I’ve been meaning to share some easy Christmas crafts for preschoolers for some time now and I’m so glad to finally be able to publish this round up as there’s so many great ideas in it including paper plate crafts, saltdough keepsakes and easy Santa crafts.
Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers
Because there are so many crafts included in this round up I’ve split it into three sections to make it a bit easier to navigate – Easy Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers, Santa Crafts for Preschoolers and Christmas Ornaments Preschoolers can make.
In each case you’ll find all the crafts listed under the accompanying collage.
I’ve also added some of our favourite Christmas books for toddlers as I think this is the perfect time of year for snuggling up and sharing a story together.
I hope you love them too!
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Christmas Books for Preschoolers
We love sharing stories together as a family and when it’s cold outside I think there’s nothing nicer than keeping warm inside and reading a book together.
Christmas stories are a great way to continue that lovely festive feeling and they’re ones that we go back to year after year – which of these would you add to your collection?
Easy Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers
I love this easy Christmas tree felt button craft for preschoolers
These scrunched paper Christmas trees are hugely popular every year (and great fun to make!)
We love this paper plate snowman twirler which would look great hung up to decorate preschool rooms as well!
This handprint wreath would be fun to make with a whole class of preschoolers
This Christmas tree thumbprint art would make a great keepsake too
This Christmas tree craft is a great way to practice scissor skills
Create some simple Christmas art or make a cute Christmas card with this pom pom printed snowman craft.
Make a gorgeous card your child can colour with this printable snowman Christmas card.
Make a simple Christmas wreath craft using tissue paper.
Paint a simple paper plate robin.
Grab some cupcake liners and make this snowman Christmas card.
These scrunched paper stars would make great Christmas tree decorations with a bit of string added at the back.
Make a cute penguin Christmas card.
This paper plate snowflake twirler is a nice one for kids to play with and good for practising scissor skills too
We made these paper plate snowflakes a few years back and still make them every single year now
These stained glass lanterns are great for fine motor skills
This paper bag reindeer craft is great to make and then play with afterwards
If you’ve had many parcels arrive before Christmas then this bubble wrap snowman craft is a great way to use up any bubble wrap.
This movable snowman paper plate craft is fun to play with too and you can make him dance about!
Use your paper plates in a different way to make this snowflake wreath craft, younger kids will need help to make the snowflake but you could adapt the craft to add some Christmas themed stickers on too! Click the link to read how it’s make or watch the video here
This movable penguin paper plate craft is so cute!
A simple Christmas lantern craft that uses led tealights to light it up
These cookie cutter Christmas cards are super simple but they’re what my kids made when they were younger and they were loved by Grandparents!
These cotton wool candy canes are really quick to set up too.
This fine motor skills Christmas tree craft would be a good one to pop on the front of a Christmas card
Do your kids love colouring? Check out this cute gingerbread house colouring page
Have a rummage through your toy box for this Duplo Christmas lights craft
This stained glass Christmas tree would look great up in a window
Or you could make this Christmas tree bubble wrap craft!
My kids enjoyed making these drinking straw Christmas cards
This stained glass wreath looks fantastic and would look great up at a window too
Make a snowman Christmas countdown and count down the days until Christmas together
Go for a walk to collect some leaves and then make this simple Christmas tree craft together
Create some marbled Christmas cards to send to family members
I love super simple crafts so these toilet roll angels are perfect
Use threading to make a Christmas tree paper plate craft that’s perfect for preschoolers
Make some easy potato print snowmen
Santa Crafts for Preschoolers
Use shapes to make this fun Santa craft
Non Toy gifts share a free template with this Santa craft that’s a great way for preschoolers to practice their scissor skills
This paper bag Santa craft would make a fun puppet to play with too.
These Santa hat ornaments are lovely and simple for smaller hands
I love this easy Santa craft from The Best Ideas for Kids
Make some Santa spoon puppets
These handprint Santa ornaments would make a great keepsake
Christmas Ornaments Preschoolers Can Make
These Christmas tree ornaments are a great way to show off your kids artwork
This heart shaped ornament is a good way to practice fine motor skills.
Easy ornaments that kids can make are always a good idea and these Christmas jumper ornaments are super easy for little hands
Create some clay mitten ornaments to hang on your tree
These pipe cleaner snowflakes would make great ornaments
This angel ornament is really sweet and would look fab on your tree too
These button star ornaments would be great for fine motor skills too
More Crafts for Preschoolers
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