Link Round-Up: 10 Holiday Crafts for Kids


Craft time with your littles is such a special time. You're bonding, creating memories, and having fun all at the same time. Most of the ideas I'm about to share with you are for smaller children (toddlers and preschool-aged) because, you know, while they're still interested in craft time with Mommy. However, there are a couple that can be done with older children, and you can certainly put your own spin on these ideas to accommodate your situation!

1. Styrofoam Snowman Ornament // Crafts 'n Coffee

You will need:

  • Styrofoam balls in various sizes
  • Wooden skewers
  • Pipe cleaners or...
  • Fabric scraps
  • Small decorative buttons
2. Snowman Handprint Ornament // Little Bit Funky

You will need:

  • Round ornaments
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Empty egg carton
  • Sharpie markers
3. Reindeer Handprint Ornament // Mommy Gaga

You will need:

  • Card stock paper
  • Brown non-toxic acrylic paint
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Hole punch
  • Red ribbon
  • Bobble eyes
  • Red, black or pink small pom poms
4. Foot and Handprint Reindeer Keepsake Plate

You will need:

  • Plain plate
  • Porcelaine paints
  • Paint brushes
Remember to immediately wash hands and feet after transferring, and bake the finished product for 35 min. at 300°F.

5. Salt Dough Ornament or Keepsake Plate // Nest of Posies

You will need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • Food coloring
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Water
  • Cookie sheet
  • Touch of oil
  • Rolling pin or dowel
  • Drinking straw
  • Ribbon
  • Plate as a guide
  • Paint, if desired
6. Melting Snowman Art Project

You will need:

  • White paper (for the body)
  • Colored paper (for the limbs and decor)
  • Tape or glue
7. Santa Handprint

You will need:
  • Colored card stock
  • Fingerpaint
  • Paint brush (for the small details)

8. Glittery Pinecone Ornaments // Mom Spotted

You will need:
  • Pinecones
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Satin ribbon
9. Santa Handprint Ornament Printable // Balancing Home

10. Fingerprint Candy Cane // Leapfrog and Ladybugs

You will need:

  • 5x7 Canvas panel (or card stock)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Glue

Do you plan on trying any of these with your kids?

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  1. I love love love Christmas crafts! We did stockings on card stock this year and let the girls decorate them with glitter and sequins. More of the glitter ended up on the floor and table than anywhere else, but it was fun.

  2. That has to be one of the most tried-and-true kids craft - glue and glitter. Can't go wrong!


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