Christmas is just around the corner! And what better way to get your toddlers and preschoolers excited for the Christmas season than to make them create their very own Christmas crafts. Finding Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers (that’s easy enough for them to do without getting frustrated) can be challenging though. So Kidz Activities has put together a list of 8 easy Christmas crafts, most of which involve simple sticking and free form painting – Christmas craft ideas that will help your toddlers and preschoolers anticipate the Christmas season.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers recommended by Kidz Activities:
1. No Mess Christmas Tree Craft
This is one of the easiest Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, because all it involves for them is to stick the colored sticker dots. An adult or older child would need to cut out the Christmas tree pattern and star. Get step by step instructions on how to make this No Mess Christmas Tree Craft by Inner Child Fun.
2. Santa Stars
These cute Santa Stars craft by Red Ted Art also involves sticking skills, easy enough for little toddlers and preschoolers. Create many of these little Santa stars and hang them all in a string to create a sort of Christmas themed bunting. Your child will surely feel very special in being able to contribute to the home’s festive atmosphere.
3. Snowflake Craft Tree Ornament
This simple Snowflake Craft Christmas tree ornament is so easy to make that the one photographed below was actually made by a 3-year old. An adult would need to assist in putting the craft sticks together, then it’s all up to your toddler’s creativity to create their very own Snowflake Craft to hang on your Christmas tree.
4. Reindeer Hand Print Tree Ornament
Another Christmas tree ornament that will be loads of fun for your toddler or preschooler is this Reindeer Hand Print Tree Ornament. This craft involves sticking and hand painting, which could be a bit messy. But this is one Christmas craft that every family should try to do and if possible, preserve over the years, because it is a wonderful memento of how little those hands once were.
5. Recycled Christmas Tree
This Recycled Christmas Tree craft is perfect for the youngest of toddlers, because there is very little room for error. Best of all, it makes use of items you may already have at home – a shopping paper bag and catalogues. Learn how to make these Recycled Christmas Trees by No Time For Flash Cards.
6. Candy Cane Painting
Another craft that will be perfect for young toddlers is this Candy Cane Painting Crafty by Inner Child Fun. As the project uses tape to create the stripes of the candy cane, there is also very little room for error – your toddler or preschooler will surely create the perfect stripes for the perfect candy cane while at the same time having fun with paints.
7. Cotton Ball Santa Craft
Create this Cotton Ball Santa Craft using a paper plate, loads of cotton balls, glue and a few other materials. Get the steps to recreate this Cotton Ball Santa Craft by All Kids Network here.
8. The Three Kings Christmas Craft
These cute rendition of the 3 kings involves a lot of sticking, which toddlers and preschoolers will love. But it can also be a Christmas craft for older siblings to enjoy. Best of all, the kids get to play with the little kings (or queens) they make. Details on how to make this Three Kings Christmas Craft by Red Ted Art here.
We hope Kidz Activities has inspired you to create and have fun with your kids through these 8 easy Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
What are your favorite Christmas crafts for toddlers and preschoolers?
Please feel free to share your craft ideas or successful Christmas crafts you’ve done in the past with your little ones. We’d love to hear from other parents and carers, so kindly share your feedback or craft ideas below.