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25+ Christmas crafts for kids that will make great childhood memories

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My kids love to do crafts. But to be honest, although some of them can do it for hours, I also have children who begin enthusiastically, but are finished within 5 minutes, wanting to do something else. And leaving a mess all over my kitchen table and floor…

It doesn’t really matter though. Because when I ask before bedtime what was the best moment of their day, they all will say: doing crafts together! Even the ones who can only do it for a couple of minutes will mention this – so the activity still made a good memory.

And that’s what I cherish the most: making great memories together with my children, so they can look back and forget about the mess, the fight over a pair of scissors, the frustration about the glue that didn’t stick – and only seem to remember that they had fun! And in the process they created something they can be proud of.

25+ Christmas Crafts for kids

Since it’s almost Christmas, we recently did some Christmas crafts. In this article I listed over 25 ideas for Christmas crafts you can do with your children, making great childhood memories together!

christmas crafts for kids making good memories

1. Pinecone Christmas trees

To make adorable Christmas pinecone trees you need large pinecones, green paint, buttons, good glue, cotton wool for snow and some colored paper (to cut out stars for the tops of the trees). One thing that I need to mention is that small buttons work best, since it’s harder to glue larger ones to the pinecone (gravity often wins from glue, you know). We used a part of an empty toilet roll to make the tree stand. It’s a craft that needs some patience to accomplish, but then you will have a decorative result!

christmas crafts for kids making good memories

christmas crafts for kids making good memories

2. Paper snowflakes

The last few days we had snow in the Netherlands! You should know that this doesn’t happen very often. Each year we’ll have hail and wet snow for a couple of days, but even when it’s snowing, it often doesn’t last long enough to be able to make a snowman. But this Monday we had snow enough to make one in our back yard! Today it’s raining again – so there’s not much snow left. My husband is happy about that. My kids… not so much.

But even though we don’t often have snow here, we love to cut snowflakes. A great snowflake tutorial with video is found on this blog. Have fun!

christmas crafts for kids making good memories snowflakes

3. Cotton wool snowman

This one is fun for all ages, you can notice the age differences in the examples below. You only need colored paper, cotton wool, buttons, glue and scissors.

christmas crafts for kids making good memories snowman

4. Crafty Christmas cards

Nothing more personal than handmade cards, right? Give them to grandparents, neighbors, teachers… Here are a few examples that we made, but there are many more ideas here and here and here. (links to other websites)

christmas crafts for kids making good memories cards

5. Paper Christmas Angel

This Christmas Angel is as simple as beautiful. It would make a great tree ornament. This one is a slightly altered version from a basic template which you can download here: template Christmas AngelΒ (pdf).

christmas crafts for kids making good memories angel

The above Christmas crafts are the ones that we made until now. But we aren’t done yet – I have found many more ideas on Pinterest!

I listed my favorite crafts below, you can click on the embedded pin or the link, which will lead you to the original website with instructions:

Christmas ornaments

Christmas trees

Nativity Scenes

Snowman crafts

Reindeer crafts

Christmas wreath

Christmas stars & snowflakes

What do you think of this list? Have you tried any of these? Did your kids like it? I would love to read about your experiences!

— Anne


20 Comments

  • Kalyn

    December 13, 2017

    Great list! Thanks for doing all the hard work πŸ˜‰ My little one isn’t even two yet, but I pinned this for next year.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      You’re welcome, and thanks for commenting & pinning Kalyn! Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  • Kristi

    December 13, 2017

    These are all soooo cute! I especially like the Christmas tree pine cones. We do a lot of crafts with pine cones.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      Yes I love how decorative these tree pine cones look! Thank you for your comment!

      Reply
  • Vanessa / FashionAveMom

    December 13, 2017

    Great post! Love all these great holiday craft projects!

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      Thanks! Merry Christmas to you Vanessa!

      Reply
  • Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    December 13, 2017

    What a great post! Esp. since my daughter is alllllways asking to do a craft. πŸ™‚ I love doing them, but run out of ideas fast.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      I love that about Pinterest – it’s never out of ideas! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  • Emily

    December 13, 2017

    So many fun ideas! My girls would live these. Especially the pine cone trees.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      My kids were really proud they made them! Merry Christmas to you and yours πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Anne | onedeterminedlife

    December 13, 2017

    I have pinecones waiting to be used. I love the idea of turning them into trees. So cute.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      There are so many cute things to do with pine cones! Thank you for commenting and Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  • Lizzy Mash

    December 13, 2017

    These are so cute and simple! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      You’re welcome! And I wish you a merry Christmas!

      Reply
  • Cathy McIntosh

    December 13, 2017

    Thanks for such a great list! This is full of wonderful, simple crafts!

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      You’re welcome, and merry Christmas to you!

      Reply
  • Katie Braswell

    December 13, 2017

    We have an abundance of pinecones, already cooked and de-bugged! I think I see some green paint in our future! My two boys will adore doing this! <3 Thank you for sharing such a great list! You've made it easier than surfing Pinterest! <3

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      I bought the pine cones in the store (we haven’t a forest that nearby). I’m sure your boys will love it! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  • Lisa Keifer

    December 14, 2017

    So many cute ideas! I want to try a bunch of these with my son.

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    • Anne | Like The Morning Sun

      December 20, 2017

      Thanks for your comment, Lisa! Merry Christmas to you!

      Reply

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