It’s time to start getting excited about the festive season and as we love making sure that everyone can get involved today I’m sharing some easy Christmas crafts for toddlers.
I’ve looked for simple, fun and most importantly achievable toddler Christmas crafts with lots that I’ve made with my own kids plus tried and tested ideas from other parents.
You’ll find lots of gorgeous inspiration including reindeers, wreaths, salt dough ornaments and more simple crafts 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.
Hopefully these will be crafts that you’ll both love – Christmas is such a great time to spend together making memories and working together on these activities should be a nice bonding time.
A lot of these Christmas projects that my toddlers made are also ones that we popped in frames during the festive period and put them up as Christmas decorations – my kids loved seeing them on display!
As well as our Christmas crafts 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!
How Can I Make 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.
I also find it easier with toddlers and younger kids if I get all the activity set up ready before we start and get any materials set out.
For example – if you want to use traditional reds and greens then make sure that’s the colours you set out otherwise my experience tells me I’ll end up with a purple Christmas tree craft or an orange snowman.
Of course if you want to let your toddler choose the colours then go for it too!
While these craft ideas 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 child’s interests and abilities.
There’s plenty of time for making any others over the next few years with preschoolers and youngers school age kids also able to make a lot of these crafts too.
Christmas Craft Ideas for Toddlers
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 especially doing all the gluing!
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 Christmas wreath craft for toddlers is really easy to make and super festive. Tissue paper is a really nice sensory material to craft with and is great to scrunch while you make this.
Christmas is a great excuse for creating some keepsake crafts with your child and this handprint angel craft would be a great one to keep, it uses our free angel template too to make sure that this is as easy as possible for you to create.
This free printable cut and paste nativity craft is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about the Christmas story.
Print and colour this snowman Christmas card that’s perfect for sending to family.
Make a simple pom pom printed snowman craft that would look great on the front of Christmas cards too!
Paint splatting is a classic craft for toddlers and this sweet paint splat angel craft is the perfect way to adapt it for the festive season.
Our cotton ball Santa craft uses a free template for toddlers to add a fluffy cotton ball beard to.
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 receive.
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 simple Christmas lantern crafts make great decorations for lighting up the room.
Why not some of our snowflake crafts, I’ve added a video of our mosaic snowflake to this page but while older kids and preschoolers are good to place the paper pieces carefully toddlers can totally just sprinkle the pieces on top of the template to make their craft, it will still look great!
Make a simple hot chocolate craft together.
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 ball candy canes are really quick to set up too especially if you use our free printable template.
We love this cute snowman Christmas card printable, you’ll need to help with the cutting but who wouldn’t love to receive this card coloured by your toddler!
Red Ted Art has some easy bauble cards that she made with her daughter and which I think would be lovely to send to family.
Create a simple paper plate Santa hat with this idea from The Simple Parent.
This Night Before Christmas mouse footprint craft from Messy Little Monster makes a lovely keepsake and you can grab the free printable to print it on too.
This waterless snow globe craft is a great idea as you don’t need to worry about breakages with young kids.
This sweet mitten craft from Fireflies and Mudpies would be perfect for toddlers.
Create a surprise Christmas wreath card together with a cute little snowman.
Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers:
Grab the glue and tissue paper for these scrunched paper Christmas trees. This simple is one of my favorite toddler Christmas crafts that is hugely popular every year and is one that I made with my kids when they were little.
This fine motor skills Christmas tree craft uses cotton buds to create Christmas lights and would be a good one to pop on the front of a Christmas card.
Print out our free Christmas tree template which is perfect for some easy Christmas tree crafts.
This Christmas tree craft is a great way to practice scissor skills and as it uses cardstock or construction paper and glue, you possibly own the materials already.
I love any ideas that get a second use out of items you already own so why not have a rummage through your toy box to make this Duplo Christmas lights craft.
We’re really big fans of making DIY suncatchers, they’re a great little project to make with your kids and they look great hung up in their windows afterwards. This stained glass Christmas tree is one that we made and we had great fun creating it.
This Christmas tree bubble wrap craft is one that my daughter made after preschool one day. It’s possibly more of a process art activity but she had great fun making it and our tip for using the bubble wrap helped to keep her hands clean.
My kids enjoyed making these drinking straw Christmas cards.
If you fancy a change from using a paintbrush why not try out Teaching Two and Three Year Old’s Christmas tree craft using paint, glitter and… a salad spinner?! This Christmas tree craft looks like so much fun!
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 Tree Ornaments Toddlers Can Make:
These heart shaped ornaments made using pipe cleaners a good way to practice fine motor skills, you could add jingle bells to this one too!
Easy ornaments that kids can make are always a good idea and these Christmas jumper ornaments are super easy for little hands, just add some thread to the felt so you can use them as Christmas ornaments.
I’m more than a little bit in love with this Gingerbread man ornament.
Handprint crafts make gorgeous keepsakes, in fact I think these Santa handprint ornaments from Messy Little Monster would make nice Christmas gifts for Grandparents too.
This Santa hat ornament using popsicle sticks from Buggy and Buddy looks fantastic.
I think this jigsaw piece ornament would make a lovely gift or keepsake 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.