Every time we share some crafts for toddlers they’re always super popular, it’s such a lovely age to do activities with! Today’s Christmas crafts for toddlers are all designed to be easy, fun and most importantly achievable. You’ll find lots of gorgeous inspiration including paper plate crafts, keepsake ornaments and Christmas cards toddlers can make – enjoy!
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Christmas Crafts for Toddlers
Because there are so many ideas that I’m sharing today as well as an overall list of crafts I’ve added a couple of subheadings with separate collages for Christmas tree crafts for toddlers and Christmas ornaments toddlers can make to hopefully make this a bit easier to navigate. As well as this you’ll also find some of our favourite Christmas books for toddlers (because who doesn’t love a Christmas story and a snuggle?!) and some more of our favourite themed crafts and activities for toddlers to help you create more special time with your child throughout the year.
Our favourite Christmas books for toddlers
I love sharing themed books with my kids and it’s something that they’ve always enjoyed too. I think it’s nice sometimes to have a bit of chill out time together after you’ve been busy making something or of course Christmas books are always perfect for a bedtime read – we’ve even shared 24 ideas for a Christmas books advent calendar. Christmas books also make a great addition to a Christmas Eve box, just add a couple of Christmas chocolates and maybe a new pair of pyjamas!
Making Christmas Crafts with Toddlers
As usual you’ll need to supervise your toddler for the duration of the activity, especially as some crafts include using scissors or materials like pom poms. While these crafts are aimed at toddler age children you’ll also know that all kids develop differently and of course are interested in different things too so take a look through the list and find the ones that you think are most suitable for your childs interests and abilities, there’s plenty of time for making any others over the next few years!
I originally titled this post 32 Christmas crafts for kids as I’ve added a few more ideas to it over the years and I know that there’s a lot more I’ll be adding to it as we get closer to Christmas. Want to make sure you don’t forget any of these fantastic ideas? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin an image so you’ve got all of them to hand when you need them most!
We made these paper plate snowflakes when my daughter was a toddler and we made some more at the weekend as she still loves making them now!
These stained glass lanterns are totally toddler friendly and look great with a LED light in them.
This paper bag Santa craft would make a fun puppet to play with too.
Older toddlers will be able to practice scissor skills to cut out the nose for this paper bag reindeer craft while younger ones will enjoy sticking the shapes down.]
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 paper plate snowflake twirler is a nice one for toddlers to play with and to keep it very simple you could always keep the plate white and just add stickers.
Make a cute snowman Christmas card that family and friends would love to recieve.
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!
These cookie cutter Christmas cards are super simple but they’re what my kids made when they were toddlers and they were loved by Grandparents!
These cotton wool candy canes are really quick to set up too.
Make some easy bauble cards together
Create a simple paper plate Santa hat
This Night Before Christmas mouse footprint craft makes a lovely keepsake
Make a waterless snow globe
This sweet mitten craft would be perfect for toddlers
Create a surprise Christmas wreath card together
Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers:
These scrunched paper Christmas trees are hugely popular every year (and great fun to make!)
This fine motor skills Christmas tree craft would be a good one to pop on the front of a Christmas card
This Christmas tree craft is a great way to practice scissor skills
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
Kids will love creating this Christmas tree craft using a spinner
The pom poms in this paper plate Christmas tree make this a good craft for fine motor skills too
Another Christmas tree craft that uses pom poms but in a different – and fantastic way!
Christmas Ornaments Toddlers Can make:
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
I’m more than a little bit in love with this Gingerbread man ornament
Make some Santa handprint ornaments – these would be lovely keepsakes too!
This Santa hat ornament from Buggy and Buddy looks fantastic
I think this jigsaw piece ornament would make a lovely gift too
The Best Ideas for Kids have some super pretty popsicle stick snowflake ornaments
More activities and crafts for toddlers
We love sharing crafts for toddlers and this collection of winter crafts for toddlers has over 30 fun ideas
Or our round up of New Years Eve crafts for toddlers is perfect if you want to share the excitement (although possibly not the late night) with your kids
Love crafting with toddlers? You’ll find all of our posts here for more inspiration across the year.