie Christmas Village

Yummy, yummy, but not in your tummy. These crafts use edible items as materials to create fun, Christmassy scenes. Trees from gumdrops, houses from Rice Krispies, and Fruit Loop ornaments sound pretty awesome to me. It's just fine if you eat a bite, craft a bite, eat a bite, craft a bite—it'll be our little secret, and, no, it will not put you on Santa's naughty list!


Paper Crafts for Kids

Do It Yourself Elf on a Shelf Paper Plate Christmas TreesThankful Paper Chains

Paper crafts for kids tend to be less expensive projects because many homes have stacks of construction paper lying around. Some of these crafts are not only homemade Christmas decorations, but they're also kids' activities. Count down the days until Christmas or write down everything that you're thankful for, and then hang those special items for all to see.


Recycled Crafts for Kids

Juice Can Santa Sidekick Milk Carton Gingerbread HouseNativity Scene from Recycled Materials

Recycled crafts are wonderful for the environment, great for your wallet, and adorable to boot. I certainly don't see any reasons why these crafts aren't the perfect homemade Christmas decorations. How adorable are those Santa sidekicks? Try these great recycled crafts, and then see if you can find items in your home with which you can craft.


Painted Crafts for Kids
Family Hand Print Christmas Tree Precious Handprint AngelCool Candy Cane Rolling Marble Painting

All three of these homemade Christmas decorations use paint in an awesomely cool way. Dip your hands into paint to make an angel or a tree, or use marbles to help you paint your candy cane. Innovative ways to paint are totally fun. Can you come up with any?


Reindeer / Santa Crafts for Kids
Chimney Diving SantaCute Thumbprint Reindeer Rudolph Melted Crayon Canvas

"He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" Santa and his reindeer are very important to the Christmas season; without them there would be no gifts. But, Santa and his reindeer don't give gifts to just anybody; you have to be good. Crafts are a wonderful way to keep you focused and creative, and I think Santa and his friends would be pretty flattered to see themselves on display.


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